Time Required :
About an hour
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Beginner
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tree of life pendant

A beautiful symbol of life and growth, this pendant makes a beautiful gift or personal reminder of stability in life’s ever changing seasons. Gorgeous blue Sodalite chips symbolize tranquility, calmness and strength.
Step 1

Cut one 8" [20.3 cm] piece of 18 gauge wire.

Step 2

Use bead storage stack as a mandrel to create hoop component.

Step 3

Cut eight (to ten) pieces of 12" [30.5 cm] of 26 gauge wire.

Step 4

Cut two pieces of 24" [61 cm] of 26 gauge wire.

Step 5

Use one of the 24" [61 cm] pieces of wire to wrap the right side of the pendant and the second piece to wrap the left side of the pendant.

Step 6

Use the 12" [30.5 cm] pieces of wire to create the roots of the pendant.

Step 7

Twist the root wire ends together to create the trunk of the tree.

Step 8

Separate out the branches of the tree and place them in the general area that you want each branch.

Step 9

Add chip beads to each branch and secure the branches to the edge of the hoop component with wire wraps.

Step 10

Create short branches to fill in the open areas and coil the wire ends to hold beads in place.

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