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Third times a charm


About this design:

I had been trying to make a tree of life all weekend, but they looked terrible. I decided tonight I was going to make one thast I could post. This piece was inspired by Ravin and Jade!! Thanks ladies!! The last pic is Bandit my helper this evening!!

Components:

16 gauge copper wire 24 gauge copper wire Green turquoise chips

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    Oh my that is so awesome. It’s amazing how all of our trees are unique. I like how it has more trunk than tree lol….

  2. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Love it Karen..And you buddy is so sweet!!!

  3. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    I love it…it turned out great!! Your wire work is amazing and your helper is so cute!! :-D

  4. Boston Lady
    Boston Lady says:

    Way to go Karen. I love it!

  5. jewel  in NP
    jewel in NP says:

    its beautiful & I like the more trunk than tree too

  6. Shannon J
    Shannon J says:

    good job!!!

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Beautiful tree, great wire work and your helper Bandit is so cute!

  8. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Lovely tree; good balance trunk vs leaves. Is Bandit a Bead Retriever? (a pet of ever-growing popularity in jewelry-making households)

  9. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Beautiful tree Karen you did an awesome job!!
    And your helper is so very cute!!

  10. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Bandit is too cute! Your pendant is amazing! :)

  11. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Thanks ladies!!! Bandit is more of a cat chaser, the cats chase the beads and Bandit chases them. I love their company when I’m beading, even though I have to stop and give belly rubs!!

  12. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Great tre, Karen. Bandit is very cute…give him a belly rub for me!

  13. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is nice Karen and if you practice enough it will come to you..

  14. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Beautiful. I think you got it perfect. Bandit is adorable – and I know what you mean by belly rub breaks too. And when one wants it, they all want it -

  15. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    Karen, you did a wonderful job on this ..we have a cat named Bandit…LOL :)

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