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Tree Of Life "This is Me"


About this design:

Tree of life this is me, I love nature, When I go outside or take a walk, I always look at the trees, I look at all the curves of the branches and how big the trunk is. I feel like I am in another world, maybe he is talking to me, I would love to crawl up and sit on a branch. I will sit down underneath to protect me from the sun, this is why I love the tree of life. I have Lupus, and there is one thing that is bad for my skin (the sun) I will get very sick. The tree protects me from the rays, so I can enjoy nature and to be outside.. The curves of my tree make up the number 6, and the Ruby is my stone (July 6), I used a red garnet (I did not have a Ruby), wrapped into the trunk.

Components:

Artistic Wire, Amber, Quartz, Garnet,

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    wow this is amazing. I love how you added the 6. You did a great job as always.

  2. Violet
    Violet says:

    Lynn, this is stunning !!!!! I love how you shaped the frame… most people use a circle , but I love your shape, it’s so different and beautiful !!!!!
    Amazing story too… thanks for sharing !!!

  3. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Thank you, I decided to shape like a leaf, than the traditional way..

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    love to bead aka Donna says:

    Great job and a great story. I like it when the trees are naked (no leaves lol).

  5. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Lynn, your leaf-shaped tree pendant is so lovely! I like the different shape and the colors are so pretty! :D

  6. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    This is so beautiful, Lynn, and I love how it has so much personal significance. I share your love of trees and nature, too.

  7. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Lynn this is so beautiful, and your story touched a personal note, as my grandmother had lupus, so I know about how bad the sun can be for you.

  8. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Thank you all, I actually made this for a challenge, and I now have a tree of life pendant for myself.

  9. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    You made a special Tree of life! It’s beautiful.
    I’ve tryed to make my own, but the time is not ready for that , yet.

  10. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Gorgeous! I would love to have my own tree of life :-)

  11. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    This is beautiful!

  12. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    I love this tree pendant! If you want to crawl in a tree I think you should. My kids got me to climb a tree, it has been a while but I would do it again!

  13. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Gorgeous and totally unique. I love to go for walks in the woods. I grew up on the edge of the Mark Twain National forest in the Ozarks with trees, trees and more trees.

  14. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    I would love to go there someday,, I love the woods.

  15. Orchid Betty
    Orchid Betty says:

    Wow this is amazing, I love the shape of the frame and the 6 at the trunk it is so creative love it and nice story too!

  16. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    I love how you did this. Your branches curve so gracefully, and the stone in the trunk is perfect. I do believe I prefer the leaf shape to the trad circle!

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