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Trailing Branches

About this design:

My entry for this month's Vintaj Design Challenge-Weeping Willow. Almost entirely created in bed, since I am bedridden due to hip surgery.

I hand formed and forged the leaves (about a week before surgery) out of Vintaj Artisan Copper 16 gauge wire, then wrapped and wove 30 gauge copper wire to simulate veins. The leaves and several pieces of chain are hand patinated with Vintaj Patinas.

The centerpiece is handmade. I drew a willow tree on cardstock using markers, pens, colored pencils and a touch of patina, then sealed it with ModPodge Matte inside a hand patinated Vintaj Bezel, then filled it with Ice Resin (my first resin experiment!)

The cord is hand braided genuine leather lace in teal and dark brown. The clasp at one side is a lobster clasp.

All metal is Vintaj, the pieces that aren't copper are Brass. I bought the willow branches here on LB with my Easter coupon! =^__^=


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  1. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    I love this. Please make sure and share the link so we can vote for you.

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    Nice work, wishing you a speedy recovery :D

  3. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    I keep thinking I see the dangling pieces moving out of the corner of my eye. Just like a real willow tree’s branches, always in motion…

  4. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Thank you, everyone! As soon as they put the link for voting up, I’ll share it. =^__^= I was worried the surgery would keep me from completing it-I designed it a month ago, but had to wait to afford all the supplies.

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very creative! My 2 weeping willows are just opening their leaves and they look just like this! :)

  6. Laud
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  7. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    I love this! I might steal your “leaf” idea… Better than what they can make and sell to us! :)
    The focal is FAB!

  8. Frida
    Frida says:

    Fun piece!

  9. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Alrighty, the voting link was up! I’m number 7.

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