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I was inspired for this pendant by this instructable:


I searched google images for tree of life pendant and then I decided to make my own version. After a bit of trying, this is what I came up with. I hope you like it!
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Step 1: What do you need?

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To make this project, you'll need the following:

- wire
- pliers
- small beads
- keychain ring or old keychain
- cord/string to make necklace

Step 2: Keychain ring

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If you have an old keychain, remove everything from the ring.

Step 3: Cut your wire

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Make sure the wire is longer than the diameter of your ring. Cut eight pieces.

Step 4: The tree I

Start by wrapping all eight pieces of wire together.

Unwrap one of the pieces of wire till a bit above the middle. Repeat for the other seven pieces of wire.

Do the same at the bottom. The piece that is still twisted is the trunk.
Divide the roots of the tree in four groups of two. Twist the two wires together to make four roots.

Step 5: The branches

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As you can see, the trunk is a bit too long. I lowered the branches by unwrapping them a bit and then wrapping them lower.

Step 6: Position

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Take your ring and decide where to place the tree. I decided to go for a place close to the middle.
Wrap the endings of the roots around the ring as shown in the picture.

Step 7: Making branches

First, straighten the branches a bit and bend them in the position that you like.
Add beads to them and wrap the end around the ring.

Step 8: The necklace

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Your pendant is finished now.

Start with a piece of cord that fits over your head, even when knotted. Knot the ends together.
Put the other end of the ord (so not the knotted side) through the pendant. Put the end with the knot through the part that's already through the pendant (you know what, just look at the pics)

Step 9: Done!

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Now your necklace is finished!

I hope you liked this project :)
Leiana22135 months ago
What size wire is this? Ive checked the steps, the wire size isnt mentioned once.
emilyvanleemput (author)  Leiana22134 months ago

It's 0,5 mm.

jujubee311 year ago
This is so awesome I am totally making this with my friend today!! Thank you so much for another great project! :)
emilyvanleemput (author)  jujubee311 year ago

Thank you, I'm glad you like it!!

violeta5711 year ago
wow! this is awesome, I'm planning to make this as charms for my friends
emilyvanleemput (author)  violeta5711 year ago


very nice, you are quite a jewelry maker!
emilyvanleemput (author)  Yashfa Zafar2 years ago
Thank you so much!
Okay,I have a question to ask.
What is it?
So cute so beautiful! Making this now:)
emilyvanleemput (author)  BriannaRenee2 years ago
Thanks! Could you post a pic?
okiegirl8132 years ago
Gorgeous idea!! :)
emilyvanleemput (author)  okiegirl8132 years ago
thank you!
Your jewelry ideas are awesome! great work emily!
Thank you so much!
sunshiine2 years ago
Oh I love this! Your pictures are very very nice. Thanks for sharing.
emilyvanleemput (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Thank you!!
onemoroni12 years ago
This is really nice for ease of materials and construction. Very attractive.
emilyvanleemput (author)  onemoroni12 years ago
Thank you!
ynze2 years ago
Smart. Again.
emilyvanleemput (author)  ynze2 years ago
Thank you so much Ynze!!!