Introduction: Wire and Bead Tree

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Step 1:

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cut a length of wire enough to make the first branch
put enough beads * about 1/3 of the wire

Step 2:

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start from the beginning of the wire with 5 beads and twist down to make a loop

Step 3:

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make enough loops
the more you make the long the branch will be

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now you made enough they should be single number 1,3,5,7,

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divide them there will be one loop in the middle and in each side the
same number of loops
take each faced two and twist them together as seen in the photo

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open the branch like that

Step 7:

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bent the loops down to make like grapes
make benches as much as u want

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wrap numbers of  branches as u like
i wrap three pink and one balk
wrap them tightly and wrap a wire around the all evenly
like a coil to hide the stem

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wrap the branches the way you like to get
a tree shape
wrap the wire around the big stem after u wrap every two branches

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hi now we are about finish the tree
you can bend the branches the way you like
and on different distances

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to finish the trunk i wrapped cotton around the stem then
alum foil finally i wrap the wire around them all evenly
and make 3 roots at the end to be a base for
the tree
u can but the tree in a vase and fill it with gypsum

Comments

al_saxophone_2007 (author)2010-09-06

i just have a question, i love this project and can definitely see myself making one, but what gauge wire do you use? thanks for the instructable though!

halla (author)al_saxophone_20072010-09-06

hi i am so glad that u like my tree thanks lots for passing by i used 4 gouge wire in Egypt my home we call it 0.4 it is really good to pass through the bead twice and soft to be wrapped easily

halla (author)halla2010-10-15

sorry the gauge is 0.2 it is good for making the tree

al_saxophone_2007 (author)halla2010-09-06

thanks :) i figured it was something pretty light.

halla (author)al_saxophone_20072010-09-08

many thanks for your comment

al_saxophone_2007 (author)halla2010-09-08

haha, another question, what kind of beads did you use? are they seed beads or a larger kind? and you are very welcome.

halla (author)al_saxophone_20072010-09-12

your welcome anytime
i used a larger kind
you can use seed beads but you should use
a thinner wire to secure the passing of wire twice in the bead
about 0.2

eneal93 (author)2015-11-11

i made this one the leaves are little bit diferent tho.. hope u guud like it

Rudy Mostafa (author)2013-12-26

This looks so cute and super easy from your tutorial pictures. I love wire trees and I have done a few previously. I will try to show you my previous mini trees :) thankyou so much

ssee1 (author)2013-11-10

Hi Halla, I just got started beading a couple of months ago and just now came across your instructions. I've found Instructables very helpful. We have been given so many beautiful things in nature, and you have very beautifully mimicked one of them. Thank you so much for sharing.

folklife (author)2012-05-18

Isn't Gypsum "Plaster of Paris?" I used masking tape to make the roots stick to the bottom of a flower pot, a small can, etc. Then I filled this with stones held together with white glue Invisible when dry! About 2 days!. Works for me!!
But HOW did you get the roots to stick around a ROCK???

halla (author)folklife2012-06-19

that is a good idea
i used stones or beads to make it looks like
a ground around the tree

sanyogita (author)2011-04-18

thanks for sharing I went to the store and got all the stuf fneeded and imideately
got down to making the tree it took me about 4 or 5 hrs the first time . i mounted it on a rock and gifted it to my mom. it has a special place in her living room. the second one i made using red beads and a golden wire mounted it on a lava stone and am very happy with the results. thanks again

folklife (author)sanyogita2012-05-18

Your tree sounds lovey, but HOW did you mount it on a rock?? Epoxy? Screws?
?

halla (author)folklife2012-06-19

thanks lots for passing by
i attach wire to each root end and tie
the wires around a rock
them make a base with gypsum and glue
or
i put the tree in a dish or a bowel or vase
and put gypsum paste around the roots

sanyogita (author)folklife2012-05-22

No i did not stick it or screw it on i made two roots longer than the rest and then used these to hold the tree in place by twisting them underneath the stone the other roots were placed around the rock to give support and to make it look nice. have still no been able to upload the photos of the same

halla (author)sanyogita2011-08-15

your welcome sweetie , i am so glad for your success
say hi to your mom
hope to see your projects

bead_lover_92 (author)2010-12-16

what do you mean by 1,3,5,7?? I'm a little un clear of that m'dear

halla (author)bead_lover_922011-08-15

i mean odd number to have center loop and the same number of loops in both side

halla (author)bead_lover_922011-08-15

i mean odd number to have center loop and the same number of loops in both side

nicholee (author)bead_lover_922010-12-30

This just means use an odd number of loops so that there is a loop at the end where you bend the branch in half

luckystarz33 (author)2011-01-24

i have to make one of those. beautiful :)

halla (author)luckystarz332011-08-15

awaiting yours
thanks for passing by

alexiabueno (author)2011-05-09

this is such a beautiful tree! im considering making this. thank you for the instructable.

halla (author)alexiabueno2011-08-15

so glad you like it
thanks for passing by

Jahna (author)2011-08-03

this is so pretty(: i made some today & yesterday

halla (author)Jahna2011-08-15

wow what a lovely tree
i am so glad that you make these trees
from my tutorials
god bless you sweetie

amolaa (author)2010-09-28

wonderful

halla (author)amolaa2010-10-14

thanks lots sweetie
god bless u

angel138 (author)2010-09-10

ooh! i love bead crafts. I started making one of these already.

halla (author)angel1382010-09-12

sooooooo good to start yours
awaiting to see your tree
thanks sweetie

D00M99 (author)2010-09-06

Do you think you could add a video or something to clarify some of the steps? Thanks!

halla (author)D00M992010-09-08

thanks lots for passing by
i will try to make video
which step is not clear???
i can clarify anything u want
thanks again

D00M99 (author)halla2010-09-10

I dont know if I have time to build it, I just think that it would be easier for people to see how it's done.

halla (author)D00M992010-09-12

hi it is easy to make it
it takes no time once u know the steps
your welcome

scoochmaroo (author)2010-09-05

You should enter this in the DIY Wedding contest - it would make a great centerpiece!

halla (author)scoochmaroo2010-09-06

thanks lots for your passing by and for your advice i will enter it as u say many thanks

kelseymh (author)2010-09-05

This is quite beautiful! I am glad you were able to work out how to create an Instructable with your pictures. I agree with the previous comment, you really ought to enter this in the DIY Wedding contest!

halla (author)kelseymh2010-09-06

thanks lots for your kind comment so glad to be with you here

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