Wire and Bead Tree




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Step 1:

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

Step 2:

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

Step 3:

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

Step 4:

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

Step 5:

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

Step 6:

open the branch like that

Step 7:

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

Step 8:

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

Step 9:

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

Step 10:

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

Step 11:

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

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    39 Discussions

    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!

    6 replies

    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


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


    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


    3 years ago

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

    Rudy Mostafa

    5 years ago

    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


    5 years ago

    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.


    7 years ago on Step 11

    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???

    1 reply

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

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


    8 years ago on Introduction

    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

    4 replies

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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
    i put the tree in a dish or a bowel or vase
    and put gypsum paste around the roots


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

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


    Reply 7 years ago on Step 4

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