Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Spiral Trees - Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 7

Today's design is a pair of whimsical wire Christmas Trees.

Spiral Christmas Tree earrings studded with colourful seed beads.

 Supplies you'll need for these earrings are:
Leave a 4cm (1 1/2") tail on the wire and begin wrapping it around the cone in a spiral.
Wrapping the wire around the piping cone in a spiral pattern

When you get to the bottom of the cone, wrap once more around the cone to creat a flat bottom so that the earring will stand up. This is optional.
Spiral Christmas Tree wrapped around a piping cone.

Thread on an assortment of beads. Move them around the spiral until you are happy with their position. Dab some G-S Hypo Cement on the wire and then slide the bead over it. Glue only one bead at a time.
Spiral Christmas tree strung with seed beads.
Thread a silver seed bead , the star and another seed bead on the top of tree. Create a wrapped loop to keep them securely in place and trim away the excess wire.
Seed beads strung onto the wire with the star bead.

Finish the sharp end of the spiral by turning a small loop with your round nose pliers.
Using round nose pliers to turn a loop at the end of the wire on the bottom of the Christmas Tree.

Create a matching earring and sit back and admire your spiral trees. These are sure to get many admiring comments.

For those of you who prefer the rich look of gold, I haven't forgotten you. Later in the week, I'll be combining gold and silver.

'Til next time....

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