Design team member Claire shares her gorgeous twisted wire pendant, creating a different take on the traditional tree of life pendants that are especially popular around this time of year!
I got my inspiration for my make from the lovely green leaves changing to vibrant orange, red and browns of autumn. I especially love the rose gold products available online at Beads Direct and found the perfect beads to match.
1 x Rose Gold Plated Leaf 36x73mm (MB774)
1 x Rose Gold Wire Wrap 0.50mm (W445)
1 x Rose Gold 3mm ball Chain (CH240)
1 x Rainbow Orange Beads Size 8 (8TR2641F)
1 x Grass Green Beads Size 8 (8TR27B)
1 x Rose Gold Ball Headpin (F0563)
1 x Rose Gold 4mm Jumpring (F0564)
Using a rose gold plated leaf, I threaded 3 long strands of rose gold wire and threaded them through the top and the bottom holes to make a vein.
I split the wires individually and threaded rainbow orange and grass green beads and then randomly wrapped the wire through the loops to create more veins. Using pliers I tweaked the wires to make them uneven. When finished each wire was wrapped around the same hole a number of times to secure.
For the bracelet I threaded 9 beads onto rose gold ball headpins and, using round nose pliers, created a loop and wrapped the wire around a few times then snipped.
I started off using all green beads then to subsequent headpins I added one extra orange bead until the last one was all orange – thus showing the changing into autumn. I measured 7.5” of the rose gold 3mm ball chain and, equally spacing them apart, attached the beaded headpins using rose gold 4mm jump rings. The clasp was added to finish it off. A jump ring was used to attach the pendant to the remainder of the chain.