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Christmas Tree made from wire and decorated with beads

Posted by Carg1rl from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa • Published See Carg1rl's 4 projects »
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  • How to make a wire tree. Wire & Bead Christmas Tree - Step 1
    Step 1

    Tools and the wire

  • How to make a wire tree. Wire & Bead Christmas Tree - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut a lenth of wire (about 20cm)

  • How to make a wire tree. Wire & Bead Christmas Tree - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut 19 20cm wires by measuring it from the first one. (these will be the 20 branches)

  • How to make a wire tree. Wire & Bead Christmas Tree - Step 4
    Step 4

    Wrap some wire around the stick. This is to keep the tree stable

  • How to make a wire tree. Wire & Bead Christmas Tree - Step 5
    Step 5

    Finished covered stick

    *Note: I took a break here because it destroyed my fingers

  • How to make a wire tree. Wire & Bead Christmas Tree - Step 6
    Step 6

    when you decided the length of your branches wind the rest of the wire towards the bottom of the tree trunk. Remember that it should be long enough to still be bent for the bead.

  • How to make a wire tree. Wire & Bead Christmas Tree - Step 8
    Step 7

    to make sure you are spacing your branches right. Check it from the top and add where you think its necessary

  • How to make a wire tree. Wire & Bead Christmas Tree - Step 9
    Step 8

    Finished wire branches from the top

  • How to make a wire tree. Wire & Bead Christmas Tree - Step 10
    Step 9

    side of wire tree

  • How to make a wire tree. Wire & Bead Christmas Tree - Step 11
    Step 10

    Time for the beads. I picked shinny festive coulored ones. I can imagine using a single colour or only two colours

  • How to make a wire tree. Wire & Bead Christmas Tree - Step 12
    Step 11

    load the bead on to the branch

  • How to make a wire tree. Wire & Bead Christmas Tree - Step 13
    Step 12

    bend around the last bit of the branch with the long nose to make sure the bead doesn't fall off

  • How to make a wire tree. Wire & Bead Christmas Tree - Step 14
    Step 13

    push bead toward the bend. . .

  • How to make a wire tree. Wire & Bead Christmas Tree - Step 15
    Step 14

    Bend the bead up with the flat pliers. This secures the bead so it doesn't move down the branch

  • How to make a wire tree. Wire & Bead Christmas Tree - Step 16
    Step 15

    Continue until every branch has a bead

  • How to make a wire tree. Wire & Bead Christmas Tree - Step 17
    Step 16

    top view of the beaded tree

  • How to make a wire tree. Wire & Bead Christmas Tree - Step 18
    Step 17

    Tadaaa!

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Felecity W.
Felecity W. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 86 projects
Cute! Totally reminds me of The Grinch.
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