Hi Everyone! Happy Saturday! I hope you are all having a great weekend. I want to share with you something I started late December 2010 and haven't really touched since. I made this tree by twisting strands of wire together. I had this vision in my head, but once I got the tree done (I made two trees) I just wasn't sure what to do with it from there. Then I saw these mini silver picture frames that are meant to be used as jewelry charms. They were the perfect size. So after our Christmas guests left, I ordered the frames and then got to working on it again.
I used a bun foot that I had gotten for a stand but I didn't end up using it.
Next I found a saying that I thought was very appropriate for this and wrote it on with a black pen. The quote says, "Our family is like the branches of a tree. We may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.
This is a smaller tree than the other one I made. But I thought I'd start with the small one to see if I liked it. I'm pretty happy with it, but I think it's missing something. Some small wire leaves maybe? Or maybe I could put a wire swirl at the end of the branches...it's a work in progress. I have more frames that can go on, but that just depends on the size of your family. I'll keep playing with it and keep you updated.
I've been thinking a lot about family lately. And I'm grateful for mine. I think this is a nice way to honor my family. I hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your family. I will be enjoying some time with my parents before they head south to sunny Florida next week. I will also be finishing the shelf that a client ordered, I'll show you that when I'm done. Well, thanks for stopping by.
Update: Thanks to a comment from Gail @ MyRepurposedLife, I made a change to the tree. It never looked exactly right. Check on the changes here. Thanks Gail!