The most common wire wrapped tree is the tree of life pendant. Check out the tutorial post here. But there are other ways to make the tree. This open work copper tree tutorial by Oksana Trukhan is a delightful version.
She starts out with pencil and paper, designing the tree. Sketching is a good way to plan any piece before committing any wire.
The tutorial is in Russian and unfortunately the Google translation is poor. So it helps if you have done some wire wrapping before. However, it is easy enough to see how it is basically done and you can go on to make your own designs.
Create the main swirls from 18- 20G wire. Just wrap them together and with added beads using thinner wire - 26G. Oksana used ammonia to patinate the copper. There are other alternatives like liver of sulfur.
Before You Go :
- How to Make a Tree of Life Pendant
- Another Tree of Life Pendant Tutorial
- How to Wire Wrap a Family Tree Brooch or Pendant Tutorial (easy)
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