Tree of Life with Eggs in a Nest Pendant (Unakite, Aventurine & Copper)

comments (2) August 17th, 2008 in gallery     

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Tree of Life with Eggs in a Nest Pendant
Materials Needed:
26-, 24- & 20-gauge copper wire
aventurine chips
unakite beads (4mm)
crochet hook (size 0.2)
jewelry pliers
The tree trunk and branches are made with 24-gauge copper wire.  Leaves are made with Green Aventurine chips.  The tree height from top leaf to lowest root is 4.5cm.  Its width is 3.5 cm.
The nest is about 1.25cm in diameter and made with 26-gauge copper wire and 3 Unakite beads (4mm).
The chain is made using 26-gauge copper wire, green aventurine chips and the wire-crochet technique using crochet hook (size 0.2).  It is 26 cm long from nape to pendant hook base.
Tree of Life with Eggs in a Nest Pendant

Tree of Life with Eggs in a Nest Pendant

Photo: http://purplbutrflyjewelry.blogspot.com/

This necklace was born out of my interest in the "Eggs in a Nest" model. I decided to try my hand at it and came up with a small nest that was too small for my liking. I thought to incorporate it into another piece - a bigger one - and perhaps make a pendant.

What better place to put a nest than a tree? I decided to try my hand at making the "Tree of Life" model and placed my nest in it. Hmmm... I still thought something was missing.

I went one step further and crocheted the necklace for it using the same materials as the pendant for a more unified look. Viola! My piece felt made. *smile*


Pattern or design used: My own design - purplbutrflyjewelry
posted in: gallery, beads, wire, necklace, wearable, green, metal, tree of life, copper, aventurine, "eggs in a nest", Unakite, Unikite

Comments (2)

pinkbunny123 writes: i adore this pendant!!! unusual and unique. great job!!!
Posted: 1:40 pm on August 19th
beadingjunkee writes: I love this piece. Very pretty. I've been crocheting with wire lately and I just love its versatility and wire is so much fun to work with. Very nice.
Posted: 3:29 pm on August 17th
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