Twigs Turned Jewelry Display (pt. 2)

May 8th, 2010 in member junk     
Gadora_Wilder Gadora_Wilder, member
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Jewels hung from repurposed limbs make a charming display.Gadora Wilder.
Vertical and horizontal limbs with personality were chosen purposefully, then freed from bark with a pocket knife. Gadora Wilder.
The limbs were allowed to dry a few days, then sanded. A light stain application gave the twigs a more finished look.Gadora Wilder.
Wood glue was applied to each notch where the vertical twig met the more spindly horizontal sticks. The clamps held everything in place. Gadora Wilder.
For added charm, Gadora wove copper wire around the joints. Gadora Wilder.
Jewels hung from repurposed limbs make a charming display.Gadora Wilder.

Jewels hung from repurposed limbs make a charming display.
Gadora Wilder.


Photo: Gadora Wilder

Remembering the first jewerly display Gadora completed, a friend alerted me when his Sage bush would be pruned. Straight vertical limbs were saved for this project, as were the twisty and spindly cross twigs. Allowed to dry, limbs were stripped of their bark and lightly sanded. Gadora played around with how they would eventually be bound together, making sure the side limbs provided ample spots to hang one's jewels. Admittedly, the project took a little longer than I initially anticipated, but it was cheap (and by that I mean FREE) and loads of fun.

**Might later use it as my Holiday Tree, hanging paper snowflakes and bejewled vintage felted birds? Or, as a place to hang colorful and lightweight Easter Eggs?

For the full story and how-to click here.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Do-it-Yourself Twig jewerly display
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Comments (4)

Prior writes: LOVE it and it would make a great holiday tree! Lezlee Posted: 11:38 pm on May 10th
junktiqueboutique writes: beautiful job. Posted: 8:22 pm on May 10th
Grasshopper22 writes: Very pleasing to the eye...good job! Posted: 12:17 pm on May 10th
MakinItHappen writes: Nice work! Can't beat nature for almost any solution. Posted: 12:57 pm on May 8th
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