My friend Eleanor had two small beaded Christmas trees in her collection and every time I visited her, you could always find me staring into their glass display cases, trying to figure out how those miniature marvels were made. Several years ago, I finally made up my mind to try making one of my own and this is the result. The tree is 10" tall and is comprised of 10,000 specially ordered Czechoslovakian seed beads and three spools of bead wire. I should have actually used a thicker gauge of wire because then the branches would have held up better under the weight of the glass beads. The ornaments are also hand made and I even stitched the little skirt by hand. This is definitely the pride of all of my Christmas crafts.