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Beaded Christmas Tree by minami63 Beaded Christmas Tree by minami63
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.
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:iconbuster100:
Buster100 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
I would like to know if I can find the pattern. Thank you
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ilvmakindolls Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! That is very beautiful and I bet it took you a long time! Love all the details and ornaments you put on it!
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Evioka Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Writer
this. is. beyond. amazing.

/dies of it's awesomeness.
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PinkyTexan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's unbelievably beautiful! Great work!
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Cayca Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've featured this tree in my article on wire trees [link]
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leogirl21cynthia Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
man,i can't seem to stop looking at this thing just trying to figure out how you did it. But i guess the main problem is i have no idea where i could buy small enough wires that could fit in beads.
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Cincila Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
marvelous! that had to take much time and effort :heart:
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:iconminami63:
minami63 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008   General Artist
:sun: Thank you so much! Yes, it did take a while to make, but I'm so pleased with the end result that time spent was definitely worth it! :heart:
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Lady-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey look! French-beading! See, you've already started learning. :P I'm looking forward to making some poinsettias. :)
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minami63 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008   General Artist
I didn't even use instructions for this! My friend had two trees similar to this in her collection and all I did was sit on her living room floor and study them to come up with this pattern! Ooo, poinsettias! I'm making a crochet poinsettia wreath for the holidays this year!
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Lady-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm excited to use some silver-lined seed beads for these holiday projects... they make everything super sparkly and festive and they're going to make some gorgeous holiday flowers!
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:iconminami63:
minami63 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008   General Artist
Ohh, I can't wait to see those, they're going to be so pretty!
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hoohahup-ninjattack Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008
The detail is amazing! :omfg: I love it :D
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:iconminami63:
minami63 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008   General Artist
It took me forever to make, but I love how it turned out! Thank you!
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dark-elf-girl Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
omfg!
how long did that take you? O_O
it's amazing!
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:iconminami63:
minami63 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008   General Artist
:giggle: It took me several months to make this, though I wasn't working on it all the time. Thank you so much!
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dark-elf-girl Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
wow...worth it! :D
you're very welcome! :glomp:
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winter-fall Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Pretty! :D The candy cane ornaments looked so adorably tiny!
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:iconminami63:
minami63 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008   General Artist
Thank you! :love:
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DJ-Uni-Mekaju Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's amazing! :wow: The Russian word sounds expensive. XD This tree reminds me of when we used to put our tree up, but I lost the Christmas spirit sooooooooo...yeah. ^^; But it gives me nice, warm, fuzzy feelings. :aww: I see how you're very proud of it - you should be! :w00t:
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minami63 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008   General Artist
I ordered the beads from Europe and, yeah, they were kinda expensive, but very worth it! Thank you so much! :hug:
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rosieok Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
that's absolutely amazing !!!!!! i'm sure it will become a family heirloom it's so beautiful :D
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:iconminami63:
minami63 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008   General Artist
Aww, thank you! It's definitely a treasure! :)
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DallasNagata Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Professional Photographer
Awesomely beautiful! That's crazy! Love it! :D
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:iconminami63:
minami63 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007   General Artist
Thank you so much! :love:
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jestercat Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Student
wow, I would trade my tree for this thing, it's beautiful.
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:iconminami63:
minami63 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007   General Artist
:giggle: Thank you so much!
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Osa-Art-Farm Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007
:eyepopping:
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minami63 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007   General Artist
Yeah, I know... being a little insane actually works for me! :rofl: Thanks!
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abusohana Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007
amazing work!!! You always amaze me!!
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:iconminami63:
minami63 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007   General Artist
Aww, thank you so much! :)
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:iconabusohana:
abusohana Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007
welcome
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blackhorsewhispers Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa o_o
thats amazing! you must have sooooo much patience x)
I love the little candy canes lots
:love:
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:iconminami63:
minami63 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007   General Artist
Thank you so much! Yeah, it did take a lot of time to make, but it was worth it! :D
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adnileb Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! that's really really unique idea and it looks great!

hope you have a merry Christmas!
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:iconminami63:
minami63 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007   General Artist
Thank you! :heart: Hope your day was a good one, too!
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:iconadnileb:
adnileb Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
it was, thx! ^.^
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barbiexsofia Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007
10,000 beads? Whoah! Great job here.
Haha! You even made teeny candycanes! :aww:
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:iconminami63:
minami63 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007   General Artist
Yeah... what can I say? I'm a bit crazy! Thank you so much! :rose:
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:iconbarbiexsofia:
barbiexsofia Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007
Lol that's ok... i'm a little crazy too... but, shhhh, okie? xD
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:iconminami63:
minami63 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007   General Artist
I won't tell! In my case, everyone already knows, so it's no big deal! :giggle:
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barbiexsofia Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007
:XD:
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Miranda355 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007
perfect! there must have been a lot of time and effort put into tht! :)
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:iconminami63:
minami63 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007   General Artist
Oh, yeah... several weeks of threading beads onto wire then shaping it into a tree. It was worth it, though. Thank you! :heart:
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MonicaSutrisna Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
That is just simply amazing. I'm jealous of you, haha :D
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:iconminami63:
minami63 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007   General Artist
:lol: Thanks so much!
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Kakashisama Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
That's so cute! It's so cute. You're amazing. *_*
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:iconminami63:
minami63 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007   General Artist
Aww, thank you, sweetie! :love:
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:iconkakashisama:
Kakashisama Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007
You're welcome! *worship* *_*
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