Bead tree - an original souvenir

There are several different techniques for weaving trees. Selected for future crafts scheme belongs to the category of complex. But this does not mean that the task is difficult. Even a beginner in this business will easily create his first unique craft. To get started, you will need:
  • 20 grams of red beads (it will be more beautiful if you combine 10 grams of beads of different shades, but not contrasting between themselves);
  • 40 grams of green beads (in this case one tone is represented);
  • a coil of wire 0.3 mm thick;
  • scissors;
  • ruler;
  • gypsum (or any other binding mixture);
  • piece foil;
  • CD;
  • acrylic paint;
  • brush;
  • spangles for decoration of the finished product.
Undoubtedly, you will have to be patient and free time and you can get to work. 1. To begin with, cut a piece of wire 70 cm long and string three beads,twist the loop exactly in the middle.
 Master Class Bead Tree
2. Next, bend aside one end of the wire and dial 5 beads.
 Master Class Bead Tree
3. Twist the loop, leaving the "leg" a few millimeters long and stretch the same end of the wire in the opposite direction.
 Master Class Bead Tree
4. Again, dial 5 beads and twist the noose with the "leg". Take the second end of the wire, dial 5 beads, twist the third loop.
 Master Class Bead Tree
5. Similarly, a fourth loop is twisted from the second end of the wire (they all are on the same level). Twist the two edges together, forming a kind of transition to the next level of loops.
 Master Class Bead Tree
6. Loops of the second row consist of 7 beads, and the third - from 9.The remaining edges of the wire tightly twist, from them will form the trunk of a tree. Such branches will need 27 pieces.
 Master Class Bead Tree
7. We turn to weaving leaves. Bend a wire in a length of 70 cm in half, dial 7 beads, twist the loop.
 Master class tree of beads
8. Weave the leaf is formed in two directions, for each corresponds its end of the wire. After the first single loop, two opposite 7 beads are recruited, twist, two by 11, twist, again two by 11, twist, two by 7, twist, two by 5. Such pieces should be woven into 45 pieces.
Master class bead tree
9. Now you need to distribute the leaves on the twigs. For one small bundle, you will need three branches connected to the leaves as follows: two branches have two leaves each, and one branch has one.
 Master class bead tree
10.Three small beams are combined into one large.
 Master Class Bead Tree
11. Three large bunches are twisted among themselves. There should be 3 such details (photo 11). 12. Three blanks twist into a single unit.
 Master Class Bead Tree
13. Prepare a foil form.
 Master Class Bead Tree
 Master class bead tree
14. Pour the form with the plaster dissolved in water, thread the “trunk” of the tree through the holes of the gypsum, lower the crown base from the mixture, wait a few hours until it solidifies, cover with acrylic and sprinkle with sparkles.
 Master Class Bead Tree


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