I took a break from the Cellini spiral to make a Tree of Life pendant. I have always wanted to make one since the first time I saw one a couple of years ago. Lately I have been picking up wire in different gauges in silver and copper, because I want to start learning to make wired jewelry. So when I was looking at wire tutorials I kept seeing The Tree of Life and so I thought about how I could make one, and sat down and made one. It looks more like a peace sign than a tree, but I think it is pretty good for my first try.
I took one piece of 20 gauge copper and one 20 gauge silver and twisted them together for the ring. I formed the ring around a bottle. To make the bail I wrapped the wire around a dowel and wrapped a piece of 26 gauge copper wire around it to hold it together then twisted the ends around the ring. I cut three 41/2 inches of 26 gauge copper and three 41/2 inches of 26 gauge silver wire for the tree. The leave on the tree are Citrine and Carnelian chips. Now I think I will bead a Herringbone rope to hang the pendant on, but first I need to finish my Cellini spiral project.