A Free Tutorial, and . . .

Dove and eye clasp 938 gimped Making polymer clay jewelry led me almost inevitably to wirework. So when I wanted a clasp to complement my Tree of Life pendants, I created this Dove Hook and Eye Clasp. It’s a free PDF download, with 25 pictures that accompany step-by-step directions.

DSCN6030c gimpedMy infatuation with the Tree of Life began with a rustic beaded wire pendant I received as a gift from my sister-in-law Rosetta. It occurred to me that a polymer clay donut would provide an ideal “canvas” for the tree, a way to show off the roots with some imaginative wirework. I’ve made more pendants than I can count, and no two are alike.
I’ve just placed a tutorial for the Tree of Life in my Etsy shop. Step-by-step directions with 48 photos are given for the polymer clay donut, beaded wirework tree, and bail. The photos depict the turquoise and Swarovski crystal pendant pictured above. In addition, you’ll find Materials Lists for the two pendant versions below:

The tutorial is intended for anyone with basic wireworking experience and tools. No polymer clay experience is required.

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