3.12.2009

New Tree of Life Ornaments

I've been in the mood to make some more tree of life ornaments, maybe it is the approach of spring or probably just crafting ADD.I love the asymmetrical square ones, but I am almost out of square bases(I don't think I will be able to find more of this clearance item).This one is truly one of a kind, the deep aqua beads are from my gigantic stash of beads and I have no idea where they came from, so I can't buy more.

Being a craft supply hoarder can be difficult, finding just what you need in your stash is awesome until you realize you've had it for at least five years and you can't buy more, but it does make some definite one of a kind items. I guess there will aways be new discoveries and hopefully it helps my work evolve, so the lesson is: if you like it make sure to get it now, supplies are limited!

3 comments:

Pam said...

Those are beautiful and what a great idea!

Yeah, I'm like you; I hoard beads and never know what to do with them.

This is a nice way to use up some of those old beads that are is odd numbers (so no earring making) and too chunky to be comfortable for a bracelet, or even the odd weird looking one that came in the package with some perfectly useable ones.

I'll have to try one of these trees with my stash. Who knows? Maybe this will fill out my Christmas gift stash... (Ack! I can't believe I said the C word this early in the year! Sorry!)

Thanks for this post. Great inspiration!

crafterella said...

I can't believe you used the C word this early either, but it is a good idea.

Angi said...

Holy cow... I loved this as soon as I saw it & decided to try to make one too. This takes some serious patience! I need to find some of the outer rings, my wire was much to soft. Anyway, thanks for the inspiration :)