O Christmas Tree! – A free pattern

By on December 10, 2014
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by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com

Daily Wire Jewelry Inspiration December 10, 2014

 O Christmas Tree!

We’ve had so many comments on our Wire Wrapped Christmas Tree, that I thought I had better re-post the “O Christmas Tree” FREE pattern for you all to make! It’s a very easy pattern and very fun and I’ve actually made a bunch of them to use as gifts for friends and neighbors!

You can use heavier gauge wire, like we did for our wire wrapped Christmas tree,and use them as ornaments!

Here’s a holiday-inspired treat brought to us by Suzanne Hollingsworth.

O Christmas Tree Charm

While I was filling out holiday cards for the family business the other day, one of them had a simple tree that seemed to have been done with one brush stroke and it caught my eye. Here is my version, made by using only round wire and round nose pliers. Slip the finished charm onto a ribbon and it will make a wonderful Christmas pendant gift for a co-worker, the mail lady or a child’s teacher; or make a matching pair and add French ear wires for a festive pair of earrings!

O Christmas Tree

Designed by Suzanne Hollingsworth

Skill Level: Beginner/All

Technique: Round Wire & Round Nose Pliers

Materials

  • 21 Gauge Round Half-Hard or Soft Wire, 12″
  • 1  6mm round faceted Bead, or bead of your choice

Tools

Instructions

    1. Straighten, measure, and cut one 12-inch piece of 21-gauge round wire. Use round nose pliers to make a basic “eye” loop at one end. Slide on one 6mm round/faceted bead.

O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree


    1. Just under the bead, use round nose pliers to bend the wire at a 90° to one side, away from the bead. About ¼ inch away from this bend use round nose pliers to add another 90°-looped bend, criss-crossing over itself and heading back toward and past the bead by about ¼ inch. Repeat the looped bend again, this time going beyond the very first looped bend by about 1/8 inch.

O Christmas Tree


    1. Continue making looped bends, each segment being just a bit further than the previous.

O Christmas Tree


    1. When your tree is as large as you like, (or until you have about 2 inches of wire left), bring the wire down at a 90° angle and use round nose pliers to roll up the “trunk.” Finish by making a small closed loop at the very end of the wire.

O Christmas Tree


    1. Your tree should resemble this one.

O Christmas Tree


    1. Now take your tree to the bench block and use a chasing hammer to flatten and smooth each of the looped bends around the edges.

O Christmas Tree

If you have a great wire wrapped ornament that you’d like to share – make sure to send it in to us! We’d love to see them and share our ideas with our readers!

Happy Wrapping!

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2 Comments

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    Maritza Diaz

    December 12, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Great idea for quick gift giving.

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    Michele C

    December 13, 2014 at 7:38 am

    I find it helpful to draw the shape of the tree to use as a pattern. Otherwise my “branches” tend to become a little chaotic and I end up with a Charlie Brown tree, grin.

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