Planting Trees

By on June 29, 2016
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by Judy Ellis,

Wire Jewelry Inspiration for June 29th 2016

Planting Trees

by Stephanie Traugh

Every once in a while our subscribers send pictures of their projects.  This past week, Stephanie  sent us photos of what she has been creating with wire and geodes that she purchased from  I loved what she was doing with it and asked her to share a few additional examples. I thought you’d enjoy them as well – she calls it ” Planting Trees”

A word from Stephanie:

My name is Stephanie Traugh. I’ve been wire wrapping for 4 years now. I find wire wrapping soothing. I get lost in my creations and a part of me goes into everything I make. I’m self taught so I really don’t have a method.  I just start twisting and let the art form itself. I design jewelry ear cuffs, pendants, rings and tree sculptures.

A few examples of Stephanie’s work:

 Jewelry : I use 16-28 gauge Silver filled, Sterling Silver, Rose and Yellow Gold filled wire and semi precious stones for my jewelry.



Tree Sculptures:  I use 16-24 gauge Copper, Brass or Craft Wire, Plaster of Paris, acrylic paint and moss with various crystals.








We wanted to thank Stephanie for sharing her unique creations with us!

Happy Wrapping!

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  1. avatar

    Myrna Heil

    June 29, 2016 at 6:17 am

    I have never been enamored of wire work. It just didn’t meet my ascetic but these trees are magnificent! More than a small piece of the artist has gone into each piece. These show us a new prospective of the world around us.

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      Stephanie Traugh

      June 29, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment.

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    Barbara Smith

    June 29, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Your trees are absolutely exquisite! What a lovely idea.

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      Stephanie Traugh

      June 29, 2016 at 6:52 pm

      Thank you so much for you comment . I’m really glad you like them.

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    DeLane Cox

    June 29, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Lovely designs, Stephanie. Keep up the good work.

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      Stephanie Traugh

      June 29, 2016 at 6:56 pm

      Thank you for your comment.. I’m very pleased you like my designs.

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    Cindy Smathers

    June 29, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    My husband purchased one of her trees for me and I absolutely love it. You can see how much time and detail goes into each piece she does.

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      Stephanie Traugh

      July 2, 2016 at 5:06 am

      Thank you for your comment Cindy. I’m very glad you love your tree :)

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    Sue Rake

    June 30, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Years ago I had a book that taught how to make these trees (Basic designs), but unfortunately I never got around to it, and my house burned down with the book lost. I’m glad to see that someone has either got the book or is very original in her thinking! THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!

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      Stephanie Traugh

      July 2, 2016 at 5:10 am

      I’m very sorry to hear about your house. I’ve never owned a wire wrapping book, may have to look into one.. My mother makes trees, that’s how I got started. Our style is not the same but equally as beautiful.

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    Mary Brassard

    June 30, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    I have been playing with some basic ear cuffs and I instantly fell in love with your ear cuff pictured above. Now I am inspired to let my imagination run wild!!!! Absolutely beautiful.

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      Stephanie Traugh

      July 2, 2016 at 5:13 am

      Your comment made me smile. I’m glad to hear that I insire you.. Have fun making your ear cuffs. I’d love to see them.

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    Donna Fitzgerald

    July 1, 2016 at 6:57 am

    I am absolutely in awe of your trees. They are gorgeous and so unique. I am wondering if you are ever going to publish a book, or be featured in the wire magazines. Please, please do!

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      Stephanie Traugh

      July 2, 2016 at 5:16 am

      Thank you for the compliment. I would love to have my work in a magazine, that would be amazing! As far as a publishing a book or getting in a magazine, I wouldn’t know where to start.. I have big deams though.. Maybe someday.

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    July 28, 2016 at 7:16 am

    The ear cuff has my juices flowing! Magnificent! I must dig out my wires and tools! Thanks for the inspiration!

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      Stephanie Traugh

      August 18, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      Thank you so much, I’m glad your inspired. I love it! :)

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    Trish Sayers

    July 28, 2016 at 7:23 am

    I love Bonsai and the windswept silver stole my heart! Your ear cuff is amazing and I feel it is time to dig out the wire and tools and see what I have left in this mind of mine! Thanks for the inspiration Stephanie!

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      Stephanie Traugh

      August 18, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      Thank you for the complement.. Bonsai are my love. I just finished the biggest real looking tree yet to date . Keep creating :)