Suzanne Hollingsworth's O Christmas Tree Charm, Holiday Designs. . I love sharing this simple and fun holiday pattern - so once again - Oh Christmas Tree Charm!<br />
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Suzanne's Inspiration:
O Christmas Tree Charm
by Suzanne Hollingsworth
  • Category: Holiday Designs
  • Technique(s): General Education
  • Skill Level: Beginner
I love sharing this simple and fun holiday pattern - so once again - Oh Christmas Tree Charm!

Suzanne's Inspiration: "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!"

Materials

21 Gauge Round Half Hard 1/10 Sterling Silver Filled Wire
H10-21H
  • Lesson Quantity: 12.00 inches
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.57
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6mm Amethyst 5000 Round Swarovski Crystal Beads - Pack of 10
A13-88B
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $3.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.98
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Tools

Round Nose Wire Plier
G2-507
  • G2-507
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
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Chasing Hammer with Wooden Handle, 1 1/8 Inch Face
G3-27
  • G3-27
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $13.95
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Bench Block Helper with Steel and Nylon Blocks
DAP-500.30
  • DAP-500.30
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $29.95
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Instructions
Step 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.
Suzanne Hollingsworth's O Christmas Tree Charm - , Holiday Designs, , Make a wire loop
Suzanne Hollingsworth's O Christmas Tree Charm - , Holiday Designs, , Adding Crystal bead to wire loop
Step 2
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.
Suzanne Hollingsworth's O Christmas Tree Charm - , Holiday Designs, , Starting wire Christmas Tree
Step 3
Continue making looped bends, each segment being just a bit further than the previous.
Suzanne Hollingsworth's O Christmas Tree Charm - , Holiday Designs, , Wire Christmas Tree
Step 4
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.
Suzanne Hollingsworth's O Christmas Tree Charm - , Holiday Designs, , Using Round Nose pliers
Step 5
Your tree should resemble this one.
Suzanne Hollingsworth's O Christmas Tree Charm - , Holiday Designs, , Finished Wire Christmas Tree
Step 6
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.
Suzanne Hollingsworth's O Christmas Tree Charm - , Holiday Designs, , Using a bench block and chasing hammer
Step 7
And there you have it! You're very first Christmas Tree Charm. This simple tree can also be used as earrings, a decoration on a simple christmas card, an ornament for your holiday tree or just a decoration for a simple package. So simple and festive!
Suzanne Hollingsworth's O Christmas Tree Charm - , Holiday Designs, , Christmas package with wire Christmas tree