|TREE OF LIFE PENDANT|
Recently, with the new born baby on my lap, the image of the Tree of Life comes to my mind's eye.. Trees have such a rich symbolic history in so many cultures.
The cherry tree blossoms in Japanese culture, from the Celtic to the African culture, trees are symbols of our lives in a strange way. The branches spread their limbs for the blessings reaching up to the heavens, and the roots go down deeper and curl in Mother Earth's bosom .
For me, whenever I think of stability and strength I envision the Tree of Life.
This made me go deeper into the meaning of it, as if the tree of life shows how to dwell in all the worlds, how to unite the worlds above and below. All these emotions made me research more into how to make a Tree of Life pendant. As a jewelry artist that is what I wanted to do now!
I found that there are several nice You Tube demonstrations.
Tree of Life Pendant by Camille Sharon
Tree of Life by Magpie Gemstone.com
I followed mostly Sharon's instruction but also changed a little bit in the process .
My mom had told me long ago that I have trouble following directions and it is so true. So, some day soon I may probably write a tutorial to show how I did it.
Try it. It is not very hard. In the beginning it took me like an hour to do the first one, then I could make them in forty minutes or so.
In case you don't have the time but need a Tree of Life pendant right now, perhaps to give an August born a birthday present, the Peridot in copper Tree of Life Pendant is available in my Etsy store, freshly made. If you like it and want it with other stones or metal I'd gladly do it.
Here are the other Tree of Life Pendants I made. .
|Peridot and copper Tree of Life Pendant|
|Pearls in Silver Tree of Life Pendant|
|Peridot and coral beads in si;lver Tree of Life Pendant|
|Peridat and pearls in Silver Tree of Life Pendant|
Which one do you like best?
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