In honor of Earth Month, I wanted to pay a little tribute to the variety of Tree of Life designs out there. Here are some of my favorite tutorials, along with some gorgeous original designs.
This very beginner friendly version from Handmade Fashion Jewelry and BeadsOnline
uses a rectangular base frame, and a handful of crystals.
Lots of step-by-step photographs accompany the tutorial for this chip-bead
Tree of Life tutorial from Dana's Jewelry Designs.
This tutorial by Lisa of Lisa’s Craft Blog features beads that
dust the edges of the base hoop.
This top-heavy Tree of Life Pendant by The Beading Gem has room for lots of beads - perfect if
you want to use multiple colors or finishes for a fall inspired or birthstone design.
This video tutorial by Camille Sharon comes in at just under 10 minutes, but it’s worth it!
She gives a very detailed demonstration on making the basic beaded branch Tree of Life pendant.
The concept of a Tree of Life, or World Tree, has existed throughout many cultures and time periods. The metaphor of connection between the earth and sky, and all the branches in between, is a powerful symbol for both peace and the importance of balance in nature. Naturally, this motif translates well into jewelry designs and handmade crafts.
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