So, this is the first AJE challenge I am participating in and it's about trees. For most of my life I've been fascinated by trees, especially the pods they produce and the texture of their bark.
California Pepper Tree
Here in San Diego we have quite a variety of trees, including palm trees which are actually more fibrous than woody. Textures abound-smooth and thorny.
Crazy Tree Textures
The tree that has inspired my contribution to this challenge isn't actually classified as a tree but a shrub. It only looks like a tree in my yard because we let it do it's own thing and now it stand at about 12 feet tall!
South African Fuschia
I chose this lampwork cab from Beaded Chic LLC because it reminds me of the brilliant orange flowers on my tree. I used my handy dandy Lucet to create a braided cord, did an open-back peyote bezel so the piece is double-sided, created beads from a branch and then sealed them.
Work in Progress
I'm using brass findings, branch beads and Carnellian chips to create the piece.
I'm still working on this piece, fine tuning it and I can't wait to have it completed!
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Please check out the AJE Team Members & Guests who have also participated in the TREE CHALLENGE