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Forest for the Trees - Moonlight Pendants by magpie-poet Forest for the Trees - Moonlight Pendants by magpie-poet
Coated copper, labradorite, aquamarine, citrine and carnelian.

I have been making things, I swear. Hopefully they'll get on here eventually.

I took time out of my frantic sewing to make several trees for a show I thought was happening this weekend. It wasn't, so since I further messed up my wrists making them, figured I might as well post them.

My usual tree of life variations with one little twist- the silvery colored frame glows in the dark. It's coated copper wire with silver plate then glowy coating on top. So it looks like a matte silver until it goes into the dark, and then has that classic pale green. *just to clarify, it's only the frame that glows*

It seemed perfect with early nights and halloween coming :D

The place I got this wire from only carries 20ga glow in the dark-does anyone know if someone makes 28ga? Because that would be awesome.

If anyone's interested these are available for $25+shipping, note me if one caught your eye :)

They have some precious metal cousins available here [link]

Sheesh, I keep forgetting to put sizes- they vary a bit, but generally are just shy of 1 3/4" long by 1 1/4" wide.

Oh, and my recent blog entry on the causes of fall leaf colors ;) [link]

And if you'd like to try trees yourself: [link] note me if you do use it, and I'd love suggestions on tutorial writing!
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:iconzektess:
Zektess Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg so Beautiful *o* if i didnt live in sweden i would have ordered several xD
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
If you're ever interested let me know and I can scoot to the post office to get info on how much the shipping would be :)
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Zektess Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
kk ty, i shall remember that Love 
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upcycledpetals Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
The Fall colored one is my favorite!!
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Endless-Ness Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
My goodness, these are beautiful!!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
:hug: Thank you!
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Edris-Kingfisher Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I tried making pendants like these for party favors for my birthday several years back. They were a big hit. Your's are WAY nicer though. Nice work.
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Thank you, still sounds like a very nice thing to do for all the people coming to your party!
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eLodye Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you very much for the instructions it will be my Christmas present for my family, I tried to make it but I just need training ^w^
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Go for it :D

Just don't tell my family that this is what they're getting too ;)
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DPBJewelry Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
So pretty!
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MadieLowell97 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Gasp! I love it!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
:hug:
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MadieLowell97 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :nod: :D
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yvonne-marry Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Simply beautiful! Great ideea!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Thank you :)
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are getting even better and better at them! Lovely!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Much simpler than beadwork I'm afraid :blush: But I'm teaching these guys in a class next week, so I've been practicing as much as my fingers will allow!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh they should make really cool class projects. It's always good to teach something that people can walk away with. Whenever I am asked to teach my peyote bracelets, I am happy if people walk out of there with like 10 rows stitched together without major mistakes in them... then I just know 80% won't finish the whole thing when they get back home...
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
It's an intro class so I don't know how much experience they've had, if any. I figured I'd start them off with a basic earring design with a swirl element and a quatrefoil that uses most of the tools and movements, so they ought to be able to finish that first class no matter what. Figured it'd be better for morale ;) If they finish that promtly we'll dive right into trees, if not we'll have simple practice.

Oh I can't imagine that. (I probably would be one of the students who forgets how to do it and messes up the rest!) I was trying to explain that to the friend when she wondered why I didn't want to teach my basket weave style.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That sounds like a good way to get everyone up to speed and yet feel they made something successfully. Hope it all works out really well and you all have fun!
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Niisai Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
What a beautiful pendants!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Thank you!
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful :heart:
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Thank you :hug:
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Samonsea Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
OMG! I saw something similer at some booths at a hotel exceptis had some pink on it and looked likea cherry blossom tree :D
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
I've done that with pale pink pearls. Most of the other natural pink stones that'd be dark enough to see the pink are too pricy for me ;)
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Samonsea Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
neat!
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enterdragongalaxy Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
beautiful
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Many thanks!
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CynthiaDesgagne Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
They are beautiful, as always with your trees! :love:
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
:hug:
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dawnpop Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Wah, so beautiful! It would be really cool to wear something like this for earrings. Also, maybe you should try doing Cherry Blossom trees. Pink would be really pretty. :aww:
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Someone else said that, the trick is trying to get them light enough. I'm trying smaller trees, I might try winter ones with pearls, since they're less heavy than stones.

My cherry blossoms: [link]
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dawnpop Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Oooh, okay! Very pretty!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Keep an eye out, I'll be playing.
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Smillaarak Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
magically
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
:hug:
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whimsycatcher Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Oh, brilliant designs! Would love to see them glow... That's such a unique addition! ^^
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
It's really funny actually. I went over my friends and told them about the trees, so they ran outside to charge them in the light then clanked in the bathroom with the lights out to watch them glow. I got home, finally had enough light to get the photos, then charged them, raced inside and realized I live in an old house, there are cracks and windows everywhere and I couldn't find a spot dark enough for my POS camera to have enough contrast to get a photo of the glowing frame. One of these days I'll figure it out...
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whimsycatcher Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Haha, at least you tried! ^^
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CallistaAstra Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Thank you!
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JennyMoedKorpela Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
These are lovely as usual... I love the white tree!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Thank you. They're so evil to photograph, the moonstone and labradorite are crabby-both have blue flashes, but trying to capture it is a bear. I love those stones though so that doesn't stop me from working on them!
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Tomatopooper Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Mhmm, if ur shoppin at Walmart, Silver colored wired:$1.50
Copper wire:$.50
Beads(leaves): $3.
Needle-nose plyers:already have those.
Total:$5.
That design doesn't look to hard to replicate. But btw,magpie-poet, I'm not sayin it's easy...I'm just provin a point to noordle-doordle
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Thanks for that. But I actually use a higher quality supplies than you'd get at walmart. I don't suggest craft store wire, it flakes badly.
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Tomatopooper Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Don't get me wrong, they're really pretty and cool, but 25 bucks is kind of a lot..... I could buy the materials and make something similar for like 5 bucks.
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Have fun, I did post a tutorial on how to make them and am teaching a class next week.
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