Tree of Life Double Silver Frame with Pink Iridescent/Frosted Beads
TITLE: Tree of Life Double Silver Frame with Pink Iridescent/Frosted Beads
This little piece of Wearable Art known as a Tree of Life Pendant is made to symbolize the early spring season when the Cherry Blossoms of Washington DC come for their annual delightful visit. It is made with tarnish resistant Artistic silver wire, iridescent pink tear drop glass faceted beads, and frosted pink tiger eye beads. The wire makes twists and turns giving character to the tree trunk and branches. The pink beads symbolize the delicate pink Cherry Blossoms in bloom around the Washington DC Tidal Basin. The frame around the tree is a double circle wire woven together. The tree is made within the framework. The tree branches stretch beyond the middle circle reaching to the outer rim, giving the illusion of the softness of the environment while walking beneath these cherished gifts from China long ago. The bail is simple so not to take away the attention to the lacy tree.
In constructing the pendant a round frame is made with 2 wires of 20 gauge width. They are held together by weaving a finer 26 gauge matching wire. The wires are wrapped around the larger wire several times then brought down to the other wire repeating the pattern. Once woven the desire length they are formed into a circle and secured together. The tree is made within the circular framework by taking multiple 26 gauge wires and twisting together forming the tree trunk. As the tree branches out these wires are separated with the beads strung onto them, thus forming the flower blossoms. The back is a decorative as the front of the pendant. This is done so as the pendant moves about, it will be as attractive on the reverse as that forward view. Velvet or matching chain necklace would be the perfect match to the extremely lightweight pendant. If desired this pendant can be hung on a decorative hook or easel a true miniature work of art.
LENGTH: 3.0 inches
WIDTH: 2.5 inches
WEIGHT: 0.70 ounces
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ITEM NUMBER: #P44
ARTISTIC WIRE: As described by BEADUCATION:
This wire is made by first plating the copper wire with a precision layer of pure silver. Then the enamel color and tarnish resistant coating on top of this silver plating is applied. The silver plating beneath the color, adds an incredible high-shine and brilliance to the wire. Artistic Wire is a permanently colored copper wire available in a wide range of colors and gauges. It has an exclusive enamel coating which is engineered to resist tarnish, chipping and peeling.
BAIL: By Fire Mountain Gems – EncyloBEADia – Jewelry Making Dictionary
A metal loop that is used to attach a chain or cord to a pendant.
FACET: By Fire Mountain Gems – EncyloBEADia – Jewelry Making Dictionary
A flat surface or plane on a cut gemstone. The movement of light from one facet to another creates the sparkle and flash of a stone.
GAUGE: By Fire Mountain Gems – EncyloBEADia – Jewelry Making Dictionary
The measurement of the thickness of wire or metal sheet: the higher the number, the thinner the metal. A 20-gauge wire or metal sheet will be finer than a 16-gauge wire or metal sheet.
GLASS BEADS: Defined by the Free Dictionary by Farlex:
Small, round or many-sided beads made from transparent or colored glass (less frequently, from metal), with holes for threading.
PENDANT: as defined by - https://www.britannica.com/art/pendant-jewelry
Pendant, in jewelry, ornament suspended from a bracelet, earring, or, especially, a necklace. Pendants are derived from the primitive practice of wearing amulets or talismans around the neck. The practice dates from the Stone Age, when pendants consisted of such objects as teeth, stones, and shells.
Tarnish is a substance which forms of the surface of some metals and which stains them or causes them to lose their brightness. To lose or cause to lose the shine, esp. by exposure to air or moisture resulting in surface oxidation; discolor; silver tarnishes quickly. Wear cotton gloves when cleaning silver, because the acid in your skin can tarnish the metal
Metal that has been covered with special coating that protects the surface from any oxidation and discoloration of the surface.
TREE OF LIFE:
What is the meaning behind the tree of life? As explained by One Tribe Apparel.
The Tree of Life represents growth as a tree starts out as a small, delicate sapling and grows over a long time into a giant, strong tree. The tree grows up and outwards, representing how a person grows stronger and increases their knowledge and experiences throughout their lifetime. Jan 30, 2019
WIRE WEAVING/WRAPPING JEWELRY: By Wikipedia
Wire wrapping is one of the oldest techniques for making handmade jewelry. This technique is done with jewelry wire and findings similar to wire (for example, head-pins) to make components. Wire components are then connected to one another using mechanical techniques with no soldering or heating of the wire. Frequently, in this approach, a wire is bent into a loop or other decorative shape and then the wire is wrapped around itself to finish the wire component. This makes the loop or decorative shape permanent. The technique of wrapping wire around itself gives this craft its name of wire wrapping.
PENDANTS HISTORY: This article was most recently revised and updated by Virginia Gorlinski, Associate Editor on Britannica.com
The pharaohs of ancient Egypt wore pendants that were sometimes of huge dimensions, usually bearing commemorative or auspicious scenes in which the sovereign is being deified. Other pendants were in the shape of flies, winged scarabs, vultures, the eye of the god Horus, falcons, and sacred serpents. An exquisite example of an early gold pendant is that of two hornets clasped together, found in Mycenae and dating from the 17th century bce. Etruscan pendants were decorated with spindles and cylinders, figured, or in the shape of human heads. Greek and Hellenistic pendants usually formed the entire necklace. Pendants in the shape of a bulla are frequent in Roman necklaces, but there are also examples of cameos, intaglios, and gold coins mounted as pendants.
During the Middle Ages, characteristic jewels were the reliquary, or devotional, pendant and the cross, chased or enamelled with religious subjects and often set in an architectural frame. One of the most famous early pendant reliquaries, which belonged to Charlemagne, contained relics of the True Cross and the crown of thorns under a sapphire set with gold. In the 14th century it was customary for noblemen to wear necklaces with pendants bearing heraldic subjects; pendants worn by women generally depicted sentimental subjects.
Toward the beginning of the 16th century, pendants became decorative rather than religious objects. The Renaissance artists created numerous beautiful crosses and figured pendants modelled in high relief and depicting numerous subjects, such as mermaids, tritons, animals and ships, and mythological and religious scenes. Often, the irregular shapes of baroque pearls were exploited and adapted for the bodies of human beings or animals, whose faces and limbs were modelled in gold and enamelled.
In the Baroque period there was a return in pendants to engraved figures and intaglio and cameo cutting, framed in geometric decorative designs containing gems and, later, in ribbons and floral designs done mainly in diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and pearls. Such pendants continued to be popular until the end of the 18th century.
The Empire style attached no great importance to pendants, and most of the rare examples consist of cameo medallions. In the 19th century the Art Nouveau school created pendants with a lovely aesthetic line in which the most common motifs were women’s figures and profiles, butterflies, peacocks, insects, and flowers.
This article was most recently revised and updated by Virginia Gorlinski, Associate Editor.
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