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by Rose Marion,

Wire Jewelry Idea for
November 23, 2011

Today’s Wire Jewelry Idea is a free pattern! Here’s a holiday-inspired treat brought to us by Suzanne Hollingsworth! Click here to view Suzanne’s simple pattern, O Christmas Tree.

Free O Christmas Tree Pattern
O Christmas Tree Free Pattern by Suzanne Hollingsworth

Suzanne’s O Christmas Tree Pattern is for a dainty Christmas tree that you could easily slip into your Christmas cards this season, or even use as an attachment to a gift tag. In fact, several of us here in the office decided to give it a try!

3 Wired Christmas Trees

6 Wired Christmas Trees

I will say that a few of us needed a couple tries before we got the bends in the branches just the way we wanted them. You can add a lot of personality depending on how tight you make the bends, and how much you stretch the tree before hammering it into place. Don’t be afraid to use copper wire to practice!

If you’re inspired, don’t stop here: this doesn’t have to be an ornament, it could easily become a pair of earrings (making 2), or a pendant. You can attach ribbon, additional beads, and maybe even some tiny tinsel. Have fun with this pattern!

To present this tree to a special person, you can make 2 small slits in your Christmas card, thread the ribbon through the card, and tie the tree on the card. (If you use beads in your tree and you send it through the mail, you may want to use a padded envelope.) Voila, you’ve got a small ornament gift ready to send in your Christmas cards, for just a bead, a ribbon, and a foot of wire! Happy Holidays!

wire christmas tree card

Tip: Want to print the pattern? Select the whole text of the pattern (click and hold the mouse down at the beginning of the pattern, and drag it to the end of the pattern). Go to Edit > Copy. Open a word processor such as Microsoft Word or OpenOffice Writer, and go to Edit > Paste. Now you can save it on your computer, make changes, and print it!

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