I was asked to make a willow tree pendant with a butterfly charm the other day. I had seen these in Pinterest and have been wanting to give them a try so this was the perfect opportunity. The customer wanted green beads in the tree as spacers. I suggested a smaller bead but she wanted the larger one.
I must say she was right in her choice. The tree came out beautiful! This was not a hard tree to make but it was a little tedious 😜.
I think the worst part for me was cutting the chain. No matter how hard I tried those little pieces of cut chain flew everywhere. I think next time I may try cutting it under a box of something. Here is the chain I used. I wanted a smaller chain so as not to take away from the overall design.
Another tough part was trying to keep the chain pieces all going to the front. I finally figured out a way to hold the pendant while threading the beads and chain so that they all stayed in the right position. I held the piece by the bail and turned it flat upside down while threading.
I really like the final piece and I am looking forward to making more. I think a blue one is next!!