For those who decided to create their own handsa charming souvenir to decorate the apartment, you can offer such an option as a wicker tree made of beads. It can create a cozy atmosphere and make a part of your Japanese traditions in your home.
Unique beaded trees
Trees from beads can be different, and each ofthey have their purpose and history. For example, a tree called Sakura personifies female beauty and the joy of life. Money trees, which have already become so popular with us, are created to attract wealth to the house, or, at least, prosperity. Such a tree can be made by hand and handed to a person close to you as a gift. There is another traditional tree that is present in every Japanese house. It is about the tree Yin Yan, expressing the unity between the female and male opposites. Very similar to him, but executed in a different color scheme, there is also a love tree, which, according to the Japanese, helps to achieve happiness in a personal life. Well, finally, very often used in the interior, made in the Japanese style - the tree Bonsai. All these attributes of Japanese culture have gradually entered our life, and now we have the opportunity to independently make such souvenirs for our home or to replenish them, handing as a souvenir, the homes of your relatives and friends.
Money tree of beads
Let's try to make a money tree from beads. To make it, you need materials such as: thin and thick wire, a flower pot, alabaster, any coins, threads, glue, colored stones and, of course, gold beads. First, we form the branches of the tree with the help of the loop method. We take the wire which is thinner. At one end of the future branch, string the required number of beads, add a loop and twist it from below with a few turns so that a little distance is left to the edge. Now on the other end of the wire string the rest of the beads, filling them with a length of 2/3. The end of the stranded wire is fixed so that the beads are not removed from it during operation. Now we are starting to create loops similar to the first, in the amount that we need. There should be a free space between the resulting loops (about 1 cm). Now it is necessary to connect the ends of the already obtained wires to the loops together. Now we find a loop that is located in the middle, and starting from it we twist the ends of the wire with a bundle, evenly wrapping them around each other. Additional work on the tree In our caseYou will need to make 50 branches with 13 loops on each. If our tree is planned to be made using coins, then loops on a branch are made from beads and coins alternately. When all the branches are ready, we connect several of them together and fix them with thread to the thick wire that will serve as the trunk of the money tree. The next portion of the branches is fixed a little lower, having retreated from the previous ones by 0.5 cm. Fully formed trunk is installed in a plastic plastic pot filled with a prepared solution of alabaster. When the solution dries, cover the alabaster with glue and fill it with colored pebbles. In principle, the design of the pot for the tree, you can change, given the availability of other materials available. Possible variants of finished beaded treesYou can see on the photo of works already done by other masters and borrow some details for registration. Then each of your new products will differ from what you did earlier, which will be useful if you decide to create money trees as gift souvenirs.