Olive tree of beads - one of the most beautifulelements of the decor, which any person can do by their own hands. Despite the lack of experience with work, even the person who has never before been beadworker will cope without special difficulties, and the material of our article will help in this. Beading is a unique opportunity to create beautiful products - decorations or decor elements. If we talk about trees woven from beads, they are relevant in any interior, being an excellent addition to it. Such a product will also be a great gift to a close friend or friends. The work process is so simple that it will not cause any difficulties and in time you will be able to create beautiful masterpieces yourself. In this article, we suggest you make an original olive tree from beads. You can do exactly the same craft or use this idea to create your own tree, somewhat modified. In order for us to start the creative process, we need to prepare the tools and materials that will be needed in our work.
- Wire - should be soft enough and thin, so that the beads can be easily strung on it.
- Beads - for the manufacture of wood we need green and dark blue. Green beads need to take in three different shades.
- Beads - oval and large enough, resembling olives in shape.
- Sharp scissors.
- Ceramic pot or pots.
- A ribbon used by florists, silk threads or a string of floss
Initially, we will make seven leaf sprucesfor a tree. To begin with, we wind the wire from the skein and, without cutting it off, we begin stringing the beads. In doing so, we will string the beads of different color shades, alternating them among themselves. Now we need to bend the wire so that its free end and the working end (not cut off from the skein) are 15 to 20 centimeters in length. This will be the future stem of our twig. We need to move nine beads so that they are on the working end, we have the tenth bead and fix it. To do this, twist the wire four times, as shown in the photo. We will get the tip of the future petal. From the working part of the wire, we shift another nine beads to the uppermost tip and connect them with the opposite beads. We twist the wire two times. Repeat the previous action, but do not select the tenth bead. Wire we will scroll around the top that we already have. The first leaf is ready for us. So that it does not lose its shape, we will fix it by double twisting. Then we continue the process of twisting the wire, forming a petiole in this way. The next six leaves we will do similarly to the first one, according to the scheme already known to us. Do not forget to leave the wire to create the petiole. Thus, we get the twig we need fromseven leaves. Exactly such twigs we need to make thirty-five pieces. After the first twig, the work will go much faster, and the layout and description will speed up and facilitate the workflow. To make it more convenient to work, you can move all the beads or string beads of only one color, sometimes adding beads of other shades. Thus, you get leaflets of only one color - green. No olive tree can be completelywithout olives. Therefore, we need to add them. To do this, we will need large oval beads. We will string them according to the scheme, one by one. First comes the beads, then the bead is threaded, then again the beads. Now pass the wire back through the bead. We do not touch the beads (we do not thread the wire into it). We indent one centimeter and pass the wire into the lower bead. Similarly, repeat the procedure twenty-five to thirty times. The individual elements of our tree are completely ready. Now we need to start decorating the olive tree itself. To do this, we cut the thick wire into nine identical pieces, the length of which should be 35 - 40 centimeters. We need to tightly wind on each part of four branches. Inside, we will weave olives, for several pieces. Then we wind the tops of branches with threads, and the rest of the parts with a floristic ribbon. Now let's take one of the branches that will serve as the basis of the tree, and attach to it three branches lateral. Repeat the action again - we get four side branches. Each of these branches alternately we will wind up first with threads, and then with ribbons. In the end, we get two thick enough branches that we will twist into one trunk. Let's give the trunk of the tree a small bend. Again we will thread the barrel with threads and tape. Thin twigs we wind with a knitting needle. We had to spread out the olive tree (all its branches and leaves) and put it in a pot or pot, depending on what you chose. We fall asleep with pots of pebbles used for decoration, or pebbles. The olive tree of beads is ready.