this is the first crafty adventure i have had in a long long time - and i figure that things really can only get better! let's just call it 'organic', shall we?
i'm quite a fan of these tree pendants (well, anything tree-ish for that matter), and had some jewelry-making supplies lurking in a cupboard that hadn't been put to use properly yet. it seemed a good project to try and ease me back into the creative realm...something that looked a little forgiving, not too complicated and that i could do sitting in bed. the best tutorial i found was by camille sharon - she's an engaging, fun and natural teacher.
i decided to start out with torched copper wire - the torching gives a 'rainbow' sort of effect - simply because it is much cheaper than silver alternatives. (put it this way: i anticipated some failures.) the amethyst chips used came from a bracelet a friend gave me which fell apart a few years ago now. i'm going send her the reincarnated version - figuring it will at least give her a laugh.