Okay I just had to make one of those and without further a do---- here is mine::::
YES, I know, mine is way different. But I have always been different than everyone else. I used green wire for the tree so that when it was twisted with the pliers it would show wear. I wanted my tree to show character. Like old trees do and if this tree was to be big and have loads of leaves it should have some character. I also used different colored beads to give it vibrant color.
I don't know but for a first try I think it came out pretty good.
The copper wire was only a 16 gauge wire since Jo-Ann Fabrics didn't have the gauge she said to use. This was the biggest I could get. It isn't quite straight if you look at it by the side but since this is for me I really don't care. It just gives it more character.
I used one of my prescription bottles to wrap the wire around to get the circle. It was a perfect size.If anyone does get around to making one of these please send me a pic I would love to see how yours turned out.
***********This is the one I sold today (7/29) to my F A V O R I T E gal at the Post Office. I wore mine when I went to check my mail and she just loved it. I told her it was a prototype. I told her I had 3 different beads I could use and she chose these ones. I think it turned out pretty well. But I would have liked the beads to have been thicker. So the leaves would have looked thicker.Over all, I like the way it turned out though.