Wednesday, 1 September 2021
With environmental issues being so important,
the biggest plants on our planet, namely TREES,
are especially topical and special. As they produce
oxygen, store carbon, stabilise soil, provide
wildlife habitats, plus not to mention, give us
the raw materials for tools, materials and shelter!
And so, on the subject of Trees, I am delighted to
announce that this:
Friday (3rd September) at 6pm,
I have been asked by CHALMERS GEMS to
demonstrate how I create Wire Trees, not for
jewellery making, but for small scale sculptural
The demonstration will be live on Chalmers Gems
Facebook page. So please feel free to join
us to share in this fun, wirework experience and
check with Chalmers Gems when they go
Chalmers Gems supply a very comprehensive
choice of beautiful base gemstones for all your
jewellery needs, plus base stones for the
trees to sit on. These will all be on offer and
ready to purchase on Friday from their website.
Please do follow them on Instagram too, where
they do regular 'live' events and sales!
In the past, I have created wire trees using glass
beads or crystals and set them onto to wood
slices, however, when you're using gemstone
chips for the 'blossom', a gemstone base will
give the tree that extra elegance, plus add an
essence of quality, rarity and beauty. Also, if
you're into the healing aspect of 'stones', then
it adds extra symbolism and energy to your
Above, is a tree created on a beautiful raw piece
of black Tourmaline from Chalmers Gems.
The blossom is a mixture of gemstone chips:
Garnet, Moonstone and Peridot.
The base on the tree above is, Chrysocolla and
the blossom is a mixture of multicoloured Beryl.
This smaller tree (above) is wired onto a Fuschite
gemstone base with Amethyst blossom.
A full instructional video is available on my