Of course you guys all know me and my
crazy obsession love of making Tree of Life pendants. I just enjoy making them so much and I keep looking for new ideas and new ways of making them.
Well, I was at the Flea Market last weekend and I found some awesome flat slices of agate geode and got an idea to use that as a base for a Tree. This is the very first attempt. I have more slices in more colors and I’m going to be making some different versions as well but here’s the initial result:
It features moss agate round gemstone beads as “leaves” and sterling-silver plated wire for the trunk and branches. The geode itself is wrapped with an antique bronze wire. Agate is pretty much the oldest gemstone in recorded history and is THE stone for protection. Agate is said to attract strength, prevent bad dreams and aide against stress and energy drains.
I think this is a neat way of having both a cool stone pendant as well as something special and one-of-a-kind. Because of course every slice of agate geode would be unique, it’s impossible to ever duplicate something like this. And I think that the agate and the Tree are a cool combo.