I recently published my Aeonium and String of Bananas PDF and Video Class. But I’ve been wanting to make this black aeonium tree for a long time, so I took some extra time to make and publish this one as well. The design is fairly similar to the original aeonium, with an extra layer of leaves, and of course, a more advanced shading pattern. The PDF also contains instructions on how to make the aeonium in tree-form and plant it.
- Continuous Loops
- Continuous Wraparound Loops
- Basic Frame
- Lacing / lace-as-you-go
- Bottom Wire Extensions
- Continuous Basic Frame
All of these techniques are taught for free in the “Learn” section of my website. On that page you can download free PDF technique packets, and access free video demonstrations for each technique.
The PDF is 17 pages long and contains the materials list, over 70 high quality images, and detailed written instructions for making the plant.
Due to the coloring in the plant, I just felt like it needed a pot that was a little creepy to fit the mood. So I used a planter shaped like a carved skull. You can purchase the same planter here. (<< That is an affiliate link. I do get a small portion of the sales for recommending the product if you purchase it after clicking my link, at no extra cost to you.)
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Seed Beads (rocailles):
A. 18 grams 11/0 galvanized mint
B. 2 grams 11/0 galvanized rose gold
C. 2 grams 11/0 galvanized bronze
D. 15 grams 11/0 gold luster raspberry
E. 20 grams 11/0 higher metallic plum iris
F. 82 grams 11/0 metallic dark purple iris
G. 18 grams 11/0 hex metallic burgundy
H. 30 grams 11/0 hex iris 2-cut blue
I. 30 grams 11/0 opaque brown cream travertine
Colored Copper Wires:
• 9 ft (2.8 m) 24g (0.5 mm) peridot or light green (leaves a, b, c)
• 30 ft (9.2 m) 24g (0.5 mm) burgundy or magenta (leaf d, e)
• 90 ft (27.5 m) 24g (0.5 mm) purple (leaf f)
• 10 ft (3.1 m) 32g (0.2 mm) burgundy or 30g (0.25 mm) magenta (leaf lacing)
• 20 ft (6.1 m) 28g (0.3 mm) gold (stem wrapping)
• 25 ft (7.6 m) 30g (0.25 mm) any color (assembly)
• 3 ½ feet 14g galvanized steel wire (cut into 3x 14 inch lengths)
• tan floral tape
• Pot about 6 x 4 1/2 inches
• Craft plaster
• Small pebbles