These wire work trees are everywhere! You can make them for any occasion, but they are especially great for Mother& Day! You can use the tree branch colors to represent your children& birthstones like in this My Little Tree necklace design.
Vintaj One-Step Looper Pliers (Cuts/Loops wire Trims and loops head pins & eye pins in one easy step. I like the looks of this one better than the one from bead buddy (or beadalon, whichever it is) Going to be on the lookout for this at Hobby Lobby.
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