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Wire Jewelry Making: Tree Thee For Christmas

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Don't just deck the halls this Christmas. Create a piece of wire jewelry that lets you take a bit of holiday cheer wherever you go. Make a wire Christmas tree pin. Wear it on your sweater, coat, scarf or hat for a unique holiday touch that's bold and creative too.
Creating your own bold wire Christmas tree pin is pretty simple. Once you get the hang of it, you'll want to make a Christmas tree pin for every friend on your Christmas list.
Tools Pliers Round-nosed pliers Wire cutters Files or sandpaper (Try cushioned emery files) A hammer and anvil or block (Optional)
Materials 16 Gauge Wire If you are already creating wire jewelry, use precious metals if that's what you prefer. If you don't have much experience working with wire, try experimenting with copper wire until you get the hang of the technique. Switch to more expensive metals, like sterling silver or gold filled, once you feel comfortable.
Cut Your Wire Cut a 12 inch piece of 16 gauge wire. If you're using sterling …