I don’t always have the time to play with other forms of creativity, but when the opportunity to update my personal garb presents itself, I find the time. The blue tree of life created here brings an old and well-loved bag back to life.
The problem was that my most favorite bag had darkened with age and was no longer the beautiful blue it once was. Here is a picture of how bad it had become (a really rainy faire season didn’t help I’m sure)
Step One – Paint
I found some great metallic blue leather paint on Amazon:
Creating The Tree of Life
While the bag now was a snazzy blue and the original design could be seen, it was very faint when not in direct light. My original plan to create a Tree of Life to overlay the design was still on the table.
For this project, I checked a lot of different videos for ideas – I think I followed this one the most closely:
After checking out a variety of videos and to-do’s online, I went shopping for the elements I did not have. Namely, the 3″ silver ring that would serve as the base for my tree. This along with elements from my own stores was just what I needed
I followed the directions sort of carefully. Of course, I took license where I wanted to and was rewarded with a pretty respectable Tree of Life:
The Finished Product
I couldn’t be more thrilled with my very first attempt at a wire-wrapped tree of life, and not to mention the new life that my favorite bag received because of it!