Macrame Tree of Life
This macrame tree of life was created with 2mm natural hemp twine, a 10 inch metal ring and light and dark shades of brown wood beads. The metal ring was completely wrapped with twine before starting on the tree itself. There are many ways of making a Tree of Life, but this one was created from the the roots upwards. Lengths of hemp were attached and then plaited together to form the tree’s trunk before dividing for the branches. The thicker branches were made using the macrame spiral knot and thinner branches were made by just twisting two strands together. Beads were randomly threaded onto the branches. To finish, the twine branches were stretched tightly and secured to the metal ring before being glued in place with super glue. There was no particular pattern in mind when starting the tree, it just developed as it progressed.