Step 1: Transfer the green seed beads to the spool wire.
Step 2: Make an 11-loop beaded piece.
Step 3: Make more beaded pieces.
Step 4: Shape the branches.
Step 5: Attach the branches.
Step 6: Make the tree stand.
Step 7: Make and attach the candles.
Step 8: Attach the star.

Photograph by Dennis Johnson
Diagrams by Maureen Mulligan

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Heirloom: A Miniature Christmas Tree

This is one of my favorite beading projects of all time. No matter how many of these little trees I have made, I continue to be amazed by their delicate beauty.