by Valarie Lewis.
(Northeast Pennsylvania USA)
This tree of life pendant is a little different from all of the wire trees out there. This one was engraved on dichroic glass.
After engraving it, I fused it to a piece of deep purple glass, and wire wrapped it in gold filled wire. I am a member of a local arts council, and I entered this at an open call for entries at a gallery.
There were no categories for glass, or for jewelry, and although they turned away 1/3 of all the entries, mine was accepted. It gave me the confidence boost I needed to start submitting more to art shows.