Beyond Trophies is proud to present its first addition to the Craft Trophies range. In the spirit of bringing unique and fresh awards to the industry, Beyond Trophies is on a mission to seek out clever and meaningful crafts from local suppliers. This has led to a very special décor craze steadily gaining momentum in Brisbane, known as Fantasy Bead Wire Trees. Here is what the creator had to say about her enchanting new product.
Let me introduce you to the amazing world of Fantasy Bead Wire Trees.
Bead Wire Trees are extremely popular in Japan and the United States, being fashioned on the art of Bonsai, with the tree attached to a rock. My version, Fantasy Trees, has become so popular and a “must have”, that I wanted to share it with everyone.
I have created an amazing hobby and something that is unique in Australia. Depending on the size of the tree, it takes from two to five days to complete, with every tree being an individual. Photos do not do the trees justice, but seeing them for real… they are a picture of eye catching beauty. Fantasy Trees have been purchased for every room in people’s homes (teens love them), for the office and workplace, churches, prayer rooms, hospitals, nursing homes, retirement villages, weddings and also for gravesites. They are cheaper than a bouquet of flowers and last forever. They certainly make a wonderful and memorable gift for people of all ages. Hey, even the guys love them for on their bar, or in their man caves.
All the vases that I use are either glass, ceramic, wood or pottery, and of good quality, being purchased either here or overseas. I use florist wire and tape and the beads are either simulated pearls, glass, coloured and clear acrylics, genuine crystals or wood beads. A lot of the beads that I purchase are from China, Malaysia or Hong Kong, as they have some amazingly different beads that are not available in Australia, and this gives me a greater variety when selecting the beads for the trees.
Fantasy Trees can also be sent to you by post. After a photo has been taken, the trees are folded back and sent to you as a “flat pack” for you to unfold the branches. The reason I have to send it this way is because, as yet, I have not found a way to send it to you as a completed tree and not get crushed. Your tree comes with pictured instructions on how to unfold the branches. It is quick, easy, and so much fun seeing your tree come alive. The tree will be firmly secured in the vase and all you have to do is unfold the branches like a Xmas tree.
The trees are made in three sizes, small, medium and large, which also dictates how many beads are used, and depending on the height of the vase, they range in height from about 40cm to 70cm.
Beyond Trophies offers these unique trophies exclusively to Brisbane clients. The trees are intended as individual awards for prestigious occasions, and can be fitted with an engraved tag to suit the size, space, and shape of the vase. As the creator mentioned, each Fantasy Tree is unique in its design and components, and can rarely be reproduced exactly from a previous template. This is what makes them special. Fantasy Trees have the inimitable quality of paintings.
As a special note, the creator assures that pre-orders can be made for specific colours and sizes. Just ask Beyond Trophies what you need, and we shall do the rest.
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