Just made a copper "tree" to display my glass birdhouses on. My original tree was a real branch w/ little copper hooks on it, but it got brittle, so was a pain to take from show to show... so I ended up making a copper one before Bead & Button. It turned out great & was easy to fold up & put into my show display storage box.
I took it up w/ me to the gallery last weekend & ended up leaving it there so they could use it to display my necklaces (they looked great on it!)... so I had to come up w/ another one before my next show, which I leave for in a week!
This one stands on its own... the other ones were buried in a vase w/ stones in it. I'm not so sure that I'll keep it like this, I'm worried about tippage... don't want those sweet glass birdhouses to end up on the floor... especially if it's accidentally tipped by a customer... that would be horrifying for them!
Anyway... it's made out of 8, 12 & 18 gauge copper wire. It stands probably 30" tall?? The "branches" can be moved into any direction...but will mostly be facing forward-ish, maybe splayed out a little bit...coming from the back edge of a display table. I'll add little copper hooks to hang the birdhouses from...
After I finished it, I hit it w/ a torch to bring some fabulous colors out of the copper... blues, greens, magentas, etc... really cool looking.