Umcebo Trust Beaded Tree Initiative

The Umcebo Trust is putting their initiative to build the worlds tallest beaded tree, into top gear. We want to build a 4m high stainless steel and glass bead tree, which will have 10 000 beaded leaves. The final tree will also be studded with LED lighting. It will eventually weigh ten tons, and we hope that it will tour to events like Design Indaba, Chelsea Flower Show etc, before finding a permanent home in a public space, approved by its sponsor. We will then submit our portfolio of evidence to the Guinness World Record Authorities TM, for their granting it a certification, as the worlds largest beaded sculpture.

We have prepared an animation for this project, and we are currently busy with artists impressions , and engineering drawings and approval. These together with budgets are being forwarded to potential funders, and we hope to soon sign MOU's and start construction of this icon piece of beadwork.

We will be keeping you posted, but in the meantime urge you to visit the following links to view the animation, go to You Tube and type in Umcebo. We will also be uploading the animation to our site at which is currently having a revamp.

We thank you as always for your support and encouragement in this venture.


Robin Opperman-Director- Umcebo Trust

Event Start Date: 
Saturday, 14 March, 2009
Event End Date: 
Thursday, 31 December, 2009
Event Venue: 
Umcebo Trust Durban
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