New in the Shop!

New ivory-white faceted crackle beads—from my COM bracelet, Copper Seas. I love these beads!

And finally, Queen Anne's Lace pendants!
In stormy blue, with a flash of gold at the center.

And frosted copper.

See them all here!

AJE October Component of the Month Reveal ~ Copper Seas

For October's Component of the Month Challenge at AJE Blog, we received a stunning copper bracelet focal handcrafted by Kristi Bowman. Each one is made from copper clay and carefully textured with ammonites. They are stunning!

I've never used copper in my jewelry, so I was really excited to be finally working with it!
Here's what I made:
I continued with the sea theme of the ammonites, choosing colors and textures to echo the roughness of broken rocks, the sparkle of waves, and seashells found on the beach. I call it "Copper Seas".

I started with a loop of pearl seed beads—I wanted something more than just a simple ring attached to the focal and I liked the luster it added. Then I continued around with a mix of my own polymer beads, ceramic beads from Michaels (I love the color and "watery" glaze of those beads), opalite, and one single faceted Czech glass bead.

The faceted beads, I created specifically for this bracelet, mixing pearlesent white and ivory, and forming the fine copper veins with acrylic paint. Sometimes making new beads for a project can prove disasterous and not a match at all, but these happily were perfect. They add a nice touch of roughness to the design. I also put in one lone polymer seashell bead—a leftover from projects years past.

And a pretty copper clasp to finish it off—one of only two I had in my bead stash—I really need to get more copper components!

Finally, at the clasp I made a little collection of charms to dangle.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my process. A big thank you to Kristi for providing us with such gorgeous works of art!!

Be sure to check out what everyone else made!

 Kym Hunter Designs
MiShel Designs

AJE Team Members:
Jennifer Cameron Glass Addictions
Lesley Watt Gossiping Goddess
Kristen Stevens My Bead Journey
Caroline Dewison Blueberri Beads
Jenny Davies-Reazor 
Melissa Meman 
Rebekah Payne Tree Wings Studio
Francesca Watson
Sue Kenney SueBeads
Kristi Bowman Design

The Winnners Are…

Cheri—she won the red fox set!

Kym Hunter Designs—she won the owl set!

moonlitfantaseas—she won the fawn set!

Congratulations ladies!

And an enormous thank you to each of you who entered, shared and shopped!!

This was so much fun! I'm already planning the next giveaway…


Fall Sale and Giveaway!

* * * This sale and giveaway has ended. * * *
Thank you to everyone who entered, shared and shopped!

The sleepy critters and all their beady friends are looking for new homes—it's time for a sale! Use code AUTUMN15 for 15% off any order thru Monday October 14th.

4 days only!

And for extra fun, I'm having a giveaway! You all know I love to do giveaways… and with my giveaways there is always more than one winner!

Here's what you could win…
One of my brand new frosted copper Queen Anne's Lace pendants, with a sleepy fox, owl, or fawn. There will be 3 randomly drawn winners!

The Rules:

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment in the comments below. And you get extra entries by leaving additional comments for doing one or all of these:

1. Becoming a follower of Tree Wings Studio blog
2. Sharing my GIVEAWAY on your blog, facebook, or twitter
3. Sharing my SALE on your blog, facebook, or twitter

Be sure to leave ONE comment for EACH thing you do.

And don't forget to leave your contact info.

Of course, international bead lovers are welcome to enter too. :-)

(Feel free to use any of the photos posted here when sharing.)

This giveaway will end on October 14th and I'll announce the winners on October 15th.

Happy winning and shopping!

The Colors and Sights of Autumn

It's my favorite season at last! We're already a few weeks into this spectacular show and as always, I'm in awe of its beauty. Autumn is such a short lived time here in Virginia, but each year, I eagerly look forward to it—there's something almost magical about the glowing colors of the changing leaves, the vivid sunsets, and the crisp air—even though the life that grew and bloomed all Spring and Summer long is finally ending, there's promise of its return next year as seeds and fruits ripen.

I hope you'll enjoy this little tour of the sights of Autumn that I captured to share with you…

Happy Autumn!