The Summertime Flower Giveaway Winners!

And the four very lucky winners are…

Pine Ridge Treasures

Congratulations ladies!

And a big thank you to all of you who entered and played along—you gave some lovely suggestions and I'm definitely going to be out picking more flowers for new beads very soon!

A Last Minute Reminder…

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

Don't forget my sale (both the 15% off and the 20% off) and my summer flower giveaway are ending today—6/28 at 11:59pm EST!

There are no coupons needed—sale prices are already marked for easy shopping. But… if your order is $60 or over, be sure to use my free shipping code: SHIPFREE. Yes, it's good even for you international bead lovers! We all like to put those extra dollars into beads whenever we can, right!? Go to my announcement post for all the sale details.

Enter my giveaway here—your comment must be submitted there for your name to be added to the drawing. :-)

See everything in my shop here or click on the links below to go to these sections:

And, as always—thank you so much for shopping with me—you're the ones who make it possible for me to spend so many happy hours doing what I love most!

And good luck for the giveaway!

Sunshine in my day

If you're a jewelry artist then of course you know what joy those little handcrafted pieces of goodness lovingly made by artists near and far can bring. As one who makes her own beads too, I feel this is extra special, because while I may not fully understand the process that goes into these creations, I do understand the effort involved and I definitely feel a great connection with fellow bead makers—intricate detail or simplistic style, I treasure each one that falls into my hands. Creating is such happiness—and enjoying someone else's creation and making it into something just a little bit more by adding it to my own jewelry creations… well, it's the sunshine in my day!

Here are the most recent treasures which I'm so happy to now call my own…

Pretties from Lesley Watt. Lesley has a great sense of texture and color—it always results in gorgeous components!

This honey golden daisy on blue says summer to me—I think of the daisy-filled fields that surround my home every time I look at.

Sweet blue cubes—I'm loving the little bit of speckling in these!

Coffee, anyone?! Or maybe it's root-beer—either way I'm loving this rich brown. And yes, I could use a big cup of caffeine right about now.

Beautifully detailed bronze clay charms made with the impression of a real ammonite.

And a stunning rust and green ceramic ammonite "fossil" set.

Next, are these brand new creations by Linda Landig

If you follow AJE blog then you already know of Linda's journey as a budding ceramic artist—I'm really so very thrilled to be the owner of some of her very first pieces!

Isn't this orange just yummy?!

And this mottled and rustic leaf charm is the June CoM challenge piece I chose. Linda surprised us with the option to each choose a unique piece—let me tell you, it was a hard choice! With all the variations, this is going to be such a fun reveal!

And lastly, but not at all least, are these new treasures… 

Especially made for me by Erin Prais-Hintz of Tesori Trovati, these two little handcrafted gems—one stamped and painted polymer, and the other painted sea glass—hold a very special place in my heart.

This short message says a lot to me and about me.

Isn't this a fun piece? Erin has challenged me by leaving it without a hole, but it's cheerful colors coupled with the rustic feel and arrow shape have started my creative gears turning…

So, a big thank you to each of you ladies for these new treasures of bright sunshine and artistry! Bundled up inside each of these miniature works of art are so many happy hours of creating!

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Looking for my Summer Flower Giveaway and Sale?

It all ends on June 28th! Go here.

For Me!

I can't help it… I have to brag about my uber talented mom and sister! They surprised me with this lovely pairing for my birthday in late May, and boy! do I feel lucky!

They know me best—they thoughtfully chose to go with soft woodsy greens and browns. The pendant is handcrafted by my sister Bethanne. It started with one of her many free-hand drawn original designs which she meticulously traced onto shrink plastic, colored, shrunk, and sealed—a miniature one-of-a-kind piece of art!

And of course you know the cord is the work of my mom—the fabric she used is actually a small portion of some fabric I had picked out to make a top for myself years ago. Yes, there was a time when I was doing some sewing… before beads fully took over my life! I would love to one day get back to it a little more. :-) So anyway, my mom made this lovely rustically frayed cord using my fabric and for an extra special touch she stitched a tiny matte peacock seed bead to the center (on both sides!) of each covered section.

Both pieces are so perfect for me!

And just when you think the gift couldn't get any better, they found the sweetest little owl jewelry box for me to keep the finished design in! Ask anyone in my family and they will tell you that I am obsessed with love unique and pretty boxes.

So now the ideas are forming in my mind—what will I make with these gorgeous art components? A necklace, I think… but now to find the perfect beads to pair them with and then the best design configuration to make it just right. Fun times for sure!

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Looking for my Summer Flower Giveaway and Sale?

Go here.

Summertime Giveaway and Sale!

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

It's that time again!!

Are you ready for some fun?! I've so enjoyed creating these new pressed flower beads, and since I love nothing more than seeing my beads find new homes in your creations… and I LOVE doing giveaways, I've decided we should have another one—I'm giving away 1 focal (of your choice from the photo above) to 4 lucky winners! (Details for entering are below.)

And since good things often come in pairs, it seemed only right that everyone has a chance to save a little on bead shopping—so, starting today thru June 28th select beads are 15% off in my Etsy shop! You don't need a coupon—I've already marked the prices down in each listing for easy shopping. :-)

With spring coming to an end,
so is my Spring Cleaning Sale—grab these last sets while you can!

Whatever is left goes back to regular price on 6/29.

The Giveaway Rules:
(Yes, as always, international bead lovers are welcome to enter!)

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment in the comments section below and tell me your favorite spring and summer flowers. Are you often inspired by flowers in your jewelry or bead designs? What flowers would you like to see me make? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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, twitter, or pinterest
3. Sharing my 15% off Summer Sale on your blog, facebook, twitter, or pinterest
4.  Sharing my 20% off Spring Cleaning Sale on your blog, facebook, twitter, or pinterest

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

And don't forget to leave your contact info.

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

This giveaway and sale will end on June 28th at 11:59pm EST.
Giveaway winners will be announced on June 30th.

See everything in my shop here or click on the links below to go to these sections:

Happy shopping and winning!

Another Shop Update and a Tutorial for You!

It's been way too long since I've had my pressed flower beads stocked in my shop, so the last couple weeks I got out my molds and set to work. I just finished painting (ah! painting… sheer bliss!) and here's what's up for grabs…

These ferns are brand new—I actually forgot I'd even made this mold!

These sweet wild roses are also brand new! I'm amazed at the detail that was captured!

And I made some new style Queen Anne's Lace pendants too.

I also painted a few larger feathers…

I was just playing around with colors on these, so I probably won't be able to paint any new ones exactly the same, but I'm really happy with the way they look and will definitely be making more in other colors.

See everything in my shop here!

Sweet little kitty was a huge help with the photography… 

I love this guy!

This weekend is my turn to post on AJE… and yes, I did another tutorial! This time it is my CoM bracelet with Sue's chicklet beads: Sweet Flower Dreams. Check it out here!

Also I just finished some new flower garden bunnies with a pretty grey vintage floral print. My mom is working on some matching fabric covered bead cords to go with them, so hopefully we'll be able to show them to you next week—I love the way they turned out!

And now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go lock myself in the studio and there won't be any new beads until the new critters are finished… yes, you read that right! Three brand new sleepy critters are in the works!

I'll probably peek out now and then and show some pretty pictures on my blog or something… but until then… happy creating!