Tibetan Bell Prisms

Tibetan Bell Prisms
Tibetan Bell Prisms

You can find some of the most unique items to create with on Etsy.     So many cool shops offering unique bits of this or that to inspire your creative spirit.   Or, if you’re not so creative minded at the time, plenty of shops offering beautiful and unique handmade items.     If you haven’t tried Etsy.com, I highly recommend you check it out.     Lots of vintage items, too.

As was the case with these small Tibetan Brass Bells I found on Etsy, at thisattic.etsy.com    They were linked together on a strand of chain.     I’ve had them in my stash for a while.    I wanted to recreate them into prisms but wasn’t sure exactly how I wanted to go about this.     They finally evolved into these lovely prism chimes.   The bells have such a nice melody.      I only have four of these.   One each with red, blue, green, or gold crystal embellishments.

 

Etched Copper Inspirism Sun Catchers

Etched Copper "Inspirism" Sun Catchers
Etched Copper “Inspirism” Sun Catchers

From a sheet of copper I cut the shape, file/sand, apply the design, then put it through an etching process. Clean it up, put it through a patina process, then give it either a spray of lacquer or coat of wax to help it maintain the patina finish. A few rustic wraps of copper wire, a colorful bead or two, and a large leaded crystal prism ball and it’s ready to hang. The back side has a black ink stamping and has a slight patina.

Hang it in a sunny spot and watch your room come alive with colorful rainbow prisms. A wonderful way to remind someone they are being thought of and loved.

So whimsical and fun.       I have a number of different sayings and quotes available and a few listed at JudysTreehouse.etsy.com.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/258935791

These make great gifts.   Best friend, housewarming new neighbor, motivation, inspiration…….to name a few.

Custom orders are very much welcomed and appreciated.     Turn around time is approximately one week from the time payment is received.     Contact me here through e-mail or directly from my Etsy shop for details.

 

Funky Fun and Whimsical Jewelry

A Dream and Three Wishes
A Dream and Three Wishes

I found these fabulous fiber bundles on Etsy at FishBayElements.    You really should check out this shop.    It’s sure to set your creative muse in gear.    And, of course, I had to get some bundles…..and then some more bundles….and then a few more.   At first, I wasn’t sure how I was going to incorporate them into my jewelry designs.    Slowly but surely they are evolving.    Here, I’ve incorporated them into these bright, colorful unique daydream catcher necklaces.     You can find them at Judystreehouse.etsy.com.

Play Me A Melody

Rustic Bell Chimes
Rustic Bell Chimes

 

Sometimes I’ll find something cool that I want to incorporate into a design, so I purchase it. Sometimes, when I purchase these cool things by the time I get them I forgot what I had intended or I get one of those “what was I thinking”. So, I just add it to my stash until it evokes my creative muse and evolves into some eclectic loveliness. Thus was the case with these rustic bells. They have a lovely chime. Perfect addition to a window or porch where the slight breeze can create a little melody!

Art In The Park – Beardstown, IL

How about a visit to Beardstown.   This Saturday, August 27th from 10am to 4pm. Art in The Park and A Taste of Beardstown.   Good food fun and festivities for all.

JudysTreehouse at Art In The Park 2015
JudysTreehouse at Art In The Park 2015

Look for Judy’s Treehouse and stop by to browse and say hello.   I have some great jewelry to spice up your fall wardrobe along with my copper etched inspirisms, bright cheerful dreamcathcers, and more.    Look forward to seeing you there. For more information, checkout Taste of Beardstown and Art In The Park on Facebook.

In the beginning

Welcome to Judy’s Treehouse.    I’m just getting started here so please excuse “the mess” as I construct my new website.      Here, I hope you will enjoy sharing a creative journey through country living.        In the meantime, check out JudysTreehouse.etsy.com, where you’ll find listings of my handmade jewelry, dreamcatchers, and prisms.      You can also find JudysTreehouse on Facebook and Instagram.         Thanks for stopping by.    Have a terrific day and I hope you’ll come back often.

Creative Gardening
Creative Gardening