“Are You Eclectic”

“I think my style is a mix of quirky, eclectic, bright, and fun, with a really sophisticated feminine silhouette.” Elaine Welteroth

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Are you unique, one of a kind, eclectic and different?

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Do you follow the masses and look for that “same” thing everyone else is wearing?

https://www.etsy.com/shop/JudysTreehouse caters to the unique, one of a kind, eclectic person who likes to be different, stand out in the crowd and showcase their very own style and personal “trend”.

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What’s your style? Classy, Casual, Unique, Unusual, Eclectic, Artsy, Funky, Eccentric, Indie, Artsy, Religious, Retro, Earthy, Boho Chic, Bohemian, Gypsy, Hippie, Bold, Minimalist, Chunky, Simple, Short, Long……….all of the above!! Every day I’m different and so is the jewelry I create. You’ll find a wide range to choose from at JudysTreehouse.

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Quality, unique, one of a kind jewelry, gifts and decor carefully assembled by my hands, one piece at a time. You won’t find hundreds or thousands available of any individual item; maybe just a few and many only one of a kind…..like you!

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What? No coupon codes or sales. Why is this? My items are priced to be reasonable and fair; for you and for me. Quality, handcrafted and unique items at affordable prices. I don’t want you to have to watch for a sale; or, miss a sale or overlook or wait for a coupon code “to get the best deal”. I don’t want you to have paid “full price” for something, only to find it at a “sale price” a day or two later. Although prices are subject to change, I do my best to assure you are getting “the best deal” each and every day at JudysTreehouse.

Down to Earth, transparent, no gimmicks, honesty, integrity, and quality is what you’ll find at JudysTreehouse.    That’s who I am!

Can’t find what you’re looking for?  There’s a lot to view!   Check out the shop “Sections” and “Filters” to help you shorten your search. And, as always, please feel free to contact me. I’m happy to help.   The best way to reach me is through my Etsy shop  https://www.etsy.com/shop/JudysTreehouse  In the upper right hand corner you’ll see my profile picture (okay, it’s an older picture but it’s me) and under the picture tap on “contact”.   (Although I’d like to respond to each inquiry immediately, please allow 24 hours for a response. Thank you!)

Please be sure to read my shop policies prior to your purchase. Contact me if you have any questions.

Are you looking on the “Bright Side”? I’m branching out. Check out my new shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/JudysTreehouseToo
where I’ll be listing/moving more of the bright, colorful, whimsical Boho Hippie Gypsy Eclectic Styles I create!

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Thank you for visiting Judy’s Treehouse! I appreciate your interest and hope you find the perfect something!
Peace Love and Joy


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I appreciate you!   Thanks for visiting!

Peace Love and Joy



“What Color is Your Inner Hippie”

“She comes in colors ev’rywhere
She combs her hair
She’s like a rainbow
Coming, colors in the air
Oh, everywhere
She comes in colors”  – Keith Richards, Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones)

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Peace Love and Joy


“Beautiful Patina”

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What is patina?

Dictionary result for patina

  1. a green or brown film on the surface of bronze or similar metals, produced by oxidation over a long period.
    • a gloss or sheen on a surface resulting from age or polishing.
      “the dining table will acquire a warm patina with age”
    • the impression or appearance of something.
      “he carries the patina of old money and good breeding”

    I found my love for creating patina pieces about four years ago.     Starting with pre-cut brass and copper metal blanks, I did a little on-line research on patina how to’s and started experimenting.

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    My first creations were patina’d earrings.

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    Don’t you just love their unique colors and asymmetrical designs!    So eclectic!  Little jewelry works of arts.     A must have for the jewelry connoisseur, don’t you think!

    From earrings, I went on to creating a few cuff bracelets and rings.

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    Rather than purchasing pre-cut metal cuffs, I wanted to actually make the cuffs.    Hand-cut from a sheet of brass, copper or bronze.    I experimented with different gauges of metal 22, 20, and 18.     And, in my opinion, I think the 20 gauge has a nice weight and sturdiness to it.   The 22 gauge is a thinner metal and makes a more lightweight cuff.   The 18 gauge makes a somewhat thicker, heavier cuff.    And, like Goldilocks with the Three Bears, the gauge, weight, and size of a cuff comes down to a personal preference.    Yet, no matter the gauge of the metal, with a gentle squeeze/pressure each cuff adjusts to a desired fit.

    I also tried different lengths and widths for a variety of sizes.    Although the cuffs are somewhat adjustable, I noticed that a one size fits most isn’t always the case.  Not all of us are average.   Case in point, I’m 5′, 10 1/2″, above average height for a woman often leaving me with just wishful want of some clothes that are made as one size fits most.    So, with my cuffs I have a few different lengths; 5 3/4″, 6″, 6 1/2″, and 7″ allowing for a more encompassing one size fits most.

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    After cutting my metal strips into different lengths and widths, I then sand them, by hand, to smooth the edges.    I could use power tools to cut, sand, and polish the metal but there’s just something about creating a piece step by step by hand.  Realizing the strength of my hands as I cut through the metal.   Feeling the joy from that last snip as the metal falls away.      Sensing a slight heat as the metal warms up with the glide of the sandpaper over the rough edges.      The smoothness felt when I run my fingers over the sanded piece to rule out sharp edges.     It’s not just the end result that makes the piece special, it’s the process and the journey of the creation.    A little bit of heart and soul along with a bit of elbow grease goes into each creation.

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    Once the metal is sanded smooth the strips are shaped into cuffs.    This process requires a rawhide hammer, a heavy metal mandrel, a little stamina and a bit of patience.    Hammer, Hammer, Hammer not just to create the shape but to strengthen the metal, as well.    This will help the piece better maintain its final shape.

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    After the cuff is shaped it’s ready for the patina magic to happen.  Nope, I do not use patina paints, polishes, waxes or dyes.    I use a chemical process to expedite the development of the patina vs waiting for the every day elements of moisture, air, heat and humidity it takes for metal to develop its patina over time.

    I patiently, and sometimes not so patiently, check my pieces to see what designs the patina is creating.    Sometimes I pull them early.   Sometimes I leave them overnight.   Sometimes I remove the patina and start all over.    But after it’s all said and done each patina comes out as a unique, stunning work of art.   Some I like better than others.    And I love to watch how other people are attracted to one design over another……..decisions, decisions!

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    After the patina has dried, I then apply a wax coat to seal and maintain the patina.   The wax adds a nice shiny, glossy finish.

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    Lately, I’ve moved on to creating unique patina pendant statement necklaces.      Following the same process I did for the cuffs, I created the pendants.    Each is hand cut, hand sanded, patina’d and polished.
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The next step with the necklaces was finding the perfect gemstones.   Sigh, I just love gemstones!    Then came the Match Game!    Picking the perfect gemstone to complement each patina pendant and adding a bit of fancy chain for the finishing touch!

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And, finally, these cool, unique, and unusual Statement Necklaces!   No two are exactly the same!   They are artsy, eclectic, classy and eye-catching.    Sure to grab some attention and start a conversation or two!

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And there you have it.     A few of the steps involved in creating some of my unique jewelry pieces.

The jewelry I create is available for purchase at https://www.etsy.com/shop/JudysTreehouse

Thank you for your interest!

Peace Love and Joy


From The Tractor Seat…..By Judy Rebman

Personally Published!
Personally Published!

I have always wanted to be a writer.    I guess you could say I am a writer.    I do write……a lot!    So let me rephrase that.    I have always wanted to be a published author.

Early on I started writing poetry.    Was told I was pretty good at it, too.     Took creative writing classes in high school and advanced English classes.     Don’t know how much of that learning has stuck with me over the years.    Pretty sure my punctuation and grammar and sentence structure are not spot on.    BUT, I say if you have a story to tell, tell it.     Write it the way you want.    Use your voice.     Use whatever words resonate with you.     Punctuate where and when you want!

The thought of someone editing my work sends chills up and down my spine.    Sure, they may be able to say something better or maybe just differently than what I have written.    They may change my verbs and adjectives, add or delete words, change my punctuation marks which then could change the emotion I had put into a particular sentence or paragraph.

Oh yea, and paragraphs!    I’m not always sure where the proper breaks should be made.    So I make them where I want them.    And, if it sounds good to me, that is where they stay.

Editors, agents, publishers.     They may help me to become a better writer but I still want and need my own voice to be found in my writing.

When I left my job in the corporate world I thought I would finally have the time to write my stories.     And, I did have the time.     But, I soon learned that writing wasn’t as simple as I thought it would be.      Here is an example of my days spent writing:

  • staring at a blank page on a computer screen
  • creating a title for my book before I had even written a word
  • starting a story page that might go something like this…..   She found herself high on a hill in the middle of the night.      Then that would be it.    I’d find myself frozen at the keyboard and empty of words.   Not thoughts, my mind is always flittering away, just no words flowing from my thoughts through my fingertips onto the pate
  • searching the web for articles on “how to write a…..” fill in the blank
  • searching the web for articles on purple prose
  • searching the web for articles on how to get published
  • getting up from the computer and putting in a load of laundry
  • back to staring at a blank page on a computer screen
  • starting to write a story page that might go something like this…..   Her butt was sore from sitting at her desk in front of a blank computer screen all day while thinking to write the next best selling novel of all time.
  • getting up from the computer and emptying  the dishwasher
  • making lunch
  • reading a book that will take me to that pivotal point where character, plot, and story flow easily from my mind, through my fingers, to my blank page.

You get the gist.    And, if you’ve ever tried to write, you can probably relate.

After a year of repeating the above steps, having a few starter pages and even a chapter or two for the worlds next best selling novel, I threw in my towel, walked away from my computer screen and opted for different avenues in which to release my creative urges.

Over the past eight years I’ve taught myself to garden; herbs, vegetables and flowers.    I’ve tried my hand at a little interior decorating; ripping up carpets and refinishing the stairway, painted and repainted walls and ceilings (I can now paint edges without taping!).    Refurbished some old furniture pieces.    Read and reread a LOT of books.      And, started creating jewelry and my very own small business!

But, I still have this gnawing urge to write.      Which takes me to my title page for this post, From the Tractor Seat – By Judy Rebman.

When I first started driving the tractor and became the grain cart operator during harvest I was a nervous wreck.    Afraid I would not be where I needed to be, would not be able to “dump on the go”, would spill grain when I was loading the truck.     I would sit in the tractor at attention, listening intently over the hand held radios to be called into action.     I would not have any distractions in the tractor; no radio, no phone, no books.   Nothing to do but sit and wait and think.   Long days and sometimes quite boring I’m sorry to say.

Over the years as I developed my skills with grain cart operations I became more at ease and confident in my farming responsibilities.     I began taking a blank notepad and pen with me and would write from my little tractor cab office cubicle.    Short poems or stories arising from my thoughts or things I would see in the field;  a grasshopper, a mouse, trash along the roadway.

The more I wrote from my little sterile environment where the only interruptions where my call to field duty, the more relaxed I became with my writing and the easier the words would flow from my mind to my fingertips onto the blank page.

I didn’t worry about what other people would think, or proper grammar, punctuation, and purple prose.    I just wrote what came freely to me at that particular moment.    And I enjoyed seeing my little stories evolve.

And so came my first publication!    From the Tractor Seat and A Rooster Came To Stay are my self-published, first edition, storybooks.     I gathered up some of the stories I’d written from my seat in the tractor over a few harvest seasons, printed my pages, added some photos and illustrations, hand bound the books, and presented them to my grandsons, Alej and Christian.    There are only three copies in circulation, I gave copies to my dad, too.       And you know what, I’m pretty proud of this accomplishment.     No, they are not on the best seller list but they are an heirloom I created for my grandsons and grandbabies yet to be that may someday be passed down from generation to generation.       No editors, no agents, no publishers.    Just my words, in my voice, my style of writing without a care in the world as to whether or not they are grammatically correct or perfect as per some others’ standards.   Just a few little stories and poems that I hope will bring a laugh, a smile, or a small bit of joy to someone’s world.

I will be sharing some of these little poems and stories here on my website.    Maybe you will enjoy them.    I hope so.    Maybe you will criticize and judge them.    That is your prerogative.

All I can say is that I love to write so I am going to write and who knows……someday you might just find me on that best seller list.

Follow your dreams!    Don’t get in the way of yourself.       And, certainly, don’t let others block your path.      Feel free to be who you want to be and you will become that person!