Enjoying the Colors of Winter

January 18, 2014 , In: Inspiration
I find it’s very easy sometimes to overlook the beauty of winter for the bitter cold of it, but the other morning when I woke up to this, I couldn’t help but pause and enjoy (And shiver, of course!). The colors are subtle, but they’re definitely there. There’s a beautiful softness to each hue. I would be one happy bead artist if I had the ability to combine colors just a tiny fraction as beautifully and perfectly as they are arranged in nature!
And so, to remind us to enjoy the beauty despite the cold, I put together a treasury of some of my favorite winter finds:

‘The Beautiful Shades of Winter’ by TreeWingsStudio

Some say winter is oh-so drab, but if you take the time to look, you’ll always find such beautiful colors hidden in the cold. Enjoy!

Tiny Flowers Charms


Lampwork Beads – SueBeads – …


Large leaf beads, czech Glas…


Woodland Sparrow Bird in Ear…


Moss Ceramic hand carved win…


Tribal Dangles


Handmade Lampwork Ivory Etch…


Lake in Winter, Landscape Ph…


Fine Art Print-Andes Ice For…


Handmade Large Polymer Clay …


Porcelain bird earrings, Bro…


Set of 6 Carved, Patterned, …


Blue Matte Stoneware Coin Ch…


Silver and Brass Hammered Le…


Ceramic Tree Bark Pendant – …


Earthy Snowflake

Nature is always my greatest inspiration! I hope you’ll be inspired this weekend — go enjoy some beautiful winter sights and see where it takes you in your creating!
Happy Saturday!

Rebekah Payne

Rebekah Payne is the designer and creator behind Tree Wings Studio. What started out as just a few beads for her own jewelry creations quickly grew into more than a hobby and she now spends every spare moment busy in her studio crafting beads for jewelry designers around the world… and the occasional piece of jewelry for herself. She loves fine details, rustic charm, earthy hues, and all things textural. These days her medium of choice is polymer clay, but she also dabbles in wire-working and uses various fibers and leather.
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    Oh I agree! I have been inspired by the same white/gray/black/brown/tawny palette for the last month or so, and I have a strand of Botswana agate that I am dying to use–it has all these colors, plus here and there a hint of peachy winter sky. I love your photos, especially the dried shrubs encased in ice. (makes me want to use my clear quartz too!)

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    Such a beautiful post of finding beauty in winter!

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    Beautiful photos…even though ice storms are so destructive, they are the prettiest to look at since the world is encased in a layer of "glass" that dazzles when the sun is out. And glass is my favorite…

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