Welcome to my Etsy Shop: Wilde Skye

Welcome to my Etsy Shop: Wilde Skye - Hand-painted wood slices with beaded elements and sparkle! - DivineMrsDiva.com  (wire-wrapped, Tree of Life, wire trees, gemstone beads, nature-inspired, handmade, landscape, whimsical, plus size artist)

Since my return from our Oregon Coast vacation, I've been super busy prepping for my Etsy shop opening!!  There were lots of last minute details to attend to and I've been spending most of my waking minutes focused completely on this monstrous task that I hope gets easier as I tend to it.  As of today, the shop is OPEN, and you can also access it by clicking on the link in the main menu here on the blog.

If you signed up for my newsletter, you got the head's up ahead of time, but for those of you not signed up I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to Wilde Skye.  (And you can totally still sign up for my newsletter!  I don't spam you and don't send stuff out constantly.)  You can also follow my Etsy shop on Instagram - @WildeSkyeArt!


Many of my pieces are inspired by nature and my travels, so the name Wilde Skye seemed very fitting.  I've been a creative person my entire life, but I love to dive into all kinds of crafting projects (as you've witnessed from being a blog reader over the past twelve years).  For a long time I put off creative endeavors in order to appease other people, work jobs I hated, and do what was expected of me.  But that never lit me up from the inside.

I've been blogging about my personal style as a plus-size lady, my travels, life, family, and everything else since 2009. I love connecting with other folks out there and sharing my experiences through my blog, but after I had cancer I realized how much I was holding myself back. So I've been going and doing and trying as much as I possibly can.

As someone with anxiety and depression, making time for creative projects has been a HUGE help in managing my mental health; and it became a big priority as I regrouped and tried to get through 2020.

And here I am.

The ideas for these creations of mine that incorporate original paintings and beaded elements come from all over. I'm always inspired by nature, my travels, and sparkles! And I hope that I can share my own brand of magic to light up the world as much as I possibly can! ✨

(Full disclosure: I'm also hoping the crippling self-doubt over whether anyone will like what I make helps to inspire more designs as well.)

Welcome to my Etsy Shop: Wilde Skye - Hand-painted wood slices with beaded elements and sparkle! - DivineMrsDiva.com  (wire-wrapped, Tree of Life, wire trees, gemstone beads, nature-inspired, handmade, landscape, whimsical, plus size artist)
A look at my process - I start with a slice of wood and drill holes based on whatever design I'm thinking of. 
Then I paint and seal the background and start working on the wire tree, which is embellished with gemstone bead chips and other bead styles, depending on the design.


Welcome to my Etsy Shop: Wilde Skye - Hand-painted wood slices with beaded elements and sparkle! - DivineMrsDiva.com  (wire-wrapped, Tree of Life, wire trees, gemstone beads, nature-inspired, handmade, landscape, whimsical, plus size artist)
These are the first two pieces I made.  I liked them so much and they inspired many of my other designs.


Welcome to my Etsy Shop: Wilde Skye - Hand-painted wood slices with beaded elements and sparkle! - DivineMrsDiva.com  (wire-wrapped, Tree of Life, wire trees, gemstone beads, nature-inspired, handmade, landscape, whimsical, plus size artist)
Right now, I have a selection of wall hangings and magnets available. 
These are the wall hangings, which range from about 4 inches tall to 6 inches tall.


Welcome to my Etsy Shop: Wilde Skye - Hand-painted wood slices with beaded elements and sparkle! - DivineMrsDiva.com  (wire-wrapped, Tree of Life, wire trees, gemstone beads, nature-inspired, handmade, landscape, whimsical, plus size artist)
The magnets in all their glory!


Welcome to my Etsy Shop: Wilde Skye - Hand-painted wood slices with beaded elements and sparkle! - DivineMrsDiva.com  (wire-wrapped, Tree of Life, wire trees, gemstone beads, nature-inspired, handmade, landscape, whimsical, plus size artist)
A closer look at the magnet collection. 
While most of my pieces contain the beaded element to them, I imagine some of my pieces will just be paintings from time to time.



Do you like a more sparse tree or a full tree?  Do you prefer the nature pieces to the whimsical ones?
Do you like inspirational magnets to remind you of your awesomeness?


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