top of page

Welcome to
Twysted Roots
Handmade bead and wire tree sculptures


#SBS official winner badge Twysted Roots. Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday
Garnet Heart bead and wire tree sculpture by Twysted Roots
Anti Copying in Design round badge in white yellow and black. Text reads Anti Copying in Design We Are Acid charter signatory

From Twysted Roots, something extraordinary grew...


I'm Clair, wire tree artist, and owner of Twysted Roots®. Making bead and wire tree sculptures started as a hobby for me in 2014 and after a lot of practice, Twysted Roots was launched in April 2017. Many tree creations have been made since then, some of which can be seen in the gallery, on Deviant Art, and on Pinterest as well as all the usual social media sites.

I've had a lifelong fascination with trees both life sized and bonsai, but between house moves and lack of space, living plants didn't tend to fare well, or I had to leave them behind. Making bead and wire bonsai trees has filled that void and combined my love of art and nature, plus the need to create. Each tree is made by hand and from the heart; some even turn out to be shaped like one!

Twysted Roots® was chosen by Theo Paphitis as one of his #SBS Small Business Sunday award winners in May 2018.

Each wire tree sculpture is unique and cannot be exactly replicated so you are guaranteed to have a one of a kind piece of art. Trees can be a single bead or wire colour, or a complimentary or contrasting mix. They make a lovely gift either as a stand alone decorative item, part of a collection, or even as a cake topper for a celebratory cake.

I am not currently taking on any new commission work but if you did have a specific tree idea or request, do feel free to get in touch and it will be considered. This does not affect existing bookings.

Materials used

Tarnish resistant copper wire, in a range of colours.

Glass seed beads are the most commonly used, but gemstone and Murano glass are often incorporated into designs. From time to time I also use high end luxury crystal from the company who's name is no longer permitted to be used, but I have a lot from previous purchases before they changed so until I run out, when the design fits, they can be an option.

Twysted Roots® trees are designed to be freestanding however, a base can be used for extra stability on larger trees, or to add to the aesthetic.

All the trees created, featured and sold by Twysted Roots® are one-of-a-kind original pieces, derived from my own imagination, sketch or photograph. All design rights, copyrights, intellectual property (IP) rights and reproduction rights are retained by Twysted Roots® and may not be reproduced by any process or medium without the express written permission of the artist.

bottom of page