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Designs by Tanja L

Neclace in Red

That piece I made for my cousin's wife who is not much into jewelry but I hope she'll wear it sometimes. I used 6 and 8 mm beads of what the...
Components: natural ruby red, metal beads, metal clasp bought at Lima


A purse for Masha

Crocheted with seed beads 9/0, hook 8, thread similar to DMC8, sc. A handle is a crocheted rope, length 70 cm. The inner lining is polyester.A...
Components: Czech seed beads 9/0 for the purse and 8/0 for the handle, brass frame 10 cm, Delica 10/0 for the charm.


The Blues of Sky and Ocean

It's a present for my cousin's wife. She likes blues and here it is for her.
Components: Howlite dolphins, Fimo beads, Czech glass beads, fresh water pearl nuggets and rice.


Czech Vintage beads in a new design

Those beads are at least 35 years old...not ancient of course, yet pretty old...They were once my first jewelry. Then in Moscow we had a store with...
Components: Various Czech glass beads...


Summer days

When I go to Moscow to visit mom, I can't help visiting my favorite bead stores. Among other staff they have a huge variety of Czech beads. This...
Components: Czech 2-hole beads; 2/0 Czech seed beads; elastic cord


Silent Voice of Earth

I guess this necklace speaks the colors of Earth - most silent, inconsicious and yet fundamental: green, beige, brown and all shades of dirt ...
Components: African Green jasper oval 13x18 LB; feldspath round 8mm; Ocean jasper faceted rice 14x8 LB; Tierra cast toggle clasp


How an Elephant met a Zebra

When I saw those gorgeous huge Elephant jasper beads I immediately visualized a desert where I have never been myself but like many seen on TV. The...
Components: Elephant jasper rice beads 12x36; Golden Zebra jasper coins 12mm; Brass metal beads; Tierra cast ancient gold toggle clasp


My earring mood

just felt like making a few earrings...greens and blues go well with the spring that has been attacked by snow here again today...
Components: Czech glass beads, apple green magnesite coins from LM, mosaic shell coin from LB, earrings and embellishments are self-made from .8mm wire


My favourite green

I love those greens, just can't help it. This piece is made with Kambaba jasper beads of different shapes and Czech glass pearl beads that...
Components: Kambaba Jasper, czech glass pearls, brass toggle clasp


Variations in Blue

Made another one with sodalite. as the blue is rather dull I added light metal beads that gave a bit of shimmer to the piece. In the centre I used...
Components: Brazilian sodalite from LB, metal beads, pearl chips


The grass when the snow is gone

This is netting with seed beads embellished with olive jade chips...love the colors ...I finished it when the snow had melted away and the grass...
Components: Czech seed beads, Olive jade chips


Canadian jade necklace with earings

A friend of mine will turn 60 in May. I asked her to take a look at beads at LB and choose the stone she likes. She picked Canadian jade and the...
Components: Canadian Jade, TierraCast toggle clasp - all bought at LB


seed bead necklace in blue and green

Was experimenting with some mandala beaded bead and then decided to add a few pieces and make it a necklace...
Components: Opaque seed beads of three different colors


Summer day

A combo of metal and ribbon plus a few different metal and plastic beads ...it's very light and soft...
Components: metal chain, silk ribbon, metal beads, plastic beads


Green water jasper/olive fire agate necklace

was stuck at first with just fire agate beads ...knew they need some focal beads to really become visible...the solution came in the morning when I...
Components: All bought at LB: gorgeous Green water jasper rice beads and 3 different sizes of round olive fire agate 4mm, 6mm and 8mm


Another sodalite necklace...

I made another sodalite necklace. This time I used 10mm puffed coins accompanied by freshwater pearls, both from LB and Czech glass rondelle beads...
Components: 10mm puffed coin Sodalite beads 7mm freshwater potato pearls sky blue 6mm Czech glass rondelle


Discreet charm of sodalite

Got it free from LB...it took me quite a while to come up with something worthy of a gift..Blue and silver compliment each other...
Components: Sodalite flat oval beads 14x10, sodalite sticks in the middle and metal Bali style beads...


Feldspath necklace

Inspired by the simplicity of the feldspath beads themselves...just love them...made this one with Czech black glass rondelles


Rapsody in blue...

gems bought at Lima, made two variations with the same beads
Components: Sky Blue Line Agate Tube 10-12x6mm Sky Blue Potato 6-7mm Czech dagger beads metal daisy spacers in one of them


Autumn mood

Made of Ocean Jasper, Fossil Coral rose and red and grey Botswana agate. All from Lima beads. The pendant is also of agate.


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