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Designs by Tanya m

Raku square earrings

I haven't posted anything in a long while and thought it was time to do so with this pair of earrings. I hope that you enjoy them!
Components: Raku squares by Urban Raku, porcelain beads by Joan Miller Porcelain, hemp cord, sterling silver

Skull bracelet

My sister gave me these awesome skull beads. I have no idea what they are made of or where she got them, but they sure were fun to work with. I...
Components: Gunmetal clasp and chain, African bone, Gaea ceramics, and Czech glass

Hand beaded leather wrap bracelet

I've never made this kind of bracelet before. It was fun, although a little tedious. I think it turned out OK, though.
Components: Czech glass, leather, pewter button, clear nylon cord

little fish earrings

I had originally made these for myself, but liked them so much I made another pair for my etsy shop

I just...
Components: Apatite, Copper, glass pearls

Sari silk bracelet

I don't usually work in these colours, but the pieces seemed to fall into place. I hope that you like it!
Components: Czech glass beads, Sari silk, antiqued copper falling leaves chain

Bellflower bracelet

I loved the colours on these Czech bellflowers. Mixed with the pearls and purple drops I thought that it was just right!
Components: Rose bud druzy freshwater pearls, Czech glass, sterling silver

kyanite necklace

This piece incorporates both green and blue kyanite with clear aquamarine and fluorite rondells.
Components: raw blue kyanite sticks, green kyanite, clear aquamarine, fluorite, pewter links, sterling silver findings

glass flower necklace

These little glass flowers had been hanging out in my stash for a while and I wasn't sure how to use them. Eventually, I decided to hang them...
Components: Czech pressed glass, amethyst nuggets, 14carat rose gold chain and findings

colour block double strand necklace

I saw the faceted jasper beads in a clearance bin and had to have them! I love the way that they contrast with the creamy faux pearls.
Components: Brecciated Jasper, vintage faux pearls, glass, brass plated bead caps and clasp.

Trilobite bracelet

Little pressed glass trilobites look like they have just been chisled out of a rock somewhere, so I made sure to add natural stone beads to keep...
Components: Pressed Czech glass, Red Jasper, other stones but I don't know what they are, assorted glass beads

koi pond

The beautiful crackle agate beads remind me of aquatic plants and the red agate chips perfectly mimic the colour of koi. I tried to catch the feel...
Components: pewter Dorabeth design clasp, green crackle agate, red agate chips

royal red necklace

The pendant was originally on a piece that I had purchased years ago, but it looks just great with the rich reds and golds here!
Components: Gold fresh water pearls, fire polished glass, miscellanious glass beads

Heart anklet

I had originaly pictured a bracelet, but this works great as an anklet
Components: Pewter connector, margarita crystals, czech glass beads

dewdrops necklace

This is another piece that I created to use up some extra beads. The different shades of blue reminded me of morning dew.

swirl barrette

I love the swirl AB beads in this piece!
Components: Czech pressed glass, glass chips

Purple luster bracelet

This bracelet incorporates incredible purple glass leaves and tiny brass beads.
Components: brass beads, Czech glass beads

Flourite bellflower necklace

Although I've seen the bead cap in many places, I still love it! This is my take on a use for it.
Components: Flourite pillows, blue and white freshwater pearls, metal beads, glass beads


In this piece I tried to capture the look and movement of fire. The shell pieces towards the back of the piece are the smoke and the glass coral...
Components: Shell chips, glass beads, glass coral, fresh water pearls, natural semi-precious stone charms


When I had finished this piece, I was reminded of cherries! What do you think?
Components: faceted carnelian, lampworked glass, and pressed Czech glass

The REAL orange orphan bracelet!

Ok, lets' try this again. This piece incorporates a number of orphan beads in shades of orange. The link is brass plated.