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Designs by Tanya m

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I had originally made these for myself, but liked them so much I made another pair for my etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/tanyaminottjewelry

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


Fire

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


'Cherries'

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.


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