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Never satisfied: Constant redesign. #TinaTang #Jewelry

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Every new design gets personally criticized once I have it back in my hands post-production.  The stars and clover hoops that I designed last year, for me, were a wonderful idea, but I have not been satisfied with them since they were polished.Size happens to be what bothers me most about them.  I re-did both in smaller sizes and in a different gauge of wax wire.The left side are my new revised hoops.  The right side shows how large the original designs were.Once I get the re-modeled pieces I like to try them on to see if improvements are satisfactory:I...


Teaching Jewelry Making on @Skillshare. #TinaTang

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Have you heard of Skillshare.com?  A client suggested it to me when I was interested in learning more about SEO (search engine optimization) and I ended up taking a class on how to use a digital camera. My wonderful experience in the camera class planted the seed for my jewelry making class.  I've got two lined up.  First class: How to make a semi-precious stone and silver necklace. This class is only $40 and you get to take home your finished piece while learning a life long skill!This is an excerpt.  Click on class hereThe more complicated class for those who know...


Bridal Project: No Pearls, Please. #TinaTang #Jewelry

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My good friend and old employee, Bobbie, is the Maid of Honor for her older sister who gets married in three weeks.  Her sister wanted a custom bracelet and earrings created by me.  Her main preference: No Pearls.With Bobbie's insight of her sister, knowledge of jewelry and of my capabilities, we created a crystal laden bracelet to go with my crystal drop earrings her sister picked out from me.The crystals are supposed to be random so that the bride always catches a little bit of light.Here is how it looks on:Delicate, feminine, and sparkly!The ends of the bracelet are finished...


Artsy Evening Out Replenishing the Soul. #TinaTang

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Yesterday I posted a quote which became the theme for my evening. "In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." ~Albert SchweitzerSima, my best friend, had invited me to attend the Parsons School of Design Fashion Exhibit which featured a curated selection of graduating fashion design students and their work.  It was raining and cold in NYC last night, but I mustered up energy to attend the event.You got it, just like...


The Preppy Obsessions of a #Jewelry Designer. #TinaTang

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What inspires and fuels our obsessions?  I am not from New England, I am not conservative nor did I go to prep school, yet, I love prep school chic. I have been obsessed with seersucker and unisex clean lined fashion designs as of late.  Here I am wearing my J Crew Seersucker Boy Cut Blazer for the third time in one week.I am in the office looking preppy simply for myself. I had no appointments that day.This weekend I purchased an overnight bag that I visited three times within an hour to make sure I really wanted to buy it.  I...