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Reinvention of jewelry. #TinaTang

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Often, I am not satisfied with a design and think of how it can be improved after I have it polished and completed.  The Gotham Girl words line needed an improvement on the stud earrings.  I took the Love studs, which few people have tried on, and I've made it into a ring.  I just picked this up from my casters. I think the ring is much more fun! The ring came from this original design idea:The Love studs are cute and just needed alternate use.I also made new Star and Clover hoops since the originals were a little large for...


Gratitude & Chocolates. #TinaTang.

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Just a note to tell you that I appreciate you.  Thank you for taking the time to read my posts, to communicate with me on facebook.com/TinaTangJewelry and for enjoying the designs I create from my heart.If you were here, this is what I would be giving you.photo courtesy of Coolhunting.com  Chocoates from Derry Church Artisan Chocolates.On my gratitude list today is YOU.


Inspiring Stones. #TinaTang #Jewelry

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For my best friend, Sima, pure bliss is a stationary store with endless choices of pens and markers of every brand.  For a jewelry designer like me, inspiration is walking into my bead supply stores with a plethora of colors, shapes and different sized stones.This is only a small corner of the stone wholesale store.I had to pick up a few items today and this is what welcomed me when I walked into my wholesale supplier.  Oh boy, is this like a room full of chocolate.


Reinvention: Snake Earrings to Rings. #TinaTang

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I've mentioned before that the wonderful characteristic about designing jewelry is that one piece can morph into something completely different.    I had designed snake hoops that very few people were interested in, even though I myself love them!After sitting in my inventory drawers for too long, these neglected little snakes are now delicate rings:Naturally the one I wear is the gold diamond ruby version.You would never know that originally these rings came from this hoop earring design:Takes a very original woman wanting to rock these Engraved Snake Hoops. I experimented with the idea and made a pair of rings for myself...


*Wise* inspirations. #TinaTang #Jewelry

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Often a designer gets asked, "what inspires you?"  For most fashion designers, clothing or jewelry, we are inspired by what we would want to wear that does not exist.  Sometimes, however, I am inspired by a visual, a shape, a stone, or something aesthetically beautiful that I encounter in my daily schedule.While walking Bruno, my pitbull, the other day, I saw this carved statue at someone's front door. The feathers, the eyes, the shape all inspires me to design something that captures this owlThe owl just struck me in it's beauty.  The artist who carved this original statue captured an essence...