MY COMMITMENT TO MYSELF
In designing my jewelry, I will never be a slave to a specific style or a repetitive theme. In order to stay true to myself, I create distinctive and occasionally eccentric pieces. My current obsession is working with Japanese seed beads. The color choices and patterns I use in my designs are a reflection of my Hungarian heritage – the bright colors and curvy florals of Matyo and Kalocsa regions. A single shiny bead or chain or color combination will spark an idea, which will morph into a project – taking on a life of its own.
MY COMMITMENT TO YOU
My clients come to me with a desire to wear something hand crafted & unique to who they are. I am often hired to create custom jewelry to complement a certain outfit or occasion. I’ll receive a request to repurpose and re-design a beloved unworn or broken heirloom piece, breathing new life back into it. I’ve custom designed pendants from a special stone, an abalone shell, or sea glass to create a commemorative piece, a treasure brought back from a special trip or vacation. My goal is to leave smiles on my clients faces which in turn puts one on mine knowing I help facilitate that joy!
OWNER OF DESIGNS BY TINA LOUISE
In my early twenties, one of my first jobs was working as a bookkeeper in a European chandelier factory. When the higher ups would need extra hands to assemble the products, I’d jump at the opportunity to use needle-nose pliers to piece together brilliant Austrian crystals into dramatic chandeliers which might grace lovely homes and businesses. It was during that time when I began designing simple drop earrings. My first big project was my own wedding. I made all the pearl drop earrings for seven bridesmaids, plus my bridal earrings. My hobby grew, and in 2003 that hobby became a business.