Announcement TLH inspired is the work of Brisbane designer Tina Horton. All my work is uniquely handcrafted with love. As my passion is for exquisite lapidary & Jewellery pieces, I promise quality craftsmanship in all my pieces.
TLH inspired is the work of Brisbane designer Tina Horton. All my work is uniquely handcrafted with love. As my passion is for exquisite lapidary & Jewellery pieces, I promise quality craftsmanship in all my pieces.
Vanessaryan on 27 Dec, 2016
Beautiful piece. Thank you. Xxx
Ineke de Vries on 12 Oct, 2016
I love this necklace! It is just gorgeous! Beautifully wrapped and fast delivery. Great seller and great customer service. Thank you so much!
Sue on 28 Feb, 2016
A beautiful little pendant, the pearl has great lustre and the workmanship of the silver was of high standards. The seller posted the item in less then 24hrs and delivery was prompt. The pendant came beautifully presented in a stylish gift box.
Brisbane designer Tina Horton shares her passion for crafting unique Jewelry & Lapidary pieces.
First off I think about myself as a designer not an artist. To me an artists is someone who has a concept in their head, sits down and creates it. A designer on the other hand takes elements at hand and places them together to create a work of art that is appealing to the eye.
I have always had a fasciation with rocks, dirt and jewellery this lead me to join the Mt Gravatt lapidary Society in 2007, from this moment on my life would change. In the 8 years I have been apart of the society I have learned how to handle saws, cut cabochon, cut freeform, facet a stone and create interesting jewellery pieces. However my involvement in the society has evolved from being the student to now being an instructor.
In 2011 I entered my first lapidary competition and believe or not I won a couple of prizes, if that doesn’t surprise you it did me! I have been the society’s club champion now for 3 years and it is a rolling joke that I am the person to beat. However what people don’t realise is the secret to my success is very simple, love what you do! One of my biggest loves is the love of learning and this impacts on my jewellery as I am always experimenting with new techniques and incorporating these into my designs.
The biggest influence in my work is nature, I especially love water, the way it flows, the impact it has on rocks and the animals that have adapted to be so graceful underwater. You will see this influence throughout all my work (or I do), it tends to flow like the different natural bodies of water. For example a piece may be still and peaceful like a lake however the next piece I create may be hectic and chaotic, like a white water rapid. You will find other elements of nature in my work like the shape of the leaf on a tree or just a tree itself. As I mentioned above I love lapidary and rocks, gems and minerals will be incorporated into my jewellery making, sometimes just a small highlight other times they are the main element.
As a person who loves to learn, this leads to the need to experience all aspects of life, different cultures and foods. For me to be able to truly experience all that life has to offer you have to travel and it is not something that can be done from the comfort of your recliner. If you visit my shop at any stage and discover I am having a break then chances are I am off experiencing a different side of life and in an exciting different country.
Designer, Craftsmen, Metalsmith
G'day & welcome to TLH inspired, my name is Tina and this is my shop. I have a great passion for exquisite unique lapidary & Jewellery pieces. Everything you see listed in my shop has been handcrafted to high standards by me and made with love.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Australian order will be posted through Australia Post.
Express Post is available at an extra cost.
I am happy to combine shipping for you if you purchase multiple items from me. Please feel free to message me for exact costs on multiple purchases.
For international orders I usually ship Australia Post.
Tracking can be added for an extra cost.
Additionally I can combine shipping, please message me with the items you are interested in for a quote.
Customs and duty fess or taxes are the responsibility of the buyer. I do don't mark items as gifts when I complete the customs forms.
All jewellery are wrapped in bubble wrap & posted in gift boxes. This method helps prevent damage to the item.
**CABOCHONS & CUT STONES**
All cut stones are bubble wrapped & posted in a gift box to prevent damage.
I visit the post office twice a week so your items are guaranteed to to be mailed within3 business days.
Approximate Shipping Times
Australia: 5 to 7 days
International: 7 to 21 days
*****PLEASE CONTACT ME IMMEDIATELY IF YOU DON'T RECEIVE YOUR ITEMS IN THE ABOVE TIMEFRAMES *****
Refunds and Exchanges
If there are any issues with your item eg. Damage or lose, please contact me as soon as possible and I will be more then happy to help.