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I am a Member of Team EFA: Etsy for Animals, Artists Helping Animals www.efaartistshelpinganimals.org/ and donate 10% of my sales to:
The Whiskers' Syndicate, located in Bandung, Indonesia. It is the only local cat sanctuary in the breeding capital of the world and thus so desperately needed. To learn all about their good works please visit their website: http://www.whiskerssyndicate.com

My Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tashinka-Ohs-Beading-Heart-Jewelry/175405862515384
My Pinterest account is: http://pinterest.com/tashinkaoh/
Please visit me on Facebook and/or Pinterest - thanks!

Born in "The City" (New York), bred in Connecticut (boring!) So, I went to college, heard what they had to say, came back home, went to Israel, lived there in the good old days when…

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  • Born on March 4
  • Joined March 20, 2011

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Semi precious gemstone, natural materials, shell, glass, Swarovski crystal, chains, silver sterling and otherwise, gold filled and otherwise, copper plated and solid copper, bronze, brass, lead free nickle free pewter, niobium earwires

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About

I am a Member of Team EFA: Etsy for Animals, Artists Helping Animals www.efaartistshelpinganimals.org/ and donate 10% of my sales to:
The Whiskers' Syndicate, located in Bandung, Indonesia. It is the only local cat sanctuary in the breeding capital of the world and thus so desperately needed. To learn all about their good works please visit their website: http://www.whiskerssyndicate.com

My Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tashinka-Ohs-Beading-Heart-Jewelry/175405862515384
My Pinterest account is: http://pinterest.com/tashinkaoh/
Please visit me on Facebook and/or Pinterest - thanks!

Born in "The City" (New York), bred in Connecticut (boring!) So, I went to college, heard what they had to say, came back home, went to Israel, lived there in the good old days when self-sufficiency and enthusiasm, equality and joy were their long suits, got back Stateside and ... somehow ... got caught in that 9 to 5 cog. I was tracking to become a legal secretary extraordinaire, but LIFE got in the way! Beautiful daughter and seven lucky years later, I started off again. Got in with an interesting sustainable energy company, but it turned into a paper-shuffling grind, a carousel I just had to get off ...

After retiring as an Executive Secretary, a dear friend, who had been in the jewelry business for years, suggested I try my hand at making jewelry. Thus, I have been trying to perfect my art for a while now and have been happily fulfilling my deepest dream along the way: to create beauty, to reconnect with the Earth, to honor my progenitors and my mentors with unique, one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art. And to tell stories! Along the way I've discovered that the more I give of myself to my creativity, and to run my business, the more I receive. It's all true!!

How do I create something? I think my whole life I've been searching for a way to recreate and complement my favorite childhood haunt: a huge boulder nestled in the forest next to our house, with a sweet indentation that held water after the rain and to which the birds flew for a cool drink and a bath after a hot Connecticut summer's afternoon. I would go there to write in my journal and contemplate the joy and angst of life in the 60s. Most of my jewelry seems to want to belong around the necks, the wrists and on the ears of people who love such singular rocky secludes and other natural, sacred spaces and remember, perhaps pine for, simpler days and nights. People for whom Nature's ephemera are the true jewels, indeed.

As for the actual making of these pieces of creativity, I have many dreams that flash into my waking brain, but I will also walk into one of my favorite bead shops and my eye will land upon a gorgeous bead that stops me in my tracks - and I know I have to have it! When I get it home, the wheels start to spin as I go through my inventory, mulling over sets of beads. Is the color right, is the texture right, is the proportion right? Is it a statement? Does it surprise or calm? Is it bold or sublime? What is going on in the world today? What is timelessness? What beads encompass the opposite nature that this bead embodies? What is the story that, visually, is surfacing in this creation? I listen to the beads to tell me their story.... ancient and modern ...

These jewels come to you from a smoke-free and pet-loving home. I keep them stored away and do my best to clean them before packaging them in organza bags and sending them out to you, but there may, inevitably, be a few loose cat hairs in among the beads. My sincere apologies!

If you have previously liked or favorited a certain piece and can no longer find it (and it is not sold), please convo me as I may have temporarily delisted it or not renewed it, but it may still be available.

I also have opened a new shop which you can find on www.tashinkapixelated.etsy.com. This shop will feature small-sized computer artwork for very affordable prices - all pieces will be sold for $11.00 and under.

I have also opened another new shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TashinkasTalismans in which you can find darling little cell phone/purse and zipper pull lucky charms with unique, one of a kind designs and very reasonable prices.

And, as always, thanks for looking and supporting artisan handcrafting and artistic sensibilities over mass-produced articles!!

Here is feedback from some very satisfied customers, who contributed to my 100% feedback rating:

***My lovely jewels arrived last week. Such beautiful work from a very kind person. Thanks for the journal! I am going to turn it into a gratitude journal with you as the first entry!
***Nicer and prettier than I even expected. Great pieces. Unique.
***Amazing customer service, ethical and helpful. Item shipped fast. Unfortunately it was not right for my husband (surprise gift), but Hanna made the return just as quick and easy as the purchase. Will definitely return and recommend to others to shop here. Thank you Hanna.
***Very fast delivery!! very nice packaging. and the pendant was beautiful [that] I got for my granddaughter and it is even prettier than pictured. this was a wonderful transaction. I am a very happy customer and will recommend this shop to all my friends and would recommend this shop to anyone shopping on Etsy. thank you very much, that little red frog has found a very happy home!

Hanna
Tashinka Beading Heart Jewelry

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