Designing with Nina

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Recently, I was chosen as a blog partner for Nina Designs.  I have been a fan for a long time so I was excited.   Juanita, from Nina Designs,  sent me a goody box to play with so I could share some creations with you.

I received a selection of their new bronze charms, findings, ear wires, finished brass chain and jump rings.  My photos don’t do justice to the rich gold tone of Nina’s bronze.   I got ahead of myself and started making things before I photographed  it all so I put a star by everything I used from Nina Designs.





I grabbed the bronze coral branch first and it was begging for some colorful coral beads to accompany it.  I added a long rustic brown leather cord for a laid back vacation feel and used the lotus petal as a clasp charm.  Can’t you just picture this necklace on a flowy white beach cover up?!


I love to mix contrasting metals together.  The bronze key charm created a nice collection along with other key/door charms from my existing stash.  Did you know jump rings make great spacers between charms so they don’t hang on top of each other?  This simple, sweet necklace is great for everyday and goes with everything.




These circle links almost became part of a bracelet until my eyes went to some leather scraps on my beading table.  The leather became an unexpected connector between the bronze earwires and the three circle links.  Chic, light and fun to wear.



For my “lucky feather” bracelet, I knotted some brown 1.5 mm leather cord to create a closure.  I cut, dapped and hammered a disc button and strung some turquoise and tangerine coral on waxed Irish linen.  The feather and lotus leaf make great bracelet charms!


You can head over to Nina Designs to see more of their unique silver, bronze and gold filled jewelry making ingredients.  Be sure to check out the Nina Designs Blog.  They have been doing some really nice giveaways – I was a lucky winner a few months ago!  Right now you can register to win a $500 shopping spree.

Receive $5.00 off  your first order with Nina Designs by entering my name at checkout and I in turn will receive a future order credit too!  


Have a great week!

The materials above were provided as part of the Nina Designs blogging program. The author of this blog has not received any payment from above-mentioned company. The post above represents only personal opinion of the blog author.


  1. So pretty! I love Nina Designs. Their bronze pieces are my new favorites. I love the KEYS!!! And that technique of using jump rings… brilliant! Thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy the day!

  2. Tracy,

    Congrats on being chosen as a blog partner for Nina Designs! I love Nina Designs. Their pieces and your jewelry are so chic and classy. The items they make are a perfect match to your design sense…I couldn’t think of a better pairing. I love each of the pieces you made with your selection.

  3. Tracy, what a beautiful mix of components you received from Nina Designs! I absolutely love the pieces that you made with them…all understated and classic, but totally eye-catching. I think my favorite is the coral branch necklace. Yes I CAN seeing wearing that this summer! You really did the Nina components proud! And I had entered the drawing on their FB fan page – crossing my fingers! 🙂

  4. LOVE the blue and red! I just got things from Nina Designs and am hoping to do them justice — you set the bar pretty high!


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