Creations by Toni designs handcrafted beaded jewelry for those who desire unique wearable art. I am inspired by nature, especially sunsets – it is a constant source of inspiration. I love photography so I spend a lot of time photographing birds, flowers, etc. and I like how everything in nature has its own unique identity. There is always going to be that one thing that is different, making no two trees the same, no two birds the same. I enjoy designing jewelry that is different. I would give most of my inspiration credit to my dad. He was always making something and had no shame in grabbing something from a dumpster, cleaning it up and turning it into a beautiful piece of art.
My work is original handcrafted high-end fashion jewelry. I incorporate handcrafted beads from all over the world such as African Trade Beads, Javanese glass beads from Indonesia, chevron beads from India and gemstones such as agate, amazonite, amethyst, hematite, lapis lazuli, obsidian, onyx, moukaite and tiger eye. I also use natural and organic beads such as bone, wood, and buffalo horn all which add an earthy touch to my designs. I believe adding a natural or organic bead to gemstones gives that piece character.