Tanya started making jewellery when she was thirteen. At that time she was making regular trips to London with her mother, buying beads, creating jewellery and selling it to friends, teachers and her mother’s work colleagues.
She attended Middlesex University and obtained a BA (Hons) in Jewellery in 1993. She set up her studio and whilst freelancing for several jewellers, she launched her first collection in 1997.
Tanya’s tlk collection is strong, contemporary yet stylish. Her inspiration comes from everywhere including machinery, trees & architecture. "My aim is to make jewellery that is beautifully designed, easy to wear and contemporary but not fashion led. I have always had a real passion for jewellery. I cannot pass a jewellery shop without stopping and looking. I like using a variety of details and have mixed silver and gold so that they appear on the same pieces together. They look so beautiful together and I love the idea of a chunky silver ring being upstaged by a very delicate strip of hammered 18ct gold.
Tanya is also proud to present TLK CHERUBS a new fun and funky jewellery range that is not only a child’s delight but a parent’s joy.
With a focus on child safety these endearing bracelets & necklaces, designed for boys and girls, will feature their parents’ telephone numbers on the durable beads that make up the design.
Each piece is beautifully hand crafted with personalised Fimo® Polymer Clay beads threaded onto colourful leather cord and finished with a Sterling Silver bead and catch.
It promises to withstand even the most energetic child.