" When you are born a creative person, you must create. It is a longing embedded in your soul; a desire so strong that without a way to unleash it, your soul begins to lose itself. Like food sustain the body, the creative channel sustains the soul. Without release, my soul cries"
That about sums me up! Hello there, My name is Tonya and I am Adorned Darling Jewelry!
What began as simply making a bracelet for myself has turned into a passion that i never knew existed, and now I find myself in a world of the possible for all things adorned!
I am a proud mother of to great kids, a wife, a dreamer, and a jewelry designer by passion. I love working with leather and semi-precious stone. Really, I love working with anything that draws me in and peaks my interest.
I hand-cut and dye all of my leather, as well as any sheet metal (copper, silver nickle, and sterling) that I use for all acid etching and stamping. I have taken classes in metal-smithing at The Sawtooth Center for Visual Arts in downtown Winston-Salem and love the world that it has opened up to me.
I am constantly pushing myself to learn new techniques so that I can expand not only my knowledge, but also to be able to hone my craft and share it with you! I design, handcraft, photograph, and market everything involved in Adorned Darling.
Providing quality and affordable jewelry is what I strive fr with every piece I create. I hope you love them as much as I do.