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TKDesigns

Location

Randolph, NJ, United States

Quick Blurb

10% DISCOUNT off all items from this shop, now through Cyber Monday! Just apply this Coupon Code at check out: SHOP4DAYS

Interests

Painting,mosaics,jewelry,photography,bird watching, gardening, wildflowers,sea glass,nature

Skills and Techniques

Hand painted items, Beaded jewelry, Photography, Mosaics, Sewing

Find me online @:

http://www.twitter.com/tkdesigns… http://facebook.com/traceykleinw… http://tkdesigns-natureinspired.…

Get to Know

I have loved nature, animals, and creating with a variety of materials ever since I can remember! I grew up with many different pets, exploring the woods around our home, and playing in my grandmother's garden. Inspired by the nature around me, I learned to draw, oil paint, work with clay, garden, sew, and knit. In college, I started out as a Fine Arts Student and later switched into Landscape Architecture. Summers, I worked in Cape Cod, MA, stringing beaded jewelry, tooling leather belts, and being a waitress at the Irish Pub (Fun!) I also picked up a love for floral design and photography. Once I graduated, I started my own successful Landscape Design Company until I had my first child ten years later. I decided to temporarily give up my business to raise my family. This has been a wonderful time in my life. While my three children were small we enjoyed creating with all types of art mediums together.br /> As my children grow, my interests change, but my love of art and teaching children and adults about nature has always been a consistent theme in my life. I volunteered my time as a 4-H Leader focusing on nature found in their backyards and using natural elements to create art. I also have donated my time to design several children's playgrounds, one being in our own town. But my favorite project I have donated my time to is the creation of a Wildlife Habitat located in the courtyard of my children's elementary school! My birdhouses have become a passion of mine after helping my daughter with a recycling project for our Courtyard Wildlife Habitat! I don't know if I will ever go back to my landscape design business, I have been fighting chronic Lyme's disease for the past 15 years. While it's been quite a challenge to live with, I am thankful to God for blessing me with a wonderful family and talents I can share. I will always be learning, loving and creating something!! So, thank you for visiting my shop and check back frequently for my newest creations

Bio Photo Gallery

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    Collection - Red Bellied Woodpecker (1 out of 6 different birds)

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    Goldfinches painted on a wooden heart box.

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    'Irish Garden By the Ocean' Mosaic Keepsake Jewelry Box