Since middle school, I have always held a passion for creating jewelry (feather earrings, anyone?) for myself and my friends. I have always been known by my friends as the girl covered in jewelry. The increased confidence and sense of self-expression evoked from wearing jewels naturally led to me creating my own unique designs. The motivation to release BEADS | by tara came after years of wasting money on cheap, costume jewelry that turned my skin green and tarnished after several wears. I was tired of painting coat after coat of clear nail polish on my jewels, only to have my pieces continue to tarnish and chip. My prior jewelry making knowledge and mentoring sessions with a family jeweler allowed me to elevate my designing skills to meet today's fashion demands. Whether you like to layer on the accessories or just keep it simple, I'm here to help you find the perfect jewels that will last you for years to come.