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I created this necklace with the idea of balance.


I wanted to creating balance between the warm tones of the wooden elements & the coolness of the metal elements.


For years I’ve had this collection of vintage wooden toy components, never really knew what to create with them until now. The element that inspired this design is the wooden rectangular toy piece.


A fantastic mix of found objects include…metal nuts, vintage buttons, spring, section of galvanized pipe, copper washer, beads, spacers & other cool things.

I designed the necklace band with left-over odd shapes of tractor inner tube.


  • Zero waste design

  • Great collection of found objects

  • Necklace length 16”

  • Lobster claw closure

  • Adjustable up to 1”

  • Base metals & wood

Tammy Rice Necklace - NWDG



    I’m a self-taught artist from Minnesota-you betcha!! I enjoy taking discarded materials & creating them into new means of usefulness. My choice of medium is tractor & bicycle inner tubes along with found objects of interest.

    My art is a slow style jewelry & handbag atelier founded in 2008, my focus is ethically crafted in timeless silhouettes that contain boldness & driven by my passion to be uncommon. I don’t do cookie-cutter!

    All my styles are 100% handmade to be minimal waste-meaning only small amounts of the inner tube are left over after cutting, sewing & assembling my work. I believe that having a propose in creating my art softens the carbon footprint we leave behind. Together we can make a conscious choice to stand for our values.

    Black is my happy color!

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