Tribal jewelry is still a hot trend and was showing up all over the place in both New York and London during Fashion Week.  It’s a fun way to add a little exotic glamor to your look – just one piece is enough to up the wow factor!

Tanya Lochridge is an indie designer, based in Oregon who creates lush, layered jewelry that’s full of tribal style.  She used everything from wood to acrylics to create her jewelry – including some unique beads called “Kazuri”.  Kazuri beads are ceramic beads, handmade in Africa by African artisans, using clay harvested directly from the ground.

Here are some of my favorite picks from her collection – the links go to pages, not the individual pieces, so just scroll down the page to view.

Makes The Scene” necklace, featuring wood beads in blacks and browns, two styles of decorated bone tube beads, acrylic saucer beads and bronze Japanese glass beads.

The Simple Look of Nature” necklace, made with big wood beads average one inch, wood floating rings and “colors of jasper” Japanese glass beads.

Kazuri black & platinum bracelet, with three Kazuri beads, Czech crystals and more.

Carved New Jade Key pendant, accented with wire-wrapped faceted carnelian, Swarovski crystal smoke topaz, jasper and Czech glass beads.

images: Tanya Lochridge