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If you are looking for my shop click here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Tanith

I am a S.F. bay area artist who loves to find the beauty in the unexpected. I consider myself to be an urban archaeologist, uncovering the treasures in other peoples refuse. I enjoy both the hunt for materials for my jewelry, and the disassembling of the items once I have found them.
I began working with guitar string for purely aesthetic reasons. I was always working with wire in my jewelry, and certainly one of the defining aspects of my style was my extensive use of twisted and coiled wire. One day I looked at a wound guitar string and saw the ideal wire for my jewelry.
I love to take an object that would appear as trash to another and to turn it into a work of art. I work with a variety of mediums and enjoy making things ranging from clothes to candle holders to wall hangings,…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 21
  • Joined July 15, 2008

Favorite materials

wire, guitar string, broken electronics, found objects, polymer clay, screws, nuts, broken clocks and watches, and glass beads

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  • Tanith
    Guitar String, Steampunk & Found Object...

About

If you are looking for my shop click here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Tanith

I am a S.F. bay area artist who loves to find the beauty in the unexpected. I consider myself to be an urban archaeologist, uncovering the treasures in other peoples refuse. I enjoy both the hunt for materials for my jewelry, and the disassembling of the items once I have found them.
I began working with guitar string for purely aesthetic reasons. I was always working with wire in my jewelry, and certainly one of the defining aspects of my style was my extensive use of twisted and coiled wire. One day I looked at a wound guitar string and saw the ideal wire for my jewelry.
I love to take an object that would appear as trash to another and to turn it into a work of art. I work with a variety of mediums and enjoy making things ranging from clothes to candle holders to wall hangings, but so far I retail almost entirely jewelry.
I hunt thrift stores (both buying from, and the staff letting me look through the unsellable pile and take what I want), estate sales, the street, and am always grateful for various people who know that I collect old broken electronics and will pick them up for me. I only look for old electronics. They contain all the “high end” art supplies. The newer electronics are mainly plastic, and are boring. I am always looking at unwanted things and asking myself can I use that in my jewelry? If so, how?
I began making jewelry from found objects 20 years ago when I was in my teens, and I have been making guitar string jewelry for almost a decade. I would like to thank guitar instructor Jay Skyler for providing me with the strings used in my first piece of guitar jewelry, and for continuing to provide me with guitar strings and support today.
If you are interested in guitar lessons, and in the San Francisco area: Guitar Lessons with Jay Skyler
143 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 845-5471

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