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☆☆ About me ☆☆
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My name is Mary Tafuri, pronounced "Fury", not "furry".
o_0 <— this is the face I make when I'm trying to look fierce.

Come see my work at our brick & mortar store: 913 w. Garland, spokane WA.

I've made jewelry since my first year as an 11-year-old campfire girl, where I learned to make a traditional mourning chokers with "my group leader", who also happened to be my Cherokee mother. I started selling my jewelry in 2003, while working as a marketing wench, photographer and jewelry designer for a large bead wholesaler. After designing and marketing a line of quality leather beading components for jewelry makers (find them at www.thingumabobs.etsy.com and ask for them at local bead stores world wide), I was able to…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 1
  • Joined September 23, 2008

Favorite materials

vintage brass, exotic leather, gemstones, swarovski crystals, art clay silver, pearls, rocks, skulls, cameras small and large, charcoals, pencils, computers, Adobe Image ready and Photoshop CS2

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About

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☆☆ About me ☆☆
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My name is Mary Tafuri, pronounced "Fury", not "furry".
o_0 <— this is the face I make when I'm trying to look fierce.

Come see my work at our brick & mortar store: 913 w. Garland, spokane WA.

I've made jewelry since my first year as an 11-year-old campfire girl, where I learned to make a traditional mourning chokers with "my group leader", who also happened to be my Cherokee mother. I started selling my jewelry in 2003, while working as a marketing wench, photographer and jewelry designer for a large bead wholesaler. After designing and marketing a line of quality leather beading components for jewelry makers (find them at www.thingumabobs.etsy.com and ask for them at local bead stores world wide), I was able to quite my day job. My leather parts and product photography studio helped me quit my day job in 2007. I've been happily selling on Etsy ever since!

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☆☆ About TaFurious™ Products ☆☆
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My current jewelry collection "Be Vintage" infuses exotic leather textures from my native heritage, with inspiration from vintage metals, steampunk fashion, victorian glam fashion and biker chic. For wholesale information and press, see www.tafurious.com

When I am able, I use upcycled and dead stock leathers in my work, as well as fair trade elements. I also like to use vintage jewelry pieces and am always mindful of my footprints on our planet.

Because leather is a natural product, many finished pieces may have the marks, scars, brands or visual ticks found on natural hide leather. We think this adds to it's unique beauty. Most of my items are one-of-a-kind but a few, like my cocktail cuffs and tri-lock bracelets, are featured favorites and made to order.

Tafuri Studios also hand-crafts a line of leather components for jewelry makers. Most of our Tafurious™ componants can be purchased wholesale. See our retail supplies shop at www.ThinguMaBobs.etsy.com.

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