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Tanith's Shop Announcement

My jewelry is currently featured in the March 2014 issue of Elle magazine.
I specialize in handmade guitar string jewelry, bass guitar string jewelry, steampunk jewelry, paper bead jewelry, and found object jewelry. Wholesale inquiries welcome. Feel free to contact me with any questions!
My other shop for handmade and vintage jewelry and craft supplies: http://www.Tanithsoddsandends.etsy.com
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 am always working with wire in my jewelry, and certainly one of the defining aspects of my style has always been 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.
But more important than the dictates of my personal artistic vision is the recognition that this is jewelry. It is made for someone to wear and enjoy. Quite simply, it must look cool.
For example, Swarovski crystals are very popular among jewelry designers; however, they simply have no place in my jewelry. I find them to be ugly. And they are ugly, especially in comparison to the capacitors, vacuum tubes, guitar strings, or salvaged hardware bits that will make the piece look stunning.
All of my guitar and bass string jewelry is made from previously played guitar strings. Some guitar strings may have some discoloration, but I feel this adds to the character of the pieces. Since most guitar strings are made up of more than one metal, for example steel and nickel, they are not able to be recycled. Unless the guitar strings are given a new use they will just end up in the trash, which makes my guitar string jewelry eco-friendly as well as being beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.