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TARA LEA SMITH JEWELRY

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TARA LEA SMITH JEWELRY

Cincinnati, Ohio | 498 Sales

Announcement    Life is too short for a boring neck! My work is inspired by antique and vintage treasures that I find at flea markets, historical architecture, travels abroad to Europe, and the colorful art that my students create in my classroom. I find inspiration around me everywhere from the old things that I collect to the wonder and excitement of creativity that I see in my children and students' eyes each and every day. Jewelry for me is form a sculpture that I create for women from all walks of life to wear. Every woman is a unique individual who deserves a one of a kind statement work of art to adorn her neck that will never be recreated again. I rarely ever make the same piece twice nor do I find the same antique or vintage components that I place into my work. I use a variety of techniques within my work as I have been making jewelry for 13 years now so you are guaranteed to have the best highest-quality materials along with the highest-quality jewelry making techniques incorporated as well. If you are interested in a custom order, please feel free to contact me on here or by email: taraleasmith [!at] gmail.com

I hope that you find something that you love as each and every piece that I create is unique and one of a kind. Enjoy, and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

♥ TARA LEA SMITH JEWELRY / HANDMADE in CINCINNATI, OHIO

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Last updated on Dec 17, 2019

Life is too short for a boring neck! My work is inspired by antique and vintage treasures that I find at flea markets, historical architecture, travels abroad to Europe, and the colorful art that my students create in my classroom. I find inspiration around me everywhere from the old things that I collect to the wonder and excitement of creativity that I see in my children and students' eyes each and every day. Jewelry for me is form a sculpture that I create for women from all walks of life to wear. Every woman is a unique individual who deserves a one of a kind statement work of art to adorn her neck that will never be recreated again. I rarely ever make the same piece twice nor do I find the same antique or vintage components that I place into my work. I use a variety of techniques within my work as I have been making jewelry for 13 years now so you are guaranteed to have the best highest-quality materials along with the highest-quality jewelry making techniques incorporated as well. If you are interested in a custom order, please feel free to contact me on here or by email: taraleasmith [!at] gmail.com

I hope that you find something that you love as each and every piece that I create is unique and one of a kind. Enjoy, and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

♥ TARA LEA SMITH JEWELRY / HANDMADE in CINCINNATI, OHIO

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TARA LEA SMITH JEWELRY

I graduated from Miami University with a B.S. in Art Education and an academic minor in Art History in 2009. Besides being a jewelry fanatic and bling creator, I am also a full time personal trainer. I like staying as active as I can physically and creatively so inspiring people from both of my businesses is the most motivational thing I've ever done in my life. I left my teaching career to do my jewelry and personal training full time and I'm coming up on a year of doing both full time. I couldn't ask for a better career at this point!

I never thought I would have such a huge passion for fashion (as I used to be pretty modest with my jewelry, only a small pendant hanging around my neck) but I do and I love the fact that I'm able to still be an artist and make some extra income by selling my work while working full time as an art teacher also. Art has always been a huge passion of mine and if it weren't for my grandmother (who got me started into making jewelry) and my fabulous art teachers, this shop never would've opened. Can't forget my husband pushed me to do it also! He's a big supporter of my work along with our two lovely little jewelry and bling lovers, Brooklyn and Holly. They love trying on my work before it gets sent out, just kidding!

I hope that you find something original and one of a kind as I rarely create the same necklace, bracelet, or earrings again. Everything here is unique and I can guarantee you won't find it anywhere else. ;) My line is inspired by all things antique and vintage, the roaring 20's, wildness of the 60's to rustic aged metals and historic architecture. I find inspiration around me everywhere... from walking around in historic Over The Rhine (here in Cincinnati, Ohio) to view some of the last surviving Italianate architecture to the Abstract Expressionist action paintings of Jackson Pollock.

All antique and vintage components are hand picked and are of the highest quality. I either find pieces locally, from my recent travels across the states, or through auctions. I use several different jewelry making and construction techniques and always strive to create the best product possible. Sometimes soldering is even included in some things that I do just to get the right look on a piece! If you are ever interested in a custom piece, please feel free to contact me on Etsy. Until then, enjoy looking through my work and contact me if you have any questions. :)

My work has been used in several local fashion shows from local Cincinnati designers, such as Amy Kirchen and Pretty Penguin Studios. I have also worked with Lubna Designs in Columbus and created several exclusive designs for her Fall and Winter 2013 line that went to New York Fashion Week and Columbus Fashion Week.

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    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Creator of it all, professional artist, personal trainer, single mama of 2 amazing little girls, fitness addict, and I love to wheel throw!

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