Monday, June 29, 2015

Cosmic Fire Serpent

Cosmic Fire Serpent is a tribute to our favorite creek (where we collect most of our stones) and represents our interpretation of the Great Milky Way which is so prevalent in the night sky where we live.

Each section was hand built out of fine and sterling silver (no casting or replication) and fired into a single fluid kinetic piece (no rivets or soldering). Over 1700 individually hand punched diamond shaped pieces were appliqu├ęd. The bail has a hidden hinge and captive pin lock so the pendant can be removed entirely or worn with front or back as a focal. The necklace was hand polished to enhance the contrast and detail. This necklace took over 450 hours to complete.

The main stone is rare Bull's Eye Flint and was the inspiration for the piece. A thin sheet of Mica is set behind the stone, adding a reflective quality to the sun disk on the backside of the pendant.

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Stone side of Cosmic Fire Serpent

Reversed side of Cosmic Fire Serpent

Saturday, June 27, 2015

TANNER/TIEKEN™ Brave New World Collection

Two years in the making…
We would like to invite our friends and family to celebrate the release of the Brave New World collaborative collection. This is a culmination of our deep love and respect for one another, the natural world around us and the sacred landscape on which we live. Conceived exactly two years ago on the Summer Solstice during a three day fast and vision quest, each piece is a chapter in the continuing story of our shared obsession with art, design and creation. Working primarily in reclaimed sterling and fine silver metal clay, each component was meticulously hand formed. Every stone was individually hand collected and cut with virtually no impact on the environment. The jewelry, photography and graphics were all created in house, at our studio. Our desire is to elevate sustainability in high end jewelry design while honoring the aesthetics of the ancient artisans and master craftsmen from the distant past. Thank-you everyone for your continued support through this process. It’s a BRAVE NEW WOLRD, please enjoy.