Hi, I’m Tara – the owner/creator/designer behind TaraElaina.
My aim is to create quality, everyday jewelry that enhances the beauty and power already inside each woman and to empower her to be the best version of herself.
WHO IS TARAELAINA JEWELRY FOR?
Women who love unique design
Women who see jewelry as a form of self-expression
Women who believe jewelry should complement their beauty or look but not overpower it
THE STORY BEHIND TARAELAINA…
I have always loved art and design which lead me to study Studio Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design at Florida State University. After graduating in 2008, jobs were sparse, however, due to the downturn in the economy.
So when I was offered a job with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as a flying trapeze artist, I flew at the opportunity (pun intended). Yes, you read that right…I ran away with the circus! I traveled the country performing and lived on their mile-long train.
How did that lead to making jewelry, you ask…
While recovering from an injury, I was completely bored not being able to move around much so I began making beaded jewelry and I fell in love with it! I kept up with it once I returned to work and would spend our long train runs between cities creating new pieces.
I have since retired from performing professionally and have had the opportunity to delve more into jewelry making, completing a metalsmith course at the Denver School of Jewelry Arts.
My jewelry uses semi-precious stones and metals. Everything you see is designed and created by me from start to finish. I take a lot of pride in each piece I create and therefore am always in tune with the details and use high-quality materials.
As someone that’s always on the move, I strive to create jewelry that is both stylish, and easy to wear and combine with other pieces.