How TaraElaina Became a Reality

The story behind the design…


One of my all-time favorite quotes:

“If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.”

-Marc Anthony

Hi, my name is Tara Elaina and I’m the owner/creator of TaraElaina Jewelry & Design.

After graduating from Florida State University with a degree in Studio Art, emphasis in Graphic Design, I ran away with the circus. Yes, you read that right! I toured the country with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as a flying trapeze artist and lived on their mile-long train.

I began making jewelry while recovering from an injury and 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 but you’ll find much of my design work (and even some of my jewelry pieces) revolve around my love for circus and aerial arts.

Since retiring, I have had the opportunity to delve more into jewelry making and began my journey into metalsmithing after completing a 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.

I’m someone that’s always on the move and I strive to create jewelry that is both stylish, and easy to wear and combine with other pieces.