Dallas Market

Just in Time for Valentine's ~ Tara + Jeff

You know how it is on those rare occasions when you meet somebody and instantaneously they feel like a long lost friend?  That's what happened when I met Tara and Jeff ~ they are both lovely people who were so easy to connect with.  I had the privilege of getting to know this charming couple last summer at market ~ where, by the way, Tara's designs were a huge hit at the Dallas show.  They hail from San Diego and are both incredibly talented artists ~ Tara a jewelry designer and Jeff a sculptor (you'll learn more about Jeff later).  Fortunately for Dallas, the two made the trip back to the January show and here is a sampling of Tara's latest creations.  

Tara designs jewelry using vintage objects.

Oftentimes incorporating religious relics into her designs.

Just in time for Valentine's Day are these beautiful one of a kind works of art.

I love the patina on this cluster of sacred hearts.  And can you believe the adorable heart earrings and the stunning butterfly pendant pictured below!

I'm so thankful for my new friends, Tara and Jeff, two of the most loving people you could ever meet.  And I just can't say enough about Tara's fabulous creations ~ they're unique, full of charm and best of all vintage.  What more could you ask for?  And these represent only a few pieces from Tara's wonderful collection.  I hope you visit her Facebook page here and you can be the proud owner of one of these beautiful designs ~ just in time for Valentine's.  XO ~ Dana

All photos courtesy of Tara Gasparian ~