Artist's Biography

Tana Acton:
She was born in Birmingham, Michigan to Cranbrook Art School parents and schooled at home and through- out the US and abroad. In Florence Italy, she studied with Tomaso after studying silversmithing in Haystack’s high school program with Glenda Arentzen. Later, Tana earned an Antioch College BFA in painting and completed the Parsons School of Design program.
Through her unique perspective as a designer/choreographer she combines air, movement and light to create pieces that are at once delicate and yet solid. Tana’s jewelry is comfortable, contemporary and durable.
Each piece of fine art jewelry is created from a single thread of precious metal, either sterling or 12k gold filled or copper. The filament is wrapped precisely and tautly on a frame structure [nickel usually] or loom in a technique typically associated with thread or a similar textile. The piece may or may not have a kinetic element housed in the structure or riding on the crossing wires. The best way to clean is to dip or a polishing cloth.
Many pieces are available, but not all are pictured. You may request photos of current inventory.

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DNA Pendant 925 & 926

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Dna Earrings

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Hoop Earrings 927

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Hoop Earrings 889

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Wide Cuff 804

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Wide cuff 809

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Asymmetrical cuff 825

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Wave Cuff 880

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Wide Accent Cuff 877

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Wide Cuff 869

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Wave Cuff 808

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Asymmetrical cuff 826

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Narrow cuff 881

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Wave cuff 902

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Asymmetrical cuff 811

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Wave cuff 901

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Rings

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Circle Pendant 923 & 924

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Wave Cuff 832

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Mobius Cuffs

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Asymmetrical Cuff with slender beads 812

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Asymmetrical Cuff

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Cuff 808

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Earrings twist 930

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Earrings twist 931

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Earrings Long DNA 931

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Earrings 929

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Wave Cuff 831

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Kinetic rings

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Wide plaited rings

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View Artwork by Tana Acton in Person

Come see these pieces first hand. We are just a short walk from the ferry and an excellent destination for your visit to San Juan Island.

Upcoming Shows

INSPIRED BY DESIRE - 33rd Annual Holiday Show

Featuring: Jane Adam, Erika Laureano, Jan Marie Tognela, Eric Eschenbach, Terri Rau, Jim Meyer, Georgia Gerber, Tana Acton, NK Build Noah Kriegsmann, Maru Almeida, Tom Small, Judy Morgan, Rachel Brumer, Wendy Smith, Susanne Lecher Osborn, Stephen McMillan, Jaime Ellsworth, Allison Ciancibelli & Jeremy Newman, Anna Skibska, Debbie Daniels, Catherine Eaton Skinner, and Micki Lippe 11/16/1801/05/19Learn More

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