ORGANIC INTUITIVE EMOTIONAL UNEXPECTED ADORNMENT
Tammy Tiranasar grew up in Miami, Florida fantasizing about one day moving to NYC and becoming a fashion designer. Attending Columbia University after high school brought her one step closer to her dream. It was there that she nurtured a growing passion for the visual arts like drawing and sculpture.
After graduation, Tammy plucked up the courage to embark on the fashion career she had often dreamed of. In 1999, with no fashion experience, she started a womenswear line named Novembersix that featured hand-printed fabrics and one-of-a-kind knitwear. The line was picked up by stores such as Barneys NY and Louis Boston.
After five seasons,Tammy decided to take a break from Novembersix in order to return to art. She started to explore various textile techniques such as spinning and natural dyeing with plant dyes. Along the way she played around with macrame after coming across some vintage 70s craft books. The macrame experiments developed quite unexpectedly into a jewelry collection. In the fall of 2002, Tammy and some friends put together a jewelry show in the Meatpacking district of NYC and called it The Secret Assembly. The show was reviewed in Elle magazine. In 2005, her work was featured in the exhibit Burn It Up: Breakout Asian-American Designers in Fashion at the Asia Society on the Upper East Side.
after, Tammy took time off to focus on motherhood eventually coming
back to the fashion world to study womenswear and pattern making at FIT.
Tammy never stopped making her unique, one-of-a-kind macrame necklaces
for fun. Often, women would stop her on the street to ask where they
could buy them. After graduation from FIT, and a fair amount of
soul-searching, Tammy realized that her hand knotted jewelry really
brought together all her skills and passion as an artist and designer.
She decided to start up her company again this time with a focus on the
necklaces she had been making as a hobby. In the fall of 2012 Tammy
Tiranasar Jewelry was born, featuring intricately crafted art-to-wear
necklaces made out of beads, semi-precious stones and hand knotted cord.