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Tana Acton

Tana Acton Designs

"My jewelry is clean, contemporary, ergonomic, and flexible. I use simple textile techniques, with each piece incorporating its own frame as a loom. The "thread" is precious metal wire of various gauges, often with stationary or sliding embellishments. The making of the pieces can be practically a meditation as the continuous filament of metal flows through the hands. "

Tana Acton was born to artist parents and began her career as an artist and entrepreneur at shows when just 16. An entire life of experimenting with the creation of artful objects ensued. Through her unique perspective as designer/choreographer, the artist learned to combine air, movement, and light to create pieces that are at once delicate and yet solid.

Each piece is made from one continuous length of precious metal wire, wrapped around the frame which acts as a loom but stays with the piece as framing The pieces may have kinetic elements strung onto the wire or housed within the structure. The hands are the main tools required.

Tana Acton earned an Antioch College BFA in painting and completed the Parsons School of Design Fashion Design program. In Florence, Italy, she studied goldsmithing with Japanese master Tomaso. She explored modern dance and graphic design, all of which culminated in a unique perspective in jewelry design. She has been creating this style of jewelry for over 20 years.

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Cuff
Gold & Silver Bracelet
by Tana Acton
$ 218 - $ 298
Plaited Pearl Ring
Pearl and Silver Ring
by Tana Acton
$ 158
Oxidized Asymmetrical...
Gold & Silver Bracelet
by Tana Acton
$ 228
Mobius Cuff
Gold & Silver Cuff
by Tana Acton
$ 292
Kinetic Hoops with Onyx
Silver & Stone Earrings
by Tana Acton
$ 248
Kinetic Rings with...
Silver & Stone Ring
by Tana Acton
$ 104
Labradorite Cuff
Silver & Stone Cuff`
by Tana Acton
$ 318
Plaited Tall Ring
Silver & Stone Ring
by Tana Acton
$ 158
DNA Earrings
Silver Earrings
by Tana Acton
$ 278
Faceted Onyx Cuff
Silver & Stone Bracelet
by Tana Acton
$ 330
Hematite Cuff
Silver & Stone Bracelet
by Tana Acton
$ 290
Silver Drop Earrings with ...
Silver & Copper Earrings
by Tana Acton
$ 276
Asymmetrical Cuff
Gold & Silver Bracelet
by Tana Acton
$ 210 - $ 308
Corset Ring
Gold & Silver Ring
by Tana Acton
$ 138
Pearl Kinetic Ring on...
Gold, Silver & Pearl Ring
by Tana Acton
$ 108
''OH'' Pendant
Silver Pendant
by Tana Acton
$ 438
Kinetic Ring
Gold & Silver Ring
by Tana Acton
$ 108
Tall Multi-Color Stone...
Gold & Stone Earrings
by Tana Acton
$ 158
Silver Wave Cuff with...
Silver & Stone Bracelet
by Tana Acton
$ 210
Kinetic Cuff with Ball...
Gold & Silver Bracelet
by Tana Acton
$ 210
Plaited Hematite Ring
Gold, Silver & Stone Ring
by Tana Acton
$ 158
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
CityArts Dallas, Texas, Dallas , 2012