Milwaukie, OR, United States
Welcome to Entwined Vines! Tina & Tammy's handcrafted jewelry. We love to weave our crafts together to create functional art
Handmade artisan jewelry, Viking knit, Hand torched lampwork glass, Semi-precious gemstones, Wire weaving, Wire wrapping, Pearls, Swarovski elements, Nature, Goddess, Pagan, Silver, Copper, Bone, Chain Maille, Cabochons, Crystals, Shell, Chakra, Energy...
Skills and Techniques
We both started out string and re-stringing and have learned many other techniques over the years. Our skill sets now include, but is not limited to: Viking knit, wire weaving, wire braiding, chain maille, wire wrapping, wire knitting. Indulging in our enjoyment of semi-precious gemstones and hand torched lampwork glass that we incorporate into our designs as accents to our wire work. We are not a metalsmiths or stone workers (although we work with stones in a variety of ways).
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Get to Know
Tina & Tammy welcome you to Entwined Vines. In the picture to the right Tammy is on the Left and Tina is on the Right. Tammy resides in Washington and Tina is just across the river in Oregon.
We have pooled our knowledge to bring you quality handcrafted wares. We met working with personal spa products several years ago. During that time we found we had many interested that over lapped such as hiking, gardening, a love of reading, and crafts of just about every variety. We would run a booth at different events in the area for the spa company and in down time we both seemed to always have a jewelry project to work on.
We talked a LOT and decided to join forces, share skills, and teach each other what we know as well as occasionally take a class together to learn even more...
A bit more about Tina: I have a full life the helps to inspire me through each new adventure. I have 4 daughters that live with my husband and I, ranging in age from almost 18 down to just turned 11. My husband has a passion of working with metal to eventually have his forge fully up and running so I am always thinking of items that might combine his passion with mine in the realm of jewelry. On top of running my home, cooking most things from scratch, preserving food, gardening, and the like, I also run an in-home child day care. As I type this all my little ones (today ages 4 and up) are sitting at the table making jewelry from the skills I have passed on to them to make gifts for family. I gain inspiration from my daily life and from nature although I tend to be a linier thinker jewelry forms in my mind to be created usually while I sit outside watching the children or my 10 chickens. My how life is grand yet simple even if you live within 10 minutes drive to the "big city" (mine being Portland).
A bit more about Tammy: I have a very full life, but a quite home as I am single with no kids. Loving kids, I spend a great deal of time with my 2 nephews and 4 nieces, and about a dozen adopted nieces and nephews as time allows between creating jewelry and my full time job in corporate America. For me kids are a constant source of both amusement and inspiration; because they look at the world so differently than adults. Managing my home includes a large backyard that allows me to garden till my hearts content, which I always find inspirational. While creating jewelry is my main focus (I must play with stones), I also enjoy hiking, camping, reading, movies, bellydancing (our Bio picture was taken the night of a performance), photography, working with clay, & painting. In addition to the kids in my life, I have a small but close supportive circle of friends that I enjoy spending time with. While I prefer to live simply, I do not feel short changed. Each day is filled with new adventures.
Tammy's outside work space, between the pond and the lilac bush. This spot provides a great view of my entire yard, where I can watch the dragonfly's play tag while I work on creating my next piece. While this is a small space, the tranquility of the pond is a nice back drop. Especialy when I am in need of an inspirational creative boost.
Tina's primary storage and work space. This set up is on casters to be moved anyplace in my home and most of my outside space. Everything is in easy reach and with the labels and use of mostly clear storage I can listen to my inner muse without distraction.
Our main venue in person event is Portland Saturday Market. It allows us to interact with our customers, while allowing you to see our creations in person. Follow us on Facebook to keep up with our even schedule.
We started creating our own hand torched lampwork glass this year. Above you can see a small part of our workspace.
Lampwork glass beads and pieces are created in the heat of a flame and then fired in a kiln to anneal them. This creates unusual colorations in the glass. While also creating a harder more durable piece of glass.