So, I have a slight obsession with hello kitty and a long time ago I discovered jewelry designer Tarina Tarantino who makes fun, bold jewelry pieces carrying the cute iconic hello kitty design.
Although hello kitty is what initially attracted me to Tarina Tarantino, her story compelled me and inspired me to do more with my own jewelry. She had a passion for jewelry making since she was young and like me shopped endlessly to find jewelry to fit her style with no success. So, she made her own jewelry and went off into the streets and back home with none of it because strangers would buy it off her. She decided to turn jewelry making into her own business after going through many other careers she found unsatisfying such as being a model and later, a makeup artist.
Tarina’s accomplished success in her business is very inspiring to me as a jewelry artist and I admire her passion and drive. And her pink hair which her Hello Kitty jewelry collection mimics is also adorable!
Here are a few of her own creations:
Photos: Courtesy of www.tarinatarantino.com