Ariana Tarner

Ariana Tarner (b.1990) is a designer and metalsmith living in Sterling, Illinois with her family. She recently earned her BFA from Northern Illinois University with minors in both Art History and Fashion Merchandising. During her undergraduate degree she received the president’s art award (2016-2017). Influenced by art nouveau, her designs are a contemporary interpretation of jewelry, walking the line between couture and commerce. Her designs utilize digital fabrication, traditional metals processes and precious materials allowing for full exploration of the relationships between the found elements of the natural world and tradition.

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Feminine Milestone #1

Date of Creation: April 25, 2023

List of Materials: Sterling Silver

Dimensions: .9 X .8 inch

Photographer's Name: Ariana Tarner

Model's Name: Elliana Long

Conceptual Statement: This project explores the crossroads between childhood and women-hood utilizing fine jewelry and simple fabrics.

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Feminine Realized

Date of Creation: 30/04/2023

List of Materials: Sterling Silver & Acrylic Sheet

Dimensions: 4 inches x 3 inches

Photographer's Name: Ariana Tarner

Model's Name: Chloe Sosa

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Gold Feminine

Date of Creation: 03/01/2022

List of Materials: 14 KYG & Amethyst

Dimensions: 1 inch x 2 inch

Photographer's Name: Ariana Tarner

Model's Name: Elliana Long

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