Victoria Tane has been creating elegance through upcycling for more than 35 years. An award winning artist, she spent her career designing one-of-a-kind, and limited edition jewelry using antique, vintage and recycled elements. Victoria’s inspiration to find new uses for old things not generally associated with jewelry, led to the creation of her trademark – Retreasuring™.
Retreasuring™ is the process of bringing new life to discarded jewelry through repurposing unusual elements and creating one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces of wearable art. Victoria currently offers Retreasuring™ classes at her studio to teach others how to upcycle antique and vintage jewelry into artful accessories. Studio sessions feature Retreasuring™ tutorials where found objects are incorporated into new creations. Chandelier crystals, pencil ferrules (the part that hold the eraser), peach pits, rabies tags, wine collar wrappers, driftwood, telephone wire, old buttons, and machine parts all appear in her work.
Examples of her jewelry are featured on her website gallery. These stunning pieces are mostly one-of-a-kind or limited editions and inspire her to make custom jewelry from the broken strands of beads, chains, pins, and earrings that clients bring her. By mixing their components with her own, she creates necklaces, earrings and bracelets that are new and fresh. It is the ultimate upcycling.
Please take a look at the gallery of jewelry that Victoria has made over the years at the Jewelry Shop. It is a small sampling of the vast assortment of her designs. Similar, although not identical, pieces can be made. Please contact her about your project or if you are in the Kansas City, MO area, sign up for a Retreasuring™ class.