Business Name: Tammy Auther Designs
Personal bio: I am a small biz vintage jewelry designer. I love old architecture, beautiful landscapes, the mountains and wide open spaces. I love pearls and how Grace Kelly wore them. I love bright colors, whether it is my blooming garden, the blues and greens of the ocean or the jewels of Miriam Haskell. I hunt for treasures- classy, old, unique, funky, pretty and vintage. I play tennis, my husband is an avid runner and we have fun with our wonderful children.
How did you start your business & why? I have always loved collecting vintage jewelry. I was a tennis coach and after my kids went to college I started creating jewelry pieces in my free time. People would comment on them and ask where I bought them. My brother’s girlfriend, who is an artist, suggested that I come to San Francisco and sell at the Noe Valley street fair with her. I did great and that gave me a boost of confidence, hence my business was born!
How would you best describe your style and the items you sell? I design unique and timeless jewelry pieces that are created from vintage and antique pendants, charms, brooches, baubles, beads and other found treasures. I mix real pearls with vintage crystals, beads, vintage chains and beautiful gemstones.
When was your first Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market? My first JITTVM was I think your second show about 3 years ago when you had just moved over to Westworld. We were inside the old building that had big fans and swamp coolers and by the afternoon it was quite hot. The new facility is wonderful! It is amazing how much your show has grown!
And what is your favorite part about the event? Or a favorite memory? My favorite part of the event is the wonderful energy that flows through the whole weekend! So many creative vendors, nice shoppers and of course wonderful staff!
What’s your favorite place to get away in the summer? My favorite place to go in the summer is the mountains. We just got back from a week in Montana, spectacular!
Thank you so much for sharing Tammy! Head over to Tammy Auther Designs on Facebook and see what she is preparing for the market.