creations of three very diverse artists have been united to
The Tamny Collection.
The Collection includes jewelry of silver and semi-precious
stones, hand-crafted artisan quilts, one-of-a kind wearable
art, watercolor amulets, and more.
Tamny, a jeweler
and metalsmith from Columbus, Ohio, and
T.J. Tamny, a textile artist
from Dallas, Texas, have combined their talents with those of
Sandi Knell Tamny to produce
their collection of fine and wearable art.
has been creating amulets in the form of watercolor paintings
and beaded wearable art for years. Her amulets come from her
study of the Kabbalah, the ancient Jewish book of mysticism.
The amulets are created to provide the owner with benefits that
are derived from the power of the Hebrew characters, and from
the colors the amulets incorporate. Health, Safety, Spiritual
Blessing and Protection from the Evil Eye are just a few of
the benefits bestowed by the power of the amulets.
years ago, T.J. interpreted a number of Sandi's designs in the
form of traditional wall-hanging quilts. T.J. has been a quilter
for many years, and her work is highly valued for the precise
attention she gives to her craft. The transition from paint-on-
paper to fabric lent the designs an entirely different feeling,
one with which both women were extremely pleased. Within the
past year, Carolyn also started to use Sandi's amulet designs
as the basis for pieces of jewelry, and The Tamny Collection
Carolyn's designs are very elegant, very sophisticated pieces
in sterling silver, semi-precious stones and beads of her own
making that subtly employ Hebrew characters and concepts into
The three artists invite you to spend a moment on these pages,
enjoying their creations. As you delight in their work, please
keep the following in mind:
piece in the Tamny Collection is hand-made, one at a time. This
often gives the buyer a voice in how the piece is designed. For
instance, the length of a necklace or bracelet can be customized
to fit the wearer comfortably, or the Hebrew characters in the
Quilt Block Pillows can be selected for your "someone special".
On almost every page are opportunities for you to create a treasure
that will be appreciated for years. And the Tamnys are always
delighted to hear from you, and to discuss your special requests!
information about ordering anything you enjoy here,
please go to the Contact Information