Tana Acton has lived a life focused on creative and artistic expression. Born in Birmingham, Michigan to Cranbrook Art School parents and schooled at home and throughout the U.S, and abroad. Studied silver smithing in Haystack's high school program with Glenda Arentzen, then studied with Tomaso in Florence, Italy. Earned a BFA in painting from Antioch College and completed the Parson's School of Design Fashion Design Program. Both as an artist and entrepreneur, she started with craft fairs at the age of 16. Tana then progressed to graphic artist,dance,choreography, painting, and eventually fashion design for some of New York's leading knitwear and house ware companies. Through her unique perspective as designer/choreographer, she combines air, movement and light to create pieces that are at once delicate and yet solid. Tana's jewelry line is contemporary, lightweight, affordable and can be worn casually or dressed up. Her work is featured in fine craft galleries,museum stores and boutiques throughout the U.S. Tana lives in Santa Fe New Mexico.