I’m Tana Munoz, a Texas woodturner and part of the Golden Triangle Woodturners.
I specialize in turning rings, often men’s wedding bands and have attached 3 pictures of different styles. I hope one of then can be included in the gallery to show that small pieces of art can be just as beautiful as the large pieces.
The couples rings are made from an Australian wood they sent me that holds meaning to them. I used a tungsten core for each ring for added durability. They requested copper wire inlays with black opals on his ring and white on her ring.
The antler ring is one of the more unique as far as materials go. While antler is fairly common, it’s an elk antler with gemsbok oryx horn in the center. Separating the two is sterling silver wire. This is all on a black ceramic core.
The last ring was made with an oak burl off of my place, horse hair from one of my horses, and leather in the center for a tough ranch cowboy. It’s on a carbon fiber core and is very light weight.
I work with my clients to find out what is meaningful to them and then work to figure out how take take those materials and make them look perfect for the recipient.
We go through color comparisons to try and get the most appealing results while making something that is special to each one.
I thoroughly enjoy taking fun pictures with props that are typically related to the materials in each piece and my customers seem to enjoy the pictures as well.
Artist: Tana Munoz
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