As a Jewelry Design Artist from Fishers, Indiana, Tara Hicks uses personal experienced and childhood memories as her inspiration when designing each piece. Combining her professional training along with a natural desire to seek and learn new techniques, she is a constant student of her craft. Natural materials that Tara uses in her designs include Sterling/fine silver, copper, bronze, leather and natural/semi-precious stones. Without the use of molds, she handcrafts each design using various sawing, carving, texturing and forming techniques to ensure each design is unique and original. Patina is often applied as the finishing touch depth and character.