I'm Kristina, the face behind Tamed Raven. Everything here is made by me, by hand. (With enamel pins I do all the digital work like making the design, picking the colours, and communicating one on one with the manufacturer who makes them for me. No one 'makes' their own pins literally by hand.)
I scour far and wide for old records, cool fabrics, and inspiring do-dads to turn into one of a kind pieces of jewellery, bags, and whatever else tickles my fancy. Some pieces come and go in a small run, but you'll always find record purses and enamel pins in stock. If you see a woman all in grey in the thrift store, that might be me.
I'm a proud LGBTQ member, and I'm happy to be able to provide some subtle flair for those who want to celebrate themselves without making things obvious. I never realized how needed that kind of representation was until I started making it and so many people have reached out to let me know they appreciate it. I'm thankful for everyone's wonderful messages of subtle pride, coming out, and celebration!
When not making things, I'm hiking, taking pictures, and chasing down dogs to pet.