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Tamara Hensick Designs

Keepsake Objects

Inspirational Art

Sometimes an object can convey just what you want to say, in just the right tone. Artist Tamara Hensick has a knack for taking a simple message -- saying thank you, for example, or encouraging someone -- and giving form to it. Her diminutive sculptures are a little whimsical, which keeps them from seeming too precious. When you see one of her creations, you want to pick it up and handle it, not hide it away for safekeeping.

Each of Tamara's designs is first sculpted in a soft jeweler's wax, then hand-cast in pewter by a family-owned business in California. Tamara, who says her dancing background influences her work, looks for inspiration in everyday life and finds beauty in our imperfections. She uses clever wordplay and symbolism to convey inspirational themes that express just what you want to say when a friend needs cheering up, or you want to encourage someone to stay strong, or you’re celebrating a rite of passage, such as graduation or a new job.

Spoken words are fleeting and easy to forget. But an art object, beautifully crafted with just the right sentiment, can last a lifetime.

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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Kristin
    Kristin

    Hi Everyone. My name is Kristin and I’m so excited to have Tamara Hensick’s pewter sculptures introduced as a Grommet today!! They are very special to her and I hope that you all are able to see that in the art work. Each piece is handmade with lots of love. They are designed with messages to inspire, encourage and send out all kinds of feel good vibes!!! I sincerely hope you all enjoy what you see and hope that Tamara's messages arouse happiness and good fortune!!

    I’m very excited to hear your feedback and am here to answer any questions.

  •  Kimberly
    Kimberly
    5/3/2012 12:09 PM

    Wow! This product is so cute! Such a great gift idea for the person who has everything!

  • Alice
    Alice
    5/4/2012 1:59 PM

    @ Kimberly

  • Susan
    Susan
    11/19/2012 1:23 AM

    @ Kimberly

  • Susan
    Susan
    11/19/2012 1:23 AM

    @ Kimberly

  •  Marny j
    Marny j
    5/3/2012 2:49 PM

    Does set of 2 for the "heart U" mean the heart and the U or 2 EACH of the heart and the U??

  • Kristin
    Kristin – Special Guest
    5/3/2012 3:16 PM

    @ Marny j Hi Marny - The set of 2 means 2each of the piece. The heart and the U are actually 1 piece. Hope this helps :)

  • Marny
    Marny
    5/3/2012 10:12 PM

    @Kristin Morley

    Oh yay! What a perfect wedding gift!

  •  Joanna
    Joanna
    5/3/2012 3:37 PM

    This is such a great collection! I love this idea of a feel-good little thing that will last and be treasured! A true little keep-sake!

  • Kristin
    Kristin – Special Guest
    5/3/2012 4:27 PM

    @ Joanna Exactly!! This is Tams objective when creating her pieces. They are truly timeless :)

  •  Kate
    Kate
    5/3/2012 4:03 PM

    Really special when you need that gift that shows that you understand just the kind support a friend needs.

  •  Deborah
    Deborah
    5/4/2012 1:46 AM

    these are really lovely and very distinctive. it would be helpful to know the dimensions of the various pieces. i don't see that listed in the descriptions. thanks.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/4/2012 9:42 AM

    @ Deborah - Lovely is a great word for them! I have pulled over this information from our details tab. The details for any Grommet feature can be found on a tab above the story but below the video.

    Arrow "Pointed in the Right Direction" - 9.5" long

    Small Crown - 2" tall

    Small Paper Airplane: "Sky's the Limit" - 2 5/8" long (sold in sets of 2)

    Ladder: "It is well worth the climb to see the view from here" - 9" tall

    Plug: "More Power To You" - 4.25" x 1.5"

    "Silly" Goose - 2.5" tall x 4" wide

    Small Wishbone - 1.75" long (sold in sets of 5)

    Wishbone: "Make a Wish" - 4" long

    (heart) U ring holder small - 1.5" tall (sold in sets of 2)

    Man Walking: "Keep Going" - 2" tall (sold in sets of 2)

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