We had the good fortune of connecting with Tanginikia Vieira and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tanginikia, why did you pursue a creative career?
I can honestly say that it just came naturally at a young age. I always knew I wanted to do or be someone who created or designed things. At 1st my passion was sewing/fashion design. I loved the feeling creating something from pure thought. After a while though I realized I didn’t want to sew for others lol as I didn’t enjoy it as much as sewing for myself or friends. I then came to my next love of jewelry making and found quickly that I love the way my creative energy overflows. I feel that I am using that energy properly. Just the thought of being able to create things that people love, things that makes them happy is what I love about a having creative career.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I design jewelry, some of the most unique pieces you’ll ever see. I use mediums like clay mostly, wire, beads and gemstones. Honestly when I 1st started creating or making I should say, I was trying to create what I saw others making and what I thought everyone like. Which was okay but I realized it wasn’t me or my style. I then told myself create things you’d love and go from there. Basically just be myself and ever since then thats what I’ve doing and to see that people really love the things that come from my mind is such a great feeling. I really put all of my energy into creating pieces that bring happiness to whoever sees it.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’m just so thankful for the jewelry community overall. There are soo many creatives who without knowing push me to become a better artist. I want to say thank you to them all💛