About Tamara

Food Geek. Craft Maniac. Celebration Enthusiast.
Lifestyle Wiz. All-Around Funsational Gal.

I like making things, figuring stuff out, and sharing what I have learned with others. If we can laugh while we’re doing that, I’ll be in heaven.

I hail from a long line of artists, craftspeople and an eclectic mix of do-it-yourselfers.  They instilled in me resourcefulness and a deep appreciation for style and substance.

A maker, entrepreneur, photographer, designer, curious traveler, sewist and cook, I was the go-to kid on my block who taught the other friends how to start a lemonade stand, marketed my weeding and babysitting services, and delivered floral arrangements on May Day. I started my first business, a craft boutique, at age 10.

More recently, I created Tamara Jewelry, the collection can be found in fashionable locations from small boutiques to chic department stores.  I’ve also been hanging out on shows on HGTV, the Hallmark Channel and the DIY Network, The Tamara Twist on PBS, jewelry making show Plum and Verdigris, and my own Tamara Twist Channel on YouTube. 

From food to travel to crafting to home, this is a place to share what I do, what I love, and how I did it.