“Life is Passion – Adorn with Beauty & Character!”
Tess Backhus has lived in Colorado for over 30 years. Her Collection Pieces and Wearable Art incorporate semi-precious stones, antique pendants, unique found objects and artifacts, as well as traditional and modern accents. She is inspired by Nature and Art in all their genres. Honoring and accepting these inspirations has been an integral part of Tess’s designing path.
Uncompromising in keeping her pieces special, Tess buys her jewelry elements in limited quantities, personally crafting each piece with unique qualities, proportion and appearance, and maintaining her theory of exceptional versus mediocre.
A featured jewelry artist with clients from New York to Colorado to California and abroad, Tess presents an extensive display of her newest designs locally in Colorado, as well as nationally through galleries and trunk shows.
Tess accepts commissions to create jewelry designs to suit her clients’ personal requests, providing selections on approval.
“Be the person you want to be. Be clear about your goals and pursue them actively. Be proud to be a woman and love life!”
- Diane von Furstenberg
Creating Exceptional, Beautiful, Unique Jewelry
Living in the mountains, for over 30 years, I am surrounded with abundant natural beauty. Daily encounters with nature help me to open my mind and heart to discover and share its unfolding through my jewelry.
Artful inspiration also comes through gallery exhibits and encounters with other artists’ sculptures, paintings and textiles, which create a cross-reference for my collaborations.
The stones – colors, textures – speak to me, just as the flowers, trees, and blue skies touch my soul. The energy the stones hold and project allows me to share the richness of the earth along with my loving intentions and blessings to those who choose to carry them.