Welcome to the Twelve Tacoma Artist Gifts of Christmas! Inspired by both the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song and fellow features writer Sue Kidd, who’s offering you her own “Twelve Tacoma Foodie Gifts of Christmas” on her TNT Diner blog, I’ve come up with 12 alternative gifts for Christmas: no partridges in pear trees, but something a lot more uniquely local.
So here’s Day 5 –
On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
Sometimes, it’s not enough to give your true love a ring. Or even five gold rings. If you’re a Tacoman, you’ll have an appreciation for the unusual, the twisted – in short, the Gothic, and you’ll want a ring that does more than glitter.
Like Lisa Kinoshita’s rings, that bend insects, bone and fossil into delicate metal with a subtlety Lady Gaga would die for, or Kristi Coyne’s neo-Victorian cameos, that sculpt profiles, spiders or skulls onto ladylike resin ovals, the perfect match over a black silk glove.
Lisa Kinoshita art jewelry: 253-250-7745, lisakinoshita.com
Kristi Coyne Gothic jewelry: Nine Lives Vintage, 3013 6th Ave., Tacoma, 253-267-0324, ninelivesvintagewears.com