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Tamar Wider's jewelry line The 2 Bandits fast became a Bay Area and beyond editor favorite when she launched her first collection in 2010. Now about to launch her third, Tamar donned some of her favorite new designs (which include the belt pictured above!) to give us a sneak peek at her latest creations, as well as a glimpse of her amazing personal style.
She also shared with us a little about how her aesthetic has evolved, and the sad story that inspired two of her pieces. Get the full scoop on March 15 when the collection is officially released (and look for yet another gorgeous lookbook).Tamar sports the Open Canoe Paddle Cuff, Texas Skies Cuffs, Concho Leather Wrap Bracelet, and Peakin Ring from her upcoming line. Photos by Aubrie Pick
What was your inspiration for your third collection?
My inspiration for this collection was from the song Circle Game by Joni Mitchell. All the pieces represent something symbolic to the cycle of life. Two bracelets in particular, Leo's sticks and Leo's arrow are very special to me. Leo was the son of my friends Maura and Ari. He passed away just two weeks shy of his delivery date. 20% of all proceeds will be donated to the MISS Foundation, a non profit that has helped them during their grieving process. With these donations, we will be helping others that are going through this tragedy.
That is so sad. What a beautiful tribute.
Yeah it was so sad. Still is.
How has your aesthetic evolved since you began your line?
When I started designing, I was very inspired by all Native American designs and the overall southwest vibe. Each collection has grown more unique to the brand and further away from literal inspiration.
4. What piece are you most excited about from the collection?
The Dart earrings, I just love them.
What's your current favorite place to shop in SF?