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Origin Story: My Fair Coral Cuff


The My Fair Coral Cuff has been around since the very first TC collection, back in 2010, and has since turned into a signature piece. So, I thought it was about time for everyone to know its origin story!

For my senior project at SAIC I hand made and designed a collection of swimwear. One of the pieces was a coral themed top and skirted bottom (1.) which featured an embroidered piece of fan coral (took me around 12 hours!!!).

Two years later, when trying to come up with ideas for my first jewelry collection, I ended up returning to that skirt. I took a picture of the embroidery and put it into photoshop (2.) where I played with the image until it was a workable design for my model maker.

After a flat metal model version of the coral was made, it was then shaped and used to make a mold. Pour in some liquid hot metal and out pops a fan coral cuff! (3.) From a bikini detail, to a computer image, the MFC cuff has had quite the journey 


Photo: Quincy Dein | Model: Leah Reeves


  • Posted by Surfergirlhawaii on

    TC, I would be sincerely overjoyed if I were to win this cute pineapple necklace because I have been a fan of your jewellery designs since day one.
    To me, pineapples represent sunshine & fun in the tropics. The pineapple reminds me of the island life that I adore. This gold pineapple will be a symbol of my love for Hawaii.

  • Posted by Rachel anderson on

    I absolutely love pineapples! My great grandfather was a immigrant from china and made his way to Hawaii! He worked long days picking pineapples in the fields to support the family! Pineapples have become a symbolic thing in our family for the meaning of freedom! I would love this necklace to remind me of that very thing every day! Freedom!

  • Posted by nomsnotbombs on

    I’ve adored this lovely little necklace since I first saw it on your site! As a Hawaii girl living in LA, I miss my real home every single day, and I love to surround myself with things that remind me of the beauty of Hawaii and my family there (and also the amazing food…). This necklace is a perfect and chic way to carry around a little piece of home and remind myself of where I’m from and who I am when the hustle and bustle of LA living gets to me. It would also be a great companion to my Oahu bangle :)

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