Tammy Kirks opened Red Bee Designs in the spring of 2000 offering handcrafted beaded jewelry. In 2002, she began silversmithing and expanded the line to include pieces fabricated from both sterling and fine silver. The beaded designs were eventually discontinued, allowing her to concentrate fully on honing her metalwork skills. In the spring of 2004, enamels and granulation were added after Tammy began working with nationally known enamel artist Sarah Perkins. The current line includes pieces constructed using cloisonné, granulation, and high-carat gold.
Tammy is a graduate of Drury University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication and has 14 years of graphic design experience.
Red Bee Designs metalwork can be purchased at shops and gift stores across the Midwest. Retailers interested in purchasing a design series like those seen in the photo gallery can contact Tammy by email or call at (417) 894-4400.