Full Circle Artist Auction
Over the last few months, Tara Lee Bennett has been busy transforming pre-loved and aging jewelry into a unique art piece via our Full Circle Artist Program. This initiative addresses the “end of life” of our jewelry, while fostering dialogue about creativity, art, conscious consumerism, and sustainability.
You can bid on the artwork from October 3rd - 17th, with all proceeds going back to the artist.
How do I bid?
Select the piece of artwork that you would like to bid on, click through to the product page, enter your bid, it will prompt you to sign in with your lover's tempo account. If you don't have an account, you must create one in order to bid. You will then be contacted via email if your bid was outbid or accepted.
What is the minimum bid increase?
What are the minimum starting bids?
"Broken Nest" $200
"Tangled Garden" $200
"Small Bloom" $50
If I win, how do I get the artwork?
Once you win your item, you'll receive an email to "checkout". You will be able to choose local pick up from our studio in East Vancouver, or shipping. The shipping cost will be calculated at checkout.
The Golden Hour
As part of our goal to create a more sustainable business, we’re exploring ways to design a full lifecycle for our products. Through our Full Circle Artist Program, we want to create dialogue about creativity, art, conscious consumerism, sustainability and more. Our goal is ultimately to keep our jewelry out of the landfill and to inspire art, creativity and dialogue around sustainability.
To do this, we collaborated with a Canadian artist who will incorporate our jewels into a unique piece of art.
Meet Tara Lee Bennett
Tara Lee Bennett is a paper artist and sculptor who lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia. Originally from Zimbabwe, Bennett lived in Australia for several years where she attended the Enmore Design Center in Sydney, Australia. She established her practice in the historic 1000 Parker Street building in 2019. Her current series Lush is infused with images of growth and renewal reflecting both the personal and professional journeys of her life.
HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE
Send us your old jewels!
Participate in a future artist's work! The Full Circle Artist Program is an all-encompassing collaboration - and we’d love for you to join us. You can help create a more sustainable future and in the process, contribute to a unique piece of art (how’s that for a win-win?!). We'll also send you a 30% off coupon code once we receive your package.
Do you have a Lover’s Tempo jewelry piece that’s been well-loved? You’re now able to donate aging, tarnished or broken jewelry back to us. Recycle your jewelry via the form below.