Tri-cities Artisan—Tina Murphy of 2 Cool Creations


Photography by Courtney Corriell

2 Cool Creations Shop Pages  Custom art jewelry and hand cut stones / 2 Cool Creations Jewelry  Facebook / 2 Cool Creations Jewelry Sales  Jewelry auctions recurring Sundays  / 2 Cool Creations Jewelry VIP Group  Join this group for exclusive first looks at Tina’s new designs / 2cooltina Instagram

2 Cool Creations at Market at the Parkway Find 2 Cool Creations outside Paper Street Brewery / The Parkway, Richland, WA / Fridays June 1st – October / 9 am – 1 pm

Contact 2 Cool Creations Tina Murphy (509) 551-9468 / E-mail

When I was a little girl, I used to love to get into my older sister’s things when she was away at school. I’m sure she didn’t appreciate it, but how could I resist her blue, suede with fringe cowgirl boots or her turquoise and sterling silver ring? Even today, there’s something about western jewelry that appeals to my curiosity and stokes my imagination—as if the expansive, diverse landscapes of the west are telling their stories through precious stones.

2 Cool Creations jewelry and hand cut stones are crafted here in Eastern Washington, although stones are curated from all over the world. Tina Murphy handpicks the stones and is the sole jewelry designer. By blending timeless and modern styles together, her aesthetic represents the inland northwest and Columbia River Basin—a region rich in history as well as booming growth and new development.

Tina has had a passion for precious stones since she was a child. She would often check out the fossils and minerals books from the school library and started making her own jewelry as early as middle school! Her curated collection of precious stones is one that you can mull over again and again—and still discover new stones all the time!

Tina seeks to let the stone’s beauty speak for itself when designing a piece and only works with natural materials. This earthiness in her creations connects the wearer to both rustic as well as refined elements. Whether she’s working with Royston Ribbon Turquoise, Tanzanite, Crazy Lace Agate, Hessonite Garnet or Amber (as shown), each stone determines its setting so that the stone itself is the focal point of the piece.


Models Top to Bottom: Alla Schock, Abi Dayton and Brandi Dayton

Tina’s jewelry lends itself well to styled shoots and special events because each creation is made by hand and unique. Her statement pieces are full of natural, vibrant color, texture and shine and enhance makeup artistry and clothing to produce a truly unique, styled look. She mixed popular boho with traditional western appeal making her jewelry timeless as well as effortless in dressing down with jeans or dressing up!

This will be 2 Cool Creations’s 13th year at Market at the Parkway in Richland! You can find Tina on the corner of Paper Street Brewery during market season as well as the annual Art in the Park. Stop by to ask Tina questions; she is very knowledgeable and strives to educate her clients about the pieces they select. In addition, Tina offers Bling and Bottle jewelry classes at various wineries throughout the Tri-cities. Follow Bling and a Bottle on Facebook.


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by writer Alicia Walters, contributor to print and digital magazines.

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