Meet The Maker
Hey! Welcome to The Rockin' T Bar S. My name is Tess, I'm 26 and from Florida. I'm a registered nurse, wife, and self taught silversmith. Jewelry is something that I have always admired and loved. I started my collection very young, buying from silversmiths all over the country and admiring their work is what inspired me to learn the art of silversmithing. It’s so much fun and is the creative outlet that I’ve always needed. I love creating these pieces from start to finish and working with customers to design a piece that is unique and handmade just for them. When I'm not busy with work, I ride horses, and spend a lot of weekends at barrel races. I'm married to the man of my dreams and I couldn't do any of this without the support from him, my parents, and friends. I've got so much to be thankful for and I owe it all to them & all of you who have supported me. Thank you so much for stopping by and please feel free to reach out with any questions!
The Start of The Rockin' T Bar S
Pete and Shorty’s, the Rendezvous, Cliff’s, the Tall Corn in Iowa.
The Chicken Coop, the Dome, the Fireside, Johnny Bukochec’s Zest for Living Lounge, the Homey, the Boardwalk, M’s Pub, Ole’s Big Game Lounge in Nebraska.
The Little Bear, the Vic in Colorado.
Goatfeather’s, Rockafella’s in South Carolina.
The Hut Pub, Skipper’s, Norma Jean’s, Stormin’ Normans, Wally’s Pour House, the Crows Nest, Conchy Joe’s in Florida.
These are bars and taverns that I’ve frequented in the past. Each is or was unique. Through fifty years of public consumption there have been thousands of hours spent with family, best friends, interesting strangers in such places. I could tell you stories. I used to daydream about “my” bar, or what I envisioned the “coolest” tavern to be. I can put myself there to this day. Great art, tasty as hell food for sharing, a modest but meaningful beer selection, thoughtful playlists and occasional live music, and friendly faces, familiar or not. I would have called it the Rockin T Bar S, the logo would be a brand. Since Tess and I share initials I passed it to her for her brand. I’m happy and proud that my daughter likes it.
Peace and Love,
Where It's At Now
From a dream bar, to horses, and now metal work - who would have thought?
Fun fact: my dad and I share the same exact initials & my middle name is Garrett after my momma's maiden name. When I got married I couldn't imagine letting go of the last name Stephenson; the one that I shared with my heroes, my momma and daddy. So, I kept it and now have two last names.
I've rode horses since I was three, and truly cannot imagine my life without horses in it. This brand is really special to me, my horses have carried it for years & now, I stamp all my handmade jewelry with it too.
My hope is that when you see The Rockin' T Bar S, no matter where it is, that it makes you smile. I want everything that's associated with this brand to be thoughtful, meaningful, one of a kind, and something that brings people together. Whether it be making memories at a rodeo, or building a custom piece of jewelry that signifies something special to the customer; if we're involved - you can count on it.