About the Designer
Thomas Troy Dent
(aka Tom Dent)
Hello and welcome to my website. Many of you already know me from all the Art & Crafts Shows & Festivals I do, but for those of you who don't, I've added pictures above of myself so that you have some point of reference and a visual idea of who I am.
A little about me...I'm a self taught handcraft jeweler, designer, artist & business owner. Making jewelry is truly a passion of mine, which I believe is reflected in each and every piece of jewelry that I create. I love designing and creating the jewelry I make and I love it even more when each piece finds that one person it was meant for. I believe that every piece of jewelry I create is destined to find that one person who is meant to wear it and have it become a part of who they are.
As for my background, I've always been very creative and artistic throughout my life, but I didn't get into jewelry making until just a few years ago, when I started working with my sister who is a well known, seasoned handcraft jeweler with over 30 years of experience. I went to work with her managing her company and developing it's brand and assisting her with growing it to what it is today.
From there, I went back to a career in Accounting/Finance, which I have 16+ years experience, along with starting up my own Handcraft Jewelry company (Troy Montana Jewelry) in my spare time. After a few years of doing both, I decided it was time to leave the Accounting/Finance industry behind to run my own company exclusively.
Since then, my own company (Troy Montana Jewelry) has grown and flourished to what it is today. I am now a successful, well known, highly regarded, award winning handcraft jeweler operating in the Washington DC Metro area.
If you would like to meet me in person, check out my current year "Show Schedule" to see when I'll be doing a show in your area next. Thank you for visiting my website and I look forward to seeing and doing business with you.
Thomas Troy Dent
Troy Montana Jewelry