Tawny was taught from an early age about her Cherokee heritage from her mother and grandmother. She is now a jewelry designer that produces unique jewelry designs. She feels like her designs come from the heavens and her Creator God. Tawny established Heavenly Adornments in 1998 to sell her jewelry to Saks Fifth Avenue. She sold jewelry to Saks for two years. Tawny seeks to find the best materials available for her unique designs. She is an alumni of Gemological Institute of America where she completed colored gemstones and pearl grading.