Designer statement – I believe that when you combine the power of repetitive mantras with beautiful objects, it contributes to one's peace of mind. The word "Camba" is an acronym for my five mantras: Courage, Ambition, Motivation, Bravery, and Acceptance. My work reflects color themes from my travels, and my design concepts are drawn from the constant slide show in my head of shifting shapes.
Brand statement – The Camba Jewelry® collection features the good energies of gems, crystals, fresh water pearls, and precious metals. Esteem-boosting mantra charms are available for each one-of-a-kind piece and is meant to encourage mindfulness and promote inner beauty.
Camba Jewelry asks,
what's your mantra?
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Behind the scenes
Above: assembly of luxe amber and magnesite finds
Below: trunk show at Parc Boutique
Although I'm a native Minnesotan, I lived 15 years in San Francisco. This is where I learned to design jewelry and found my true calling. I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from San Jose State University. During this time I learned how to cast, forge, and otherwise invent jewelry from scratch. Although fundamental in my progression, I realized that creating from scratch was not my cup of tea. Still full of desire to create, I apprenticed for 2 top jewelry designers out of San Francisco (Keren Peled, now in Tel Aviv, and Rowena Gill, now in the UK) and was mentored by celebrity jewelry designer Rosalina Lydster. I've also received guidance from Robyne Robinson, a local celebrity of Minneapolis who quit her news anchor position to follow her dream of making jewelry. These women showed me first hand that there is a spot for me in this world to create and sell my art.
Camba jewelry is a curation of interesting gems, crystals, metals, and other ready-made jewelry components. My hope is to someday see my jewelry on the necks of celebrities, news anchors, and all the women in a town near you!