Designer statement – 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 word "Camba" is an acronym for my five mantras: Courage, Ambition, Motivation, Bravery, and Acceptance. 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 a local 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 jam. 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).
I have been mentored by celebrity jewelry designer Rosalina Lydster and 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!