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Hi, I'm Krissy and I'm the proud owner of Camba Jewelry. Here's how my business venture got started.

I believe in the power of positive thought. I use mantras as a means to fill in otherwise empty or lacking areas of my life. The word "Camba" is an anagram of 5 mantras, Courage, Ambition, Motivation, Bravery, and Acceptance. These are 5 things I needed more of to get my company started. I figured, if I am to say my company's name over and over again, it might as well serve a positive purpose.

My ideas come from the constant slideshow in my head of shifting shapes and color themes. I'm so thankful for this gift of creativity. That I can pull these visions from my head and make them into tangible objects is a blessing. It gets better when other people notice, and even better when they offer their hard earned money to own a piece…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 5
  • Joined December 7, 2009

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Semi precious gemstones, fresh water pearls, gold fill and vermeil, sterling and argentium silver, Swarovski crystals, small unique antiques, wood, lucite, on and on

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About

Hi, I'm Krissy and I'm the proud owner of Camba Jewelry. Here's how my business venture got started.

I believe in the power of positive thought. I use mantras as a means to fill in otherwise empty or lacking areas of my life. The word "Camba" is an anagram of 5 mantras, Courage, Ambition, Motivation, Bravery, and Acceptance. These are 5 things I needed more of to get my company started. I figured, if I am to say my company's name over and over again, it might as well serve a positive purpose.

My ideas come from the constant slideshow in my head of shifting shapes and color themes. I'm so thankful for this gift of creativity. That I can pull these visions from my head and make them into tangible objects is a blessing. It gets better when other people notice, and even better when they offer their hard earned money to own a piece. I'm flattered, thankful, and eager to make more. I am fulfilling a childhood dream of making things that others can enjoy.
 
Camba Jewelry® is made for fashionable individuals with self improvement on their mind. The line encourages self betterment using not only the good energies of gemstones, but custom Camba mantra charms as well. Each charm reads one of the five mantras: Courage, Ambition, Motivation, Bravery, or Acceptance. Only my one of a kind pieces contain a mantra charm.

Here's an insider secret, the people who have immediate access to anything new I make are fans of my facebook page. They see brand new jewelry right after it's made. The first to comment on any given piece is the first in line to own it. I do a lot of business this way-- I make frequent trips to the post office! Whatever doesn't sell right off my Camba Jewelry® facebook page is what goes onto store shelves, into Etsy, and into trunk shows. See what you've been missing at www.facebook.com/CambaJewelry.

History--

While studying all things art at San Jose State University, I churned my creative energies into delicate handmade paper, metal sculpture, oil and watercolor paintings, cast figurines, and installation art. I am also a self taught candle and soap maker.

One day I made a necklace from some old plastic pink beads to spruce up my otherwise mundane waitress uniform. I reluctantly sold the necklace right off my neck for $5.00 to an enthusiastic coworker. "Well," I thought, "I'll just go make a another one". One by one, necklaces and bracelets were jumping from my body onto the necks and wrists of those around me.

I honed my creative energies by assisting in the design and production of jewelry by Keren Peled (Bay Area and Tel Aviv based) and Rowena Gill (Bay Area and London based). I was also mentored by jewelry designer extraordinaire Rosalina Lydster. These women were truly inspiring; we had in common a deep love of rich color and how to align it beautifully with a woman's silhouette, and we weren't afraid to put in the hard work to see results. These sneak peaks into the lives of designers made me wonder if jewelry as a hobby could become something more, something meaningful.

Today, my creations are sold in the heart of Minneapolis shopping meccas, Chicago, and through out the midwest and California. In addition to selling in over 30 stores (and counting!) I also hold regular trunk shows several times a month in the Twin Cities.

Thanks for taking the time to read a little about my life as a very happy jewelry designer.

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