When I was approached by Caroline Rocha to pick out two of her cuffs I was super happy! Then when I saw that each piece is one-of-a-kind and freaking gorgeous it took me at least an hour to make my final decision. But as you will see by my photos, I think I chose well.
For those who haven’t heard of Caroline Rocha, she is a jewelry designer from San Luis Obispo, California. She uses real Swarovski crystals on all of her cuffs, leather, and paint to make the most beautiful cuffs that are individual as the women who wear them.
In 2009, starting a business was not something that was at the forefront of Caroline’s mind. Her creative outlets included painting on large canvases and sculpting, and she always had new ideas bubbling over. She began making bracelets with the concept of being able to wear pieces of art. Her intention was to create these pieces for herself, friends, and family. After a few months, her sisters encouraged her to increase production and set a price. She was so honored by the response, and from there her business began to grow. She is in love with this whole process and constantly inspired and learning every day.
When Caroline looks out and see God’s beauty, she is in awe—the twists of a tree, the colors of a rock, the movement of a bird. It what inspires her to make her gorgeous cuffs. She uses real leather and hand picks it herself. 100% of the bracelets are made in her studio. She has a team of trusted people who help in the production process. They start by cutting the leather, then she hand paints each and every one. Once the leather is painted each cuff is adorned with Swarovski crystals; the process of applying the crystals is her little secret, but each one is placed by hand to best accentuate each individual design. No two cuffs are alike. You truly need to check them out yourself so head here.
“I know that everyone has a uniqueness and a beauty to them that is theirs alone, and when I am creative, I feel like I have tapped into something that has been given to me. I fell whole. I love to look outside and see the greenery and the different shades of the earth, the movement and the grace of the things around us. We have an awesome God.” – Caroline Rocha
I love her quotation and I feel unique and beautiful when I wear her pieces. I am so honoured to share some of her stunning cuffs with you.