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I make jewellery that you can wear and love every day, jewellery that you can combine together to create the style you fancy that day. Sometimes you might want simple and understated, some days you want to layer it up and maybe add some edge. I’ve got you covered! My collections and one of a kind jewellery can do this for you. You can wear them as separates, or layer them up for a more dimensional look.
I’m not about “bling”, my jewellery is not highly polished, nor mass produced, in fact I would go as far as to say that perfect is boring! My jewellery has character and personality, just like me and you! It’s made with care and attention, using unusual stones and quality raw materials, and as I make all of this with my own two hands, I can make special pieces that are truly your thing. With your style and personality, and my knowledge and skills, we can create something amazing for you!
Thank you so much for your interest in Camali Design and my jewellery! You can read more about the inspiration behind my jewellery, a bit about me, and how I ended up here, below.
My jewellery making lets me combine my passion and love for Scandinavian design and my Swedish heritage, with the Cornish ruggedness of my surroundings.
This broadly results in two distinct design styles; the Scandi style with contemporary, understated elegance and natural simplicity; and the Cornish style with raw and rugged textures, contrast and asymmetry, inspired by the surroundings here on the north Cornish coast where I live and create.
I take pride in using quality materials, scouring the world, including my local beaches, for unusual and interesting stones. I always strive to design and create with great workmanship and to offer the best of customer service. In short, everything that I would expect from an independent maker.
My collections include simple and elegant pieces that you can base your jewellery wardrobe on and layer up for everyday wear. Add to this the one of a kinds, the limited edition and even especially commissioned jewellery, which give you the edge, that special touch, pieces you know you are the only one to have, and that fill you with confidence and a sense of individuality.
So how did I end up doing this in the first place? I grew up with a creative mum, she was often learning new crafts and loved making everything look the best it could around our home too. She imprinted a love for tasteful and contemporary design in me and I think I inherited her discerning tastes!
In recent years I have also come to discover that I actually come from a line of metal smiths, more specifically blacksmiths! My grandfather was an accomplished blacksmith and his ancestors before him also worked in the trade. So, I like to think that I am keeping it in the family by continuing the line of metal smiths, in my own way!
I often have an urge to change things I see, I want to put my own spin on it and make things different. This is also the main reason I became a jewellery smith! I am not a cookie cutter jeweller at all, I love making and wearing unique things, using my own ideas to turn beautiful stones into pieces of wearable art. And that is how I feel I can help my customers, by giving you unique jewellery with distinct styles, interesting and unusual combinations and materials made into pieces that only you have and can cherish for years to come.
So, as I’ve already mentioned, I originally come from Sweden where I grew up in a small town in the south. Whilst at university I had the opportunity to study in Edinburgh for 6 months. After finishing my Masters degree in animal science back in Sweden, I got a job in the UK and moved to Bath in Somerset. Fast forward 8 years, during which time I worked as a genetics technical assistant, a web designer and a mobile phone developer (yes, quite a varied career!), we decided we’d had enough of the rat race. Me and my partner (now husband) decided to move lock, stock and barrel to Boscastle on the north coast of Cornwall, where we now live with our 2 children.
I started making jewellery sometime during 2004, firstly with beaded jewellery but I soon moved to learn wire wrapping and then silversmithing which I really enjoy. At first it was just for myself, but soon I realised others were interested, so I started selling my work online and at local fairs. Since moving to Cornwall the jewellery forms a part of my living and I now sell online and in a few select shops and galleries. I also take on quite a few commissions.
That’s it! The potted history of how I became a jewellery smith and started my own jewellery business.
Hi, I’m Carin and I am the face behind the brand – and the sexy magnifying specs!
I originally come from Sweden where I grew up in a small town in the south. After finishing university I ended up working and living in the UK and these days I live with my husband and 2 children in the small village of Boscastle, on the rugged north Cornish coast.
When I am not spending time with my gorgeous family, great friends, or making jewellery, I am very likely to be found singing! I have recently re-discovered music and singing by joining a local chorus group, where we try to sing contemporary music in 3 and 4 part harmonies. Not always successful, but it’s a lot of fun! I also love playing the piano, which is another pastime I have re-discovered, after having had a break for pretty much 20 years! I also try to support my son who is learning to play the cello.
Some of my other interests are films, clothes, interior design, pattern design and various different crafts. I am also trying to work myself up to going back to Pilates classes again, after trying to go it alone with our Concept II rower and failing miserably! Running around after 2 kids keeps you reasonably fit, but now they are growing up and will both soon be at school, I can start having some more “me time”! I also look forward to more time to spend on my business, which I am very passionate about, and have a lot of exciting plans for.