An interview with Christen Delaney| Founder of CAM Jewelry
I was recently introduced to Christen Delany the founder of CAM Jewelry. The intro came by way of a Youtube video she’d created to show behind the scenes of her work. I knew within a few minutes of watching that this was a girl I was going to like.
Lucky for me, Christen invited me over to her Venice home for an interview. I’m happy to say that I was proved right.
On her website she describes her business as, “
CAM is the debut jewelry collection from LA based installation artist and designer Christen DeLaney. Each piece of CAM is “wearable sculpture”, influenced by shapes and patterns found in geometry and numerology, which hold significance rooted in a deeper universal meaning. CAM consists of two collections a signature fine jewelry line, which delicately incorporates gemstones such as onyx, rubies, garnet, and emeralds into geometrically shaped fixtures of 14k yellow and rose gold, as well as a diffusion collection that works clear quartz crystals, opal and turquoise into 100% recycled white metal. Every piece of CAM is intended for layering, stacking, mixing, matching and can be worn anytime, anywhere. From initial concept to finished product, CAM is designed and manufactured with meticulous craftsmanship and detail in Los Angeles.
Inspired by the desert and natural surroundings of California and the West Coast, designer Christen Delaney integrates timeless shapes and styles that are masculine in the overall design but have feminine details. With a background in installation art, Christen’s approach to designing jewelry is very similar to how she creates her art. She envisions each piece on a large scale, as an art piece or installation, then works it into a smaller form. The jewelry holds on to the larger meaning and influence behind it, with intentions for that meaning to grow and evolve the more it’s worn.” – http://www.cam-jewelry.com/about/
To learn her startup story you’ll just gave to go ahead and watch our interview!
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A toast to you and Christen Delaney too,