How did you get your start?
In 2009, starting a business was not something that was at the forefront of my mind. My creative outlets included painting on large canvases and sculpting, and I always had new ideas bubbling over. I began making bracelets with the concept of being able to wear pieces of art. My intention was to create these pieces for myself, friends, and family. After a few months, my sisters encouraged me to increase production and set a price. I was so honored by the response, and from there my business began to grow. I am in love with this whole process and am constantly inspired and learning every day.
What inspires you?
When I look out and see God's beauty, I am just in awe—the twists of a tree, the colors of a rock, the movement of a bird.
Do you use real leather?
Yes. I hand pick all of our leathers. It is really important that your bracelet is comfortable and wears gracefully so we pay very special attention to the texture and quality of each piece we use.
What portion of your products are handmade?
100% of the bracelets are made in our studio. I have a team of trusted people who help in the production process. We start by cutting the leather, then I hand paint each and every one. Once the leather is painted each cuff is adorned with Swarovski crystals; the process of applying the crystals is our little secret, but each one is placed by hand to best accentuate each individual design. No two cuffs are alike.
Can I place an order for a custom made piece?
Unfortunately at this time, we do not have the option to order custom pieces. We always welcome suggestions, so if you do have an idea of something you would like, we would love to hear it!
Can I come visit your studio?
If you are in the San Luis Obispo, CA area and would like to make an appointment to purchase cuffs from our studio, please contact us by clicking here.
How can I host a trunk show?
We would love to chat with you about hosting a trunk show! Please email Alexandra@carolinerocha.com to discuss terms and details.
What stores carry your products?
You can view our complete store list here.
If you have any additional questions, please contact us by clicking here. Thanks!