Buen Camino Jewelry
Heirloom quality jewels with a bohemian flair
Travel and adventure have always been two major parts of my life. When I was studying to be a language teacher in college, I took a trip to Spain that changed my life and gave me the “travel bug.” I loved how it made me feel to be in unfamiliar places and meet people from totally different cultures. I also realized how much I loved the feeling of a fresh start.
After college, I moved to Florida for a teaching position. I lived a block away from the ocean and grew to love my daily walks on the beach with my dog. In the summer, we’d count dozens of dolphins jumping nearby. After a few years of living the laid back beachy life, I knew it was time to move forward and continue my growth as a person. I decided to move to the West Coast and found a position teaching Spanish in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Between working full time, teaching piano lessons and tutoring Spanish on the side, I was able to save up enough money to take metalsmithing classes at a studio in the area. When COVID took over and everything was forced to shut down, my daily hustle and crazy life slowed dramatically down, allowing me to focus on my creative passions. I continued to learn skills and different mediums of jewelry design and found so much joy in this new hobby. Within a few months, I decided to start a business as a way to fund more classes and materials. Now, a year later, this small business feels like a dream come true and an opportunity for me to be creative everyday.
Buen Camino was named for the message that travelers used while walking along the Camino de Santiago in Spain. This 500 mile trail from France to Spain has been a spiritual pilgrimage since the 9th century. As people pass one another, they wish their fellow traveler a “buen camino” meaning “have a good journey” in Spanish. The jewels I create are heirloom quality so they can be passed down generations. You can take them along with you throughout your journey and pass them along to loved ones.