.HELLO THERE FRIEND
Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley Carla Bee aims to create jewelry infused with cheerful vibes and feel good times. We love retro vibes & hot summer nights. Flowers that make you smile & rainbows that bring out your inner child. We are smitten with nostalgia, quaint garden paths, colour, golden bronze, hearts, polka dots & creating a vibrant life through happily handmade jewelry that makes you want to smile all day long!
Mixing illustration, traditional metalsmithing techniques, hand formed ceramics and natural gemstones, Carla Bee seeks to bring the wearer a sense of joy, happiness, and nostalgia. Inspired by nature, vintage décor, patterns, and materials we are constantly playing with new ideas, processes, and designs. From the early concept illustrations, to the final packaging stages, everything is done by hand in our studio in Penticton, British Columbia.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER.
Carla O'Bee is an Artist and Jewelry Designer living and working in Penticton BC. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with both a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Education with Art Specialization. She is the owner and creator of Carla Bee, a handmade jewelry studio that specializes in fun, happy & colorful jewelry designs made from metals, ceramics, and natural gemstones. Her love for art and jewelry making started at a very young age and she was fortunate to be surrounded by creative women who inspired her daily to simply create something with her hands. Although she has a background in Fine Arts, she is a completely self taught Metal Clay Artist and Metalsmith. Both clay and metal light her up and she can get lost for hours in the entire process of shaping and forming. She is a firm believer in community, honoring the process and supporting others in their own unique journey. She is passionate about her craft and grateful that she has been able to share her knowledge and skillset through various workshops throughout the years. When she is not playing in her studio you can find her adventuring with her husband and their two young children.