Growing up as the child of immigrant parents, a Greek mother and Mexican father, Carla was continually surrounded by their resourcefulness and creativity. On either side of the family, someone was always either crafting furniture or painting. Making was a part of their daily lives. After Carla completed her formal education as an architect , she was in Greece visiting family where her cousins took her to visit the island church. There, they showed her the wonderfully intricate stained glass windows that her Grandfather had made before leaving Greece for the United States. Seeing this timeless beauty had crafted gave her the inspiration to refocus her interests. For Carla , nothing compares to the personal relationship that jewelry can offer. As something worn close to the heart or its continual caress against the skin, jewelry can serve as a lifelong reminder of a fleeting young love, a joyous shared event or even to celebrate an unexpected ‘just because’. Inspired by the people in her life and the natural beauty of Greece, Carla's hope is that her jewelry will in turn, inspire those who wear it
What's Your Sign?
Whether your Libra positivity is the life of the party or your Gemini duality always keeps things interesting, celebrate the sign that rules your moons and moods with this lovely sterling silver pendant by Carla De La Cruz. Shimmering glass beads are arranged to represent one of the twelve zodiac signs, then encased in resin for an artfully celestial scene. The name of the astrological sign is stamped on the side of the pendant, letting you wear your Leo honesty or Scorpio passion proudly. Handmade in the USA.