The balance for me comes from blending natural gifts with passion and allowing it to shine by sharing them with others.…
Carita. The name given to me by my mother and father, means love in Latin. My own interpretation of my name and by extention my company is, create from the wealth that you possess...spread love from the infinite source.
Originally from the deep south, I created my first pair of earrings when I was 3 years old. I've known for most of my life that designing jewelry is an important part of who I am and what I get to do while I'm here.
I rediscovered my love of jewelry design when I fell face first down cement stairs and awoke the next morning to a reflection of broken teeth and skin. As someone who'd spent most of her life contemplating the ways of love and how to be a good person, I considered physical beauty secondary, something to be humble about, not spoken of. Only after the fall did I realize my outer beauty, was in fact important to me. I realized my own physical manifestation of beauty must be nurtured and developed to truly be balanced. Drawn to a pile of leather in the corner of my studio, I began to cut, wondering how does one balance inner and outer beauty? I received my answer days later after I looked at what I had done, created some of the most beautiful pieces of my life!
I design with the purpose of creating a spark within.
We each have our own unique style, sampling in bits of interest here and there. I'd worked with natural crystals and fabric, but Leather was a relatively new medium for me. As I cut, I pondered the concept of beauty. I thought of all the times I'd felt truly beautiful. I discovered it was when I felt my physical body and my heart in absolute sync.
I enjoy working with the varied textures of leather, learning the ways they respond to specific cuts and how sometimes, with a little bit of purposeful paint, a piece of art can truly imitate nature. And just like in nature, purpose and beauty are so evident. I want people to wear my designs and remind themselves of this. I want them to feel, I am beautiful because I am. Not soley because of the way I look but, because of all that I am. The inner sparkle that shines when I am feeling my best, moving with purpose, even if that means lying perfectly still, confident that I can share who I am and what I love with every fiber of my being. When we exist in this space.....The Devine Shines.
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PARK CITY, UTAH 84068
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Cover Page Gowns worn by CARITAS were designed and created by Antonio Corbie