Hello there! My name is Camille and I am the owner and designer of Camillette Jewelry.
As a young adult, I took an introduction class to jewelry making and I was instantly hooked. Originally from Montreal, I moved to California in 2013 where I transformed a small garage into a jewelry workshop. This is when the idea to create Camillette Jewelry took root. In spring 2015, I made the full leap and decided to become a (almost) fulltime jewelry designer. I recently moved back to Montreal where I work in a collective jewelry workspace.
Camillette is all about refined and modern handmade jewelry. Noble and contemporary materials are elegantly combined to produce minimalist yet fine jewelry pieces. Geometric shapes and contrasting textures, materials and colors are at the hearth of my work.
I favor delicate and small designs over flashy and complex ones.
I am a strong believer of a “less is more” aesthetic approach. I get my inspiration from my surrounding environment. I like to explore simple and geometrical shapes.I mostly use sterling silver combined with other metals like brass, bronze and copper. I also like to explore with modern material like acrylic, iron, silk and glass to produce simple and unique jewelry pieces.
My practice of jewelry blends traditional and modern techniques.
Process wise, I first make sketches in my handbook or with a drawing software. Using a milling machine allows me to make more precise pieces, increase productivity and reduce my overall production time for a series of units. Otherwise, I use few simple tools; welding torch, files, sandpaper, saw, hand drill, pliers and a polishing machine. I design and make all the pieces myself, using local and ethically sourced materials as much as possible.