Designer Spotlight: Studio Tour/ Interview
Artist/Designer:: Barbara Campbell of Barbara Campbell Accessories - Designer for BCNYC Fashion Accessories Line
Signatured Mark: Locally Made Jewelry With A Edgy Twist To Eco-Friendly Deconstured Crafted Handbags All Handmade in Brooklyn, NYC.
Location: Park Slope Brooklyn, NYC 11215
A Moment Into The Life of Jewelry and Now Handbag Designer, Inside Her Brooklyn Design Studio in New York City,
BARBARA CAMPBELL She’s known for her signature design “Lucky Six” necklace.
This talented Brooklyn-based jewelry and handbag accessories designer Barbara Campbell
launched her line in the fall of 2007 in Park Slope. In just a few short months the line has become
a big hit with beauty maven Celebrity make-up artist Mally Roncal, and Eyewitness News Anchor,
Lori Stokes, who purchased her pieces at the ultra chic boutique, in Amagansett,
Long Island, New York in the Hamptons. We sat down to talk with Barbara Campbell and it was a pleasure!
1| Who is your Fashion style icon?
My earliest influence in fashion is my Cuban fashionista mom, Fina. One of my favorite
14 karat gold necklace piece is named after her. Her Spanish glamour and
style is always current. She taught me simple is always elegant.
2| Tell us a little about your work as an Jewelry designer?
I love the design process of my jewelry which is all handmade in park Slope Brooklyn, New york.
I specialize in classic techniques as well as the less traditional. These include, wire wrapping,
hammering, knitting, knotting, crocheting and sewing. My concept is to
remain simple and elegant. “I feel the strongest statements are made with the
fewest words. I believe the same can be said for my one-of-a-kind women's brooklyn made jewelry designs.
3| What is your favorite item from the Simple & Elegant Jewelry Collection?
I have to tell you it's my signature piece “Lucky Six” necklace seen on fashionistas and TV personalities
Shaun Robinson of Access Hollywood, celebrity make-up artist Mally Roncal of MallyBeauty.Com,
Lori Stokes of ABC Eye Witness News. It's delicate, feminine and very charming. My ABSOLUTE favorite!!!
4| What do you think is the best trends for the upcoming season?
Playing with different textures, organic shapes and layering this is going to be a glamorous edgy season!
Trust me it will be "fashion at it's best" with an edge!
5| What inspires your work and what types of materials do you like to work with the best?
I am inspired by nature. I take great care in choosing my materials; considering the process
of creating jewelry is similar to a sculptor that prepares for the next piece of art - it's my craft.
My choices of stones, which include amethyst, geode, and onyx, are my favorite. I carefully
select them based on their natural shapes. I don’t polish or mold the stones, I choose to
preserve their natural shape and like to hang them from delicate 14K gold filled and sterling
silver chains, which gives them amazing versatility.
"My concept is to remain simple and elegant. I feel the
strongest statements are made with the fewest words.
I believe the same can be said for my designs.”
6| If you could be anywhere right now where would it be?
What would you pack?
For me right now, it would be Amagansett, Long, Island New York in the Hamptons.
I love the water, the weather and the food. The shops and the boutiques are amazing
and always interesting just llike the people. My favorite place to eat, relax and
people watch is Nick and Toni's in East Hampton, New York. I always pack my white shirt
and white pants. Of course I always pack a few of my favorite shoes, boots and my favorite
big bold accessories pieces from my collection.
7| Please list your favorite gift to give?
I like to give multi colored, multi flavored, and retro candies from Dylan's in East Hampton,
Long Island New York. And of course an one-of-a-kind Barbara Campbell Accessories jewelry
piece from my latest collection.
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