Each piece of jewelry is made to order in Downtown Los Angeles. SAINT CLAIR is designed by Cameron St.Clair whose designs are deeply inspired and fueled by a raw curiosity for all natural and earthly elements - her pieces evoke a sense of discovery, connection, and imagination.
SAINT CLAIR combines the meditative craft of stringing beads, dying natural fibers, hammering metal, and hand carving/casting metals. Raw yet feminine silhouettes influenced by the spirit of the American West, the natural world, bohemian ephemera, and the unification of spirit and soul.
HISTORY OF SAINT CLAIR
" THE NAME ST. CLAIR IS A FAMILY NAME. THE NAME GIVES ME A SENSE OF IDENTITY AND A STRONG CONNECTION TO MY HERITAGE. ST. CLAIR HAS BEEN PASSED DOWN THROUGH MY FAMILY FOR FOUR GENERATIONS. IT IS MY MIDDLE NAME, PASSED DOWN FROM MY GREAT GRANDFATHER, TO MY GRANDMOTHER, TO MY MOTHER, TO ME, AND EVENTUALLY TO MY CHILDREN.
WHEN I MADE THE DECISION TO CREATE A BRAND FOR MY JEWELRY I WANTED TO HONOR A WOMAN WHOSE SPIRIT EMBODIES THE ESSENCE OF THE SAINT CLAIR WOMAN. WHO BETTER TO NAME MY LINE AFTER THAN MY NAMESAKE AND INSPIRATION; MY GRANNY ST.CLAIR.
SHE WAS A WOMAN WHO FELT EMPOWERED WHILE TRAVELING, SHE FELT DEEP CONNECTIONS WITH OTHER CULTURES, HER PASSIONS WERE OTHER WORLDLY AND UNENDING. SHE FILLED HER HOME WITH ARTWORK, BOOKS, AND TEXTILES FROM HER TRAVELS. WHEN SHE LIVED IN CARTAGENA SHE ADOPTED A MONKEY NAMED JOCKO AND RODE HER BICYCLE AROUND THE OPEN AIR MARKETS WEARING HER HEADSCARVES AND PERSONAL ADORNMENTS.
I FIRST BECAME DRAWN TO JEWELRY WHILE LOOKING THROUGH HER COLLECTION. SHE OWNED AND WORE PIECES FROM HER TRAVELS - EACH WITH A HISTORY. JEWELRY IS JUST THAT. A TANGIBLE NOSTALGIA "