The designer of Chroma Rocks JewelryHello! I'm Carmen Michelle! I'm the brain behind Chroma Rocks Jewelry. I live in Arizona with my husband and high maintenance (yet adorable) pitbull. I'm a professional musician who loves offbeat fantasy novels and has a weakness for red vines. I started creating jewelry over 15 years ago. I began my jewelry career, like most, by beading. I  then discovered metal and taught myself wire wrapping, then cold forging, and finally metalsmithing. I've since accumulated training from a wide range of sources including local mentors, some good books, and courses taken with Blaine Lewis at the New Approach School for Jewelers.

At the end of 2016, I started a journey of self discovery to gain a better understanding of who I am and what I want to be. The answer was pretty simple. I want to be me. More than that. I want to boldly, un-apologetically, and fearlessly live my life on my terms, embrace my own unique qualities that I have to offer, and empower other women to do the same.

I soon realized my desire to live boldly and embrace uniqueness was already manifesting through my jewelry! My designs, the stones I use, and the colors I choose aren't what you typically see in stores. They are original just like I am and just like you are.

My hope for each of you who wears my jewelry is that it makes you feel a little more bold and a little more fearless. I hope it serves as a reminder to not be afraid to shine and embrace those qualities that make you uniquely you. I sketch every design, pick every stone, choose every color, and hand make every single piece with that intent in mind.

Let's do this journey together. Let's be bold, be colorful, be unapologetic and shine.