Naturally gifted with a creative flair, Beth Carina spent years working behind the scenes for other jewellery brands before creating her own. What started out as a creative outlet for her own ideas, organically turned into her very own brand.
Today, Beth works from her base in Kinkumber, Australia to create unique, one-of-a-kind jewellery designs. She allows the gemstones to dictate her designs, resulting in a varied collection of vibrant and exquisitely-crafted jewellery.
How did BethCarina start?
“After spending years learning the craft and working behind the scenes for other brands, I found that my head was full of ideas. Different collections evolved through the inspiration of the changing seasons. What started out as a simple creative release became the BethCarina brand.”
"What started out as a simple creative release became the BethCarina brand."
What inspires your designs?
“When I'm designing for unique stones, I find that the stone dictates what the design should be. In these instances, the finished design appears in my head and all I have to do is make it a reality. Other designs are influenced by the world around me.”
When did you first fall in love with jewellery?
“I first fell in love with jewellery whilst watching my father create beautiful pieces out of raw materials in his jewellery workshop. I cannot remember a time where I was not fascinated by the beauty of stones and precious metals.”
"I cannot remember a time where I was not fascinated by the beauty of stones and precious metals."
How would you like people to feel when they wear your jewellery?
“As if they are expressing their own personality in a way they've always wanted to.”
What’s your favourite quote?
“It is better to light a candle than to curse the dark.”
If you hadn’t become a jewellery designer, what would you be doing?
“No matter what I became, it would have to be in a creative field. I would go crazy in a desk job! Things that I might have become are a milliner, a makeup artist or anything in the fashion world.”
"Tears started to roll down her face - she didn't hate it, she loved it!"
Can you recall a moment with a client that will stay with you forever?
“I remember an occasion when a client first saw her new ring and became incredibly quiet and still. I had a sinking feeling in my stomach. Oh no, she doesn't like it I thought. Tears started to roll down her face - she didn't hate it, she loved it!”
How do you wind down after a long day?
“I practice yoga and then take a long soak in my bathtub.”
What are your plans for the future?
“I am constantly getting inspiration for new collections and hope to be able to continue developing my ideas into the future.”