Carla Caruso was born in New York City. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1987 with a BFA in glass sculpture, Carla moved to the hilltowns of western Massachusetts where she lived in a hippie-esque community, sometimes in a teepee. Over the years she worked with several glass artists, including a collaboration on a line of glass jewelry. Jonesing for the bright lights, Carla moved back to New York City and spent a few years slinging drinks and waiting tables in the early days of Williamsburg's hipster migration. But the call of small town living led Carla back to western Massachusetts. Deciding between pastry chef and jeweler, Carla found her creative outlet in the latter. Totally self-taught, she founded Carla Caruso Jewelry in 2001.
For years Carla made jewelry in a converted garage behind a rented house outside Northampton. Now finally returned to the beautiful Hilltowns, she lives in a farmhouse in Ashfield with her faithful pup Birdie, works in a studio above her garage, and continues to make each and every piece by hand.
Delicate and considered, tassels connote a certain sultry elegance. The Short Tassel Earrings are elegant enough to wear on special occasions but understated enough to wear casually as well. *14k Yellow Gold and Diamond Bead *Hang approximately 1" from earwire Carla Caruso
Gracefully balanced curves give this ring an enduring elegance. The oval shape hugs the finger while flaring subtly at the top and bottom for an extremely comfortable fit. * Size 7 * 14k gold* Oval measures 7/8" long* Band measures 2.1mm at the widest point*...
This lustrous shield cut pyrite stone will add a little glamour to your life. Not to mention, pyrite has long been valued for its protective properties against negative energy. Bad vibes, be gone! * 16" 14k yellow gold chain * 1/4" pyrite stone* Handmade in Ashfield,...
The random itty bitty bracelet features six tiny hand-hammered circles randomly spaced along the chain. The most subtle adornment to a baby cable chain (truly, we're not kidding when we call it itty bitty!), it's captivating in its simplicity.* 14k yellow gold* 7" chain with...
Vintage with a modern twist, this handmade necklace features an eight-pointed star held between oxidized sterling silver cable chain. The beveled edges create subtle shadows and highlights to emphasize the starburst. *14k yellow gold pendant with soft satin finish + oxidized sterling silver chain* 16"...
This lustrous shield cut pyrite stone will add a little glamour to your life. Not to mention, pyrite has long been valued for its protective properties against negative energy. Bad vibes, be gone! * 16" 14k yellow gold chain * Five 1/4" pyrite stones* Handmade in Ashfield,...
* mini heart measures ⅜” wide and tall * 16" 14k gold chain
Playfully understated, these small polkadot stud earrings look great with everything. * 14k gold with a satin finish* Approx. 1/8" in diameter* Handmade in Ashfield, MA - Carla Caruso Jewelry