We’re proud to finally reveal a collaborative venture between my mother, Josie Barela and myself. Over the last couple of months we’ve been working to design a new style of candle. These candles look like they smell. The first, “Palo Santo”, is contained with a Cedarwood infused concrete vessel. It’s all natural using a blend of Palo Santo, Cedarwood, Cypress and Patchouli fragrance oils. The second, “El Morrow”, has a Chamomile + Rose infused concrete vessel to compliment the Chamomile, Lavender, Vanilla fragrance inside. All candles are made using 100% soy wax.
My family has had a strong history in the jewelry business. In fact, my dad gave me my first torch and beginning tools. For decades, he worked for his brother-in-law's business, Sunwest Silver, one of the largest names in turquoise jewelry.
In 2014, I started making one-of-a-kind turquoise jewelry here in Albuquerque, NM. I wasn't very skilled but an obsession + renewed appreciation quickly grew for my hometown and it's culture.
Turquoise/Native American jewelry might be what New Mexico is best known for. Gallup + Santa Fe + Albuquerque have been some of the most saturated cities in the business. Turquoise jewelry was first widely sold along the railroad to tourist folks as they'd travel through the Southwest.
Every one of our pieces is assembled by hand the old fashioned way here in Albuquerque, NM using only the best materials sourced in the US.