Bamabelle jewelry is edgy, funky, earthy and feminine, with a heavy focus on anything non-traditional. Imperfections are a huge creative inspiration, so designs often feature rough cut stones, distressed leather and textured metals. Vintage elements might be upcycled into fresh pieces, and a wide variety of natural semi-precious stones, bone, brass, silver, and unique exotic imported elements are also used. The idea is to create pieces that have a story behind them. From Yak bone, to abalone shell, to Tibetan dyed agate—unique, eclectic elements are used to craft unique, eclectic jewelry—for people who appreciate the inherent beauty in the unusual.
The ‘bamabelle ROCKS’ line features music inspired jewelry. Pieces are made from recycled guitar strings and guitar picks. Also, included in this line are dog tag necklaces that feature hand stamped song lyrics.
Karan Zielke, bamabelle owner/designer is a self-taught folk art jewelry artisan. Originally from Alabama, she embraces her southern roots and makes no apologies for them, hence her business name. Karan works out of her home studio, in Roswell, GA, where in addition to bamabelle, she stays busy with her husband, 3 kids, and a big clumsy Labrador. In her spare time, she enjoys exercise, travel, college football, music, and sewing.