I design for women in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and arts fields (STEAM). I admire women in these fields because I love intelligence, creativity, and problem-solving. I spent most of my working career in information technology, so I get it.
I design for women who:
- Are intelligent, creative, and have beauty within;
- Are innovators and problem solvers;
- See beauty in a line of code, the division of a cell, in the symmetry and logic of a mathematical formula; and,
- Have made the connection that science, technology, math and creative arts are interconnected.
It is why I have refocused my jewelry to celebrate and acknowledge the extraordinary women scientists, mathematicians, healthcare professionals, architects, interior designers and others in the STEAM fields who everyday are solving the most complex problems, saving lives, and advancing humankind.
Each sculptural, contemporary piece designed by Candace Stribling dares to bring out your inner confidence and enhance your beauty.
My designs appeal to those in these fields because my jewelry is geometric, abstract and modern. My designs appeal to the person who expects high quality, unique pieces that accentuate their outer beauty and reflects their inner strength, intelligence, determination and confidence.
Whether you are looking for simple, elegant necklace, pair of earrings or bracelet to wear every day or a bold piece that makes a statement for an evening out on the town, Candace Stribling Jewelry has the right jewelry for every occasion.
Each finished piece of jewelry comes packaged in a custom gift box or pouch with jewelry care instructions so that your treasured jewelry will be beautiful for years to come.
Collect one or several pieces from Candace Stribling Jewelry to wear now and forever.
I grew up loving science, math, and history. As a child, I was constantly experimenting, collecting bugs and animals, and trying new things to see what would happen. I am still here so I guess my experiments were fun (and safe) projects.
I was not in love with art so much, probably because I felt I was drawing challenged. I could not get what I imagined onto paper in a way that matched my vision. However, I could get the concepts of science and math so I gravitated towards those subjects in school and college. I always wanted to be a medical profession, but did not follow through. Blame it on freshman chemistry! I became a psychology major because human behavior intrigues me. \
As I grew older, I finally made the connection between art and science. The division of a cell is just as beautiful as it is life-giving.
I found my calling in jewelry design later in life, after stints in retail, Corporate America, and non-profit work. I think these experiences have helped me to envision my jewelry in a very structural and linear way.
I love geometric shapes, architecture, nature and African motifs. I can look at the spires of a building and see a necklace or the spans of a bridge and envision earrings or a bracelet.
I have been a metalsmith since 2012. I took a basic class at my local arts center in Maryland. Once my hand touched a hammer, fired up a torch, and saw the connections between the creative, science and technology in metal arts, I was hooked. I am largely self-taught, but have been studying with a master goldsmith in Washington, D.C. so that I can refine my skills. I believe in continual learning so I read, experiment, and play with my designs in order to craft the perfect piece.
My jewelry has been featured in “Niche Magazine Spring/Summer-Jewelry Now!” (2015); prestigious 1000 Beads Showcase book (2014, Lark Publishing, North Carolina); an article in The Frederick News Post (2014); nominee in the Martha Stewart American Made competition (2014).