Chantel's passion for working with her hands started from a young age. She has fond memories of painting and doing pottery with her Mom and spending hours on school art projects with her dad. He taught her how to saw, solder and work with tools.
After school she followed her creative passion and attained a Degree in Jewellery Design and Manufacturing from Durban University of Technology. In 2016 she decided to start her own business, Chantal Jaimee Jewellery.
Growing up near the beach has played a major role in her design aesthetic. Drawing inspiration from the South African coastline is where her organic creations stem from.
Chantel sculpts her jewellery in the shapes and textures of shells by meticulously hand carving her works in wax and then casting into metal to form precious yet organic compositions. Chantel designs each jewellery piece in her beautiful studio situated in sunny Durban, South Africa.
WHY I LOVE THEM
I love that Chantel draws inspiration from her surroundings to create unique jewels that can be worn as everyday pieces.
It's wonderful to know that her pieces have been hand carved from wax by Chantel herself before being cast into metal. The intricate details are evident in the beautifully made collections inspired by our magnificent South African coastline.
Unique and interesting, a very special homegrown brand.
THIS MONTHS CURATIONS
HONEY BEE RING
all the metals
A dainty forged band featuring the honeybee charm. The bee is +/- 6.5 x 10.5mm and the band is roughly 1.5mm wide.
I received these little buzzing babies in the post last month and they are just too adorable for words!! I can't get enough. Whether you wear a single bee or stack up every colour (like I do), they are just the most delicate, lovely accessory to adorn.
These little honeybees are carved by Chantel out of wax and then cast into metal. When you see the intricacy of her design work you will understand why my love for these bees runs even deeper.
These little bees are so tastefully designed and make a beautiful gift for your bridesmaids or besties.
yellow gold plated
Shine like the stars in these earrings.
This pair features the twinkle studs, with a beautiful elongated baroque pearl dangling below each charm.
I have these ones too and they are so beautiful for any time, day or occasion.
Charming, feminine and delicate, they elevate your outfit and add a gentle touch of elegance to your overall look.
You can pair these with a beautiful feminine dress or jeans, a tee and sneakers!