About the Designer
Carmen Eliam is a bold designer of limitless imagination, powerful vision, and a profound sense of self. Crafted with precious metal and the finest gemstones, her pieces synthesize her long interest in design, fascination with color, and attention to detail.
Born in the Cote d’Ivoire, Carmen’s work is distinguished by a contemporary style with deep roots in the African and classical traditions. She further developed her artistic abilities as a Fine Arts student at the Ecole Superieure d'Art d'Aix en Provence in France and the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC. She continuously enriches her thirst for culture through extensive international travel allowing her to connect with a wide range of artistic styles.
Carmen currently resides in Washington D.C., working as a jewelry designer, teacher, and fashion consultant.
All of the bold, signature jewelry pieces are made from recycled copper wire. Copper is a bio magnetic element with therapeutic benefits believed to heal body cells. Although she has tried working with other metals, Carmen's special connection with copper wire is what allows her to craft intricate pieces from the heart. Her designs are all custom-made and motivated by dreams. Each piece is a narrative inspired by cultural influences and global travel – fueled by passion, love, and energy.