Malene Barnett of BAD Guild wearing Seamless Illusion hoops and Libra Astro Glyph cuff. Photographer: Alaric Campbell, circa 2019; Makeup: Keanda "Keys" Rebelle.
"Malene Barnett is founder of the Black Artists + Designers (BAD) Guild, a collective of independent Black artisans and craftsmen. She's shown here wearing our Seamless Illusion hoops and Libra Astro Glyph cuff. A visionary textiles and ceramics designer, Malene's career continues to elevate because of her dedication to finding the balance between work and play."
Camara Aunique wears 14k “Aunique” custom nameplate necklace.
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“All personalized name plate designs are my handwritten original fonts, hand-fabricated in gold. I was inspired in the second grade to master cursive handwriting and decided to translate this into my jewelry work. This custom pendant created for makeup artist Camara Aunique is extremely popular, it led to many special orders, and similar requests.”
“I was commissioned to create this exclusive Bloods and Crips Unity chain for holistic health educator, musician and activist, SupaNova Slom in 2007. It features blue & red bandana fabric to represent the grassroots work he was conducting in the streets with gang nations during that time through his 'Unify the Hood, Heal the Hood' initiative.”
SupaNova Slom wears Unity necklace in sterling silver, blue and red bandana fabric, and sapphire crystal. Photographer: Troy Mattison, 2020.
TRUTH RING 1.0
"Juan is the inspiration behind the Truth ring. He never leaves home without the truth in his heart and on his finger. The 'r' ring is a modern version of the classic elevated lettering from 1980’s nameplates."
Juan Mercado wears "Truth" ring in 14k gold and "r" ring in 14k gold with black diamonds.