About Serenity Designs
Serenity Designs is a collection of handcrafted jewelry and curated goods that are meant to inspire and empower you on your life journey! Whether you are on a new spiritual journey or looking to enhance your spiritual path, our designs are just the accessory you’ve been searching for. Our jewelry is handcrafted to carry the power of intention through the healing properties of the crystals and gemstones used to create it. Once created, each item is infused with Reiki Energy, making it a unique and inspirational piece of jewelry with a purpose.
About The Designer
My name is Karla Chávez and I am a self-taught jewelry designer from San Diego, California, specializing in handcrafted, healing gemstone jewelry. I’ve always had a passion for arts and crafts and have the fondest childhood memories creating beautiful things with my hands. In 2002, I was introduced to jewelry making and instantly fell in love, finding a profound sense of purpose and fulfillment. My life had taken me on many adventures including working full-time for a national non-profit organization and taking on various leadership roles in local organizations. Finally in 2011, the energy of my world shifted and I was finally on the path to fully embrace my artistic calling.
My spiritual journey has not always been an easy one but it is in my struggles that I found my strength. It took me going through a stressful, life-changing experience to finally embrace the opportunity for a fresh start while deepening my journey of self-healing, transformation and spiritual growth!
Jewelry making is so much more than a hobby or career, it is a therapeutic activity that allows to me heal, accept, learn and love. Each creation is infused with positive energy, ready to be passed on to the next owner. I grew up in a border city so jewelry making allowed me to honor the vibrant culture and traditions of my Mexican heritage and incorporate this into my designs.
In 2012, I became a member of the Foundation for Women, which ignited the desire to turn a lifelong hobby of crafting into a part-time business. My journey had finally taken me to this precious moment, as I embark on the wild ride that is Serenity Designs. In 2015, I became a Certified Reiki I Practitioner, which allows me to fully incorporate healing into my jewelry.
I want to thank you so much for taking the time to get to know me. I hope you love my designs as much as I loved creating them for you. I am truly blessed, honored and humbled by my loyal customers and the support of those around me.
Love and Light,
♡ Karla Chávez ♡
CanvasRebel Magazine Feature
On July 28, 2022, Karla was a featured entrepreneur in CanvasRebel's Stories & Insights Series. CanvasRebel is an online magazine whose mission is to create a space for artists, creatives and entrepreneurs to be able to learn from their peers through the magic and power of storytelling. For full article, click here.
SDVoyager Magazine Feature
On November 16, 2019, Karla was a featured entrepreneur in SDVoyager's Inspiring Stories Series as part of the North Park, South Park, Kensington & Normal Heights collection.
San Diego is an amazing city with many creative and talented people and diverse neighborhoods. Each neighborhood has its own vibe, style, culture and history. SDVoyager is a virtual magazine that highlights the best of San Diego and it's surrounding areas, from it's people, businesses to organizations and local events. For full article, click here.
In September 2016, Karla Chavez was a featured Raw San Diego Artist in the Verve Showcase. RAW showcases indie talent in visual art, film, fashion design, music, performance art, hair and makeup artistry, and photography.
RAW is a fun and alternative way for artists to showcase both to their local community and the world-at-large. RAW currently operates in over 60 cities across the United States, Australia, Canada and the UK! To view artist profile, click here.