I have never considered myself an artist in a
traditional sense, but rather someone with the
innate desire to work with her hands. Even now,
as I craft and design - a tried and true
metalsmith, torch and all - I can not help but
look back & recognize that it was my
entrepreneurial spirit as a child in addition to
my desire to create that ultimately supported
my artistic endeavors. Friendship bracelets,
woven in collegiate colors, peddled
enthusiastically to friends and neighbors led to
home parties with my early beaded works.
Those beaded works helped earn me a
scholarship which allowed me to attend
Savannah College of Art and Design.
At SCAD Savannah, I broadened and honed
my artistic and business skills, which lead to
my dream internship in New York City in the
jewelry design field. The internship soon turned
into a job offer, which I ultimately decided to
turn down. My entrepreneurial spirit was stirring
and becoming increasingly difficult to ignore.
So through much prayer and with the guidance
of my parents I launched Cameron Kruse
Designs full time in 2013. You will find me most
days working in my home studio
in Covington, Georgia
or at an art show near you.