If you found yourself here at this moment then THANK YOU. We appreciate the ability to get to know our loyal customers and create meaningful connections.
Bellaforma Jewelry is located on the central coast in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA.
Our jewelry is designed, handcrafted, packed and shipped on site from our busy little studio. Since we are an e-commerce business our workshop is not open to the public however if you find yourself in our beautiful beach town please reach out as we may be able to accommodate a visit.
Our Bella Team is a very small dedicated group of hard workers. Our production time is 5-7 business days once an order is placed. You will receive tracking info via email once your order is shipped.
Here at Bella we are nature enthusiasts and our product photos are always taken outdoors with plants and flowers that are in season. We are also music lovers and HUGE jewelry fanatics! If you are too then we probably have a lot in common. Stay connected with us on social media and you will see more of our latest designs.
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We are on instagram: @bellaforma_jewelry and Facebook as Bellaforma Jewelry. ♥️
…and now for a little backstory:
I'm Sandra, the owner, model and designer of our handcrafted jewelry.
I’m an east coast girl transplanted here due to my earlier years in the Air Force and I've been in Cali over 32 years. After receiving my bachelor's degree in Interior Design, I taught myself the ins and outs of jewelry design and Bellaforma became a natural transition. Since 2005 it was mostly my side hustle and my first bracelet stack was purchased while I was wearing it to my daughter’s ballet practice by the owner of the studio.
If YOU love jewelry like me then you appreciate the ability to personalize your own style whether it is achieved by wearing a simplistic choker, trendy layering necklaces, sparkling earrings or a statement ring. Jewelry gives you that confident edge in your appearance and can really elevate any outfit. It's FUN to style yourself so don’t be intimidated with trying new looks and getting out of your comfort zone.
"A woman without jewelry is like a picture without a frame"
Affordability and durability are a must because if you adore it you will want it to stay beautiful forever. Our chains, clasps and components are designed with quality stainless steel that is strong, resilient and made to last.
Bellaforma has evolved quite a bit after its initial inception (nothing happens overnight lol). It was only through many tiresome years spent reflecting inwardly on happiness, my own peace of mind and a yearning for simplicity that during the process of a difficult divorce I finally decided to start listening to MY passions, really pay attention and follow them. I spent too long in a career I did not love and my spirit was slowing dying. I like to call that living "Comfortably Numb"...thank you Pink Floyd, I totally get it now!
Through that experience I found the strength and courage to live authentically by facing my fears of starting over in mid life. It can be very challenging, I know this for sure but consistency and a belief in oneself is crucial. I‘d say I took a leap of faith but it was really a flight of faith as I went ALL IN with every fiber of my being.
The Bellaforma logo is VERY symbolic, the hummingbird is a universal symbol of happiness...in our logo it’s intentionally encircled in barb wired to represent the confinements many of us place on ourselves. I was that caged little bird, feeling restricted and fearful to explore my true path.
"What good are wings without the courage to fly?"
What a joy it is now to follow my passion and escape my own cage. I’m now fully immersed with Bellaforma, flying high and loving this journey of discovery. The word Bellaforma itself means beautiful form in Italian. Our unique designs continue to reflect our appreciation of simple living.
When I am not designing I’m likely running the local hills, sourcing components, playing tennis or seeking new adventures with my husband Paul, my business partner, biggest supporter, and love of my life.
What we both appreciate about operating an ecommerce business is the ability to give personalized attention to our customers. Offering free shipping, easy returns and customization on your orders is SO important. Little details are always a MUST and that’s why every package that leaves the studio is boxed with care. We want you to feel like you gifted yourself because we all need little treaties now and then and YOU deserve it. Buying direct from a designer you will feel the boutique experience without the boutique prices and our Rewards Program gives you free jewelry! Yes, many pieces are gifted to our customers because we love to show our appreciation back, we know you have an infinite amount of choices so thank you for purchasing with us. See our Rewards Program on the lower portion of our Home Page.
In closing we encourage anyone who is searching for happiness to live with less, give more, get in touch with nature and of course unlock that cage and let your spirit bird fly.
Cheers and remember...
dream. believe. inspire.
We are all capable of living our best lives!
Sandra, Paul & Team