Libelula Jewellery – About the Designer
In 2014, Camilla Samuelsen followed her small girl dream of creating a jewellery brand and founded Libelula Jewellery. As a little girl, Camilla loved to draw, especially objects she saw in the nature, such as leaves, insects and butterflies. “I have always been fascinated by the colours of nature and felt the happiest when I spent my time outside.” Camilla most often drew during her Summer holidays which she spent with her grandparents in Sauda in Norway. She enjoyed the time alone in the garden with her pencils and sketch pad. It was Camilla’s grandmother who woke Camilla’s interest in beautiful design, shoes, make up and fine jewellery. The grandmother also cared highly about good quality that can be used for generations. Another passion Camilla inherited from her grandmother.
Despite her creative interest, Camilla ended up studying economics and worked in this field for many years. Today Camilla lives in Oslo, but she also has a home in the beautiful Andalusia, where she spends a lot of time during the year. It was in Andalusian that Camilla by chance met some very skilled goldsmiths, and finally decided to follow her longstanding dream of becoming a jewellery designer. “I love to see how the jewellers I work with can bring my designs and drawings of the jewellery to life and create the most beautiful little works of art.” Camilla explains.
With her base in Oslo, Norway, Camilla finds inspiration for her jewellery design in the nature, colours and art. Other places where she finds inspiration is when she travels to European cities or if she sees a beautiful woman on the street. Those are moments especially inspiring to Camilla