Candice Yagmin’s jewelry catches your eye in more ways than one.
You may first be dazzled by her handmade shiny quartz earrings, or glossy, brightly colored stone necklaces. But fans of “The Vampire Diaries” and “Jane The Virgin” might also recognize her jewelry adorning some of these popular TV series’ main characters.
Yagmin, designer of the handmade jewelry of CY Design Studio here in Raleigh, has been making jewelry since 2012. Growing up crafty, she turned her jewelry-making hobby into a business to share her love of producing handcrafted, personalized pieces unique to the person wearing them. She prides herself on creating meaningful jewelry with an heirloom quality that can be passed down from generation to generation.
“There’s something really special about picking up a handmade piece, whether it’s jewelry or something else,” Yagmin says. “Everything I make is handmade with love and care, upheld to amazing standards.”
Yagmin’s jewelry was featured in the 2017 GBK Golden Globe Gifting Event, as well as in the 2016 GBK Golden Globe and MTV Movie Award Swag Bags, in partnership with The Artisan Group, a collective that works with handcraft artists to gain exposure. This year, CY Design Studio participated in GBK’s Celebrity Gift Lounge honoring the nominees and presenters of the 2018 Golden Globes. “I feel very honored and humbled,” Yagmin said of the opportunity. cydesign.studio