Claire, at her workbench, creating one of her signature pieces!
Claire Sommers Buck - Austin, TX
Citizen Supply exists to support the people that are behind the product. Investing endless amounts of time and energy daily into creating something meaningful for the world. We believe when small businesses unite, something really BIG happens.
In this edition, we talk to Claire Sommers Buck, about her namesake jewelry brand, what her favorite food is, and what her team looks like.
Claire (in grey tank) and her assistant, Chelsea (white shirt) working together in her studio in Austin.
Q: Tell us about the WHY behind your brand.
A: CSB Jewelry was born out of a desire to create beautiful jewelry that seeks to adorn, empower, and engage. Our jewelry evokes ancient aesthetics and the ornament of global culture, relying heavily on the inspiration & narratives of faraway places. Dedication to craft, quality, and integrity of design is ingrained in every facet of the brand.
Q: What do you want to see more of in the world?
A: Genuine engagement, self-empowerment, and appreciation for quality made goods.
An inside look at the design process.
Q: Describe your brand in just two words.
A: Ancient Adornment.
Q: What does your team look like at CSB?
A: Our team is tiny! It consists of me (Claire) and my production assistant, Chelsea. Chelsea works hard producing a lot of the jewelry designs. With her degree in metalsmithing, she is an invaluable asset to the operations here. I am involved in managing wholesale accounts, exhibiting at trade shows, accounting, online sales, and more - basically, everything else that is needed to run the business effectively.
Q: What is your favorite food/drink?
A: Taocs + Yerbe Mate!
Claire (left) and Chelsea (right).
Q: Do you have a favorite quote?
A: “People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.” ― Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth
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