Hello, my name is Naida, I’m a jewellery designer and a few other things. I spend my days trying to have as much fun as I can. I create jewels at my studio, make music at home, travel and realised recently that we should listen more to ourselves and less to others, cause we carry inside that thing that makes us tremble, that make our eyes shine, we just have to find it.
Naida C. Castel Jewels is a brand that wants to find you and make you feel good, celebrate the raw and natural you. It wants to make you feel something and be a part of your journey. Rough jewels with stories behind its shapes and surfaces. Invoking the rawness of the materials, letting it it be as perfectly imperfect.
If you were a…
If I was less nervous, less stressed, less worried, less anxious, less hurried, less daydreamer and many more..
For sure I wouldn’t be doing what I actually love to do. So I guess, I am whatever I am, and I like it.
A form of transportation?
Oh, how many times I’ve dreamed I can fly.
A panther, but a vegetarian one.
Where do you source your inspiration?
Magic happens in the most unexpected moments, I just need to keep moving. Once I read: “If you are not about to fall, you are not really working” and working for me doesn’t mean literally working at your job, but working for what you want to become or what you want to reach.
How did you get started?
After my degree in Industrial design I had this obssession on going to a workshop and making real the ideas I had been drawing for years, and see what happened. So I went, they showed me how to work with metal, and that was it, four hours passed like 4 minutes. I fell in love.
What is your favourite thing about what you do?
I love to be able to create with my hands, to reunite all those ideas and experiences in a tangible piece, with all its details and stories.
Can you tell us about any exciting plans or goals for the year ahead?
There are so many, the new website just launched and I am excited for whats about to come. New collections, collaborations and travels await.
Find Naida C Castel’s beautiful collection at our Bikini Berlin concept gallery and follow her online here: