Raquel Kalina holds a degree in Visual Communications and Set Design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in LA. With a background in fashion and film, she has always had a passion for making things.
The Pretty Eclectic was founded on the notion that our lives are always changing-- drawing from an eclectic mix of influences and the beauty in everything around us. Heavily inspired by the California coast, the sky, universe, and a love for dreamy adventures, Raquel aims to create jewelry that embodies a fun and free-spirited nature.
Every piece is handmade, designed and assembled in California using ethically sourced materials acquired during her local and faraway travels. Working with a variety of stones, she is driven by color, symbolism and texture. The Pretty Eclectic focuses on quality, unique, playful, and thoughtful jewelry and eye-catching statement pieces that celebrate life through all it's special moments.
Her goal is to create things that she loves, to spread that love and light to all who wear her creations and connect with other dreamers that believe in her mission to make the world a prettier place each and every day.
Each piece tells a story, and she hopes that her customers find something that speaks to them and fills their lives with joy.
The Pretty Eclectic uses high quality gemstones and metals, including Gold Filled and Sterling Silver. Brass and Plated components are polished with a clear protective coating to prevent tarnish and oxidation.
CROWNS + HAIR ACCESSORIES
All crowns and hair accessories are unique and made-to-order. Gemstones, seashells, beads and crystals are sustainably sourced from all over the world and each piece is wire wrapped or weaved with natural jute.
All of our candles are hand poured with Clean Burning 100% Soy Wax, and mixed with dried organic flowers and biodegradable glitter. We use all natural, scented fragrance and essential oils and cotton wicks. Our collections also feature gemstones and crystals known for its metaphysical healing properties.
Our soaps are made with a natural Hemp Seed Oil, Goats Milk, Honey, Oatmeal, Shea or Cocoa butter base and scented with fragrance and essential oils.
Each piece is designed and constructed by hand.
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