About Carmen Q


My favorite part about what I do is that I help people feel BEAUTIFUL!  Whether it be putting on a piece of jewelry that makes them feel like a queen or guiding them in how to choose a fabric or print that not only harmonizes with how they look on the outside but just as important, how they feel on the inside. 

I graduated from California College of the Arts with degrees in Metal Work and Design Drawing and established CarmenQ Jewelry.  In 2010, I began studying a personal color and design system with Jennifer Butler, which completely transormed the way that I would see and relate to people and the world around me.  I feel very honored for the opportunity to study with Jennifer as she is deeply commitment to seeing and understanding one's Essence, which is the heart of this movement founded in the 1940's by Suzanne Caygill.

My house is full of wild and bouyant ENERGY with 2 "Spring" boys and a "Spring" husband. With me being a "Summer", having a place of solitude and quiet is extremely nourishing and important to me. You can learn more about how we all reside in one of the 4 seasons as you explore this work. My studio in Novato, CA, is my quiet sanctuary.  It is also the hub of lots of creativity where I design and showcase jewelry, offer custom color palettes and design consultations, host educational events, social parties and more.  

It brings me great pleasure to help guide people towards experiencing their most brilliant authentic beauty!


 When you dress in alignment with your true essence, you communicate clearly and powerfully and feel a deep sense of ease and continuity with yourself.  PLUS.... you simply feel Beautiful!