“It’s indulgent really. After years of designing for other companies and experiencing a period of intense isolation, I wanted to create an edited range of luxury leather bracelets and chokers that was versatile and worked hard; that would elevate a simple jeans and tee look or add a sculptural luxe edge to a night out.”

- Karen James, Founder C.W. James

C.W. James is the creation of industrial designer Karen James. It blends Karen’s love of modernist industrial design with her experience designing accessories to create bold, wearable sculptures. It is named after Karen’s grandfather, a shoemaker from rural Jamaica, acknowledging her family’s humble history of making. Designed and assembled by hand in a small coastal town on Australia’s Great Ocean Road using luxury watchmaking techniques, the C.W. James collection is made from recycled solid sterling silver, solid brass and high quality leather straps.  


C.W. James is for the brave but not the fearless.