In 2006, Belle Brooke Barer established Belle Brooke Designs upon her return to Los Angeles. Born and raised in Houston, Tx, she ventured westward in 1997 to attend Pitzer College in Claremont, Ca. Her studies at Pitzer concentrated in various mediums of studio art, focusing mainly on photography. After moving north to the San Francisco bay area, Belle began her jewelry studies at The Crucible in Berkeley, Ca, and later attended the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco, where she received her professional certification as a goldsmith. After completing her studies she worked for Studio 311 as a bench jeweler. Belle has been the recipient of various awards most notably the AGTA Spectrum awards in 2012 and 2018, the Mort Abelson New Designer of the Year award in 2008, and the Halstead Grant in 2007. She currently makes her home in Santa Fe, Nm where she runs her flagship store Rock + Feather on the historic Canyon road. All her jewelry is made in her workshop adjacent to the gallery, where she also teaches workshops and classes.