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Candice Cox
Owner/Designer
CanDid Art Accessories
p | 916-335-6306
e | candidart@yahoo.com
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 What is your name and where are you from?
Candice Cox and I’m from Oakland
What’s your life story in 30 seconds?  
Grew up with both parents and 3 siblings in East Oakland. Graduated from Howard University as a Marketing major. Worked in corporate America for 7 years in sales and Marketing. Quit my job and moved to Brooklyn where I was inspired to start my business. Recently  relocated back to Oakland 4.5 years later and I’m loving it!!
How did you get into creating jewelry and accessories?
I was over corporate America and I wanted to live in Ny so I quit my job and moved to Brooklyn. I was always creative and wanted to do something that involved creativity.  I’ve always been a fan of handmade jewelry so I watched a couple of YouTube videos on how to make feather earrings and the rest was history.
How long have you been doing it?
4 years
What influences you to create?
African culture, art, geometric shapes and tribal inspired jewelry
What other art forms – if any – do yo use to express yourself?
I can draw, play the piano and I like to get my groove on occasionally lol
How does the Bay Area influence you?
The love of sustainable goods and natural resources. I use a lot of recycled materials in my one of kind pieces and the Bay Area is all about being green
If you could visit one country tomorrow, where would you go?
Ghana
If you could go back 5 years and give your old self advice, what would it be?
Buy property first and then go to NY to live your dreams
Three words to describe you?
Creative, optimistic, passionate
How would you describe your personal style?
A little tribal with a boho chic twist
What is one thing you want to make sure our readers learn about you from this interview?
I live life to the fullest and with great risk.
What is your biggest fear?
Not to have done everything I  set out to accomplish
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Ballin! Naw, I see myself having a successful business thatsinternational  , married with children, owning a house and traveling the world.

When and where can our readers see some of your pieces in person?

I am located in local Bay Area stores such as Show & Tell Concept Shop, Shoe Groupie, Concept 47, Alyce on Grand, Taylor’s Joint , Artillery SF and Redemption. I have other stores as well but these are my Bay Area ones for now.

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