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Jewelry designer makes souped-up shed her dream studio

In a backyard in the Fox Park neighborhood, you'll find Camille Moore's souped-up shed.

In a backyard in the Fox Park neighborhood, you'll find Camille Moore's jewelry studio.

She said, "It was a Tuff Shed used to house a motorcycle so the inside had nothing. It was bare bones. We hung dry wall, did the floors, did the ceiling, painted, built a pergola, built a deck, built a front desk. If you go on Pinterest, people do buy Tuff Sheds and convert them into tiny homes."

The only difference is, she doesn't live in this 150 square foot tiny home, she uses it as her jewelry studio.

"What I do for a living is silversmith. I make jewelry," she said.

Her jewelry business, Rebel and Ruse, caught the eye of local, national, and international magazines. Her work has been in Vogue UK and she just finished a shoot for Marie Claire magazine for a February 2018 issue.

She said, "They asked me to do quick photo shoot for a style piece they were doing in St. Louis that wasn't focused specially on my jewelry but style in general."

Camille's inspiration comes from her heritage.

She said, "I am part Choctaw Native American so that comes out in my jewelry when I'm specifically sitting down to make a piece."

But she's also inspired by the stone she uses, the mood shes in, and fashion.

"To me fashion is a form of expression and that comes out in my jewelry as well."

Rings are the most popular thing shes makes.

"The bulk of what I use, gemstone wise, is American mined turquoise. White buffalo is my biggest seller."

Camille started making jewelry during her ten year run in the military and after taking a silversmith class at a local community college, she was hooked.

"It's like a blacksmith, traditional metal worker, this is my craft. Everything I make is individually handmade," she said.

To purchase, go to rebelandruse.com. It's also sold at Blush, Urban Matter, May's Place, and Muse in Columbia.

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