My Treasures -
Love all my Family & Friends
Lover of Life no matter how Hard is
In Case I get Sad I refer to any of the above
Born and raised in Belo Horizonte, MG Brazil, currently a VERY PROUD United States citizen who lives in TEXAS !!! (love it)
Claudia had an extensive Arts background. She focused her talents in the fashion field by working with some of Brazil's top designers. While visiting New York City in the 1990's she met and married her future business partner, Paulo.
Claudia kept active in the visual arts field by branching out into pottery, paintings and music, and dabbled with jewelry design in the late 1990's. Her home grown designs were big hits with family and friends, and after launching an Urban line in SoHo, NYC both Claudia and Paulo decided to expand their business by moving to The Great State of Texas.
They settled in San Antonio, and quickly got the attention of several San Antonio Spurs wives and family. One notable admirer was actress Eva Longoria. Eva loved Claudia’s designs so much that she flew Claudia out the very first day they met to join her on the set of ABC's Desperate Housewives and introduced her to the show stylist, who selected elements of the line for Eva’s character on the hit ABC television show. The stylist later told Claudia that probably no other brand of jewelry was represented more over the lifespan of the show than Claudia Lobao.
Eva continued wearing and spreading Claudia’s name to her friends and Claudia developed a nice following of of women who appreciated her original style.
In 2003 Claudia started an Artisanal Studio in Brazil where her designs were produced by local Artisans who made Claudia's original and unique and trendsetting designed jewelry which included unique metals and crocheted jewelry. Claudia later moved most of her producton to her home State of Texas where most of her unique, one of a kind pieces and hand assembled crystal pieces are made. Claudia also works with other qualified vendors from around the world to offer contemporary fashion fast forward jewelry.
As Director of Design and Development, Claudia today focuses on development of new products and working directly with her Private label accounts.
CLAUDIA LOBÃO® jewelry is also sold to fine stores worldwide and is available online at her authorized online retail store www.shopclaudialobao.com