For you, a person that appreciates well-made artisan jewelry, all of my pieces are handcrafted one at a time from a mix of precious metals, meaningful gemstones, and colorful enamel. Incorporating both timeless and creative designs, every piece is made with you in mind in my studio in Austin, Texas with love and care.


Meet Cara

Cara Carter Jewelry was founded by Cara Carter Shackelford in 2016. Cara is an Austin, Texas based jewelry designer and metalsmith who focuses on craftsmanship, creativity, and color in her work.

She takes pride in her work and makes well-crafted jewelry in a variety of metals and materials, including sterling silver, 14k and 18k gold, and enamel. All pieces are made by Cara in her home studio and most are one-of-a-kind.

    ★★★★★ "Cara was incredibly sweet in response to my request of purchasing the pendant without the chain. I really appreciate her sincerity and professionalism in all her messages. Shipping was quick and she offered me it to me for free! The pendant is more amazing in person because there are so many colors to catch in different lighting. The design really accentuate the opal. It’s also very well made!"

    Han B.