Amanda Cox is the founder of Rock Candy, a luxury gemstone bead jewelry company. She designs and handcrafts bespoke pieces in her Vancouver studio using precious and semi-precious gemstone beads.
Inspired at an early age by ancient beads and art, Amanda cultivated a broad-based knowledge of art, architecture, and design through academia and travel. She studied Art History at Columbia University in NYC before earning her Masters in American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona, and then her Law Degree from the University of San Diego. Amanda returned to her passion in 2019 after a successful fifteen-year career as a Senior Executive in Finance, leading global operations at such firms as JP Morgan in New York and Scotiabank in Toronto. Her business acumen, entrepreneurial nature, and passion for and knowledge of art and design serve her well in her creative endeavors.
Amanda lives with her husband in Vancouver, where she continues to grow her burgeoning business and take advantage of her big backyard.Whistler and wine Country
My work is characterized by asymmetry, non-uniformity, and juxtapositions of color and texture. Basically, how I live my life. My approach to life is reflected in every piece: accentuate the unique, espouse strengths, be generous, take risks, be fearless and bold. Create your own way and be true to yourself. Some say my animal spirit is the honey badger. I call it tenacity. Fearless, irreverent, generous, kind, funny. Genuine, outspoken, accomplished, polished, wry. I have found the greater the challenge, the stronger you become. I feel exceptionally strong.
In my pursuit of success and happiness, I am cognizant that challenges create a full and fulfilling life, one which requires resilience, intelligence, and a huge sense of humor. Know your capabilities. Don’t let others dictate the terms of your success and happiness (you’ll likely never measure up to their paradigm).
I am thankful for the support of my sister and husband as I build my first creative venture. While in all other parts of my career I have taken risks and consistently challenged myself and the status quo, I would not have had the fortitude to forge a path of my own without their instrumental support and encouragement.