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Meet Angela O’Brien of Cleobella in Sunset Beach

Today we’d like to introduce you to Angela O’Brien.

Travel feeds the soul and inspires the artist. In 2006, Angela and her husband Jim set off for a year of global travels. In love and full of inspiration they explored new cultures always leading with their “embrace the soul in everything” mantra. At the end of this trip, she could see Cleobella sparkling on the horizon. From the beginning, the vision was to create globally inspired products that uplift the cultures and traditions of the artisans creating them. In collaboration with artisans the first product was created. Today Cleobella is an internationally recognized lifestyle brand with headquarters in California, a flagship store in Sunset Beach and production in India and Bali. Jim and Angela split time between California and Bali, raising their children and seeking inspiration wherever they can.

Cleobella works with global artisans to design one-of-a-kind products of beauty and integrity. These partnerships generate more sustainable incomes for each artisan and create products that are handmade with love. Each Cleobella piece tells a story and empowers its wearer to discover her inner beauty with effortless, magnetic style.

Has it been a smooth road?
Cleobella is self-funded, we are a family business first and we have had to be creative from day 1 in order to sustain and maintain a healthy growth. It certainly hasn’t always been easy, but at the end of the day we are grateful for our lifestyle and the community we have built on our journey.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Cleobella’s intricate process is signature to our brand, creating every product individually by hand makes each design a timeless work of art. Our aesthetic reflects timeless artistry with modern ease. By using traditional tooling, weaving, dyeing, and beading we create uniquely beautiful pieces that spur conversations, evoke beauty and preserve the art of these diverse cultures.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
We are born and raised in Southern California, we love the healthy lifestyle and the work-life balance.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 16792 14th Street Sunset Beach ca 92649
  • Website:
  • Phone: 5623102911
  • Email:
  • Instagram: cleobella
  • Facebook: cleobella

Image Credit:

Photographer: Taryn Kent

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