Xavier Madera was born in Gardena, California in 1979 and was raised in Carson, California and went to Carson High School. He was an early graduate in 1998 and only went to school half a day during his entire 11th grade term and walked the stage when it was time. He was asked not to come during his senior year because he had already completed all of his requirements and credits for graduation. He decided to get a part time job at Jarman Shoes in the Del Amo Mall and worked there for many years and for several other companies such as Robert Wayne Shoes, Robinson's May, and Shoe Lord just to name a few. He then decided in 2002 to go to enroll at El Camino College and take some classes towards a psychology degree. He took a voice class and some prerequisites and also worked there as well.
During this time he somehow found himself in a store which sold materials for creating jewelry and bought some tools, beads and some wire and tried some different things out. He soon discovered that it wasn't as easy as it looked. He practiced and eventually landed a job at a jewelry store with a jewelry designer named Salaam Wazir we're he learned about Egyptian and African history, art and jewelry and he remained there for about a year. He sold and maintained solid gold, diamond and gemstone rings. Salaam Wazir created the famous crown of Minister Luis Farrakhan. Xavier would frequently notice that in many boutiques in Hollywood, there was also beautiful jewelry and as an artist at heart he was inspired greatly by what he saw. Also on many visits to his favorite aunt Nelly's job at a hair salon, he would look through magazines while there and also noticed the same type of beautiful jewelry that he had seen in Hollywood.
After acquiring the proper knowledge, tools and materials, he began designing, showing and selling his jewelry around. He began to market and distributes his awesome creations to several of the local middle to high end boutiques in and around the Hollywood and Beverly Hills areas. He then moved on to working with only high end boutiques with celebrity clients in order to maintain his high levels of creativity as a serious and relevant artist. He's worked with many other designers and business owners throughout the years, helping them to establish and develop their very own lines as well. You will find anything from feathers to leather, gemstones or even Swarovski Crystals in many of his creations as well as gemstones and lot's of 24kt. Gold Overlay creations as well as Rhodium Overlay or even Gun Metal.
Celebrity Jewelry Designer Xavier Madera currently resides in Hollywood, California and is credited for working with Stephen Bruner, Thundercat, Erykah Badu, Samara Shannon, Kevin Shannon, Chris Brown, Brianna Michelle, Legendary Faces, Marla Gibbs, Jane Seymour, Kyle Richards, K-rish Photography, Daniella Monet, D'andre Michael, Leslie Allen, Eva A. Smith, Khalil, Eva Smith, Mint Collection, Shoes for the Stars, Beige, Dope Chic Style, EM & Co. and Lenox Fontain just to name a few. This is a mix of celebrity clients, makeup artist, hair stylists, fashion designers, photographers and models etc. He is a seasoned professional artist who creates timeless and epic pieces and moments and is the mind behind Uccellino and Uccellino Couture. I can’t wait to get my hands on his gorgeous pieces and feel like a goddess with them.
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