Buddha Mama is a handmade jewelry line inspired by Buddhism and Eastern traditions. The collection is rooted in the philosophy of contribution and all started at the kitchen table. Looking for a way to raise funds for her local Buddhist center, Zen Village, Nancy Badia began stringing beads and selling bracelets in order to contribute her profits from their sale.
After spending 25 years working side by side with her husband, building their family business, Nancy decided it was time to embrace life in a more creative way while continuing to honor her spirituality. Thus, Buddha Mama was born. Nancy and team began traveling the world in search of stones, carvings and artisans who could become creative partners and allow her to bring her renderings to life.
Several years and collections later, Buddha Mama has evolved into a fully expressed and unique jewelry line that is carried by boutique, traditional and independent stores across the country as well as internationally, with pieces in each collection that speak to every woman. With one of her daughters by her side, jewelry designer, Dakota Badia, the designs continue to expand and seem endless. In true Buddha Mama fashion, Dakota’s childhood friend, Leyla, joined the team to help run the company and solidify the power of three!