Wind Blown Jewelry, Maker Feature for Blackberry PopUp Shop

by buckwheatngrits


For the next ten days, I’ll be featuring local makers as part of the promotion for Blackberry PopUp Shop, a PopUp Shop in downtown Durham with live music. It should be a really fun event, and if you live in the area you should definitely try to stop by! I’m very excited for my house to be full of beautiful things and people.

Today I’m featuring Wind Blown, the simple and classic jewelry line by Rachel Calhoun. Rachel is a Raleigh-based maker who has been making jewelry for about ten years. Her pieces are airy, clean, and simple. Extremely minimal, her work is easy to wear and full of effortless character. I especially love her rings, a healthy mix of statement pieces with oversized, long-cut stones in curvy shapes and her more delicate, wire geometric rings. In her own words, Rachel is “all about making a statement with jewelry,” but she likes to do so “in a manner that preserves the purity of the piece.” This purity is derived from the natural elements Rachel incorporates so easily into her work. Rather than chunky, heavy, rough-cut stones and gems, Rachel’s pieces are smooth, clean, and delicate.

You can almost always find Wind Blown jewelry at Sola Coffee’s PopUp maker fairs and various other markets in the area. You can also follow her on Instagram, and her website is set to launch very soon, so keep a sharp eye!

Of course, you can also catch her at the Blackberry PopUp Shop on Saturday, July 18th from 12-4pm.