At Rachel's Boutique, we celebrate the rich and diverse art scene that Nashville has to offer. From creative fashion designers to custom jewelers, we support a wide variety of local artists whose work contributes to the creative spirit of the our city. Our boutique carries more than 35 local artists creating artisan goods from couture clothing and jewelry to unique gifts. Below are some of the Tennessee based companies that we carry and the local Nashville artists that we represent. You can support local artists by shopping at Rachel's Boutique.
Fearless Memories Jewelry is handcrafted by Designer/Artist, Memarie Gayle, who takes special care in choosing high quality unique materials and putting them together in a unique and intriguing way. She combines vintage and organic materials to create hip, high-end pieces that effortlessly exude perfect style. Gayle draws her inspiration from music, art, nature, and God, and works with many charity organizations. She has started her own ministry, "Faith Over Fear," taking her message of hope to domestic abuse victims and cancer survivors. Gayle incorporates her songwriting skills into her jewelry, writing short poems that are included with some of the special pieces.
Referred to as a "hidden gem of Nashville," Kari Beth is a jewelry designer creates wearable art pieces by layering found heirlooms of bygone eras to create a bold modern statement. From a very young age, Kari Beth has admired the discarded relics of the past, believing that each has a mystery to solve and a secret to unveil. She scours flea markets, estate sales, and antique stores in search of unique and unusual treasures that have been well loved, yet "lost" throughout the years. By layering her finds from different eras in time, Beth blends the years of history to create a unique story within each one-of-a-kind creation.
Local artist Natalie Bin designs and creates NCB Jewelry in her Nashville studio. Inspired by her grandmother’s jewelry collection at a young age, Natalie has been making jewelry as long as she can remember. While studying industrial design at the Art Institute of Colorado, she sparked a passion for fine jewelry design. The distinct style of NCB Jewelry originates from the belief that fashion is the most personal form of self-expression. Each NCB design is handcrafted to evoke a sensual and intuitive individual response.
Brunner's Metwal Wear creates bracelets made from the highest quality grade leather. Cut, stamped and dyed before being designed, each piece is handcrafted to ensure its uniqueness. The metal works feature only 28 or higher steel gauge, and are the perfect accessory to liven up any wardrobe. When you see the Brunner wax seal, it means you own a genuine piece of perfection.
Twin sisters Sarah Known and Liz Anderson own and run Modern Bronze, an artisan jewelry line made in the Franklin, Tennessee. Each piece is lovingly handmade by the sisters and features bronze mixed with fine metals, gemstones and pearls. Through their collaboration, the pair have created a jewelry line that evokes Renaissance romanticism while remaining modern and wearable.
Paddywax products are designed and manufactured in Nashvile. Artisan in every sense of the word, each product is made by hand with great attention to detail. Pairing unique fragrance combinations and creative packaging, Paddywax creates exquisite experiences for every home. They hand-pour each candle with a soy wax blend and delightful aroma, using only the highest quality of essential oils and botanical extracts. With such a vast array of fragrances from which to choose, Paddywax offers a glorious experiences that transports you back in time and enhances any experience.
Vincent Peach combines each pearl with other natural, organic elements to create a collection featuring the highest quality pavé diamonds, rhodium chains, Vermeil, sterling silver and hand woven leather. Inspired by the designer's Nashville roots and intertwined with the romance of luxury travel, the Vincent Peach jewelry collection is uniquely handcrafted. Combining the casual elegance of leather, the exquisite beauty of fresh water, and black Tahitian pearls, the bohemian chic collection emulates a feeling of comfort and ease. Each piece carries a story evoked by a fascination with pearls and the seduction of an exotic escape.
Suzanne and Carolyn, of Carden Avenue, turn various old relics and other odd & ends into wearable art jewelry. Carden Avenue ...unique, wearable, personal and affordable ... sometimes there's only one. Based out of Nashville, TN.
Located in Knoxville, TN, Megan McCrary is an architect turned graphic designer. All items are designed and handmade by Meghan McCrary. Her gift items make the perfect Tennessee souvenir.
Art of Nashville
The Art of Nashville was created by a local artist inspired by Nashville's creative city surrounded by music, history and the beautiful countryside.
Pink Elephants is the brain child of its owner Truly Alvarenga, a fashion designer whose experience ranges from custom fitting outfits for celebrity musicians to attendees of the White House. A woman who wears many hats, she sees all of her designs to fruition; from the first sketch to the last thread sewn, Truly's signature style is imprinted in all of her work.
So'belle is based out of Memphis, Tennessee, feature hand painted 100% Habotai silk scarves by artist Kat White. Mixing soft and fresh spring pastels, the warm colors of summer skies, the rich, crisp shades of autumn, and the bold jewel tones associated with winter, these unique scarves emulate the changing seasons, draping you in a sense of luxury at any time of year.
Through piles of old records about to be thrown away and and a strong desire to alter their fate, Nashvinyl was born. Nashvinyl’s wall clocks are made out of discarded records that are either scratched, warped or have some blemishes that make them practically unlistenable. Their desire is to carry on the legacy for the artists that made Nashville the music capitol of the world that it is known to be today- a small way of giving back to the musical heritage we live in.
Simon & Ruby
Designer Lindsay Farrer created Simon & Ruby out of a story of loss and yearning. Her great-grandmother Ruby lost her first love Simon to the distance, and eventually the casualty, of war. The Simon & Ruby line of fashion jewelry is inspired by wanderlust and the sweet agony of missing a place or person. Lindsay designs her handmade jewelry for globetrotters and those with an unshakable sense of adventure, for the free spirits and the wanderers who know that exquisite aching all too well. She creates unique jewelry that are more than just tokens of travels for the wanderesses who wear them. They are wistful reminders that our hearts can live in many places, sometimes all at once.
Goo Goo Clusters
In 1912, in a copper kettle at the Standard Candy Company at Clark & First Avenue in Nashville, Tennessee, the world’s first ever combination candy bar was invented. A roundish mound of caramel, marshmallow nougat, fresh roasted peanuts and real milk chocolate; its renegade shape was more difficult to wrap than the conventional rectangular or square shapes of the day. More importantly, this was the first time multiple elements were being mass-produced in a retail confection. Previous to the advent of the Goo Goo Cluster, candy bar manufacturing consisted of bars solely using chocolate, caramel or taffy. The Goo Goo Cluster represented the first time a bar consisted of more than just one principal ingredient.
Olive & Sinclair
Olive & Sinclair is Tennessee's first and only bean-to-bar chocolate company. Slow roasted and stone ground, O&S was founded in 2007, and full sales and production of Southern Artisan Chocolate™ began in fall of 2009. Their unique vision for bean-to-bar chocolate began with idea of stone grinding chocolate, inspired by the method used for stone ground grits, using melanguers (stone mills) from the early 1900's and adding only pure cane brown sugar for to create their definitive robust flavor and slow sweetness. Since their inception, they have expanded and relocated to an old grocery store built in 1890 in the heart of East Nashville.
OMI beads are hand made by designer Joy Omi Walling. Joy grew up in California and brings her boho chic vibe to her designs. She is in love with fashion, art and music and each piece has a positive vibe around it from her inspirations. A good luck charm to bring you peace, love and happiness.