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.
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.
Rachel’s Boutique Female Artisans and Business Partners
ABLE is an ethical fashion brand that employs and empowers women as a solution to end poverty. They are deeply devoted to quality – both in the products they make and the quality of life they aim to provide. They invest in, train, and educate women so they can earn a living, break the cycle of poverty, and thrive.
Suzanne Crook and Carolyn Greenfield are the Nashville natives behind Carden Avenue. Constantly collaborating, imagining and designing, these women find the time to run their business and still go to their kid’s soccer games. Their line of unique necklaces, bracelets and earrings exudes the personal touch Carden Avenue is known for.
"Fearless Memories" Designs are created by artist, Memarie Gayle in her Nashville, Tn jewelry studio. Inspired by a strong faith, love for music and philanthropy. A percentage of all Fearless Memories sales goes to Memarie's, Faith Over Fear Ministry, helping women of domestic abuse and ovarian cancer survivors. Surviving both life challenges herself, she understands the power that Faith plays during overwhelming seasons of life.
Designer and artist Brooke Griffith is the face behind Glen & Effie.
The brand name stems from a desire to honor past generations who took craft to heart, noted details, and made design a priority--ultimately named after Brooke’s grandparents Glen & Effie. Brooke hand crafts each unique accessory allowing her to tell stories with relics from history.
Leigh Hearne Hillenmeyer is a wife, mother, designer and small business owner who has dedicated her handcrafted jewelry business to giving back -- not only to those who wear her pieces but to those who live thousands of miles away. With each piece sold, a portion of the proceeds supports a community health clinic in Lwala, Kenya.
From a very young age, Nashville native KariBeth, has admired the
discarded objects of the past while scouring flea markets, estate sales, antique stores, and the like in search of unique and unusual treasures that have been well loved throughout the years. Each one of her jewelry components has been recreated and assembled into a one-of-a-kind heirloom that has been curated with passion, often combining
era's, therefore, creating a new story by overlapping and blending the
years of history.
Karishma Patel, the owner and founding designer of KD Jewelry, and an embodiment of creativity and excellence, was born in Navsari, Gujarat – a small city close to Surat (the diamond city of India). However, at a tender age, she moved to Tokyo, Japan, where she flourished into the exceptional talent she is today, earning her place in the hearts of many jewelry enthusiasts.
Twin sisters Sarah Knox and Liz Anderson hand make the artisan jewelry
that has become Modern Bronze. The pair love working creatively together and have always wanted to collaborate on a project. Sarah's study of anthropology and experience as an oil painter combined with Liz's fine art training at Savannah College of Art and Design help them design and
create unique jewelry pieces.
Founder and Designer, Linda Burns, MORGAN&ME Designs brings easy to wear handcrafted jewelry. Her designs are stylish, polished and versatile for the chic, busy and active woman. MORGAN&ME Designs creates mix and match jewelry, using a variety of vintage and current trending charms.
NCB Jewelry is designed and created in Nashville, TN by artist Natalie Blin. 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.
Lindsay Farrer is an artist in Nashville, Tennessee that crafts wearable pieces of art for globetrotters and those with an unshakable sense of wanderlust that transport one back to moments, memories, and places. She decided that her mission in life was to be someone who sees the beauty in the world & shares it with others which inspired her to create Simon & Ruby in 2008.
Susan Shaw has been designing jewelry ever since she graduated from the University of Texas with both a bachelor and a masters degree in art. Susan Shaw Jewelry is a true family business. Now working alongside her husband, son and daughter-in-law. Susan remains the sole designer of her beautiful 24k hand plated gold Jewelry
In 2003 Egyptian born jewelry designer Shwikar (Shu Shu) El Tonobi
founded Tonobi Fine Jewelry. Her fashion and artistic perspective comes from Alexandria, a vibrant, and ancient, Mediterranean city. Traditions, particularly craft traditions, are important to Alexandrians. The city acknowledges centuries of Greek, Roman, and Egyptian
influences. The history connects and energizes Shu Shu’s jewelry.