Team Wind Blown

Every piece of jewelry that the Wind Blown team creates takes time, energy, and creativity — it’s not an instantaneous production. Wind Blown itself wasn’t created in an instant, either. Rachel Calhoun, the founder, started making jewelry when she was just 8-years-old. From selling jewelry to her parents’ friends as a young girl to setting up stands outside grocery stores and then moving on to local boutiques, Rachel’s jewelry has been created over time, to last forever. 

 

Wind Blown was launched in Wake Forest, North Carolina, at a pivotal time in Rachel’s life. After a big move, graduation, and marriage, her new husband encouraged her to chase her dreams of launching her very own jewelry company. Soon after, new employees were hired and new product collections were launched as Rachel’s dreams became a reality.

 

Wind Blown jewelry is inspired by simple lines and shapes. Everything is created from brass gold, which portrays an effortless, minimalist look meant for everyday life. Each piece is hand-crafted, soldered, textured, and forged to create dynamic, timeless jewelry by a team of women committed to excellence, as well as each other. Wind Blown studio is located right outside Raleigh, North Carolina, where timeless pieces are created to help you feel your best, no matter what your day holds.    

 

Meet the Makers

Rachel 

Visionary and Founder, owner

Rachel is the creative mind behind Wind Blown. From the time she started the company, she has been crafting Wind Blown — and its jewelry — into something meaningful and purposeful. Originally from Winston Salem, Rachel, her husband William, and their daughter, Hosea, now call Raleigh home. She enjoys the color orange, food (specifically Indian, Thai, and Mexican), coffee, and her community. Her current favorite Wind Blown piece is the Faithful Ring — she wears it stacked with her wedding band and two Worthy Rings. Rachel’s passionate about helping women look and feel their best, empowering them to be everything God created them to be.
 
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Ella
Director of Operations and Customer Experience

Ella is a master gardener, mom of triplets, customer service guru, as well as one of the most welcoming people you could ever meet. She’s the real powerhouse behind Wind Blown because she has her hands involved in each and every project. One of her greatest strengths is turning visions into reality by creating plans and strategies. A problem-solver and creative soul at heart, Ella has a passion to care for customers because of the care she has been shown by her Lord. She is a North Carolinian through and through — in her mind, it’s the absolute most perfect state to live in! Currently, Ella’s favorite Wind Blown piece is the Belong Necklace, but her ring stacks are on her list of favorites, too. You can catch Ella drinking coffee, hanging out with her husband, Chad and triplets, tending to her plant babies (raise your hand all you plant moms!), and enjoying all that God has created.
 
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Becca

Shipping Manager 

Becca is a Raleigh native who found her way to the Wind Blown team as the shipping manager where she makes sure all your orders are received, packaged, and sent straight to you. She’s passionate about serving others well because of the profound testament of the gospel of Jesus, and she carries that into her daily role at Wind Blown. Becca has been married 11 years to her husband, Tom, who is a USMC veteran. With four boys between the ages of 10 and six — the youngest two being identical twins — Becca enjoys being on the go and managing her many callings in life. 
In her spare time, she roots for the Florida Gators and has a celebratory countdown to the start of college football every year. She has a hidden talent of finding all the things while thrifting —  catch her spending her Saturday afternoons at the thrift store finding all the best deals! 
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Hope Threads

Work Force Imitative Program


Did you know there are around 68.5 million people worldwide who are currently displaced as a result of persecution, conflict, or generalized violence, with 25.4 million of them being refugees? Hope Threads doesn’t represent simply a single member on our team — in fact, it’s so much more. It’s is a local organization that seeks to provide jobs for refugee women who have been resettled in the Raleigh area. We provide training and jewelry materials, while the refugee women share their time and many talents in exchange for fair wages in a business environment. 

As an educational workforce, Hope Threads provides the tools necessary for women to learn new skills in addition to allowing them to build on their existing expertise to create handcrafted items for the world to enjoy. While Hope Threads partners with other local businesses besides Wind Blown, we are excited to join forces with them and have them as part of our team.