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
Visionary and Founder, owner
Director of Operations and Customer Experience
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.