Thailand #1: Rachel Marie Designs

Hello all! It’s been forever!

My first Thailand update is actually featuring Michigan-based jewelry brand Rachel Marie Designs (RMD)! Cru Southeast Asia celebrated their 50th anniversary during the conference’s first night so we were all to wear our country’s traditional clothing. Naomi, my new friend, roommate, and co-teacher, needed an outfit last minute. She worked around her multi-colored pants from Cambodia and needed some accessories so I lent her my handmade necklace and bracelet by RMD. I was hesitant at first because I thought it would be too fancy but I was wrong! They were great add-ons that added just enough shimmer to her look; something I didn’t expect.

cambodia inspired outfit naomi bustamante rachel marie designs rachel marie designs-2

Rachel of RMD has been designing jewelry since she was 12 years old which started as a hobby, grew into a passion, and is now a business. Here is what else she had to say on her brand and designs:

fmG: Where do you find inspiration?
RMD: I get inspiration from current fashion, timeless classic styles and from a fusion of other elements. I love seeing what is new and trending, but also want buyers to be able to wear their pieces for years to come.
fmG: Were you always interested in designing and creating jewelry?
RMD: I was not always interested in designing jewelry. My mom is the one that actually got me on  board with making and designing jewelry. She has been a blessing in my life and has encouraged me along the way.
fmG: Describe the RMD girl.
RMD: An RMD girl is ageless. She appreciates quality and loves that she is supporting a local industry that provides a lovely product and helps support women that want to work at home. 
fmG: If you were to choose any celebrity to wear your jewelry, who would it be and why?
RMD: I would be very excited to have Jennifer Aniston wear my jewelry. She is beautiful and classic and everyone agrees that she always looks good. 
fmG: Where do you see yourself and your brand in the future?
RMD: In the future, I would love to be continuing to design jewelry and work with the brand as well as finding new projects to work into. I love accessories and I would not mind designing handbags or small accessories.
Thank you Rachel for your beautiful jewelry! Be sure to follow RMD!

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