Rebecca’s custom jewelry is designed, created, and forged at studio 703 in Houston, Texas.
The Inspiration Behind Our Custom Jewelry
Inspired by faith and propelled by the impulse to create, Rebecca hand-forges her jewelry into unexpected combinations. The design begins from the natural: raw ethically-sourced gemstones, leather, and mixed metals. Their organic forms inform what the piece will become. A distressed leather necklace frames a radiant flawless diamond. From the natural world to the spiritual and back to an elegant minimalism. Rebecca’s custom jewelry reflects the gentle irregularities that are found all around us. She also curates studio 703, highlighting artists that blur the line between art and craft in everyday objects.
Custom jewelry designer, Rebecca Lankford, started designing jewelry while working as a paralegal in the early 1990s. As her hobby began to flourish, Rebecca was inspired to perfect her craft and enrolled at the Glassell School of Art in Houston. The foundational knowledge Rebecca gained from her work at Glassell launched her from a local favorite to an internationally renowned jewelry designer.
Two powerful influences drive Rebecca Lankford’s work: her deeply spiritual upbringing and her mother’s contagious passion for DIY creativity. “I grew up with a mom who made everything from beautiful clothes to a complete vegetable garden… everything she touched seemed to take on its own life.”
Rebecca Lankford Designs (RLD) began in 1995 when the Koelsch Gallery in Houston picked up her hand-crafted line of jewelry. Now over twenty years later, Rebecca Lankford Designs has moved into the former space of the Koelsch Gallery, now known as studio 703. Rebecca’s handmade jewelry has been sold nationwide as well as in Europe, Japan, South America, and Mexico.
Many of Rebecca’s handcrafted jewelry pieces feature a cross, a form she cherishes for its simple beauty and personal symbolism. Rebecca loves to combine unexpected materials, both refined and raw when she creates her jewelry, and she also draws inspiration from the gentle irregularities found in nature.
Rebecca’s work is designed, created, and forged at studio 703 in Houston, Texas and her business has grown to seven full-time employees. Her designs capture a rare balance ranging from tiny and precious to vast and edgy, simple and minimalist to intricate and complex, and classic and traditional to contemporary and Bohemian.
“From the natural world, to the spiritual and back to an elegant minimalism.”
Our team would love to work with you to design your own customized piece of jewelry for you or your loved one. You can also look through our unique display of jewelry here at Studio 703. Let us know when you are available, and we will be in touch to schedule an appointment!
All orders are subject to acceptance and availability. Items in your shopping basket are not reserved and may be purchased by other customers prior to checkout or completion of your online sale. Our packages are shipped Monday-Friday through UPS. All orders over $100 will be eligible for free ground shipping. Please allow 5-7 business days for items to ship as each piece is hand made to order at our studio in Houston, TX. In the event of an unusually high traffic period, you will be notified of any delays with your order.
All sale items and custom orders are final sale and cannot be returned. Stock items can be returned for refund or exchange within 14 days of your order date. If you chose in-store pickup, refunds or exchanges must be completed within 7 days of your pickup date.
All of the jewelry in our collections has been hand-crafted/hand-made. As with any product, natural wear and tear or an accident might result in a piece of jewelry becoming damaged or broken. Please send all repairs back to us for evaluation. Once we look at the piece, we will determine what course of action needs to be taken to repair item back to its original state. This process may take 2-4 weeks. If you have any questions about this process, please do not hesitate to call or email us. We are here and eager to help.
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