Raised in Woodstock, New York, Rebecca Peacock grew up surrounded by creativity. “Making jewellery made sense in the bigger picture of how I envision life,” she explains. “I like things to be useful, and I guess I’m sentimental too.”
Today, she makes her delicate rings, bracelets and earrings in a farmhouse in the Catskill Mountains, surrounded by chickens, ducks, a peacock and an angora rabbit. This idyllic setting is her greatest influence: “As much as I might want to be an edgy New York City brand, that’s not who I am. Beauty is so simple to me – picking flowers in my garden is the most special thing. This area, with the mountains, is my heritage, and I’m inspired by that.”
Having worked in the jewellery industry before, Rebecca knew exactly what she wanted to do with her own designs: “The idea of my line is to offer all the basic, beautiful pieces in one collection.”
“Ideas can come from a shape or a feeling – like, how it feels to go to the creek for the afternoon.”
Her design process is then about translating that inspiration into a wearable piece that makes sense on the body.
She crafts each piece in brass first, to figure out the dimensions and shape. She then works with recycled metals – 14-karat yellow gold, silver, and rose gold, and repurposed precious stones – to create the finished piece.
“I think of my jewellery as being about lifestyle, because I believe that if you choose the right things, you can choose fewer things.”Rebecca Peacock