My name is Rachel. I’m a designer, momma of two, a wife, and the magic behind IHANA, where I create unique and nature inspired jewelry. I was born and raised in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in a tiny town on the big lake. I work out of my small studio in my brick and mortar store, IHANA Jewelry & Artisan Gifts.
My inspiration comes from my upbringing on the shores of Lake Superior where I spent many childhood days and nights searching for agates and chasing fire flies. Surrounded by white birch trees with soaring birds overhead. I am blessed to have a mother who chose a summer day at the lake over work in the office.
IHANA Jewelry came to life shortly after having my darling daughter. Knowing my heart yearned to create, and with the support of my amazing husband, I enrolled in a few short silversmithing courses. IHANA was born from there, which has been evolving ever since. I create jewelry that suits my own personal style, sometimes its pretty and petite, sometimes its bold and vibrate.
Ihana means "lovely or beautiful" in finnish which is a part of my heritage.