Friday, 4 September 2015

RIMLEY x Meraki Connexion Collaboration

We are so thrilled to kick off our first collaboration with our dear friend, fellow Human Ecology alum, and local #Yegger in the city. Meet RIMLEY, a minimalistic jewelry line created and founded by Rachelle Lee. A name deriving from the word play and merging of her full name's initials (R.M.L), the name is as personalized as it is fitting to how the story of her jewelry unfolded.

As a young girl, Rachelle couldn't find jewelry to fit her small hands. This spurred a desire to make jewelry (she's a DIY enthusiast) so she can still be fashionable and wear trendy pieces that weren't accessible from the mainstream market. She's a walking model of her hand crafted pieces and fast forward, her minimalistic pieces were discovered by Nicole Campre, designer and owner of Workhall Studio where her jewelry is exclusively sold at.

So not only did we get to be up close and personal with Rachelle's minimalistic and oh-so-chic collection, we got the designer herself to join in on the shoot and share some meraki moments with us as well. Read on to find out more!

On Stephanie
Gold BAY body chain: body chain with bar detail and row of pearls 
Gold CHAIN BAR earring: bar earring with chain loop detail

On Sarah
Silver CASCADE necklace: choker necklace with 2 hanging chains 
Silver TIDE cuff new Fall 15 collection: ball end cuff with hanging chain fringe

On Carmen
Gold ARC LONG necklace: necklace with 3 curved tubes
Silver ARC hand chain: hand chain with curved tube wrist detail

On Rachelle
Layered silver HEX and TRI necklaces: necklaces with triangular and hexagon pendant and pearl charm
Silver VEIL ring from new Fall 15 collection: adjustable ring with hanging chain fringe

"This season I wanted to create bolder pieces, but still sticking to my minimal design aesthetic. I want to show that you can still make a statement with simple jewelry. Some color will be incorporated into a few pieces (coming soon!) which was actually a huge challenge!"
-Rachelle Lee, Designer & Founder of RIMLEY Jewelry

We had a wonderful time working with Rachelle and we are so excited for her online store to be available here very soon. Check RIMLEY out and show your support for our vibrant community of artists.

Leave a comment below telling us which RIMLEY piece showcased here is your favourite!

xo Meraki Connexion

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