Rebecca Norman is known for her unique, limited production jewelry handcrafted at her Southern California studio. Her modern, down-to-earth style is the result of an adventurous spirit and vast global life experiences. Of Australian heritage, Rebecca grew up in Taiwan, where at an early age she developed an interest in jewelry. After moving to the U.S. in 1985, Rebecca earned a degree in goldsmithing and in 1999 Rebecca Norman Inc was formed as a creative outlet for Rebecca to express her innovative and modern jewelry designs. In recent years Rebecca began designing small collections of hand stitched hand bags exclusively for her store in Solana Beach; today her full collection of leather goods are carried by over 50 independent retailers worldwide and at rebeccanorman.com. Rebecca lives in Leucadia, CA with her son Hadleigh.
In 2008 Rebecca Norman Boutique opened on Cedros Avenue in beautiful Solana Beach, California. The Boutique was an immediate hit and won "Best Jewelry Retailer" in Ranch and Coast Magazine in 2009 and 2010. Catering to both locals and visitors, the Boutique carries the most comprehensive collection of RN goods in the country, including one of a kind pieces, mobiles, candles, ponchos and other gifts - all designed by Rebecca. In 2016 Rebecca moved her design and production studio just up the street from the boutique and made the decision to combine her retail and design studios under one roof. Rebecca's studio/retail store is located in one of Solana Beach's oldest and most interesting buildings.
The building used to be an industrial warehouse, but is now filled with artisans, designers, and craftsmen. The décor is the perfect combination of modern industrial, beachy, vintage, and rustic, featuring Rebecca Norman hand-made mobiles, jewelry, handbags, ceramics and works by local artists.
Please be sure to stop by for a visit if you are ever in San Diego.
The Jewelry: Handmade in California
Each piece of Rebecca Norman jewelry is hand crafted at her studio in California. Techniques include hand forging, hammering, soldering polishing, and stone setting. Metals used include sterling silver, 14k, 18k & 22k gold, bronze, brass, copper, and pewter. Each piece is unique. We work with two different casting companies and two plating companies - all are small businesses based in California, as are many of the numerous vendors and suppliers we work with. When you purchase Rebecca Norman Jewelry you are helping to keep small business and craftsmanship alive in the Golden State and we thank you!
The Leather Collection: Handmade in (Baja) California
In 2008 Rebecca designed her first handbags; hand stitched, ultra organic leather pouches with sewn on gemstones. They were sold exclusively in her retail store and at Fred Segal. Today, the line has grown to include leather pouches with handmade bangles, cross body bags and totes. Rebecca Norman leathergoods are all manufactured in a small, family owned leather factory in Tijuana, CA. All hardware is handmade in California.