“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”
John Muir, naturalist, explorer, and writer (1838-1914)
My name is Rebecca Haas, and I am the human behind this one woman business. Before starting my company I traveled and studied jewelry design in all kinds of places, including Penland School of Crafts, The University of Mexico in San Miguel de Allende, and New York University. After school I founded my jewelry business in 2000, in a tiny, windowless studio on the Brooklyn waterfront. I am thrilled and grateful that since those early days my business has steadily grown and evolved into a thriving and fulfilling one, supported by a wonderful community of customers and friends. My life, business and studio are now located in my hometown of Chester, Vermont, where I now enjoy plenty of windows with long views of rolling fields and lots of fresh air. I am a member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, and my work can be found in many galleries and boutiques across the country, as well as various international locations.
After moving with my family back to Vermont in 2008, I built a new, dream studio in a unique and lovable former dairy barn. It has loads of natural light, and everything I need within an easy arms length. I now find my creativity greatly inspired by the tranquil setting outside my studio windows, and enjoy stepping outside to take photos or a quick walk during my work days. I make my pieces primarily from formed and hammered wire of various gauges, and each piece is handmade to order for you by me. My work is minimalist in sensibility and draws its strength and definition from its balance, delicacy and graceful investigation into positive and negative space. I aim to make designs that are elegantly simple, carefully made, and so light and easy to wear that you can feel great about wearing your Rebecca Haas Jewelry every day and for any occasion.
It's important to me that you to feel good about the pieces you buy from me. And it's important to me that I feel good about the jewelry I put out into the world. We must do what we can to be good stewards of this world and our global community. Which is why I take great care in sourcing my materials ethically. I have been buying my metals from the same multi-generational, family owned business in New York since I first got started. It is called Myron Toback, and all their chains and raw materials are manufactured in safe factories in the US from recycled and conflict free metals. They are wonderful people who produce a high quality product, and I love supporting them.