Kiona van Rhee
Kiona grew up in a creative household in the Netherlands, and comes from a line of of mostly self-employed people, often in the field of design, and engineering. Growing up she felt the tug to be independent and strongly wanted to pursue a creative direction. Thanks to her education in the Waldorf school, she was exposed to an enormous variety of crafts, including sewing, metal work, woodwork, many varieties of drawing and painting.
After moving to Raleigh in 1997, she worked for a small local custom jewelry designer. She learned everything from basic custom jewelry construction and design, to running a small business, growing wholesale accounts, traveling to trade shows, and everything in between. In 2004 she dove into her own venture, designing and creating jewelry she loves.