Rebecca Lankford Bio
Jewelry designer, Rebecca Lankford, started designing jewelry while working as a paralegal in the early 1990s. As her hobby began to flourish, Rebecca was inspired to perfect her craft and enrolled at the Glassell School of Art in Houston. The foundational knowledge Rebecca gained from her work at Glassell launched her from a local favorite to an internationally renowned jewelry designer.
Two powerful influences drive Rebecca Lankford’s work: her deeply spiritual upbringing and her mother’s contagious passion for DIY creativity. “I grew up with a mom who made everything from beautiful clothes to a complete vegetable garden … everything she touched seemed to take on its own life.”
Rebecca Lankford Designs (RLD) began in 1995 when the Koelsch Gallery in Houston picked up her line. Now over twenty years later, RLD has moved into the former space of the Koelsch gallery, now known as studio 703. Rebecca’s jewelry has been sold nationwide as well as in Europe, Japan, South America, and Mexico.
Many of Rebecca’s jewelry pieces feature a cross, a form she cherishes for its simple beauty and personal symbolism. Rebecca loves to combine unexpected materials, both refined and raw when she creates her jewelry, and she also draws inspiration from the gentle irregularities found in nature.
Rebecca’s work is designed, created, and forged at studio 703 in Houston, Texas and her business has grown to seven full-time employees. Her designs capture a rare balance ranging from tiny and precious to vast and edgy, simple and minimalist to intricate and complex, and classic and traditional to contemporary and Bohemian.
Rebecca Lankford is pleased to introduce studio 703, which is the physical space for Rebecca Lankford Designs: the jewelry production, offices, retail store, and art gallery are all located here at 703 Yale St., Houston, TX 77007. Open to the public, here you can peruse and purchase Rebecca’s jewelry directly, in fact the jewelry is made upstairs.
In addition to Rebecca’s jewelry, the mission of studio 703 is to give emerging local artists and artisans a place to gain exposure and opportunity for their own professional development. studio 703 offers a curated selection of paintings, gifts, prints, bags, and more in a modern gallery setting--blurring the line between art and craft in everyday objects. Alongside Rebecca’s timeless jewelry, our blend of skilled, up-and-coming artisans and artists have produced one-of-a-kind, limited-edition items with a similar focus on well-executed design. All of us at Rebecca Lankford Designs are proud to be a part of a larger art and design community.