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  • behind the scenes: made in america

    since day one, we've made it a priority to keep the production of all emma mckinstry jewelry in the united states. to that end, we began working with a fantastic rhode island-based manufacturer for our fall 2012 collection. the partnership has been terrific over the past couple years, and we're forever thankful for all that they do to help us create each new emma mckinstry collection.
    my husband and i were recently in rhode island and made a stop by the manufacturing shop to meet with mark, the owner and our primary contact, and the rest of his team. we had so much fun learning about the manufacturing process and wanted to share a few of our behind-the-scenes snaps with you all, here on the blog. enjoy!
    looking over the molds used to create our number charms
    close-up on the molds
    some of the machines used to create the metal components
    the mold used for our life's a picnic necklaces, freshly filled with metal to make the links
    adding ear wires to earrings