Rachel started crafting her jewelry from antiques that she’d collected over the years. After making enough of her pieces to sell at a fall festival, she found her collection gobbled up by local patrons who couldn't get enough of the urban-gritty-yet-romantic style. That's when she realized her hobby could become a profession. And so Byrdie was was born, originally named Charm City after her home sweet home, Baltimore. And their pieces have been gobbled up ever since.