ABOUT ME

Rachel Walker Youngblade

I'm a maker, writer and communications strategist living in Oakland, CA. Moonwalker Things is my creative outlet and a place to share my personal passions and what I've learned on my journey to small business ownership. What you'll find here: some making, a little bit of musing, and a lot of pictures. 

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JEWELRY & CERAMICS

Handmade clay and fiber necklaces, earrings, incense holders and plant hangers inspired by space, plant life and natural patterns.

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November 21, 2018

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April 30, 2019

Summer means sandy toes, sunshine, breeze in your hair, and bright colors. Getting a little dirty, but still looking cute. In that spirit of summertime exploration, I teamed up with my talented friend Melissa of DMCO.Market to show off some new Moonwalker jewelry paire...

November 21, 2018

Okay, so maybe it’s more like winter by now, but the colors I’m bringing into rotation are the epitome of fall. Think of fallen leaves in an apple orchard—rich brown, muted orange, mustard yellow, rusty terra cotta, and deep burgundy swirling around in a brisk breeze....

October 22, 2018

Moonwalker Things started out as a creative outlet for me—a place to try new ideas and explore my interests. Once my focus began to narrow in on a more defined aesthetic, it felt good. Like my business was becoming more real and professional and my vision was finding i...

September 19, 2018

As you may have noticed, my “Things I Love” series is a thinly veiled ploy to compile all the disparate and wholly unrelated things I find joy in on the daily into one blog post. From podcasts to products, DIY ideas and even quotes, it’s a whole lotta grab bag up in he...

September 3, 2018

Last weekend I did a pop-up sale at Madewell in Berkeley, and let me tell you, mix up some Third Culture donuts, Madewell duds, and my jewelry and MAN do you have a party. This is the second pop-up I’ve done at Madewell and it was even more fun than the first, if you c...

August 7, 2018

Most people know Denver as a solid spot for all kinds of outdoor adventuring. They’re not wrong, but there’s a whole lot more to the city than hikes and skiing. I recently had the chance to revisit this midwestern hotspot and found it pretty easy to fill up a whole wee...

July 16, 2018

Since leaving my job to re-up on some quality me time, I’ve been doing a hefty amount of reading. Going to the library with my mom as a child was one of my most favorite activities, but I had gotten out of the habit of reading regularly as an adult. I’ve swapped my “to...

May 31, 2018

Incense is one of my personal indulgences and most favorite rituals at home. Because I use so much (I light up almost on the daily) I’ve gotten pretty deep into the world of smelly, burny stuff. Today I’m sharing my favorite brands and types of incense for those lookin...

May 23, 2018

Finding that perfect balance of amenities and remoteness can be hard to do on vacation, especially if you aim to find it in one place. Todos Santos checks both those boxes and more.

After five days wandering the quiet gallery-lined streets, reading beachside while watch...

May 10, 2018

This Sunday, May 13th, I’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day with my friends at Madewell with a pop up shopping event in their San Francisco store. Come by to see new necklaces and earrings, ceramic knots and incense holders, and grab some tasty snacks and sips.

I’m pretty t...

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