Rachel Ouzounian started The Copper Elephant after many promptings from family and friends to sell her jewelry. She began with wire wrapping, but soon grew to love the art of silversmithing. Rachel is a self-taught silversmith whose style is heavily influenced by the granite mountains, red rock deserts, and energy of Native American history contained within her state of Utah. She is first-generation American and comes from a rich Armenian heritage. All of Rachel’s work is a tribute to her late grandmother, Mary Ouzounian, whose brave history, master craftsmanship, and little elephant figurines inspire every piece forged by The Copper Elephant.