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The Rustic Relic

Corner of Bridge and Main

Nicole Savoie gives local artists a place to shine

Nicole Savoie has an energy and positivity about her that would be an asset to any historic downtown. Fortunately for Acadiana, she and her family moved from northern Texas 30 years ago, back to her father’s native hometown of Breaux Bridge, and now she’s made the “Crawfish Capital of the World” her own home. “I’m a Breaux Bridge girl at heart,” says the jewelry designer and owner of The Rustic Relic, with her trademark, bright smile.

Motivated by her mother, who instilled in her and her sister a passion to create, she recalls, “We grew up making things out of clay, recycled materials and found objects we’d collect.” Many years later, on a visit to New Orleans, she was inspired by a young woman in the market making wire-wrapped rings, looking “happy and carefree,” as Savoie remembers it. “I wanted to be like her, so I learned how to make wire rings and bracelets on YouTube, and that’s how I started my business.”