American Native x Robyn Robynson Jewelry
We are so thrilled to be working with Fayetteville local, Robyn Robynson, artist and jewelry maker at Robyn Robynson Jewelry. Robyn got into jewelry making by watching and learning from her mom. She does various styles, utilizing patterns, ornate designs and natural elements to make her pieces shine.
We got to collaborate with Robyn to design an entire line of cuffs exclusively for American Native. We presented her some of our inspiration, including some influence from our trip to Santa Fe and our love for the loved, worn-in look. She knocked it out of the park! Learn more about Robyn Robynson Jewelry in our interview below!
How did you get into jewelry making?
My mother has made jewelry for years and I took an interest in it as well.
Have you always done this?
No, I was and am still a Pastry Chef for 12 years, and trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, getting a degree in Culinary as well as Baking.
What inspired you to start doing jewelry professionally?
I wanted to create a more permanent art and I enjoy making it in my style.
Where are you from originally and how did you end up in Fayetteville? How has that shaped where you are today?
I grew up in South Texas as far south as you can get. We relocated here for family. I fell in love with the bohemian town that is Fayetteville and it’s always hospitable residents.
What has been the most rewarding and most challenging thing about running your own business?
The biggest reward is getting to create art every day. I love getting to talk to people and making things they love and will last.
What are your long term dreams with Robyn Robynson Jewelry?
To grow as an artist and to one day be able to teach jewelry making.
What part of your work are you most proud of?
Soldering and sawing are my most rewarding skills I’ve learned. With both those, you can make anything.
What inspires you in your work?
Nature and all the infinite colors and designs you can find in it.
Tell us something we don’t know about jewelry making.
Silver, copper and gold are never lost, they all can be recycled into other things.