Michelle Kaye Robison
Napoleon, Ohio. USA
I think of fairies and mermaids and collecting shells on the beach when I create my jewelry. I hope it transports the wearer to another time, to childhood dreams and fantastical worlds.
I design my jewelry with movement and flowing natural forms. My background as a sculptor taught me to render the human form.
Inspired by my love of antique jewelry,I felt drawn to combine jewelry and sculpture into a wearable art form. I see jewelry, not just as adornment to be viewed by others, but to be experienced by the wearer.
I love to experiment in shapes, stones and various metals. Each piece is a one of a kind, beginning with a gemstone embedded in wax. I carve the wax away to reveal its final form.
I work in gold and alloys of silver with palladium and Shibuichi, an ancient Japanese alloy of copper and silver. I like the contrast of patinaed Shibuichi and polished silver.
Pieces are either cast or fabricated as with my
handmade eyeglasses. My hand made eyewear
is a combination of my love of design, art and function.
Materials: Argentium, shibuichi, pearl, ruby
Dimensions: 5.5" x 3.3" x 2.5"
Octopus handflower bracelet with articulated tentacles terminating around forefinger and pinkie. Argentium silver octopus, shibuichi mermaids, seaturtles, starfish, clamshells with pearls.