Robin Lynn Wiess
Chicago native, jewelry instructor and emerging designer
After school, Wiess moved to San Francisco. She quickly secured a position at Scintillant Studio in the San Francisco Mission District teaching jewelry-making and metal work. After years of teaching, Wiess’s friends began requesting her personal pieces; she worked out a barter system and in turn came the requests for her intricate butterfly necklaces. Subsequently, Wiess present a butterfly necklace piece in the Metal Arts Guild show at Oakland Museum in 2007.
Each individual piece in the collection is carefully handcrafted by Wiess herself. She uses sterling silver plated with vermeil, which is rose gold or 24 karat gold, and oxidizes the pieces that are not plated. She only uses fair trade diamonds nd semi-precious stones.