Tuesday, March 25, 2008

New Locally Made Jewelry

Wedge Worldwide loves to carry items produced by talented artist, crafts people and excellent vendors from our home region of Minnesota and/or one of our neighboring states. Buying locally helps support our community and saves on the amount of fossil fuels used in delivering merchandise.

One of our all-time-favorite local artists that we feature on our website is Robin Rifé, an amazingly gifted jeweler who makes one-of-a-kind pieces by hand. Robin lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but travels extensively to gather beautiful and exotic material that she later fashions into incredible necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Influenced by the traditional tribal designs of Native Americans and the indigenous peoples of Africa, Nepal, Thailand, and China, Robin is able to create high quality classic pieces with an ethnic feel and displays an exquisite sensibility in her use and combination of materials.

Take a look at some of the incredible items by Robin that we have recently added on Wedge Worldwide, like this beautiful necklace made with Chinese turquoise and Balinese silver, the fresh water pearls necklace with a sweet Indian pendant or these lovely faceted carnelian teardrop earrings. Go directly to the Robin Rifé section in the Fair Trade Jewelry area on our site to see all of her available pieces!