Thursday, December 23, 2010

JET Shine: Pam Robinson

Pam Robinson...and "friend" in Greece
Pam Robinson is the artist behind cooljewelrydesign and cooljeweryjr . A self-described eccentric/eclectic person who uses the "formula" of random chaos to create her beautiful works of wearable art.
"Emotional" Bracelet

Perhaps her eccentric personality was handed down from her beloved grandmother.

"My grandmother whose nickname is Roxie, was a real chick and full of glorious colorful stories. I remember her wearing mules with boa feathers and she held a cigarette holder with pastel cigs and GOLD filters." (Author's note: Grandma Roxie sounds really cool!)

Pam's grandmother has been a great influence on her, from her early years and throughout her life. After running away from home at age 14, it was to Roxie's house where Pam headed- her safe place. A favorite watch and some vintage oriental prints are some of her grandmother's things that hold a special place in her heart. But what Pam cherishes more than anything are her grandmother's stories and the memories of ...

"that rockin’ creative woman who had 3 husbands, pets, and was an extremely talented seamstress...I am proud to realize I have become her."

Pam has her own furbabies that are a comical group. Her two cats, or as she likes to call them her "psycho poopie kitties" create havoc around the house. And then there's Florence, her dog, whom I'm sure is completely innocent.

What does Pam do for fun? Well, she does take out the garbage on Wednesdays. But cooking, traveling, watching movies, and getting together with friends are tops on her list. A cherished item of hers is a little ceramic kitty made by a former neighbor's little girl. She also loves to collect some very wonderful things such as friends and memories.
"One photo collage of a bunch of nutty friends, ALL up to no good, resides in my office and never fails to bring about a smile."
When asked where she would like to see herself in ten years...
"I’d LOVE to be in NJ with a chauffeur and butler, but I’ll settle for here and a new car. I take each day, so long-term forecasts don’t work for me. Just more laughs, good times, traveling…so I don’t see life changing drastically. If there is a Prince Charming out there, I hope he looks like Steve Martin, is 6’4” with silver hair and considers dressing up wearing a t-shirt and shorts."
Thanks, Pam, for sharing a terrific insight into your world. Your jewelry certainly reflects the fun, free-spirit that you are!

You can find all of Pam's great designs at cooljewelrydesigns and cooljewelryjr.

12 comments :

LittleBrownBird (Mary) said...

Thanks Pam! This was fun!

cooljewelrydesign said...

Mary, you little minx!! What a surprise to find this posting--btw just how did you manage to select the one piece of joo-ray that is completely ME??? You are a genie, no doubt. Many thanks for carrying the torch on the Jet Team blog. xxoo Pam

TheBrassHussy said...

Great article! Fun to have a glimpse into the artist and her background!

SendingLoveGallery said...

what a great write-up on Pam, enjoyed it!

DG Jewelry Designs said...

What a fun write-up. Love Pam's eclectic and fun designs. Be sure to visit her shop. Love ya, Pam! Hope to see you in NJ soon.

Cher said...

Wonderful interview, Mary... some great insight into Pam's life and interests. Her grandmother sounds like a fun lady who reminds me very much of myself, lol! I think I'd have loved knowing her, just as I love knowing Pam, a teammate and friend!

capitalcitycrafts said...

Thanks for the the interview with this talented jewelry artist!

Designs by Victoria said...

It's always fun to get a bit of the flavor of the artist behind the magic!

Erika Price said...

Great interview, and so nice to discover a little about the real Pam!

Ribasus said...

Tehe! This is all Pam! Hey... I used to smoke Sobranie cocktails (you know, those pastel cigs with the gold filters) out of a holder. OMG!!!! Could I be channelling your grandmother???? No wonder we feel related.

Blessings from AR

jemsbyjb said...

Great article on one heck of a jewelry artisan! Her sense of style, creativity and individuality are demonstrated in each piece she designs.

cooljewelrydesign said...

Thanks you guys...you're the best! And Mary you are a great story teller!!