Not Just a Pretty Face

She’s the face of Fox 9 News (along with Mr. Passolt). She’s the recipient of an Emmy, an Edward R. Murrow award, and been voted Best Celebrity by Skyway news. But that’s not all–its really not all, her bio’s stuffed with awards from this association and that administration. But in addition to it all, Robyne Robinson designs and creates jewelry for her company, Rox Minneapolis. Fancy jewelry. Earthy, art show, clunky jewelry. Are those technical terms? I don’t know. I am man, I built the Eiffel Tower out of metal and brawn. But I dare not attempt to build an Amber/citrine/honey jade stone bracelet on silver rope chain.

Robyne’s path into the jewelry industry reads like a modern fairy tale–as long as you cut out the news-anchor-in-a-top-20-market part (she started Rox after becoming an anchor). When Robyne was a young girl, her mom couldn’t afford tons of Christmas presents, so the family turned to child labor and Robyne made jewelry (I know, Robyne, I’m sure you had a fine upbringing). Several years later, enter the Greek boyfriend (prince of sorts), add some worry beads, a challenge to make more, and bam, Rox Minneapolis, happily ever after.

I would buy just about any one of these for my mom, and my aunts. Would I buy one for the cute, blonde 20 something I’m trying to woo? Probably not. Too earthy, art show, clunky.

Robyne’s showing her goods at a Dec. 1 Luna Vinca Holiday Event (thanks to MNMO’s Style File for the info).

In all fairness, several of the pieces she has aren’t “earthy, art show, clunky,” it’s just that many of them are. Check it out for yourself.

2 Comments so far

  1. Erica M (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 10:15 am

    showing her goods


    Yeah, I’m 12.

  2. Erica M (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 10:50 am

    I am intrigued by the earth/air/fire/water theme she’s got going.

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