Artist Highlight: Robert Nilsson, Strong Gemstone Jewelry

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Robert & Teresa Nilsson, and their daughter, Katrina, live and work in Sebastian, Florida. Robert & Teresa have been designing and creating their unique designs for 25 years. All of their jewelry is made at their Sebastian shop.

Robert Nilsson, Labradorite bracelet

Robert, graduating form the University of Florida with a Bachelors Degree in 1985, has furthered his education attending art schools, including Penland School of Art in North Carolina, Peters Valley Craft Center in New Jersey, and The Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Originally from Sweden, Robert’s simple, clean designs and style are influenced by his Scandinavian heritage.

Robert Nilsson, thin sterling silver swirl earrings

Robert & Teresa share in designing some of their pieces, while others are individual creations. Teresa’s jewelry is strongly influenced by the distinctive, flowing designs and jewelry making techniques of Kris Bell, formerly of Figg Jewelry. All of the pieces require considerable hand work and all designs are fabricated with no cast components.