The Arizona artisan Jesse Robbins has traveled the southwest experiencing all that it has to offer and using that in his creations. This unique contemporary necklace puts a sleek, simplistic spin on the squash blossom. The focal piece is a bold pendant pairing three round fox green turquoise stones with scalloped edges and drop details. Dangling below is a large traditional squash blossom. It is affixed to a classic brown leather strap with an adjustable silver slide bead. Jesse has put some amazing soul into this piece and it is something you will not want to miss out on. Wear it simply by itself or with other layers, either way it will make a statement.
Jesse was born and raised in Prescott, Arizona and has been traveling and experiencing the American Southwest ever since. He was introduced to Native American jewelry through his mother at an early age. Through these unique surroundings, the seed was planted for future work to come. Early on, much of Jesse’s time with art was spent playing in the mud as he learned to create his first fine art through ceramics. In college Jesse found a new love in archaeology. Which he studied at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Archaeology would take Jesse to every corner of the Southwest, eventually leading him back home to Prescott.
While in Prescott a chance meeting with Randy “Bubba” Shackelford, a local silversmith, would forever change Jesse’s path. Under Bubba’s tutelage working at Falcon Trading Company, Jesse was immersed in the traditional techniques of tufa cast and hand wrought silver work.
Today, Jesse continues to work as an archaeologist traveling the west with his eyes and heart. These forces always pull him back to the white metal and blue stones he has come to love. In his time off, Jesse follows his passion of manipulating silver and cutting stones. When possible he finds his way back to Prescott, where he and Bubba continue to collaborate together.