If you Google search the words "stone" and "honey," your first results might be a website for a country band, or for the brand new jewelry line Stone and Honey. Trust us, the latter is a much sweeter find. Launched just recently, Stone and Honey is the brainchild of jewelry designer Teresa Robinson, who started the Small Things jewelry company in 2002.
When it comes to selling her collection, Robinson admits, "Sometimes a feel like I'm just this girl, making funny jewelry in my little studio, hoping that someone will like it." With certain pieces already sold out on her new website, we have an inkling she's got more than a few fans. Already well-known for her quirky-cool stained glass rings and pendants, Robinson hand-cuts and solders each of her jewelry pieces, made to order, in her Portland studio. Even more special are the pieces of Brazilian agate that Robinson uses in her new collection—each colorful slab is completely unique. Talking about the transition to her new line, Robinson says, "This line started with what i thought would be a funny experiment that just happened to go very very right… I'm really into the juxtaposition of the geometry of the silver with the really ethereal quality of the agates… and now I'm just in love with all these little agate slices." Bringing a modern, geometric quality to the natural agate forms, Robinson adds honeycomb-like metal overlays to the gems, creating pendants that are truly one-of-a-kind. For those looking for an everyday look, she's also created delicate gold versions of the matrix-patterns, skipping the stone for a more simple feel. Either way you go, these pretty pieces are the perfect summer treat.