The Moeller-Smiths are artists, travelers, and sailors. Their lives have been filled with the kinds of experiences we all dream of. The influence of living and creating with the island people of the world for more than 30 years infuses their work.
They have an abstract aesthetic that mixes contemporary sensibilities with primitive ones in an exotic way. As with Oceanic cultures, the materials for their adornments come from land and the sea.
Warren and Robbin have designed and created several beautiful lines of jewelry using the natural elements that they have collected while sailing the South Pacific. With the participation of local craftsmen, they have used the products that nature provides in the South Pacific: bamboo, coconut shell, sea glass, red coral, pearls, ebony, sea urchin spines, fossilized walrus ivory, buffalo horn, polished bone, fossilized coral, and simple shells from the sea. They add polymer to their mix of ingredients to balance a texture, pop a color or add a pattern.
Hear how the couple share their skills and where they market their art jewelry now that they spend more of their time on land.