Wednesday’s Spotlight … Khrystyna Marriot
Khrystyna Marriot is the owner, maker and day-dreamer behind Ruby Robin Boutique, an eclectic and whimsical jewellery range for the modern romantic. Khrystyna make all my pieces in her bedroom studio, in a beautiful old Georgian building on the outskirts of Cork City.
She grew up in a highly creative family of artists, writers and craftspeople for generations. So despite studying science in University, she quickly realized she needed to pursue an independent creative career. Soon after starting Ruby Robin Boutique, Khrystyna worked up the courage to quit her day job and throw herself in the deep end to full time self-employment, which seem to definitely be paying off.
Khrystyna’s work is inspired by the lonely and magical childhood she had growing up in rural Ireland. She spent her days exploring the mountains and bogs, daydreaming and adventuring, often with only birds and animals for company. This love and fascination with nature Khrystyna developed as a child has lasted to this day, and is an obvious influence within her work. Khrystyna’s other inspiration is Victorian literature and culture. Khrystyna love’s to listen to audio books whilst working, as it allows her to dream up with her most romantic and nostalgic pieces, such as her Language of Flowers collection, which came whilst listening to Jane Eyre.
When Khrystyna is not busy making new pieces, blogging or working at a craft market, she spends her days cuddling cats, growing things to eat at her allotment or going on adventures with my boyfriend in their Vintage VW camper van.
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