Beautiful objects have the power to inspire, delight and bring joy to the beholder. Tiro Tiro’s pieces of jewelry do just that. The child of two artists, and a native of the Pacific Northwest, Teresa Robinson studied fine art at Hampshire College. She now lives in a little red house in Portland, Oregon with her dog, Marcelle, and shares a backyard with four precocious chickens. She fell in love with metal smithing when she took a jewelry class on a whim while in San Miguel de Allande, Mexico. Over the past 15 years she has launched three successful jewelry lines: Smallthings (2001), Stone & Honey (2008) and Tiro Tiro (2013). Tiro Tiro gets its name from the Latin word for beginner or novice. An apt name for her new line, it speaks to the experimentation and improvisation involved in designing the pieces. Evolving and exploring new mediums and techniques, she allows the materials to guide her, finding that some of her best work happens by accident.