About Rebel Soul Design
"You were wild once. Don't let them tame you." ~Isadore Duncan
The guiding principle behind Rebel Soul Design is based on the belief that every woman has an empowering inner rebel. It is this idea of empowerment that inspires me to create jewelry that balances the contradiction of strong and feminine, and celebrates and honours these qualities in the women who wear it.
All Rebel Soul Design jewelry is carefully handcrafted in sterling silver paired with gemstones using traditional silversmith techniques in Ottawa, Canada.
I’m Lisa Robertson – designer, creator, and keeper of a rebel soul. After years of silencing my own inner rebel, I finally sat down and listened. Really listened to that voice in my head. It told me to stop denying my dreams, my creativity, my love of art and nature. It made me recognize that it was time to start doing something that I really loved. It was time to push my own fears about success and failure aside and just go for it. So I did, and Rebel Soul Design was born!
After studying Fine Art at the University of Guelph in the late 1980's, and like so many art students, I went on to do other things in order to make a living. Over the years I have dabbled in painting, pottery, glass blowing, and stained glass. In 2014 I took my first silversmith class and was immediately hooked on designing and creating jewelry.
In November of 2016, I quit my full time job and started working for myself. One of greatest and most fulfilling things I did was start Rebel Soul Design. I have finally found my creative outlet that has allowed my own inner rebel a chance to shine.
I don’t know where this journey will ultimately take me, but I know I am enjoying the ride. I hope you will come along too!