krobinsdesigns

Symbolic Jewelry by K Robins

Afton, Virginia · 2642 Sales

krobinsdesigns

Symbolic Jewelry by K Robins

Afton, Virginia 2642 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   FREE USPS FIRST CLASS SHIPPING to orders shipped to US addresses in July!

FALL EQUINOX: September 22, 2017 - Friday
THANKSGIVING closed: November 23, 2017 - Thursday
WINTER SOLSTICE: December 21, 2017 - Thursday
CHRISTMAS closed: December 25, 2017 - Monday
NEW YEARS EVE: closed December 31, 2017 - Sunday
VALENTINE'S DAY: February 14, 2018 - Wednesday
SPRING EQUINOX: March 20, 2018
EARTH DAY: APRIL 22, 2018 - Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY: May 13, 2018 - Sunday
FATHER'S DAY: June 17, 2018 - Sunday
SUMMER SOLSTICE: June 21, 2018 - Thursday

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 17, 2017

FREE USPS FIRST CLASS SHIPPING to orders shipped to US addresses in July!

FALL EQUINOX: September 22, 2017 - Friday
THANKSGIVING closed: November 23, 2017 - Thursday
WINTER SOLSTICE: December 21, 2017 - Thursday
CHRISTMAS closed: December 25, 2017 - Monday
NEW YEARS EVE: closed December 31, 2017 - Sunday
VALENTINE'S DAY: February 14, 2018 - Wednesday
SPRING EQUINOX: March 20, 2018
EARTH DAY: APRIL 22, 2018 - Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY: May 13, 2018 - Sunday
FATHER'S DAY: June 17, 2018 - Sunday
SUMMER SOLSTICE: June 21, 2018 - Thursday

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Balance, Large version of Balance pendant
Balance, Large version of Balance pendant
$69.00
Balance, Balance Small Pendant
Balance, Balance Small Pendant
$41.00
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$20 OFF REGULAR PRICE!
LEATHERBACK TURTLE
Around since the
dinosaurs, this magnificent
enduring and steadfast
sea turtle
travels thousands of miles
in its yearly journey.
FREE USPS 1ST CLASS SHIPPING for orders sent to US addresses in July!
RAVEN
The playful Raven
is a bird of
Mysticism and Magic.
Raven teaches us how
to go into the dark and
bring forth light.
The sterling silver Raven pendant is 1.6" x .85" in size.
FREE UPSP 1ST CLASS SHIPPING for orders sent to US addresses in July!
VESSEL
alchemical symbol,
journey of the ultimately
evolved person,
male and female in balance
The sterling silver Vessel pendant is 1.4" x 1.25" in size.
The Vessel pendant is part of the Sacred Symbols Collection.
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About

The Language of Symbols

The K Robins Studio is located near Wintergreen Mountain Resort in Nellysford, Virginia. Our homegrown business of family and friends currently resides in the Rockfish Valley Community Center, a thriving community of artists, musicians, farmers, healing practitioners and social activists.

Artist Statement

Expression through art and craft has been a lifelong companion for me. The images and themes of these designs tell a personal, yet universal story.

The work with symbols began about 30 years ago at a time of extreme upheaval. I changed from making art that was functional to art that was very personal and symbolic. The new work, with symbols and figurative images, gave me comfort, strength and insight. As my life continued to challenge me, symbolic art became a path or practice.

When I design I am looking for the simplest, most direct lines I can find to express my emotion. For me it similar to tuning a musical instrument; as I tune/stroke the lines the goal is to make the design sing or resonate.

I was born and raised in Virginia and reside there in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The soft green hills and fresh mountain rivers of Nelson County have provided a comforting and nourishing place to raise my three children and build community. An epiphany of sorts occurred around 1980 and I began to see life in a new way. While my young children played upstairs I would steal away to my basement shop where I normally made furniture, cooking utensils and an assortment of other wooden things. Now to my amazement, out of the wood and sawdust, a series of female figurines was erupting. The original cherry, boxwood, rosewood and ebony symbols and figures have evolved into a line of silver pendants that includes nearly 100 designs.

Family, deep friendships and an array of teachers have been a steady source of inspiration. Their outpouring of talent, courage, and wisdom has profoundly affected my work. Some pieces, such as Aphrodite, Shakti and Changer are visionary, that is, I see them in my mind first. They work as affirmations or visualizations. Others, like Raven, Cerridwen and Vrksasana are attempts to capture qualities that amaze me in people I know and love. Many of the designs come from my fascination with the language of symbols and how the art of different cultures and times echoes around the world.

All cultures surround themselves with symbols of some sort and naturally pass them reverently from generation to generation. Symbols lift and guide us through life's interwoven cycles of birth, life, death and rebirth.

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  • K Robins

    Owner

    When I design I am looking for the simplest, most direct lines I can find to express my emotion. It is similar to tuning a musical instrument. When the instrument is in tune, it's magical. So it is with working with symbols.

  • Deanne

    Customer Service

  • Jonathan

    Caster

  • Jan

    Bead Artist

Shop policies

Last updated on April 27, 2017
We ship two days a week ( Monday and Thursday). It is very possible your package may ship another day upon your request, just drop us a note.

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INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS
International Customers may have to pay customs fees / charges, VAT charges, taxes, tariffs, etc. on orders / purchases. These fees are the responsibility of the buyer. They are the charges and / or taxes, etc. the buyer's country is charging the buyer on the imported goods.

These potential fees will be different in every country and the rate can also change based on the goods being shipped and countries can change their rates at any time. Some countries apply these extra charges regardless of whether it's a personal item, gift or business item.

Please check with your individual country to see if any special fees, taxes, etc apply.
Shipping
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING - FIRST CLASS
We ship USPS (United States Post Office) First Class. The USPS does NOT guarantee International First Class shipments. Since they do not guarantee them, neither can we. We have never had an international shipment that was lost. But, we cannot guarantee this will never happen and cannot give refunds on shipments that are lost.

PRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL
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The USPS will guarantee Priority Mail shipments to most International locations.
The cost for Priority Mail shipping is $36.95 for all shipments that fix into a small flat rate box 8-5/8" x 5-3/8" x 1-5/8" Includes tracking & up to $100 insurance for non-negotiable document reconstruction and up to $200 insurance for merchandise for loss or damage (per USPS website).

PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL - GUARANTEED TO MORE THAN 180 COUNTRIES
https://www.usps.com/international/priority-mail-express-international.htm
The USPS will guarantee Express Mail shipments to most International locations. The cost for Express Mail shipping is $61.25 (this includes insurance). We have shipped many many pendants overseas First Class (most of our International orders have been First Class shipping) and to date have not had any go missing. All International gold pendant purchases are automatically shipped Express Mail.

Please contact us if you would like to ship Priority Mail International or Priority Mail Express International.


U.S. CUSTOMERS
Our Standard Shipping is USPS First Class. Here is the shipping time for U.S. customers from the post office's website, "...delivery in 3 business days or less." Our experience has been that almost all of our U.S. First Class Shipping orders (mailed to U.S. customers) has arrived in 2 days once shipped. Every once in a while it has taken 3 days and occasionally it's been 4 or 5 days once shipped.

Our shipping upgrade for U.S. customers is USPS Priority Mail. Here is the Priority Mail shipping time for U.S. customers from the post office's website, "...fast domestic service in 1, 2, or 3 business days based on where your package starts and where it’s being sent." - this is once the item is shipped.
Refunds and Exchanges
RETURNS / REFUNDS
14 Day Return Policy on pendants / other merchandise - unable to refund shipping cost. Pendants / other merchandise must be in original condition. We cannot refund or exchange pendants / other merchandise after 14 days from date we ship your order.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING - FIRST CLASS
We ship USPS (United States Post Office) First Class. The USPS does NOT guarantee International First Class shipments. Since they do not guarantee them, neither can we. We have never had an international shipment that was lost. But, we cannot guarantee this will never happen and cannot give refunds on shipments that are lost.

PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL - GUARANTEED TO MORE THAN 180 COUNTRIES
https://www.usps.com/international/priority-mail-express-international.htm
Please contact us if you would like to ship Priority Mail Express International.

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