krobinsdesigns

Symbolic Jewelry by K Robins

Virginia, United States · 1863 Sales

krobinsdesigns

Symbolic Jewelry by K Robins

Virginia, United States 1863 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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K Robins

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Announcement   GRADUATION: May & June
FATHER'S DAY: June 19, 2016 - Sunday
SUMMER SOLSTICE: June 20, 2016 - Monday
INDEPENDENCE DAY: July 4, 2016 - Monday
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE: September 21, 2016 - Wednesday
FALL EQUINOX: September 22, 2016 - Thursday
THANKSGIVING closed: November 24, 2016 - Thursday
CHRISTMAS closed: December 25, 2016 - Sunday
NEW YEARS EVE: closed December 31, 2016 - Saturday
VALENTINE'S DAY: February 14, 2017 - Tuesday
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS: March 20, 2017 - Monday
SPRING EQUINOX: March 20, 2017 - Monday
EARTH HOUR: March 25, 2017 - Saturday 8:30 - 9:30 pm, your local time

EARTH DAY: APRIL 22, 2016 - Friday
WORLD LAUGHTER DAY: May 1, 2016 - Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY: May 8, 2016 - Sunday

Announcement
Last updated on May 31, 2016

GRADUATION: May & June
FATHER'S DAY: June 19, 2016 - Sunday
SUMMER SOLSTICE: June 20, 2016 - Monday
INDEPENDENCE DAY: July 4, 2016 - Monday
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE: September 21, 2016 - Wednesday
FALL EQUINOX: September 22, 2016 - Thursday
THANKSGIVING closed: November 24, 2016 - Thursday
CHRISTMAS closed: December 25, 2016 - Sunday
NEW YEARS EVE: closed December 31, 2016 - Saturday
VALENTINE'S DAY: February 14, 2017 - Tuesday
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS: March 20, 2017 - Monday
SPRING EQUINOX: March 20, 2017 - Monday
EARTH HOUR: March 25, 2017 - Saturday 8:30 - 9:30 pm, your local time

EARTH DAY: APRIL 22, 2016 - Friday
WORLD LAUGHTER DAY: May 1, 2016 - Sunday
MOTHER'S DAY: May 8, 2016 - Sunday

K Robins

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5 out of 5 stars
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Suzanne Kobee

Suzanne Kobee on Jun 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

quick shipping ! This item is absolutely gorgeous . The clean lines, smooth appearance. This was a replacement for an item I purchased in 2002 after being ordained by Dan Chesbro. Thank you K Robins for your beautiful creation

Sidhewoman

Sidhewoman on Jun 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My Oya pendant arrived today and it is beautiful. The pendant is both symbolic and spiritual. Thank you so much to a wonderful seller.

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CHANGER
She changes
everything she touches,
and everything she touches changes,
changes, touches
touches, changes.

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MERMAID
Swimming, half woman, half fish, playful
in the deep sea of emotions.
TAO
Humans model themselves
on earth, earth on heaven,
heaven on The Way,
and The Way on that
which is naturally so.
(Lao Tzu)
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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.

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  • Jonathan

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  • Jan

    Bead Artist

Shop policies

Last updated on December 28, 2015
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.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
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
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.


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

The USPS will guarantee Express Mail shipments to most International locations. The cost for Express Mail shipping is $55 (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 Express International.
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.

ALL POLICIES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE