krobinsdesigns

Symbolic Jewelry by K Robins

Afton, Virginia · 3491 Sales

krobinsdesigns

Symbolic Jewelry by K Robins

Afton, Virginia 3491 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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(870)

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K Robins

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Announcement   SUMMER SOLSTICE: June 21, 2018 - Thursday
FALL EQUINOX: September 22, 2018 - Saturday
THANKSGIVING: November 22, 2018 - Thursday
WINTER SOLSTICE: December 21, 2018 - Friday, in the Northern Hemisphere it will be at 5:23 PM
CHRISTMAS closed: December 25, 2018 - Tuesday
NEW YEARS EVE: December 31, 2018 - Monday
VALENTINE'S DAY: February 14, 2019 - Thursday
SPRING EQUINOX: March 20, 2019 - Wednesday
EARTH HOUR: March 30, 2019 - Saturday
EASTER: April 21, 2019 - Sunday
EARTH DAY: APRIL 22, 2019 - Monday
MOTHER'S DAY: May 12, 2019 - Sunday
WORLD TURTLE DAY: May 23, 2019 - Thursday
FATHER'S DAY: June 16, 2019 - Sunday

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 18, 2018

SUMMER SOLSTICE: June 21, 2018 - Thursday
FALL EQUINOX: September 22, 2018 - Saturday
THANKSGIVING: November 22, 2018 - Thursday
WINTER SOLSTICE: December 21, 2018 - Friday, in the Northern Hemisphere it will be at 5:23 PM
CHRISTMAS closed: December 25, 2018 - Tuesday
NEW YEARS EVE: December 31, 2018 - Monday
VALENTINE'S DAY: February 14, 2019 - Thursday
SPRING EQUINOX: March 20, 2019 - Wednesday
EARTH HOUR: March 30, 2019 - Saturday
EASTER: April 21, 2019 - Sunday
EARTH DAY: APRIL 22, 2019 - Monday
MOTHER'S DAY: May 12, 2019 - Sunday
WORLD TURTLE DAY: May 23, 2019 - Thursday
FATHER'S DAY: June 16, 2019 - Sunday

K Robins

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(870)
pema1976

pema1976 on Jun 21, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I adore this piece. If I remember correctly, the ancient Chinese used turtle shells for divination before the I Ching was created. I strongly recommend this beautiful well made pendant.

carolyn407

carolyn407 on Jun 19, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I will actually receive the pendant here in Canada when my friend brings it next week when she visits from NC, but I'm sure I will love it. I had one before just like this and was so sad to have lost it about a year ago, so I'm delighted I'm now able to replace it.

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Updates

FATHER’S DAY - HUNG
On Sale Now!
Sounding Hung from the heart
radiates the light
of love and compassion
toward all beings.
FATHER’S DAY - OUROBOROS
Now On Sale!
Gnostic Great World Serpent,
swallowing its tail, an endless
round, symbol of infinity.
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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 June 11, 2018
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 and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
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.

DOMESTIC SHIPPING
USPS FIRST CLASS $5.95 https://www.usps.com/ship/first-class-mail.htm
USPS PRIORITY MAIL $8.95 https://www.usps.com/ship/priority-mail.htm


INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING*:

FIRST CLASS MAIL INTERNATIONAL $13.95
Average delivery time is 2 weeks, on rare occasions it has taken up to 6 weeks for delivery.
https://www.usps.com/international/first-class-mail-international.htm
The USPS does NOT guarantee International First Class shipments. Since they do not guarantee them, neither can we. We only had one international shipment that was lost. We cannot guarantee this will never happen and cannot give refunds on USPS First Class International shipments that are lost.

USPS PRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL (6 – 10 days) $32.25
Includes up to $100 insurance for non-negotiable document reconstruction and up to $200 insurance for merchandise for loss or damage
https://www.usps.com/international/priority-mail-international.htm

PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL (3 - 5 days) $62.50
GUARANTEED TO MORE THAN 180 COUNTRIES
Includes up to $100 insurance for non-negotiable document reconstruction and up to $200 insurance for merchandise loss, damage, or missing contents
https://www.usps.com/international/priority-mail-express-international.htm

*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.

ALL POLICIES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
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
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.

DOMESTIC SHIPPING
USPS FIRST CLASS $5.95 https://www.usps.com/ship/first-class-mail.htm
USPS PRIORITY MAIL $8.95 https://www.usps.com/ship/priority-mail.htm


INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING*:

FIRST CLASS MAIL INTERNATIONAL $13.95
Average delivery time is 2 weeks, on rare occasions it has taken up to 6 weeks for delivery.
https://www.usps.com/international/first-class-mail-international.htm
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 USPS First Class International shipments that are lost.

USPS PRIORITY MAIL INTERNATIONAL (6 – 10 days) $32.25
Includes up to $100 insurance for non-negotiable document reconstruction and up to $200 insurance for merchandise for loss or damage
https://www.usps.com/international/priority-mail-international.htm

PRIORITY MAIL EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL (3 - 5 days) $62.50
GUARANTEED TO MORE THAN 180 COUNTRIES
Includes up to $100 insurance for non-negotiable document reconstruction and up to $200 insurance for merchandise loss, damage, or missing contents
https://www.usps.com/international/priority-mail-express-international.htm

*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.

ALL POLICIES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE