Thursday, October 24, 2013

Very Special Pieces

In anticipation of the holidays, I've been playing with some very special pieces this week... pendants I'd been collecting for a few years and have finally wanted to share this season.
I found this antique St. Vincent de Paul relic at a Paris flea market... I'll never forget haggling with the old woman who sold it to me.  She wouldn't budge on the price - ha, ha!
I created this next pendant by assembling a vintage Sacred Heart scapular inside a rhinestone frame, then backing it with an old tintype of a bearded man.
This carved bone piece, formerly a brooch, is really gorgeous and unique!  Perfect for anyone who loves nature!
Victorian love knots carry glass cameos in these one-of-a-kind beauties...
And finally, this necklace features a hand-painted portrait brooch of the Virgin Mary, set in a silver and turquoise filigree frame.  I hung her from layers of gemstones, mother of pearl rosary beads and crystal bezel chain.
Thank you for stopping by, mes amis!  I'll be back soon with more holiday gift ideas!  :)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Shades of Autumn

With the fall foliage turning comforting shades of gold and red, I was inspired to create this week's jewelry pieces featuring just such colours.
Rich ambers and berries in the form of citrine, garnet, ruby and amethyst accent classic themes like crosses, hearts and flowers.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and I hope you're enjoying the changing leaves in your own backyard!  <3

Monday, October 14, 2013

Happy Anniversary to Me!

Today marks the one-year anniversary of my being self-employed!  It's been a scary yet exhilarating ride and I wanted to take a moment to thank all my sweet customers who have helped me to get this far.  Without you, I would not be able to keep my dream of creating jewelry and sharing it with the world alive.  As I approach a new fiscal year, I would love to hear from you about what you'd like to see more (or less) of, so I may continue to provide you with what your hearts desire as well.  Thank you, mes amis, for giving me this special gift.  <3 Robyn

(photo courtesy of Pinterest)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Happy Golden Anniversary, Mom and Dad!

My parents will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this Saturday, October 12!  In this day and age, my sister and I consider ourselves very fortunate to have such loving parents who are still together and so supportive of our whole family!  Harriet and Bernie have been through their share of hard times, and it has certainly not always been easy, but they've stayed by each other's side through it all and continue to serve as an inspiring example to everyone whose lives they touch.  Happy Golden Anniversary, mom and dad!  I love you!  x o