Thank you for visiting my blog! My name is Robin & I've been creating "wearable art" since 2003. If you're looking for handcrafted jewelry with a unique and affordable twist, I specialize in pieces that have a variety of gemstones, American-made handcrafted lampwork glass, Swarovski crystal and hand-forged/wire-wrapped metals. I use only quality components so my jewelry can become a cherished treasure for you or someone special!

If you see something here you like but prefer a different color or have your own vision of piece of jewelry - let me know - I love doing custom pieces.

Thanks and have a great day! :D

Sunday, November 30, 2008

It's Been A While...

So much has happened the past few weeks - where do I begin??

First... my daughter has completed her competitive gymnastics season - she qualified for her Level 5 State Meet and placed in 2 events (Floor and Vault)!!! We are so proud of her and all of her accomplishments this season!
The "off-season" has begun but there's never really an off-season - the girls will continue to train and they will be performing in the local Christmas parade this week and have exhibition performances scheduled in the upcoming months as well. At least I won't have to chew my finger nails down to the nub for these events! :)

Thanksgiving has now come and gone... and yes... I took the time to reflect. There's so much I have to be thankful. My family and friends have been so amazing these past 5 months - without their love, support and prayers I would have collapsed. Of course, they are always awesome but when disaster strikes and people rally around you - it really makes you take notice! And... While shopping today... I met up with an old friend - it was so nice to catch up, hear about her latest adventures and her family. But while we talked, I also came to realize just how much of a difference she and her church made through the power of prayer. Evidently, seeing me further strengthed her belief too. Of course, I strongly believe that with God on my side, I can manage through anything - including cancer! He and all the wonderful people in my life - make me see how truly blessed I am every day. Thank you to one and all!!!

Finally... my last trip to see my Oncologist allowed me to take this beautiful picture in the hills of Tennessee...

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Ribbons of Hope

I love this picture. It says it all... cancer... awareness... ribbons of hope woven together... unity.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Gotta Love Treasuries!

Are you a treasury addict? I am. And I won't make any excuses...

Treasuries are a great creative outlet. They're lots of fun to create. They are maddening because you can only choose 12 items! And they're a great way to feature Etsy sellers who are friends and talented artisans in their own right.

Every so often, I'm honored to be featured in a treasury and today is one of those days! My "Hug thread" friend LindaButterfly added me to her fabulous "ORANGE" treasury - not once but twice!!! So cool!! Linda's treasury is colorful, festive and full of Fall fun.
Have a look in Linda's Etsy shop - she carries so many beautiful cards, ACEO's and photographs! I have lots of favorites, but here's an example of one of her photos!!

Thanks again Linda!

BeadNest Designs



Gymnastics rules in our house! My daughter is a competitive gymnast and we travel all over the State for her to compete. We also love the University of Georgia Gym Dogs and never miss a home meet. On March 29, 2008 the Gym Dogs won their 16th SEC Championship and it was every bit as exciting as we could hope!! In April '08, UGA won their 4th consecutive National Championship at home in Athens GA!!

In 2009 - the theme was "All In For 10" and the GymDogs successfully captured their record setting 10th overall and 5th consecutive national championship!

As the 2010 GymDog season begins, Jay Clark takes the helm as the new coach for the UGA Gymnastics program. We're looking forward to an exciting season!

Goooo Dawgs!

My Gym Girl

My Gym Girl



So you think gymnastics is easy??

So you think gymnastics is easy??

Still think gymnastics is easy?

Still think gymnastics is easy?