Guest at Whimsy
11687 Ropp Lane Lovettsville, VA 20180
Catoctin Region, Stop #4
With a degree in art and a masters in art education, I began my journey teaching elementary, middle school and high school students art as well as managing an art gallery in Pennsylvania. After years of teaching and promoting other people's artwork, I decided it was time to focus on my own work. After I explored everything from painting residential and commercial murals to throwing pottery, I stumbled upon bead embroidery.
For the last 10 years my entire focus has been on creating beaded wearable art. Stitching one tiny bead at a time onto a felt-like canvas is much like a painter creating a painting one stroke at a time. I create earrings, cuffs, pendants, brooches and handbags. I find inspiration in the colors and shapes of the materials I use. Using fine materials such as Swarovski crystals, gemstones and pearls along with personal found objects like buttons off a family member's coat, my pieces often tell a story.
Robin's jewelry can be found in boutiques and galleries throughout Pennsylvania and locally at the Gateway Gallery in Round Hill as well as the annual Waterford Homes Tour & Crafts Exhibit and Catoctin Holiday Art Tour.
Offering on tour: Bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pins, and accessories. Bead embroidery demonstrations. Refreshments.
Visit Robin Wilkinson at Whimsy
From Route 15 (before bridge to Point of Rocks), turn onto Lovettsville Road (672), then go 2.6m. Turn right onto Ropp Lane. My studio is .8m on the left. From Lovettsville (Broadway), turn left onto Lovettsville Road (672), then go 3.1m. Turn left onto Ropp Lane. My studio is .8m on the left.