Stories woven through. Remembrance against despair. Let your charm serve you.

Sun amulet made by Ra 1998

Your Personal charm can serve you in many ways:
To help you remember.
To honour something.
To serve as an ally.
To connect you to that which holds meaning for you.
And yes all of these services will help you access your good fortune.

 

Using a combination of creative techniques, together we will create you a charm or talisman to specifically address your need or desire.

  • Are you interested in tackling old problems in a creative way?
  • Or
  • Would you simply like to own your own object made that makes you feel good?
  • Would you like a friendly reminder of your strengths close at hand?
  • Are you a busy person who would love to explore more meaning in your life?
  • Do you have trouble remembering your goals?
  • Do you like to collect things that hold meaning for you?
  • Have you ever wanted to have your hopes and dreams really heard without having to resort to therapy?
  • Are you an open and curious person?

If you answered YES to any of the above then we think you’ll be excited to experience having a personal charm

 made for you by award-winning, jeweller, artist and art therapist Robyn Allan.

 

 

Call me, Robyn Allan on 0408 055493

or contact me here

Packages start from $189

Within the walls of my cosy art studio in Kensington, Melbourne, there are many ways to explore your desired outcome. You can share your story in the traditional way of chatting over a cup of tea. Or you can express yourself through many different art mediums, writing, movement or gesture. It’s all about being heard in the way that makes you comfortable and knowing that you are understood.

Is this therapy?

Not really, but it is therapeutic.

A better description would be ‘art inquiry: using creative means to inquire into your own need, question or desire. Your resulting charm is a response to our inquiry.

Consciously engaging with your charm is a great way to adopt or change a pattern of behaviour to help you realise your goals.

Although having a charm or talisman would work very well alongside seeing a qualified therapist, our service is not intended for those who are suffering from serious issues or mental illness.

What makes these objects different to any other special jewellery or favourite objects I own?

Most of us own objects and jewellery that hold meaning for us. They may have been handed down through generations of family, given to us by someone special, or picked up as a memento from a favourite place. We may also simply love them for their beauty.

The essential difference is that the objects made by me are created with a specific intention in mind:

  • They are created from your story and participation.
  • They serve as tools for your personal use.
  • They have specific meaning for you personally.
  • Their purpose is aid you to facilitate change.
  • They are designed to prompt your memory.
  • They are designed to help you focus on your own solution to a given issue.

 Tell me more about Charms. I thought they were objects for the superstitious!

Charms, Talismans and Amulets are objects and images that have been created by people since recorded history. These images were created for a particular purpose. For example, if you were an ancient Egyptian and you feared illness, you may have worn a scarab amulet. If you wanted to encourage blessings of strength, vigour and protection you may have worn an ‘Eye of Horus’ amulet, just like everyone else. These amulets were believed to contain magical properties in their own right. Of course due to the power of mass belief in these objects within the community, in a sense they were indeed imbued with magic. After all intention and belief are essential ingredients for the existence of magic.

Many of us today are still drawn to the idea of magic through our choice in literature and entertainment, despite the fact that modern society has largely moved away from belief in the magical, viewing it as superstition and fairytale. Have we lost something essential through rejecting belief in life’s magical potential?

Imagine for a minute that you are holding your own personal charm or talisman. Your charm has been created in response to your story. Your intention is to consciously engage with your charm, even if for a few moments each day. In doing so your charm works for you. Now as you hold it you are reminded of thoughts, feelings and choices uncovered in our session together. A form of magic is created!

What are some of the things your charm may do for you?

  • Remind you of a life goal you wish to achieve.
  • Remind you of a path you have decided to take in response to an issue you are dealing with.
  • Help you to summon courage when needed.
  • Help you summon a desired feeling state, one you have identified as positive for a given situation.
  • Support you when you are feeling low, reminding you of your strengths.
  • Help you clear your mind of unwanted thoughts.
  • Your charm will be a constant reminder of the thoughts and feelings you consciously imbue it with.
  • as well as
  • Your Guide and Companion on the journey

Who is Robyn Allan ?

Robyn is a graduate of Creative Art Therapy at the Melbourne Institute of Creative Art Therapy (MIECAT). She holds a Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling and studied Shamanic practice at Ikon Institute (Now Phoenix). She is also an award-winning, qualified jeweller and Fine Art graduate, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).

Robyn developed this simple method over many years. It combines her skills and passions into a unique service.

For a long time I strived to bring meaning into the pieces I made as a jeweller. I studied lots of the things that held meaning for me. I followed many paths and made discoveries about myself and more importantly what I could best offer the world. I have been drawn to, and fascinated by, spiritual and magical aspects of life but I have also been equally concerned with grounding my studies in experience as well as theory. Everything clicked together for me when I acquired the wonderful creative art therapy skill of truly listening to anothers story with curiosity and compassion. It was the missing piece of the puzzle that has allowed me to ground my transpersonal practice and express myself the way I always wanted in my jewellery and art making for the benefit of others.

Robyn Allan

Through the act of charm and talisman making, Robyn’s service transforms the magic and spiritual aspects of past cultures, whilst adapting these objects to suit the modern, more individual lifestyles of today.

To book a consultation:

Call Robyn Allan on 0408 055 493 or contact me here

The three levels of service:

$199

A great place to start if you would like the full experience with a printed image response.

(You can decide later to have the charm made in any of the materials below for an extra fee.)

This package includes the full one-hour consultation with me in my Kensington studio, where we explore why you would like a charm.

Following our consultation: I will provide you with up to three draft images, along with a written summary of our discussion, words that stood out, or any reflections or observations that I’ve made during or post our discussion.

You will be invited to choose any elements that stand out for you.

Your final design, printed on quality photo paper, written summary and instruction letter will then be posted to you.

For a further $150, you may choose to have your design made into a charm from the materials of the $299 package

Or

$305

Perfect for lovers of a meaningful and affordable experience

We begin with a one-hour consultation in my Kensington studio, where we explore why you would like a charm or talisman, as well as the types of materials you prefer.

Following the initial consultation: Via email, I will provide you with up to three draft images, along with a written summary of our discussion, words that stood out, or any reflections or observations that I may deem appropriate.

You will be invited to choose any elements that stand out for you.

Robyn will create your unique charm in-house. It will be sent to you via express post satchel, along with printed copies of our reflections, discussions and instructions on how best to work with it, as well as a printed copy of the final design. Your charm comes packaged in attractive recycled cardboard.

Your charm will be made from various materials, informed by the design and your preferences.

Following is a list of some of the materials that may be used:

  • Cast Resin
  • Wood
  • Base metals
  • Faux bone
  • Found objects
  • Fabric
  • Fabric Paint
  • Photographs

$499

Perfect for lovers of silver, semi precious stones or enamel work

This package also begins with an hour-long consultation in my Kensington studio.

This service may include the use of sterling silver, semi precious stones and/or enamel.

Following the initial consultation: Via email, I will provide you with up to three draft images, along with a written summary of our discussion, words that stood out, or any reflections or observations that I may deem appropriate. You will be invited to choose any elements that stand out for you.

Robyn will create your unique charm in-house. It will come packaged, via registered mail, with printed copies of our reflections, discussions and instructions on how best to work with it. You will also be provided with a printed copy of the final design, on premium paper.

Your charm will be packaged in an attractive flocked velvet box.

For Gold lovers please enquire for a quote at consultation.