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Robyn’s career in interior design was brought to a halt by glass mosaic tiles. Not because of a bathroom, but because playing with samples gave her inspiration for a jewellery line.

While interior design remains one of her main strengths and loves, it was actually a combination of personal circumstances and new opportunities that brought her to Rhapsody Design. Her range of glass jewellery was so talked about that it prompted her to take a chance and follow the jewellery path further. The Rhapsody brand had existed since her days as a student (the combination of Robyn & her surname, Apps, made the name oh-so-logical) and now it is synonymous with hand crafted rich and colourful pieces.

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Rhapsody Design’s jewellery is made of whatever inspires Robyn. She is passionate about repurposing unlikely items and turning them into striking pieces. Her website is populated with beautiful photography and through her pristine stall at the Handmade Markets and ever-popular range in the shop, she has become a Handmade favourite.

Her journey to Handmade came via the Old Bus Depot Markets, but she never looked back after her first Handmade Markets in 2010 and we couldn’t have a better advocate. So much so that Robyn is now our Shop Girl and a regular contributor to the Handmade blog.

On the last weekend of August however, Robyn suspends her loyalty to Handmade and spends the weekend at the Brick Expo, an exhibition of unique Lego creations. In her quest to repurpose everyday items into jewellery, her Lego range, aptly named “Not a Toy”, accidentally gained her a cult following and amongst all of the intricate models brought to Canberra by enthusiasts, her stall is one of the most successful.

Definitely the building blocks for a Handmade success story.

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Callie

Caroline Leevers is responsible for the Handmade brand, including the website, Handmade Style, the newsletter and the online magazine. When she's not hanging out with the lovely Handmade team, she runs Callie & Co Design, a Canberra graphic design studio that crafts brands for small businesses. Her favourite things about Canberra are the seasons (especially Autumn), the big sky, the coffee and the great events.

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