GawdyBobbles designer, Lynn Kemp creates standout pieces of handcrafted jewelry by using unique combinations of semi-precious stones, pearls and more. Her eye for color is apparent in her mixing of colors and textures that add richness and depth to each piece.
Limited production and one-of-a-kind pieces only add to the allure.
An Atlanta native, Lynn escaped the bustle of city life by spending weekends in Blue Ridge. She enjoys the outdoors and loves soaking in the scenery… the beautiful mountains, the crystal clear lake and quaint downtown area of this thriving artsy town.
Lynn’s career in jewelry design began organically in 2000 when as a show of school spirit she created bracelets featuring the colors of her son’s football team. People in the bleachers took notice of these stylish signs of support and started commissioning bracelets of their own. Requests for larger, more intricate pieces were made and before long Lynn was designing couture necklaces for lavish nights on the town. By 2003 Lynn decided to channel her energy into her newfound creative endeavor, so she stepped away from a long and rewarding career in the fashion industry to pursue jewelry design full time.
After her two children left the nest, Blue Ridge became Lynn’s permanent home. Shortly after, it also became home to her first design studio. But not for long. Business quickly grew and the studio gave way to a much larger, stylish trackside retail location situated in the heart of downtown Blue Ridge.
This GawdyBobbles retail location also houses her design studio where all her beautiful pieces are made. Keeping with the trend, local craftsmen were brought on to enhance the space with one of a kind fixtures and finishes. The result is a naturally beautiful space that exudes sophistication and elegance without feeling stuffy or fragile. See for yourself! Better yet, visit in person! We have a comfortable patio out front where you can sit and watch the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad go by. Life is sweet.
GawdyBobbles are available at finer boutiques across the United States. To find a boutique near you, please visit our stores section for a partial listing of locations that GawdyBobbles can be found.