Wednesday, December 5, 2012

UPTOWN VILLAGE MARKET

INDOOR ARTISAN CRAFT SHOW ALERT!  This Friday (5-10p)night and Saturday - 10-4p (Dec.7 &8) 4321 Atlantic Ave.,Long Beach in the Bixby Knolls area at the Expo Arts Center.  In conjunction with the monthly Friday art walk with wine tasting, food and artisan crafts.  It's a new show for me and I'm excited and a little nervous.  Have been working on Christmas stuff like vintage soldered bottles with old ornaments and bulbs, new pendants and jewelry.  I even have a beautiful mask I will debue here.  If your in the area or curious I'll be in booth 22.  Some of my artsy friends from Glitterfest will be there too like Crystal Basica (Vintage fairy finds), Lisa Loria, Lori Gutierrez and 70 other artists.  Click here for the Uptown website:  uptownvillagemarket.com
  I'm pricing my Christmas stuff to sell and it's all one of a kind.  Hope to see you!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

New art bottles!

Have you ever used Apoxie sculpt?  I have been playing around with it for a couple years and love the stuff especially since there is a 3-4 hour window to sculpt before it starts curing.  I have sooo many ideas that I want to execute and here is a new one..it took forever to come up with the final design and I will be posting more as they materialize.  I might even be teaching it so stay tuned...

Monday, October 29, 2012

Mariposa class

There were 2 last minute cancelations for this, SOLD OUT never before taught class.  Would you like to come and fill the vacant seats?  It will be fun!!  Whimzy in Tustin (Irvine area) 11-4p, $100 INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES!  Just bring jewelry pliers. CONTACT SHERYL AT whimzy@sbcglobal.net.  Phone 714-573-1025.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

CLASSES! Starfish bracelet & tube bead earrings


Next weekend I'll be teaching 2 classes in N.San Diego at Bead Gallery in Mira Mesa.
Spaces are very limited so call NOW 858-831-9190

Saturday Oct.20~ Starfish bracelet , 11-5P $100 INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES.   Some tools required see materials list on web site

Sunday Oct.21~ Tube Bead Earrings, 12-3p $75 INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES.  Some supplies required see list on web site.

Email me if you have questions;
robin@powerline6.com

Monday, September 24, 2012

Halloween banner tutorial! It'sFREE!

To kick off  the Halloween season and get you in the mood to decorate I've decided to show you how to make a banner I made today while getting ready for Glitterfest.  Before I started making it I thought why not document the steps, so here you go.  Enjoy and just know that I am not endorsing any specific products or for that matter getting paid to.  It's to jump start the spooky season and inspire.

to make this:
 YOU'LL NEED:
BLACK STAMP PAD
SPONGE
PAGES FROM AN OLD BOOK (I USED A OLD GERMAN BOOK)
STENCILS
BLACK CARDSTOCK
MATTE MEDIUM
EYELETS
EYELET SETTER AND HOLE PUNCH (I USE A CROPADILE)
WIRE



Start stenciling the pages by rubbing the sponge onto the black stamp pad, hold the stencil onto the page and rub onto it.  Note : I tore the pages in half.

 Do this 5 more times with different stencils.  Check out this site:

Cut 5 rectangles of black card stock.  What ever size your pages are make the black card stock 1/2 inch larger on all sides.   In other words if your pages are 6 1/4 x 4.75 the black card stock would be 6 3/4 x 5 1/4.  **These are the actual dimensions of my banner pages.
Take the matte gel medium and apply to the back of the pages.  Attach to the black card stock.  Apply more medium onto that.  Make sure every centimeter is covered with matte medium so that there is no lift.

Do this to all five pieces and let dry thoroughly.  When they have all dried sand if you like for a distressed look with sand paper (or block).
As an option, use a corner punch.
Then punch holes is the upper corners:
Add eyelets (I dyed mine with black ink and then lightly sanded them ):


ALMOST DONE.  Now take some wire ( I used 22g annealed steel)
String the wire onto the pages.  I made a loop on each end to hold it in place.  ENJOY!
Show me yours!!!









Monday, September 17, 2012

New classes for Winter!

Hello Creative Ones!  Check out my new events and classes for this winter (make sure you scroll all the way):

Saturday Sept.22, 11-3p
GARDEN OF BEADEN in Upland has invited me to participate in their last weekend of the annual bead shop hop!  I will be doing fun and affordable make and takes through out the day with kits available to purchase as well as bringing some of my wares.  Hope to see you there!



Saturday Oct. 13, 10-4
GLITTERFEST!!!!Santa Ana,CA.  YAY!  I love Glitterfest and will be in my regular spot by the stage.  If you don't know what GF is it's a fantastic REAL (nothing from CHina) handmade altered art and mixed media show with several very,very talented artists' selling their wares!   Come early!!  





Saturday & Sunday, Oct.20,21
Bead Gallery in Mira Mesa,Ca (N.San Diego)  has invited me back to teach 2 workshops! 
Saturday Oct. 20, 11-5p $100Starfish Bracelet!  All new class that you will love!  No experience necessary and I supply all the materials!  Just bring basic soldering equipment and jewelry pliers.
Sunday Oct.21, 12-3p $75 includes all supplies: TUBE BEAD EARRINGS.  Learn how to make these gorgeous earrings!  These tubes have so many uses for all your jewelry making and are so easy!  All materials supplied.





Saturday Nov.3, 11-4p Mariposa Necklace
Whimzy, Irvine Ca.  $100 includes all supplies
Yet again, a brand new class!  I love this necklace and I think you will too!  Learn some of my tricks to turn a seemingly non jewelry item into a show stopping focal!  All levels welcome



SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10, 11-5P $85
BEAD GALLERY, MIRA MESA,CA
HEART LOCKET
 Learn how to make this soldered heart locket complete with a working open/closing action!  This is my own design and there is no other class out there like it!  New types of decorative soldering, bezel construction (with out fire!) and hinges will be taught.

Saturday Nov.17, 11-5p $110
Gilding the Lily, Fullerton CA
BOHEMIAN CHIC BRACELET! 
Brand spankin' new class for beginners and advanced soldering!  All materials supplied.  Just bring soldering equipment and jewelry pliers!



Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I'm a cover girl!



Yay!  All that hard work did pay off!  Cloth Paper Scissors asked me to do an article on my Santos doll a while back and it was during a very busy time but I got it all done by the deadline and I made it on the cover!!!!!  I've been published lots of times over the years but never on the cover.  It makes it all worth while and I'm so happy. 

Monday, July 30, 2012

MERMAID CUFF CLASS


Okay, I've been asked to teach my mermaid cuff at the wonderful home of Rita Reade and there are about 2 seats left so if you've been wanting to learn this then sign up NOW!!  I will need your paypal email to invoice you.  The address will be sent to you once your registered.  Heres the deets:

MERMAID CUFF
Rita Reades home (Fallbrook area)
11-4p
potluck
$120 includes all materials
bring jewelry pliers.   Steel bench block and chasing hammer if you have one.

As Rita would say, caio for now!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

PASADENA BEAD AND DESIGN SHOW!


It's almost here and I'm getting a little panicked....but it all works out in the end. I hope you can stop by and say hi!  I always appreciate that.  For those who would like to come you can click the logo to the right or go HERE
I have never done this show before or one as long (4 days YIKES!) but I hear very good things about it.   It's more of an artisan craft and design show with artisan findings, workshops and beads.   The fact that I can vend there attests to that.   My two classes will be held Friday July 27 (tube bead earrings) and Saturday July 28th (Soldered chandelier pendant).    Please contact and pay me directly for registration at robin@powerline6.com.  Payment options: paypal, credit card, check or MO.  See you there!

TUBE BEAD EARRINGS $65 INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES Friday JULY 27, 9-12p kit includes: sterling filled wire, garnets, pearls, focal and tubes


no experience necessary, please bring jewelry pliers and cutters


Soldered Chandelier Pendant $55 includes all supplies Saturday July 28. kit includes crystal, solder, images, bail.  NO experience required.  Bring a soldering iron with a 1/4 inch bevel tip, coiled stand and sponge.



Monday, June 4, 2012

Heart Locket class!


Come and learn how to make my original soldered heart locket, June 16, 2012 in San Diego!!  Specs:


location:  Bead Gallery, 9823 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego Ca
cost:  $85 plus $7 kit fee (includes glass heart, copper sheet and foil, tinned wire, tin wings)
time:  11-5p
contact: 858-831-9190
web site: bead gallery

Space is limited so don't delay!!!  See you there!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

CREATE! May 30-June 3

5 day ART RETREAT!!!  Join me and over 40 other instructors May 30-June 3, 2012 in Irvine CA. at the Hyatt Regency.  REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN GO HERE to register.   I will be teaching 3 classes and vending June 1 at the Artist's Faire in the same location.  Here are my classes:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30- DEVINE INTERSECTIONS, 9-4



THURSDAY, MAY 31 PETITE SOLDERED BOXES (almost FULL, REGISTER NOW!), 9-4




 

THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 31, ECLECTIC BEADED BEADS 6-9P



Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or just want to say hi!   I don't bite....well rarely..    robin@powerline6.com