Friday, September 20, 2013

Kristen Robinson is COMING BACK!

Hey ya'll!  So excited to have Kristen joining us again in December.  We're such lucky girls to have two visits from her in this calendar year!!  Here are the pics and class details.  The Saturday jewelry class is full, but you can email me to get added to the wait-list.  The Sunday mixed media class has THREE SPOTS open (we made room for 20 this class!!) - email me, and I will send you an invoice if you're interested in signing up.  The class balances & payment buttons are available to you on the right side of the blog, for all of you you did early RSVP.

So looking forward to seeing you all and sharing a lovely Kristen Robinson weekend with you too!


Beautiful Journey – Mixed Media Journal
Sunday 11-5
$125 Kit Included

I believe documenting the days that make up our journey is one of the most important gifts we can leave for our future. In class we will create a plethora of beauty as we work with a bounty of mixed media elements. Not only will we be painting but stitching, stenciling, creating with wax, utilizing Faber Castell amazing Gelatto’s and layering elements. The possibilities for this project are truly endless as this is the tale of your journey!

I will not only cover elements of composition but walk you through the construction of your journal from the most basic of watercolor pages to my tips and techniques for layers of paint, fabric and found objects. We will make our own stencils in class to use in our books as well as develop our own personal markings. While the kit includes a crème color scheme please feel free to integrate colors

Kit Includes
1 Yard of Crème Fabrics
Crème Felt
10 Pieces of 9x11 Watercolor Paper
Binding Floss
Book Binding Needle
Sheet Music
Ledger Paper
French Book Text
Clip Art
Rhinestone Chain

I will bring colored pencils to share, gelattos, wax, and watercolor crayons

Please Bring
Paint of Your Choice – You should have at least 4 colors on hand one being white
Paint Brushes
Container for Water
Towel (this will be used to wipe away paint)
Images and Clip Art
Found Objects (keys, jewelry, chain, beads)
Doilies, Lace any Fabric that Speaks to You
Ribbon or other Trim to Incorporate
Scissors (or rotary cutter and cutting mat)
Printed Words That Speak to You
Paper Adhesive
Bone Folder
Sewing Machine (this is optional however is necessary if not wishing to hand stitch)
Needle and Embroidery Floss If Hand Stitching

Divine Bangles – Metal Forming, Etching and Metalsmithing

Saturday 11 - 5
$125 Kit Included
A bounty of beauty abounds in this delightful set of bangles. Basic and intermediate metalsmihting techniques are employed to create these very unique bangles, which are formed, in various non-traditional shapes. Custom charms created with metal fold forming techniques enhanced with etching are the centerpiece for these darlings. Flooded bezels as well as custom chain we will solder adds another layer of charm. Be prepared for a day full of learning, creating and FUN as each student will create 5 pieces in class.

Everything shown in the photo will be provided in the class kit. If you would like to add charms, beads and other baubles to your pieces feel free to bring them along.

Please Bring
Round Nose Pliers
Wire Cutters (these will need to cut 14 Gauge Wire)
Flat Nose Pliers
Tin Snips
Toothbrush to Throw Away
Steel Wool (Fine Grit)
Apron or other Clothing Protection
Face Mask if Sensitive to Fumes

Optional Items (If you do not wish to share I have three of everything on hand and there will be 12 students in class)
Bench Block
Bench Pillow
Ball Peen Hammer


  1. Lexie, I would like to be put on your waiting list for the Bangle Class with Kristin R. in December.
    I could not find your email on your blog. How can I do this?
    It says you are in the Bay Area, where is your studio or classroom? Plaese advise...
    I found you through another blog (?) featured on Brave Girls today. Thanks!

    1. Hi there Julie! So glad you found me! My studio is my private home studio in Los Gatos CA. Where are you coming from? Post your email address here, and we can chat more if you wish. Best Wishes, Lexi

  2. Hi Lexi, I live near Half Moon Bay. Los Gatos isn't too far. email:
    It looks like you offer some great workshops. I think I signed up for your feed, but feel free to add me.
    I work mostly in jewelry, collage/ mixed media and some encaustic. abandoned my blog, working on a website and ETSY site. Please keep me posted about the Bangle class. Looking forward to meeting a like minded spirit.