Friday, May 22, 2015

It's Official!


NO, I'm not prego but it sure feels like I've given birth!  Birth to my new online course...
 WHIMSICAL TIARAS AND REGAL CROWNS! 
  You are officially invited!
 Registration is now open!
 Here is the nitty gritty

START DATE:  JUNE 22, 2015

         EARLY REGISTRATION PRICE BEFORE JUNE 21, 2015: $47




        Sign up for Whimsical Tiara's and Regal Crowns online class 
                                   before June 21, 2015
                                                                        
                            for the EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT OF $47























                           
                                                                

    I have enjoyed teaching mixed media jewelry and art classes for over 15 years from the intimate spaces and homes of close friends to large national art retreats and over the years I have had several requests to teach online classes so after persistent research into proper lighting, sound and cameras and hours of filming I bring to you my very first online class!   I'm very excited and a little nervous to be honest but I think you'll enjoy what I have in store for you!
  Here is what you can expect from taking this course:

~My innovative techniques to make over 8 styles of crowns using recycled metal, decorative banding and supplies from a local hardware

~Simple soldering techniques & soldering for beginners

~2 styles of tiaras using wire and beads and bling

~Micro Mosaics

~Wire wrapping

~Painting and distressing Metal

~Clever embellishments with jewelry findings & ephemera

~Metal Stamping & embossing

~Facebook group to share projects & progress

In addition to all the amazing techniques available only in this series of videos I am happy to give you more with some added BONUSES!!!
Metal stamped banner with PDF template to add to your crowns, Sealing & protecting metal, patina applications, how to paint doll faces in my style
~PDF's of crown templates

Early Registration closes midnight PST Sunday June 21,2015

Price increases to $65 after June 21

On June 22 you will be emailed a password to access the classroom along with a materials list. Some supplies will be available in my online store as kits or bought separately and some supplies can be picked up at your local hardware store.  Resources will be given for specific tools. The course will be good for 3 years from time of purchase and will be split into 3 weeks.

WEEK ONE
Santos Crowns from scratch, doll crowns,soldering basics




Week Two
Dolly Tiara and Simple Tiara





Week 3
Regal Crowns (small and large), shabby white crown
  







SEE YOU SOON!!



Friday, May 1, 2015

CROWNS AND TIARAS!

I've been a busy girl video taping my new online classes for crowns and tiaras!  Take a peek:




If you want to be on the "early" launch list for a special discount contact me here or email me robin@powerline6.com.  I'm hoping to finish editing soon and have it ready by mid/late May!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

day 1

Click this link to see my first project:

#100daysofrobinsquares  #the100dayproject

#100daysofrobinsquares

 Click the link below to see my 1st project for the challenge and stay tuned for some little free tutorials on the process on some of my squares!

https://instagram.com/p/1KKR3fh4RL/?taken-by=robindhowes

Monday, April 6, 2015

Want to PLAY?????

FOR 100 DAYS I AM COMMITTING MYSELF TO MAKING 100 MIXED MEDIA QUILT SQUARES!!!!  FOLLOW ME AND COME PLAY TOO!  I WILL POST A NEW SQUARE EVERYDAY ON MY BLOG, FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM.
TAGS: #100DAYPROJECT      #100DAYSOFROBINSQUARES





What Is the 100-Day Project? It’s a celebration of process that encourages everyone to participate in 100 days of making. The great surrender is the process; showing up day after day is the goal. For the 100-Day Project, it’s not about fetishizing finished products—it’s about the process.
How Can I Play? It’s simple. Follow these steps to participate:
  1. Sign up for #The100DayProject newsletter for important announcements prior to and throughout the project.
  2. Follow Elle Luna and The Great Discontent on Instagram for project announcements, updates, and highlights.
  3. Choose your action, which you will perform every day for 100 days starting on Monday, April 6th, and ending on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.
  4. Create an Instagram account if you don’t already have one (this is where you’ll share your photos).
  5. Select a unique hashtag for your project so all your instances of 100 can be viewed in one place. Include the hashtag with each of your posts (i.e. #100Daysof____ ).
  6. Announce your project on Instagram. Download an image and post it on Instagram, along with your project’s unique hashtag, to announce your project before April 6th.
  7. On April 6th, begin! Share each instance of 100 on Instagram and include your unique hashtag and the official projects hashtag, #The100DayProject, so everyone can follow along. (Note: If you find this after the 4/6 start date, you can still join in and catch up or finish later.)
What should I do for my project? We’ve put together a few questions to help you get started.
  1. What are you passionate about? Is there something you used to do that you gave up, something you’d like to explore, something that intrigues you?
  2. Pick an object or objects. What do you already have in your possession that could be used to facilitate this project? it could be as obvious as paint and paintbrushes, a camera, fabric and a sewing machine, or a musical instrument. Or it could be less obvious, like your great dance moves, paint chips, a wooden chair, or strangers.
  3. Consider your location. Will you be home, traveling, or a combination of both? Pick something that’s feasible for you to complete.
  4. Choose your action. What’s your verb? Here are a few to get you thinking:

    stand, speak, drive, study, drop, act, remove, repeat, examine, replace, introduce, perform, jump, pass, test, roll, kick, run, cook, thank, place, pick, save, throw, cover, shake, count, dance, break, walk, form, deliver, show, raise, reach, catch, sing, sort, develop, measure, discuss, draw, dress, write, meet, climb, take, look, climb, wish, shout, wash, decide







Monday, March 30, 2015

oldie but goodie!

I have been requested to teach this oldie but goodie treasure charms bracelet April 11 at French General  in Los Angeles,  10-4p,  $110.   Sign up now as we are almost full!  Learn TONS of techniques to make this awesome conversation piece and make it you own by bringing your own treasures!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Want me all to yourself?

Want me all to yourself?? I'm offering private and semi private art and jewelry lessons and I'll come to you! My specialties include: wire wrapping, soldering (with an iron), sculpting, painting, beginning mosaics, tassels, art dolls, crochet bracelets, henna tattoos or if you've seen something you like on my FB page and want to learn it let me know.....You supply the materials and I'll supply the knowledge, advance notice required. $100 for the 1st hour and $50 for every hour after that up to 3 people. I'll travel up to 50 miles. Over 50 miles add $20 . message me if your interested or email robin@powerline6.com

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Charlottes Party Dress

I'm teaching this adorable shadow box pendant and providing all of the materials.  No experience necessary so come join the fun!  And these really are so much fun to make...I've never taught this one in particular but have taught similar pendants and everyone just loves them to pieces!  Click on the photo to get a better veiw.
 CHARLOTTES PARTY DRESS
March 21, 2015
The Folk Artist
Huntington Beach,CA  
$125 includes EVERYTHING to make the pendant(antique charlotte, precut glass, amazing high quality charms, vintage millinery, rhinestone, wings)
10:30-5ish
snacks included, bring lunch if you like
To sign up email robin@powerline6.com
or go HERE


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Twice the fun!

Want to learn how to make these super popular wraps?  Come to French General this Saturday, Feb.21 from 10-2 and learn my techniques to make these highly addictive beaded bracelets or necklaces.  $110 includes EVERYTHING!!!  5 color choices of well thought out awesome kits, crochet hook, c-lon cord......NO experience necessary.  Click HERE to sign up !!!!  CLICK WORKSHOPS THEN ECLECTIC WRAPS.



THEN...........on SATURDAY February 28th come to GLITTERFEST, ANAHEIM BUSINESS EXPO!  THE BEST ALTERED ART AND MIXED MEDIA SHOW AROUND!!!!!  SUPPORT YOUR REALLY TALENTED LOCAL ARTISTS!  I'LL BE THERE PEDDLING MY WARES!  FEBRUARY