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Preview: Robin's Classes at a Glance

Robin's Classes at a Glance

Robin's Classes at a Glance

Updated: 2017-02-08T20:54:35.834-08:00


Knotty Soldered Bracelet


3 techniques, one boho chic bracelet all in one day!  Learn how to solder a beautiful charm, knotting technique and wire wrap all in one day!  Lots of techniques to use on their own or all at once for future jewelry projects.  Contact me if you would like to host me at your event.

Painted Canvas Bags


Learn how to paint the way I paint, no experience required!  Not only will you leave with a beautiful utilitarian piece you'll also feel a lot more confident in your painting skills!  4-5 hour course.  Contact me for large and small events.

Mixed Media Painting


4-6 hour class
painting 101
I love to paint and would love to show you how.   We might not make a masterpiece (yet) but I'll be sure to help you with the basics.  Like any medium all you need is some guidance and practice.  

Enchanted Cage Doll


5-6 hour class
all levels
Learn how to make this enchanted cage doll!  Minimal supplies are required.  Robin will show you some clever ways to make this beautiful doll no experience required.  A  template will be available for those not comfortable painting faces.  Finished doll is approximately 13-16 inches tall



Make an original cage doll in this day long class using paper clay, solder, wire and paint.  These dolls were published in Art Doll Quarterly.  All levels welcome.



Art as tribute to a loved one, learn several techniques to make a personal momento.  We'll solder, distress our glass and make a unique tassel in this day long class.  All levels welcome.

Dolly Tassel Necklace


 Level: All
Time:  5-6 hours
Dolls and Tassels....Robin's favorite thing to teach!  In this class Robin shows you how to assemble this adorable tassel that can be worn or just admire as an art piece.  She will share her knowledge on tassel construction, soldering and jewelry design.

Solder and Resin Vixen Pendant


Level:  All
Time:  5-6 hours

Learn metal smith techniques without the FIRE and resin application without the wait!  So much is covered in this class!   Learn how to: texture hot solder with pretty patterns and designs, techniques to set bezels with out a torch,  set eyelets and drill dice,  hand made bezels, UV resin techniques that cure quickly and innovative wire wrapping.

So Kitschy it's Chic! Faux mercury bottle


 Leval: All
time:  5-6 hours
In this class Robin teaches lots of techniques to create your own one of a kind bottle!  Learn how to score and cut a bottle,  apply a silver faux mercury patina,  fill the bottle with your own little scene finishing the piece with soldering techniques!  You will LOVE it!

Eclectic bracelet wraps


3-4 hour class
all levels
Wrap it 1-7 times around your wrist or as a necklace, these are SO much fun to make!  Robin shows a basic crochet chain stitch to make this amazing bracelet/necklace!  No crochet experience necessary.  Kits available for purchase in class (optional).

Whimsical Soldered Box


Whimsical Soldered Box
5 hour class
all levels
In this class Robin teaches how to cut glass, tips to assemble the box and solder, how to colorize black and white photo copies, box feet and "basket" handle.  Kits are available in class with everything needed to make this adorable box. 

Boho Bangles


4 hour class
Learn how to make 4-5 bangles in this fun eclectic class.  Robin goes over several techniques:  fiber and wire wrapping, rhinestone chain wrapping, clasps and how to attach unusual findings like buttons and cabachons.  No experience necessary.  Kit's available at class (optional).


Charlotte in a Bottle


Learn my tips and techniques to solder an antique frozen charlotte inside this little vial complete with accessories! All levels welcome.  3-4 hour class

Bohemian Chic Bracelet


 Learn how to make this incredible bracelet with new techniques for soldering.  Robin will show you  how to solder a crown charm onto a base, add decorative soldered elements to that and then attach to the center piece.  Also in this class she explores a simple but effective way to emboss metal with a press instead of hazardous chemicals as well her signature wire wrapping and fun transfer technique to plastic charms.  See her BLOG for the next class on this or schedule a fun girls day out of your own by contacting

Eclectic Soldered starfish bracelet


Learn my tips and techniques to solder a 3-d real starfish into this amazing focal complete with funky wire wrapping.  All levels welcome.  See my  blog for teaching schedule or email for a private workshop with your friends!

NEW Int/Advanced soldering class!


Learn how to make this amazing pendant!  BRAND new technique and project based class.  You'll need the regular soldering equipment plus a cheap soldering iron with 1/8 chisel tip.  Must have had at least one soldering class.  Material list will be mailed upon payment

Soldered Heart Locket


  • 6 hour class
  • soldering experience helpful but not necessary
Learn how to make this gorgeous locket that actually opens!  Turn it into a necklace or pin back.  Learn innovative soldering techniques.....decorative and functional!

Wire Wraping 101


 All day classes
5-6 hour classes technique and/or project
all levels
Any kind of wire wrapping....I can teach it.  These are just a few samples of rings, earrings and chain links for bracelets or necklaces. 

Romantic beaded bead necklace


4-5 hour project and technique class
all levels welcome

Learn how to make a beautiful beaded bead as a focal for this romantic necklace reminiscent of a by gone era.  Once you have made your focal we will focus on simple wire wrapping techniques for the chain as well as learn how to wrap a filigree onto a vintage button.

Cross my Heart


Day long class
Learn how to pound, cut, punch and stamp metal in this class.  You'll learn how to attach most objects with rivets and eyelets. 

Crazy Wired Bib Necklace


Crazy Wired Bib Necklace
level: all
5-6 hour class

 If you love free form bead work and wire you will love this necklace!  Bib necklaces have been showing up on run ways and draped upon celebrity necks lately and we will make our own version of this stunning show piece.   You should finish your necklace in class and will learn  how to make a sturdy hammered wire frame,  free form wire work and beading, composition,  my "velvet" wrap, and clasp closures.  Robin will also show you how to attach odd items like buttons, chandelier crystals, toy pieces etc.   Material list available upon sign up.

Tube earrings


 Level: beginning to advanced
Time: 2 hours
Supplies: mimimal

Make these great earrings in 2 hours!  Minimal supplies needed.  Beginning to advanced level seem to love these.  To expand the class we can add several types of earring hooks to make it an all day event!

Treasure Charm Bracelet


Treasured Charm Bracelet
level:  all
All day workshop

Take a hand full of mixed media and learn how to solder, drill and punch it!   Robin will teach you how to make this stunning show stopper of a charm bracelet with techniques like soldering, hammering words onto metal, punching and drilling holes into coins, dice, plastic and metal as well as cutting metal shapes and basic wire wrapping .  This is  a process oriented other words depending on your level of knowledge you may or may not finish it completely but you'll have a pocket full of techniques to take home.  All supplies are provided except jewelry pliers (wire cutters, round nose, chain nose and flat nose).  Please bring your soldering equipment if you have it.  Please contact me before class if you have questions.

Altered Art Bottles


Altered Art Bottles Level: allHalf or one day workshopDescriptionTurn a plain bottle into a doll, necklace or vessel for keepsakes.   Robin will show you fun and creative applications using wax, wire, assemblage, collage, solder, fibers, buttons, rusted metal, broken ceramic and doll parts .  We will cover your bottle with salvaged, repurposed and new ephemera and turn it into a unique conversation piece.  You should be able to finish 1-3 bottles.   If time allows, we will learn how to paint a simple rose onto your chosen surface.   Robin will supply one small bottle for each student, beeswax, wire, soldering iron, paint, melting pot, cheesecloth and expendables[...]

Mermaid Cuff


Mermaid Cuff
5 hour class
level beginning to advanced

The siren of the sea beckons you into a world of make believe! Construct a bracelet cuff with wire, pearls, azure beads and sparkling jewels. Learn about design and composition as we unravel the divine order of adornment in all its splendor and free form wire work. Of course if mermaids are not your “thing” by all means select another theme.