Kristen Robinson

Kristen’s artistic journey is much like dancing though the pages of a history book. With a love of all things from the past, and the stories locked within them, she is drawn to the many different forms of art from jewelry and textiles to painting and collage. Discarded objects, old journals and found objects become part of each artistic story she creates. Kristen is a Director’s Circle Artist forSomerset Studio and a Bonne Vivante forSomerset Life Magazine; the creative opportunities that reveal themselves to her are endless. As a nationally known instructor and artist she is truly finding great joy in sharing her journey with others.

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Barbe Saint JohnBarbe Saint John

Barbe has been creating all her life and currently enjoys working in her passion for art jewelry and mixed media assemblage. Like a modern-day alchemist, she’s drawn to taking all things old, brohen, forgotten, unusual and aged and melding them into one-of-a-kind pieces with a story all their own. Barbe’s stash of jewelry-making supplies are reminiscent of a Victorian-era Cabinet of Curosities with numerous unique objects with a questionable past: various bits of flora and fauna, tiny bones, bits of old glass, antique metals and religious charms, mother of pearl buckle, and even small antique sterling silver salt and pepper shakers.

Her artwork has been featured in several books and magazines including Belle Armoire Jewelry (Spring 2010), Pasticcio Quartz Issue #9 and Steampunk Style Jewelry by Jean Campbell.

Be sure to read Barbe’s blogwww.BarbeSaintJohn.com

Jane SalleyJane Salley

Known for her bold and whimsical style, Jane has been creating art for as long as she can remember. At an early age she was fascinated by fashion, decorating and jewelry. In recent years, she has been following her passion to create beautiful things. Returning to her love of personal adornment, she became a precious metal clay instructor, receiving her PMS certification under Master Jeweler Tim McCreight. Her PMC creations were recently exhibited at the Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, Calif. While her main focus these days is jewelry, her fashions can be seen in Altered Couture and Haute Handbags magazines. Jane enjoys teaching others and fanning the creative spark she believes is in everyone.


Jen Cushman

Jen is a natural storyteller. A journalist of 20 years, she’s a collector of phrases and photographs. Jen fell in love with fine art when she spent a summer in Paris during college. It took nearly a decade, however, for her passions to coalesce. After specializing in the visual arts as a writer/editor for national magazines, she realized there was a place in her heart that longed to create. After taking classes in every medium imaginable, she found her niche in altered art. Jen is drawn to the imperfect, the quirky, the funky, the artsy and the authentic; be it people or art or objects. She’s a self-taught mixed media artist, jewelry and paper arts instructor and independent writer. Her designs have appeared in Belle Armoire Jewelry and Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazines. She’s also the Director of Education and Marketing for Susan Lenart Kazmer ICE Resin, is the Design Team Coordinator and editor of our Zine (blog). You can take a peek at Jen’s website.