If you’re looking for something to do on a night out that is a little different from your typical night on the town at a bar or restaurant, CraftWorx owner Alexis Geissler may have a solution for you that unleashes your creative side.
The DIY Craft Studio at 11135 Harlem Road Ste. 220 in the Aliana subdivision of Richmond offers “a variety of different projects” for children and adults, Geissler said.
She also said the projects are suitable for all skill levels, from beginners to experts.
“We have wood panels, but we also have resin, we have string art – we all have different types of projects,” Geissler said. “Our projects are designed for a novice who has never done a trade in his life to be successful. We give you all the tools and instructions you would need to be successful. But our projects are flexible, so if you are an experienced craftsman, you will always have fun doing the same kind of project, maybe add more embellishment to it or get a more complicated design.
There’s also a bar stocked with snacks and beer, wine, champagne, and soft drinks.
“You can come and have a full experience,” Geissler said.
CraftWorx also offers courses and events, available at the following link: https://www.craftworxusa.com/classes-events.
CraftWorx offers walk-in appointments, but you can also make an appointment in advance, Geissler said.
Lindsey Sturrock said she brought her kids to CraftWorx Spring Break Camp and was impressed with what her kids brought home.
“I really like the quality of (Geissler’s) products,” Sturrock said. “I have the impression that they are not so disposable. My kids brought home wooden castles and a fairy garden and things like that, and they play with them. It’s stuff they’re going to use.
Sturrock had a friend and neighbor Dia Patel with her during her crafting session. Patel said she plans to bring her 3-year-old son to CraftWorx on his next visit.
“My son loves to draw,” Patel said. “I’ve never been to a place like this, so I’m excited.”
Sisters Stephanie Oldmixon from Rosenberg and Christin Geiselman are both preparing to move – Oldmixon in Nacogdoches and Geiselman in Richmond – and they said they were working on a welcome mat and welcome sign to help usher in the new change. in their life.
“We’re both building new homes,” Oldmixon said. “It’s a cool housewarming gift.”
Geiselman brought his son Bryce Geiselman, 8. He was busy making slime, one of CraftWorx’s kid-friendly activities.
“He’s been wanting to make this slime for a while,” said Christin Geiselman. “He missed it when they did it in school.”
David Anzaldua and his wife Kimberly Anzaldua said they’ve been regulars at CraftWorx and have been friends with Geissler and her husband for five or six years. They are also neighbors on the Waterview Estates subdivision of Richmond.
He said they attended tutorials for making charcuterie boards and other glasses that Geissler leads.
“There is never a shortage of cool things to do,” he said.
Kimberly Anzaldua said she recently hosted a girls’ night out with friends at CraftWorx.
“We all did small projects and had a great time,” she said. “It was a nice place for everyone to get together instead of going to a restaurant. We really need to do something that we can take home.
Previously, the Anzalduas made welcome signs, trays, and strings that they used as a mask hanging station, among other things. They often gift their creations to friends and family, as they said they plan to do as a birthday present for Kimberly Anzaldua’s mother.
The Anzalduas painted red, white, and blue triangles in a quilt pattern on an elegant wooden board.
“You can’t go to a big box store and buy (handmade crafts),” said David Anzaldua. “It’s good to give someone something with their name on it that you’ve worked on. ”