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Jewelry Making Classes

Learn some exciting new jewelry making techiques from our teachers that include chasing & repousee, fold forming, and granulation, as well as basic classes in soldering, using a flex shaft, and simple wire wrapping projects. Join us and develop your skills in jewelry making!!
Pre-registration & a non- refundable deposit of 1/2 the listed fee are required for all Armstrong classes, with the balance due on the first day of class. Classes require a minimum of 3 students .Registration will close 2 days prior to the class. Should we cancel a class, your deposit will refunded or may be applied to another class. If you have a group of 3 or more, but find that our schedule does not fit yours, please inquire about special class.
PLEASE NOTE:
When Registering please provide a phone number to allow us to contact you in the event of a change or for follow up information.

Please join us in welcoming returning teacher Jason Burton to our existing teaching staff of Mary Kernahan, Lesley DiPiazza, Kyle Dill and Emily Saling.

July-Aug-Sept-Oct  2014 CLASSES

 

 

 


Freeform Bezels with Lesley Dipiazza - Saturday Sept 20 -1-5

CODE: Freeform Bez 7-12

$65.00
Expand your stone setting proficiency by learning to fabricate your own bezel cups. Students will learn to set irregular or freeform cabochons as well as... More
10 days

New Class! Fibula and Brooch Findings with Kyle Dill - Tuesday September 23

CODE: FIB 9-23

$50.00
The forerunner to the modern safety pin, the fibula has been in use since ancient times, as both a clasp mechanism for clothing and as personal adornment.... More
10 days

New Class! Expressive Surface Finishes on Metal with Jason Burton Saturday September 27

CODE: Surface 9/27

$50.00
The surface of metal can express so many attitudes! In this class students will explore textural tooled surfaces, chemical patinas (including tips for... More
10 days

Gypsy Set Ring with Lesley DiPiazza Monday Sept 29 5:30-9:30 p.m.

CODE: gypsy 9-29

$65.00
Gypsy and other related flush settings, involve carving a seat into thick metal and hammering the newly created rim down to secure the stone, imbedding the... More
10 days

Silver Granulation with Lesley DiPiazza Saturday, Oct 4, 1-4 pm

CODE: SG 3-29

$55.00
Granulation is a decorative metalsmithing process of applying tiny beads, or granules, in decorative patterns on the surface of metal using eutectic bonding.... More
10 days

New Class! Ancient Arts-Twisted Wire Bracelet with Jason Burton Tuesday October 7

CODE: Twist wire 10/7

$50.00
Be inspired by the Igbo culture of southeast Nigeria and the historic nomadic cultures of Nordic Europe-bring the striking forms of twisted wire to your... More
10 days

Roll Printing with Lesley DiPiazza Saturday Oct 11 1-4 p.m.

CODE: Roll Printing 6-14

$50.00
Learn how to use the rolling mill to create a variety of unique textures on sheet metal! Students will be encouraged to experiment with a variety of... More
10 days

New Class! Ancient Arts-"Turtle" Tab Stone Setting with Jason Burton Tuesday October 21

CODE: Turtle 10/21

$50.00
The name may be modest, but the effect of this historical setting is gorgeous! The turtle setting is a highly ornamental tab setting. It's a great first... More
10 days

Basic Soldering with Lesley DiPiazza Saturday October 25 1-4p.m.

CODE: soldering 1-25

$50.00
  Basic Soldering with Lesley Di Piazza: Whether you are new to soldering or just looking to increase your skills, this class is... More
10 days

Anticlastic Forming with Kyle Dill, Wednesday, October 29

CODE: Anticlastic 10-29

$50.00
Known for its structural strength and graceful beauty, anticlastic forming simultaneously stretches metal into opposing curves that are in right angles to... More
10 days

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