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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.
Recording of our classes will not be permitted.
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, and Kyle Dill. 

March-April 2015 CLASSES

Project vs. Process Classes: There have been some recent disappointments relating to leaving some classes without a completed project, and in most cases,it has been a misunderstanding of a class being a process based class rather than a project based class. To simplify things, future class listings will be designated as either process or project classes. Process classes are those that focud primarily on acquisition of a new skill or technique and which generally do NOT result in a specific completed work. A project class will focus on a completed or nearly completed project, during which a new technique or skill may be acquired. 


Decadohedron Pendant with Mary Kernahan Wednesday March 25, 6-8:00p.m.

CODE: DECA 3-25

$45.00
If you are ready to take your chainmaille skills into the realm of 3 dimensional forms, you will love this class. Using 18G jump rings and a simple... More
10 days

Basic Metalsmithing w/ Kyle Dill Saturday March 28 2-5 pm

CODE: BMS-3-28

$50.00
Basic Metalsmithing with Kyle Dill: This is the perfect class if you are new to the jewelry & metalsmithing world, or just want to enhance your fundamental... More
10 days

Full Persian Bracelet with Mary Kernahan Wednesday April 1 6-8 30

CODE: FPB 4-1

$45.00
The full Persian (AKA Foxtail) isoneof the fundamental weaves in chain maille. Couple that with its classic beauty and adaptability, it is an essential part... More
10 days

New Class!! Tension Set Cabochon Ring with Kyle Dill April 8 6-9pm

CODE: TSCR 04-08

$50.00
Learn to create a ring with a cabochon that is pressure set just from tension in the ring. Through the process of forging and hammering, student will learn... More
10 days

Russian Filigree with Mary Kernahan - Wednesday April 15 6-9 p.m.

CODE: RF 4-15

$50.00
The intricate, lacy and elegant designs of filigree are steeped in centuries old metalsmithing techniques found in many cultures. While there are many... More
10 days

Soldered Herringbone Cuff with Mary Kernahan Saturday April 25 9:30-12:30

CODE: SHC 4-25

$50.00
The elegant braided look of this bracelet is not the result of braiding, but instead of an ingenious wire soldering technique. Using 14G sterling wire and a... More
10 days

Chasing and Repousse with Kyle Dill - Saturday April 25, 2-5 pm

CODE: chasing 1210

$50.00
The ancient techniques of chasing and repousse are two of the most versatile techniques in all of metalsmithing . Both involve the use of metal punches to... More
10 days

Traditional Prong Setting-Classic Round with Mary Kernahan- Wed April 29 6-9pm

CODE: Prong Set 4-22

$50.00
Do you love the drama of colored stones in your work? Have you had enough of bezel and tube setting? Would you love to add the sparkle of faceted stones to... More
10 days

Silver Granlation with Lesley DiPiazza Saturday, May 2, 1-4 pm

CODE: SG 5-2

$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

Basic Soldering with Lesley DiPiazza Saturday Saturday May 16 1-4pm

CODE: soldering 03-21

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

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