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.
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. 

May-June- July  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. 

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

CODE: Prong Set 4-22

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

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

Notched Stone Pendant with Hidden Setting with Mary Wed. May 6,6-9pm

CODE: NSP 0506

Let the stone be the focus of your of your jewelry piece when you join Mary for this fresh take on setting a freeform beach or tumbled stone. You will learn... More
10 days

Forged Wire Jewelry with Kyle Dill - Wednesday May 13 6 -9pm


Forging, the controlled shaping of metal through the force of hammer blows, is one of the most ancient forms of metal work, allowing for changes in form and... More
10 days

Expressive Surface Finishes on Metal with Jason Burton Tues. May 19- 6-9pm

CODE: ESF 5-19

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

Rivets with Kyle Dill - Wed. May 20 6-9 p.m.

CODE: RIV 05-20

Stimulate your creativity with rivets while learning how to join contrasting metals, stones and other heat sensitive materials together without the use of... More
10 days

New Class! Delft Clay Casting with Mary Kernahan Wednesday May 27 6-9 p.m.

CODE: Delft 5-27

Delft clay casting is a refined form of sand casting. Sand casting has been used for centuries to produce three-dimensional forms, and its use continues to... More
10 days

Basic Soldering with Lesley DiPiazza Saturday May 30 1-4pm

CODE: soldering 03-30

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

Box Clasp Construction with Mary Kernahan Wed. June 3 6-9

CODE: BCC -6-3

A great looking clasp can go far beyond its role as a secure and functional connector to become a focal point or unifying design element. Unfortunately,... More
10 days

Ancient Arts- Turtle Tab Stone Setting with Jason Burton Tues, June 9 , 6-9 p.m.

CODE: tts 0609

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

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