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. 

January-Febuary 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. 

Ancient Arts- Turtle Tab Stone Setting with Jason Burton Tues, Feb 3, 6-9 p.m.

CODE: tts 0203

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

Hydraulic Die Forming with Kyle Dill - Wednesday February 4 6-9p.m.

CODE: Hydraulic 02-04

A hydraulic press makes use of even, compressive force for embossing or for forming metal into desired shapes. This workshop will acquaint you with all... More
10 days

Metal Corrugation with Mary Kernahan Wednesday Feb 11, 6-9

CODE: Metal C 2-11

Corrugation offers the advantage of dramatically increased structural strength in thinner material, allowing for reduced weight and decreased material costs.... More
10 days

Ancient Arts- Twisted Wire Bracelet with Jason Burton Tues, Feb 17 6-9 p.m.

CODE: TWB 02-17

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

Anticlastic Ring with Kyle Dill, Wed Feb 18 6-9p.m.

CODE: Anticlastic 02-18

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

Simple Bangle Bracelet with Keyhole Closure with Mary; Sat. Feb 21 10-1

CODE: SBB 2-21

The elegant simplicity of this simple bangle bracelet is enhanced by the simple beauty of the fabricated keyhole closure. Proficiency with a jeweler’s saw... More
10 days

Tube Set Soldered Pendant with Mary; Wed Feb 25 6-9p.m.

CODE: TS Pendant 2-25

Tube setting is a great way to add faceted stones to your designs. In this class, using sterling silver tube and a 6mm round cubic zirconia, you will become... More
10 days

Keum Boo with Lesley DiPiazza Saturday, February 28, 1-3 pm

CODE: keum boo 12-7

Explore the ancient Korean technique of fusing pure gold onto a silver surface. This class is a great introduction to goldsmithing and is for anyone who... More
10 days

Introduction to Chainmaille - Byzantine Weave - Wednesday March111

CODE: BYZ 3-11

This class is a great way to delve into the world of chainmaille. Class will begin with a discussion of basic tools,cutting rings, and metal considerations... More
10 days

Roll Printing with Lesley DiPiazza Saturday Mar 14 1-4 p.m.

CODE: Roll Printing 3-14

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

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