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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

 

 

 


Sister Clasp with Jason Burton Tuesday August 26

CODE: Sister clasp 8/26

$50.00
The sister clasp is a pivoting closure for necklaces and bracelets. This clasp is so stylish and versatile you can make it the focal point of a chain... More
10 days

Traditional Prong Setting-Classic Round with Mary Kernahan- Wed August 27 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

New Class! Ancient Arts-Twisted Wire Bracelet with Jason Burton Wednesday September 3

CODE: Twist wire 9/3

$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

Basic Soldering with Lesley DiPiazza Saturday Sept 6, 1-4pm

CODE: soldering 6-28

$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

New Class! Riveted Belt Buckle with Kyle Dill Wednesday September 10

CODE: BUCK9-10

$50.00
Belt Buckles perform dual duty-they're functional and decorative. Join Kyle and learn to fabricate your own buckle findings, then feed your creative side by... More
10 days

Freeform Casting with Mary Kernahan Sat. Sept 13 10-1:30

CODE: Form casting 12-1

$50.00
Freeform Casting with Mary Kernahan: If you want to create interesting organic shapes or just want to find an outlet for using up all of that scrap... More
10 days

Chasing and Repousse with Kyle Dill - Wednesday September 17

CODE: chasing 9-17

$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

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

Saltwater Etching with Mary Kernahan, Wednesday Sept 24 6-9pm

CODE: Saltwater 6-26

$50.00
Chemical etching is a great way to introduce texture, contrast and interest to your metal work, but can be messy and toxic. If you are looking for a safer,... More
10 days

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