Jewelry Making/Metalsmithing Classes

Learn some exciting new jewelry making techiques from our teachers that include chasing and 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 Christine Bossler to our existing teaching staff of Mary Kernahan, and Lesley DiPiazza,. 

January-March 2017

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. 


New Class!! Sawing Intensive Workshop- Custom Snowflakes with Christine Bossler

CODE: sno 0118

Whether you are new to using a jeweler's saw, or a seasoned metalsmith that just needs to hone their skills, this is the class for you. Accuracy is essential... More

Spinner Rings with Lesley DiPiazza - Wednesday January 25, 6-9 p.m.

CODE: spinner 0125

Everyone loves rings, & spinner rings are no exception. Whether it is their contrasting metals, textural embellishment, or the movement of one layer... More

Silver Granlation with Lesley DiPiazza - Wednesday February 1, 6-9 p.m.

CODE: SG 0201

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

New Class! Rivets with Christine Bossler Wed February 15, 6-9 pm

CODE: riv 0215

Rivets provide the opportunity to join multiple layers, heat sensitive or dissimilar materials together without the use of solder. Additionally, they offer a... More

Etching Sterling Silver with Ferric Nitrate with Lesley DiPiazza Feb 18, 1-6pm

CODE: ESS 0218

Learn to etch your own designs in sterling silver in this fun workshop. In this class we will use ferric nitrate as an etchant, and iron-on toner transfer as... More

Introduction to Soldered Prong Construction with Mary Wed, Feb22 6-9pm

CODE: SPC- 222

Are you itching to add faceted stone setting to your repertoire, but not quite ready for traditional prong setting techniques? Simple basket and... More

New Class! Forged and Twist Bracelets with Lesley DiPiazza - Saturday February 25, 1-5 p.m.

CODE: FTB 0225

This fun and fast-paced class is a great introduction to basic forging and wire twisting. We will cover three different cuff bracelet designs. The class... More

Russian Filigree with Mary Kernahan - Wednesday March 1 6-9pm.

CODE: RF 0301

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

Basic Soldering with Lesley DiPiazza, Saturday, March 4 1-4pm

CODE: soldering 0304

Basic Soldering with Lesley DiPiazza One session, 3 hours Whether you are new to soldering or just looking to increase your skills, this class is for... More

Tube Set Soldered Pendant with Mary Kernahan - Wednesday March 8, 6-9 p.m.

CODE: TS Pendant 0308

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

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