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.
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. 

Saltwater Etching with Mary Kernahan, Saturday Dec 27 12-3

CODE: Saltwater 12-27

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

New Class! Settings as Functional Devices with Kyle Dill Jan. 10 2-6

CODE: SFD-1-10

Expand your design possibilities in this class where students will construct a decorative stone set silver rivet that can be used to secure flexible material... More
10 days

Trizantine Chainmaille Bracelet with Mary Kernahan Jan.14 6-8:30


This lesser known cousin of the Byzantine weave is a robust weave with a great 3-dimensional square profile that appeals to men and women alike. Although... More
10 days

Flex Shaft Boot Camp - Saturday, January 17, 9:30-1:30

CODE: flex shaft 1-24

Flex Shaft Boot Camp with Mary Kernahan: Whether you have a nice new flex shaft that you don't quite know what to do with, or are still considering... More
10 days

New Class!! Tension Set Cabochon Ring with Kyle Dill Sat Jan. 17 2-5pm

CODE: TSCR 01-17

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

New Class!! Synclastic and Anticlastic Bracelets with Kyle Dill


Synclastic forming moves metal in the same direction, producing dome like curves, while anticlastic forming moves metal in opposing directions, producing... More
10 days

Acid Etched Cuff Bracelet with Mary Wed, January 28, 6-9 p.m.

CODE: AECB- 1-28

Acid etching is a great way to bring texture, contrast and interest to your metals. This class combines basic acid etching on copper with basic forming... More
10 days

Basic Soldering with Lesley DiPiazza Saturday Saturday Jan 31 1-4pm

CODE: soldering 01-31

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

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

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