" PMC Beginning Pendant" Darlene Armstrong September 9, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

" PMC Beginning Pendant"    Darlene Armstrong       September 9,  2017      (9:30am - 5:30pm)
" PMC Beginning Pendant"    Darlene Armstrong       September 9,  2017      (9:30am - 5:30pm)
Product Code: SEPTCL - PMC
Availability: 5
Price: $125.00

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Class Description:  Students will learn the history and uses of the different types of PMC on the market at present, as well as the different ways these products are used and fired.  Students will learn and practice making a contemporary bezel setting to set a cubic zirconium into, as well as a patterned pendant body and bail.  Students will go home with a great looking pendant.  All of the techniques taught in this workshop show how to make a PMC piece that looks very similar visulally to those one would see in a piece of jewelry that has been traditionally metalsmithed.  Various finishing techniques and patina options will be discussed,  If the student has time she/he will be able to practice these techniques.  Project will be completed in class. 

Date:  September 9,  2017
Time:  9:30am -  5:30pm
Location:  7410 N Atlantic Ave  Cape Canaveral, FL  32920
Phone:  321-613-4668

Instructor:  Darlene Armstrong - Has been working metalsmith with her own jewelry line for over 30 years.  She currently owns and teaches full time over 40 classes and workshops at The Denver School of Metal Arts in Denver, Colorado.
Teacher Biography:  Darlene Armstrong has been a working metalsmith for 27 years and is self taught with most of her informal training coming out of Adult Education Beginning and Intermediate Jewelry classes in 1988 and 1989 as well as a semester of Casting and other metals skills at Front Range Community College, Denver, Colorado in 1998. Previous to her metals classes, she made and sold wide variety of beadwork for 7 years.She worked as a production jeweler for Madison Designs in Lafayette, Colorado from 1998 to 1999, where she created prototypes, samples and orders for The Sundance Catalog and Peruvian Imports catalog. During this time she also worked in her own shop 30-40 hours a week creating jewelry to sell to galleries. She has shown in Galleries in New Mexico, Oregon, 12 places in Colorado, North Carolina and Arkansas.
In 1999, she completed a Metal Weaving workshop at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, St. Louis, Mo.
In 2000, she earned her Senior Level Precious Metal Clay certification in Ft. Myers, Florida from Mary Ann Devos. She began teaching PMC the next year, after spending months experimenting with the product.  Darlene uses PMC in her metal smithing pieces, usually as a focal point and now (2013) teaches 6 different PMC classes: PMC Beginning, PMC Advanced, PMC Rings, PMC Beads I & II, PMC Stone setting, PMC Overlay Ring and Copper Clay.  During the time spent in Ft. Myers, Darlene took Dichroic Glass training and has been actively experimenting and teaching glass slumping for 13 years. She has had personal instruction in gold smithing, lapidary, etching glass and metal, enameling and keum boo.Darlene teaches 37 different workshops as well as Metal smithing I, II, III & IV at The Denver School of Metal Arts in Denver Colorado. Darlene has conservatively, 38,000 hours of metal smithing and 1500 hours of teaching both privately and in a school setting.  She has been featured multiple times in Art Jewelry & Jewelry Artist magazine's as well as Glass Artist magazine.

Class Size: 8
Prerequiste:  None -  This class is the building block for student advancement into PMC Rings, PMC Beads and PMC Advanced workshops.
Class Cost:  $125.00  - Tool cost  included in the class price. (Expendable materials will be purchased by the student)
Classes follow scheduled times, please give yourself plenty of time to select your supplies.  (Non refundable charge for classes/workshops - charges will be applied to another class of your choice)

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