" Enameling Easy Copper Earrings" Darlene Armstrong November 5 & 6, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

" Enameling Easy Copper Earrings"    Darlene Armstrong       November 5 & 6,  2017      (9:30am - 5:30pm)
" Enameling Easy Copper Earrings"    Darlene Armstrong       November 5 & 6,  2017      (9:30am - 5:30pm)  " Enameling Easy Copper Earrings"    Darlene Armstrong       November 5 & 6,  2017      (9:30am - 5:30pm)  " Enameling Easy Copper Earrings"    Darlene Armstrong       November 5 & 6,  2017      (9:30am - 5:30pm)
Product Code: NOVCL - ENAMEL
Availability: 8
Price: $250.00

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Class Description:   (2 day workshhop)  Master Tteacher Darlene Armstrong, will show students the exciting, creative and inexpensive way to create colorful jewelry components without the need for an expensive kiln or the use of expensive metals. Samples of jewelry projects that either incorporate or are entirely based upon the use of torch fired enamel components will be on display during class and will be briefly explained in order to wet the students’ appetite! Students will be encouraged to share ideas for original creations during class. 

Students will learn and practice preparing materials and observing safety measures, how to properly clean metal for successfully getting enamels to stick, enamel sifting, lighting and adjusting Mapp gas for appropriate flame, heating the metal properly to get enamel fused on, proper cooling methods to prevent chipping or cracking enamel, and heat riveting.   

Date:  November  5 & 6,  2017 (2 day workshop)

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:  There are no formal prerequisites for this workshop, you MUST BE PROFICIENT WITH A JEWELER’S SAW FRAME if you will be cutting your own shapes. You may also purchase pre-cut shapes, if you would like.

Class Cost:  $250.00  - Tools and enameling paint is provided in the class price.  (Expendable (copper pieces) 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)

Space is limited:  Register today!




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