Dale Cougar Armstrong
Dale “Cougar” Armstrong a diehard rockhound and lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author. Combined with her background in sales and display, public speaking, the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé, Dale utilizes more than 45 years of experience in her field of ‘Traditional Wire Jewelry Design’. As a purist of this media form, she uses absolutely no solder or glue in her jewelry designs, and teaches how at jewelry making events in North America, Russia, Ukraine, Switzerland, and Germany. Author of numerous magazine and Internet articles, and the bestselling book, “Wirework: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Wire Wrapping”, Dale has authored and filmed more than 50 instructional DVDs; appeared on the PBS broadcast show ‘Beads, Baubles & Jewels’, and is a member of the Beadalon Design Team. She has worked as an expert instructor and live presenter for Jewelry Television’s Jewel School, and has been a Eurotool representative. Dale is proud to have her own line of “Cougar’s Choice” hand tools and conducts workshops year ‘round in her personal studio, ‘Cougar’s Creations’, located in southeast Tennessee.