This Month our Monthly Featured Artist is Dale “Cougar” Armstrong. She is a die-hard rockhound, lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author; with a background in the fine arts, cloisonné and repoussé prior to making jewelry. With more than 40 years of combined experience, Dale uses absolutely no solder or glue in her traditional wire jewelry designs, and teaches how at jewelry making events around North America, Russia, Ukraine, Switzerland, and Germany. Her award winning work is sold in galleries and gift shops and has appeared in many printed publications. 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 76 instructional DVDs; has appeared on the PBS broadcast show ‘Beads, Baubles & Jewels’; is a member of the Beadalon Design Team and a representative for Euro Tool. Dale also works as an instructor and live presenter for Jewelry Television’s Jewel School, and is the Education Coordinator for JTV’s Jewel School Institute. Her working lapidary studio ‘Cougar’s Creations’ is located in southeast Tennessee.