Dale "Cougar" Armstrong is a diehard rockhound, lapidary, and a full-time wire jewelry artist, instructor and author, with a background in cloisonné and repoussé prior to making wire jewelry. With more than 35 years of combined experience, Dale uses absolutely no solder or glue in her classic wire jewelry designs, and teaches how at national jewelry making events across the country. Author of the bestselling book, "Wirework: An Illustrated Guide to the Art of Wire Wrapping", she has also made several different series of instructional DVDs and has taught on national television. Dale works with nationally known jewelry supply companies and she is a member of the Beadalon Design Team. Her award winning work has appeared in many printed publications and is sold in galleries and gift shops. Dale's working studio 'Cougars Creations' is located in southeast Tennessee.