Course Overview

Please note this is not a Beginner's class. You must have successfully completed Beginning Jewelry-making/Silversmithing (2205) to registered for this class.

Expand your jewelry making skills in this course for students who have completed the Jewelry/Small Metals/ Silversmithing/Bench Skills Beginning class.

Develop your own projects and watch demonstrations as you explore advanced techniques in silver soldering, fabrication and stone-setting including: unusually-shaped bezels, incorporating found objects, cage/step/tube and traditional prong settings, chain-making, findings, marriage of metals, shot, hollow forms, making head and eye pins, flex shaft use, and safe studio practices. 

Note: A materials fee of $80 payable to Kristin Diener (check), Venmo (@kristin-diener) or cash will be collected at the first class meeting.
Kristin Diener MFA

What You'll Learn

  • Expand your jewelry making skills
  • Develop your own projects as you explore advanced techniques in silver soldering, fabrication and stone-setting

Who Should Attend

This class is appropriate for individuals who have successfully completed Beginning Jewelry-making/Silversmithing (2205)

Additional Information

Please note the following:

1.  Masks Are Currently Not Required. 
2.  Do Not Attend Class If You Do Not Feel Well, Or If You Have Tested Positive For COVID-19, Or If You Have Been Exposed to a Person/Persons Who Have Tested Positive.
3.  If You Have Tested Positive for COVID, use this calculation to know whether to attend class or not:
    Count the day you test positive as Day 0 and go 10 days from that.  Test Negative on the day you return.
I will continue the emphasis on socially distanced workstations, individual tool kits, extensive cleaning, and smaller class size. ALL students will continue to practice excellent studio sanitation protocol such as frequent hand washing, use of disinfecting hand gel and wipes, cleaning tools you use as you go that are not in your individual tool kit, staying home if you do not feel well, excellent coughing/sneezing/hygiene protocol, and following all Diener Studio requirements.

The always-in-place studio safety protocols of shop apron, wrap around safety glasses, closed toe shoes, non-drapey non-flammable clothing, hair/bangs pulled back, no food eaten in the studio, ventilation, and wearing a particulate respirator when Enameling remain ongoing.

If you have your own safety glasses bring them with you. Bring water to drink as there is no vending machine.


Completion of 2205 Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals/Silversmithing & Bench Skills is required prior to participation.
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In-Person Class
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Sep 09, 2024 to Sep 30, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $295.00
Drop Request Deadline
Sep 02, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Sep 02, 2024

UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty, and Retirees: This class is eligible for UNM Tuition Remission under Personal Enrichment.

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