From: $290.00

PREREQUISITE, SKILL LEVEL: Beginner to Intermediate – Students should be skilled in using a Jewelers saw and have soldering experience. Please contact Diane if you have the desire, but not quite the required experience.

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Diane designed her first freeform prong setting after purchasing a group of Native American Indian game pieces at the Tucson Gem Show. A freeform prong setting is an excellent way to showcase a focal, with a minimal amount of revealed setting. The simplicity of this technique makes it an easy choice for both seasoned and relatively new students moving forward on their metalsmithing journey.
Just like Diane chosen to do so on her very first necklace, in this class she has kicked it up a notch, by adding an additional bezel setting dangle for you to design in this class. You have the option to choose a complimentary cab to bezel set, or perhaps you have a totally unexpected dangle in mind. It will be your choice, completely.
Lastly, Diane will show you how to construct one of my favorite chains, to add to your creation. Or if you choose to do so, you can add a gorgeous string of gemstones and/or Navajo pearls, to add to your necklace.
Then, you will finish it off with a simple and sleek hook and soldered eye closure.

Find out more about Diane Cook here.


New Dates: April 4 & 5, 2020. 9:30AM to 4:30PM
*IMPORTANT: Please scroll to April then select the 1st class date to book*


LOCATION: Multiplicity Studio (please see below for address and contact info)


KIT INCLUDES (Included in Class Price):

  • Class Handout


Also available for purchase::

  • Navajo Pearls (Prices will vary depending on size & shape)


Shared use tools/materials provided by Instructor:

  • Silver Solder & Flux
  • Soldering Stations and set-up
  • Metal Design Stamps


Students must provide the following supplies:


Additional information:

  • Bring a sack lunch or be prepared to make an order for delivery. A refrigerator is available for student use. Bottled water is provided.
  • Studio Rules: Closed-toe shoes are required. Do not wear loose clothing that could get caught in rotary tools. Wear long hair tied back.
  • Lodging information: KATY AREA HOTELS



If minimum enrollment is not met at least 30 days prior to the start date, the Visiting Artist may cancel the workshop. In this instance, all paid students will be fully refunded.
If students cancel their enrollment 60 or more days from the start date of a paid Visiting Artist workshop, they will receive a full refund minus $75 cancellation fees. Cancellations within 59 or fewer days from the start date of a paid Visiting Artist workshop will not be refunded.