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Karen Christians, jeweler, sits on staircase at studio building

Karen Christians is a jewelry educator, maker, and writer in the metal arts,  teaching and lecturing nationally. She is the author of two books: Making the Most of Your Flex-Shaft, and The Jewelry of Burning Man.

Lessons Available

for all skill levels- In my Lowell studio, or I am available to teach group workshops at other locations.

Pre-register for spring sessions here, or contact me to book a workshop event for your site.

smiling student in jewelry studio holds a ring
Hardcover coffee table book with circular metal art piece on the cover

The Jewelry


From the community that gathers in the desert every year to make, burn and share art, this is a celebration of the stunning jewelry of Burning Man.

Hardcover coffee table book with Vulcan necklace on black space background

The Jewelry of Star Trek

Some articles from my time on the road researching this upcoming book!

Gold ring with rectangular red diamond and black enamel outline of hills
From Dust to Diamonds

Karen's Burning Man Ring Story


A life change, a unique community full of makers, the unexpected, and inspiration...

Your Soldering Sanctuary

Free Digital Book Download


Fully-illustrated guide to setting up a safe and sustaining jewelry working space: Pro tips for choosing the right tools, equipment choice and operation, and space setup. Could save you thousands while kickstarting your own jewelry making space.

hand holding a titanium soldering pick



ErgoLast Titanium Solder Pik


Lightweight, sturdy, solder will not stick!

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