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NMSU Metals and Jewelry Program hosts 29th annual sale

From silver rings and shiny things to plexiglass pieces and woven chains, New Mexico State University's Metals and Jewelry Program will have its 29th annual sale from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the lobby of D.H. Williams Hall at the corner of Solano Drive and University Avenue.

An NMSU student assembles earrings for the Metals and Jewelry Department's annual sale.
Jewelry and Metals major Jolene Castaņon assembles earrings for the NMSU Metals and Jewelry Department's annual sale. (photo by Harrison Brooks)

All of the jewelry was hand-fabricated by the students and alumni of the university jewelry program using various materials including sterling silver, copper, recycled tin and felt, to make unique artistic creations. This year's sale will also feature silver leaf shaped earrings and colorful enameled jewelry.

"This is a great project that gives students an opportunity to tackle the difficult task of designing for the public while using their technical skills to create innovative and original pieces of body adornment," said Julia Barello, professor of metalsmithing and jewelry at NMSU. "This year the students got an early start and have put a lot of work into coming up with some great designs."

Prices generally range from $15 to $30 and the group can accept cash or checks, but not credit cards. Profits from the sale benefit the jewelry students and support the metals studio through tool purchases, field trips and the visiting artist program.

For more information contact Barello at 575-646-5329 or jbarello@nmsu.edu.