Classes Offered

Silver Class by Don Norris Aug 19 & 20

  Beginning Silversmithing Class All stones, silver, supplies and tools furnished. You do not need to bring anything to the class.   You will learn all the basics of Silversmithing and jewelry making. You will learn how to solder Sterling Silver with all hard solder, for quicker, easier, and more finished looking jewelry. 

You will design a three band ring, or pendant, make a bezel, and solder everything together. You may choose to design a pendant if you wish.   Saturday and Sunday Class, Aug 18 & 20, 2017 and March 18 and 19, 2018.   Organized With the Cactus Wren Artisans Cat Mountain Station   

 

 Times:  9:00 AM to 6:00 PM each day.   Cost: $330.00 Class is limited to 5 students.   Taught by Don Norris, Professional silversmith and teacher for over 45 years.   Register now:  1-303-517-1068 to talk to Don Norris E-Mail dnorris@frii.com Visit: LearnSilver.com   Samples of rings made by students during a weekend Beginning Silversmithing Class.

 If you cannot view the photos on this email please visit my web site, learnsilver.com, to see many examples of students work.  


  Each student will receive a FREE copy of the Beginning Silversmithing Book as a PDF! Over 1,000 of these have been sold over the internet and it has been compared to 4 years of jewelry making school!  

Some good news. Don Norris will teach class at the Brats Bar and Grill down the street, large dinning area, food OK and air conditioned.
He is doing the Beginning Silversmithing Class there this coming weekend, the August 19th and 20th from 9 am to 6 pm each day. Cost $330 Beginning Silversmithing Class All stones, silver, supplies and tools furnished. You do not need to bring anything to the class.   You will learn all the basics of Silversmithing and jewelry making. You will learn how to solder Sterling Silver with all hard solder, for quicker, easier, and more finished looking jewelry. You will design a three band ring, or pendant, make a bezel, and solder everything together. You may choose to design a pendant if you wish.   Cost: $330.00 Class is limited to 5 students. Don has been teaching for over 45 years. Pine Needle Casting
Don is also going to do pine needle casting in front of the Brats Bar and Grill Friday night from 8 pm to 10 pm. It is cool after dark for both meanings of the word, like cooler, less heat and cool man, cool. Anyway, Don would like to see if you  to see if they would like to come by and cast some silver. Don is charging $40.00 for pendants and $15.00 for earrings. He will give 10% off to Gallery Members and customers. You would have to tell him if you are to receive the discount.  Contact Don at 303 517-1068 0r        dnorris@frii.com         

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Copper Classes by Gale

Fantasy Copper Cuff

  Fantasy Cuff Workshop Instructor: Gale Thomssen

 Tucson based jewelry artist works and creates in her Cactus Wren Artisan studio. She combines her 34 year love of creating jewelry and teaching. She enjoys working with copper and combining ingredients.

 Gale has taught classes in Tucson for 5 years. She displays her work in two galleries in Arizona. She has also exhibited in shows throughout Arizona, Maine and Nevada. Gale was honored by receiving the Worldwide Who’s Who, 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year representing the Jewelry Design industry. 

Gale retired from the Health field in 2012 and is now able to pursue her full time love of creating and sharing her inspirations. She is the owner of Cactus Wren Artisans. Skill Level: All
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Fees: $45 » kit included (handout, all materials, supplies and use of tools).
No experience necessary.  This class will combine two layers of copper with various beads and findings. Then students will use paste patinas to enhance the colors of the chosen beads creating a unique fantasy cuff. Each student will learn 2 cold connections methods, use of paste patinas, as well as folding of copper. Students will learn about annealing and use of the tools and equipment needed to create their cuff. 

Contact: Gale at Cactus Wren Arrtisan Gallery or gale3thomssen@gmail.com to register.    

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