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Mr. Norris is an internationally known silversmith, silversmithing teacher, author and artist. He has sold many silversmithing videos and books all over the world!
His website is learn silver.com 

    
Silver Rock Wrapping Class taught by Don Norris
Saturday, June 3rd @ 9am-12pm
Cost:$50 (supplies included)

This class will teach students how to make simple pendants and necklaces using wire, stones, and my copyrighted Rock Wraps. Each student will make two Sterling Silver wrapped pendants and some copper pieces of their choice. You will be taught about Sterling Silver and Copper, the metals and properties. Some information will be given about stones.

You will begin making several pendants using copper wire. The "hippy dippy" knot will be taught using copper wire. This form of wrapping stones was used a lot during the 1960's by craftspeople at almost every craft show or fair at the time. After practicing with copper wire by making these projects we will make one simple sterling silver wire wrapped pendant and one pendant using a sterling silver rock wrap.

You will choose from several large stones for this sterling silver rock wrapped project. You will be given a 20" sterling silver chain so that you can proudly wear your pendant home.

This class will teach you the following skills.
-how to use a wire cutter
-how to use round nose pliers
-how to use a battery powered drill to twist wire
-how to use simple wire bending techniques to make unique and beautiful jewelry

Classes require a 50% deposit payed to Don Norris or you can call him with your credit card information at 303-517-1068 You can also pay by Paypal by using the email address dnorris@frii.com



 
Simple Silversmithing Class taught by Don Norris
Saturday, June 3rd @ 1pm-4pm
Cost:$50 (supplies included)

Truly a unique experience. You will learn about metals, how they are mined, what alloys are, and what is pewter, sterling silver and gold. Although this is just an introductory class, we will discuss the tools, supplies and soldering techniques necessary to begin silver smithing. You will design your own sterling silver pendant and choose a stone of many different colors or your birthstone. You may choose to use the new cobalt blue ice stone that Mr. Norris formulated and copyrighted. Each is faceted, not molded as with some crystal stones. Mr. Norris will help you design your pendant, then solder it together for you. You will set the stone and after polishing your pendant, you will be able to wear it on you 20" sterling silver chain!

Classes require a 50% deposit payed to Don Norris or you can call him with your credit card information at 303-517-1068 You can also pay by Paypal by using the email address dnorris@frii.com



  
Pine Needle Casting taught by Don Norris
Saturday, June 3rd @ 6pm-9pm
Cost:$50 (supplies included)

Come and cast your own sterling silver pendant! We will melt sterling silver (almost a full 1/2 oz.) and you will pour it into a bundle of pine needles. Then you look through the needles and find your pendant!! Don Norris invented this method about thirteen years ago. You will be taught about sterling silver, gold, and copper, the metals and properties, melting temperatures and uses. You will not be able to see this, or do this, anywhere else in the world. No two are ever alike, and we never know what you will get, but we will make sure you have a good one! Mr. Norris will then solder rings (bails) onto your pine needle castings so it can be worn on a chain. After polishing to a bright sheen, each one is placed on a 20" sterling silver chain for you to wear home.


Classes require a 50% deposit payed to Don Norris or you can call him with your credit card information at 303-517-1068 You can also pay by Paypal by using the email address dnorris@frii.com