Continuing Education

Jewelry silversmithing and design

Jewelry Bootcamp 2

Cost: $695
Prerequisite: Jewelry-making and basic soldering experience

Build on what you have learned in Bootcamp 1 or other classes and master more complicated and varied techniques such as reticulation, a variety of settings, hinges, filigree, hollow-forms, and more, based on requests from class members. Work at your own pace on multiple projects to maximize class time. Supply fees will vary depending on projects, but budget for a minimum cost of $150. You may choose to replace silver with copper on some projects to cut costs down. Bring your own basic tools. Some tools will be available to share during class time.

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Jul 24-28 | 40101, 5 sessions, Mon-Fri, 10 am-5 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Jewelry Silversmithing Beginner

Cost: $395

This class is for beginners who wish to make jewelry for themselves or as gifts. Create two or three pieces of sterling silver jewelry using the basic techniques of sawing, filing, soldering, and stone setting. A basic tool kit is required, available at first class for approximately $100 (cash only). Sterling silver and gemstones are also available for purchase. Estimated cost of the first project is $25. If you already have a gemstone, bring it to class to have its suitability assessed. No previous experience is necessary.

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Oct 10-Nov 28 | 80080, 8 sessions, Tue, 5:30-8:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Soldering - Spinning Rings

Cost: $79

Learn to texture sterling silver, and cut and solder to size. Then create spinners and assemble your rings. No experience is needed for this class.

Materials Fee: $50 (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Sep 16 | 80191, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Silhouette Cuff Bracelet

Cost: $79

Students will learn to perfect their sawing skills following a simple pattern, (don't worry, it's much easier than it sounds!) to create a beautiful silhouette top piece that will be securely riveted to the main copper cuff. Using a torch, students will also learn to flame patina their creations, turning them into colorful masterpieces for their wrists. This class is suitable for all levels. Instructor will have tools to share however those that wish to purchase their own can request a tool list before class.

Materials Fee: $35 (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Sep 23 | 80192, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Puzzle Rings

Cost: $79

Also known as Trinity rings or Russian wedding bands, these seemingly complex rings will amaze you with their simplicity. Students will create 2 rings in class using silver, copper and brass and lots of texture options. Or keep it really simple and stick to smooth and shiny. These rings are an ideal introduction to using a torch to create metal jewelry and perfect for the beginner! Instructor will have tools to share however those that wish to purchase their own can request a tool list before class.

Materials Fee: $30 (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Oct 7 | 80193, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Key to my Heart Pendant

Cost: $79

Antique skeleton keys are beautiful and classic in their design but it's not easy to find one that unlocks your creativity! Students will create a beautiful sterling silver key with several design options suitable for all levels of experience. Instructor will have tools to share however those that wish to purchase their own can request a tool list before class.

Materials Fee: $50 (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Oct 14 | 80194, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Etched Boho Earrings

Cost: $79

Learn to electro-etch sterling silver with wild mandala designs, then turn your textured metal into funky Boho-inspired earrings. Rivet several layers of metal together to get that rustic Boho look, add a little patina and you're all set to impress your friends! This class is suitable for all levels of experience. Instructor will have tools to share however those that wish to purchase their own can request a tool list before class. Electro-Etching kits also available upon request.

Materials Fee: $45 (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Oct 21 | 80195, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Treasure Box Pendant

Cost: $89

This multi-layer pendant holds more than you think! Start by creating the frame, then create the layers that will sit inside the frame, add a gemstone or some silver balls, or both! Then secure the whole thing together – from the back! While it looks really intricate, it's fairly simple, just a couple of layers strategically placed to fool the eye! This class requires some soldering experience, not suitable for the beginner. Start by creating the frame, then create the layers that will sit inside the frame, add a gemstone or some balls, or both! Then set the whole thing together – from the back! While it looks really intricate, it's fairly simple, just a couple layers!

Materials Fee: $60 (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Oct 28 | 80196, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-3 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Prong Set Pendant

Cost: $79

Learn this modern take on a classic method to set a large gemstone on a beautifully textured pendant. This class is best suited to students with some soldering experience. Instructor will have tools to share however those that wish to purchase their own can request a tool list before class.

Materials Fee: $45 (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Nov 4 | 80197, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Bird's Nest Bracelet

Cost: $79

This wild and crazy bracelet will happily nest on your wrist and grab everyone's attention. Learn to stack multiple layers of textured wire, bind them together, then solder them securely so they always sit just so. This is a fun project, ideal for all levels of experience. Tools are available to share. However those who wish to purchase their own can request a tool list before class.

Materials Fee: $45 (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Nov 18 | 80198, 1 session, Sat, 10 am–2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Canyon Rings

Cost: $79

These little gems are quite the conversation pieces and easy to create. Students will learn to modify a simple hammer to forge and shape their metal rings. You'll get to keep the hammer you create, so you can make more rings! When you find out how much fun they are to make, you're going to want a stack of them for each finger! This class is suitable for all levels of experience. Instructor will have tools to share however those that wish to purchase their own can request a tool list before class.

Materials Fee: $60 (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Nov 25 | 80199, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Stacking Rings

Cost: $79

Learn to create simple wire rings that stack to create a stunning effect. One of the rings holds a beautiful bezel-set gemstone. No experience is necessary, but the class is also suitable for students with jewelry making experience.

Materials Fee: $70 (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Dec 2 | 80200, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Jewelry - Do It All

Cost: $229

Learn the fundamentals of jewelry design in this fun and interactive course. Find out how to create solid, long lasting, timeless jewelry. Play with ways to open up creativity, discuss the aspects of jewelry as a business, and discover how to create jewelry that is meaningful to yourself and others. Make two styles of earrings, a bracelet, a necklace, and a pendant. Try your hand at chain maille, wirewrapping, knotting techniques, crimping and more. Whether you are a beginner, a jewelry designer running a small business, or a seasoned hobbyist, this course has plenty to offer.

Materials Fee: $75 (cash only).

Instructor: Carla Swope

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Oct 18-Nov 15 | 80081, 5 sessions, Wed, 5:30-8:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Beaded Chain Necklace

Cost: $59

This class is perfect for beginners who wish to master the skill of wire linking and wrapping, which is a fundamental technique for a variety of wire work designs. Create a gorgeous beaded chain necklace with a stone and wire pendant. The necklace may also be wrapped around the wrist and worn as a multi-strand bracelet. All materials and tools are supplied. Bring extra lighting and eyeglasses, if required.

Materials Fee: $20 (cash only). Includes private YouTube tutorial link.

Instructor: Carla Swope

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Nov 4 | 80112, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Wire Wrapped Pendant

Cost: $59

This course is an introduction to professional solderless wirework and open to all skill levels. Learn how to bend and manipulate square and ½ round copper wire to secure any shaped stones without glue or soldering. Choose from a variety of unique stones for your project. Tools are available to share, however bring your own chain nose pliers, wire cutters, and optional nylon jaw pliers if available. Bring extra lighting and eyeglasses, if required.

Materials Fee: $20 (cash only). Includes private YouTube tutorial link.

Instructor: Carla Swope

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Oct 14 | 80189, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Ring and Earring Techniques

Cost: $59

Learn about tools, color-shape combinations, securing stones without glue or soldering along with other techniques for excellent quality designs. Master the art of proper wire bending and professional solderless wire work. This course is suitable for beginners, but also provides great tips for experienced jewelry designers as well. Tools are available to share, however bring your own chain nose pliers, wire cutters, and optional nylon jaw pliers if available. Bring extra lighting and eyeglasses, if required.

Materials Fee: $20 (cash only).

Instructor: Carla Swope

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Oct 21 | 80190, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
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