Continuing Education

Jewelry silversmithing and design

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

Feb 3 | 20221, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm
Registration for this course starts Dec 1

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

Feb 6-Mar 27 | 20042, 8 sessions, Tue, 5:30-8:30 pm
Registration for this course starts Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Rip, Tear, Rivet, Stitch

Cost: $79

Students are going to cut, chop, smash and twist flat sheets of metal into rustic leaves or hearts. Using cold connection techniques, we'll put these distressed pieces back together and turn them into beautiful pendants. This is a great class for both beginner's and students with some jewelry-making skills. Students are encouraged to bring their own metal working tools if they have them, however the instructor will have tools for sharing available during class.

Materials Fee: $35 (copper) or $50 (sterling silver) payable in class. Cash only please.

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Mar 3 | 20222, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm
Registration for this class starts Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Advanced Silversmithing

Cost: $395
Prerequisite: Silversmithing Beginner, or an understanding of basic fabrication techniques

Build on what you learned in the beginner’s jewelry silversmithing class and move on to advanced techniques, such as hinges, clasps, simple claw settings, surface treatments, advanced chain making, and more. An understanding of basic fabrication techniques is required.

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Apr 10-May 29 | 20218, 8 sessions, Tue, 5:30-8:30 pm
Registration for this course starts Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Big, Bold, Beautiful Pendant

Cost: $124

Students learn to mix a partial bezel with organic prongs, and create a stunning statement pendant. Do you have that one big cabochon sitting on your bench, waiting for inspiration so you can create something different, unusual and unique? Don't worry if you don't have your own stone, the instructor will have lots for purchase available during class! Some metal working/soldering experience is required for this class. If you are unsure if you qualify, please contact the instructor for clarification. Students are encouraged to bring their own metal working tools if they have them, however the instructor will have tools for sharing available during class.

Materials Fee: $50 payable in class (does not include gemstone/cabochon). Stones available for purchase will vary in price. Cash only please.

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Apr 28 | 20224, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-4 pm
Registration for this class starts Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Sand Cast Ring

Cost: $124

Learn to carve a basic wax ring model, then turn that little creation into a finished ring by casting molten silver into sand. Once cast, we will file, sand and polish our rings to perfection. Fast, simple and perfect for beginners and those with experience too. Students are encouraged to bring their own metal working tools if they have them, however the instructor will have tools for sharing available during class.

Materials Fee: $50 payable in class. Cash only please.

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

May 12 | 40158, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-4 pm
Registration for this class starts Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Bangle Bonanza

Cost: $79

In this class, students will learn to create a stack of bangle bracelets from several different metals including brass, copper and sterling silver. Hammer, twist, file and solder – you'll want an armful of these simple beauties! This class is ideal for beginners with little to no experience. Those with some jewelry-making skills will find it informational as well.

Materials Fee: $50 payable in class. Cash only please.

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Jun 9 | 40159, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm
Registration for this class starts Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Jewelry Bootcamp 1

Cost: $695

Spend a full five days learning to make jewelry with renowned instructor Barrie Edwards. Start by making a basic ring and progress through different projects, expanding and perfecting your skills as you go. Choose projects that interest you and work at your own pace to complete at least three or four pieces in silver and copper. Supply fees will vary depending on projects. Budget for a minimum cost of $150. Tools are supplied with option to purchase discounted basic kit at week's end.

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Jul 16-20| 40028, 5 sessions, Mon-Fri, 10 am-5 pm
Registration for this course starts Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
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 23-27 | 40053, 5 sessions, Mon-Fri, 10 am-5 pm
Registration for this course starts Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Wire Jewelry Techniques & Principles

Cost: $275

The absolute essential guide for the jewelry lover. We will cover everything from building wire pendants in a variety of styles to hammer out your own hooks and clasps. The techniques and projects in this course build a lifelong passion for beginners and up. There will also be some focus on creating your own designs on paper and some business guidance to selling your own product. Whether you are a beginner, a jewelry designer running a small business, or a seasoned hobbyist, this course has plenty to offer. We will be making 1 bracelet, 1 pendant and 3 styles of earrings with a variety of other finished findings. Tools are available to share. However, bring your own needle nose pliers, chain nose pliers, wire cutters, jewelers saw, hammer and anvil if available. Bring extra lighting and eye glasses if required. Homework will be required.

Materials Fee: $85 payable in class. Includes several private YouTube tutorials links.

Instructor: Carla Swope

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Jan 24-Feb 28 | 20214, 6 sessions, Wed, 6-9 pm
Registration for this course starts Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Wire Wrapped Stone Bracelet

Cost: $59

This course is open to all skill levels and is an introduction to professional solderless wire work. Learn how to bend and manipulate square and 1/2 round copper wire to secure any shaped stones without glue or soldering. Choose from a variety of semi-precious stones for your project. Tools are available to share. However, bring your own chain nose pliers, wire cutters, and optional nylon jaw pliers, bail making pliers, watch tools, and tape measure, if available. Bring extra lighting and eyeglasses, if required.

Materials Fee: $35 payable in class (cash only). Includes private YouTube tutorial link.

Instructor: Carla Swope

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Feb 17 | 20208, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm
Registration for this class starts Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Stringing & Blending

Cost: $59

Learn about knotting techniques, and blending colours and shapes for a natural look. We will also practice all the little details to achieve a professional quality piece.

$20-35 kit fee depending on supplies picked (cash only please).

Instructor: Carla Swope

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Feb 24 | 20216, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm
Apr 21 | 20217, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm
Registration for these classes start Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Wire Wrapping

Cost: $59

Set a stone, add some dangles, put it on a chain and discover many techniques to create something unique and totally solder-free!

$20-35 kit fee depending on supplies picked (cash only please).

Instructor: Carla Swope

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Mar 3 | 20215, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm
May 5 | 40157, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm
Registration for these classes start Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Wire Pendant on Beaded Chain

Cost: $74

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 wire wrapped stone pendant. The necklace may also be wrapped around the wrist and worn as a multi-strand bracelet. Tools are available to share. However, bring your own needle nose pliers, chain nose pliers, and wire cutters if available. Bring extra lighting and eye glasses if required.

Materials Fee: $35 payable in class. Includes several private YouTube tutorials.

Instructor: Carla Swope

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Mar 5-12 | 20134, 2 sessions, Mon, 6-8:30 pm
Registration for this class starts Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Earring Fundamentals

Cost: $46

Learn about beading tools, color-shape combinations, and techniques for excellent quality earring design. Master the art of proper head pin bending and using jump rings. The course is suitable for beginners, but provides great tips   for experienced jewelry designers as well. Bring needle nose pliers, chain nose pliers, and wire cutters. Tools are available to share. However, bring your own if available, as well as extra lighting and eye glasses, if required.

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

Instructor: Carla Swope

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Mar 8 | 20050, 1 session, Thu, 6-9 pm
May 28 | 40153, 1 session, Mon, 6-9 pm
Registration for these classes start Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
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