Continuing Education

Jewelry Silversmithing And Design

Wire Flower Pendant

Cost: $89

Flowers are always a favorite and this wire beauty is no exception. Learn to create open petals and shape them to give your flower some dimension. Add a little gemstone and its spring time for your neck. Suitable for beginners or students of all levels! Instructor supplies plenty of hand tools for sharing, however feel free to bring your own if you prefer.

Saturday Jewelry Making Class

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Nov 30 | 80262, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm Material fee: $30

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 4–Mar 10 | 20019, 6 sessions, Tue, 5:308:30 pm

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

Cost: $89

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

A $20 – $35 kit fee (depending on the supplies you choose) is payable in class (cash only please).

Instructor: Carla Swope

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Feb 29 | 20112, 1 session, Sat, 10 am–2 pm

Mar 4 | 20258, 1 session, Sat, 10 am–2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register for courses
Wire and Beaded Earrings

Cost: $89

Learn about beading tools, color-shape combinations, and techniques for excellent quality earring design. Master the art of proper head pin bending. Learn to use 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.

A $20 supply fee is payable in class (cash only). Includes private YouTube tutorial link.

Instructor: Carla Swope

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Mar 14 | 20259, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register for courses
Jewelry Silversmithing Advanced

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 7-May 12 | 20059, 6 sessions, Tue, 5:30–8:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register for courses
Jewelry Bootcamp I

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

July 20-24| 40089, 5 sessions, Mon-Fri, 10 am-5 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register for courses
Jewelry Bootcamp II

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.

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Jul 27-31 | 40224, 5 sessions, Mon-Fri, 10 am–5 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register for courses
Saturday Jewellery Making Classes

Cost: $89

Instructor will have tools for sharing available during class. 

Classes run on the specified Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm.

Those who wish to purchase tools, for any of these classes, can request a tool list prior to class.

Materials fee is payable in class (cash only) and does not include gemstone/cabochon, unless otherwise noted. Stones available for purchase will vary in price. 

Registration fee for each class is $89 with additional cash materials fee noted below.

 

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Winter

Feb 8 | 20233, All in the Details Pendant, Material Fee: $50

Feb 22 | 20251, Mixed Metal Bracelet, Material Fee: $50

Mar 7 | 20060, Stacking Rings, Material Fee: $60

Mar 21| 20252, Chandelier Earrings, Material Fee: $40

Apr 4 | 20234, Double Wire Ring, Material Fee: $50 

Apr 25 | 20253,  Hollow Bead Pendant, Material Fee: $50 

May 9 | 40212, Chainmaille Bracelet, Material Fee: $30

May 30 | 40213, Sand Casting,  Material Fee: $50

Jun 13 | 40205, Puzzle Rings,  Material Fee: $40

Jun 27| 40206, Landscape Pendant, Material Fee: $40

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register for courses
All In The Detail Pendant

Cost: $89

Create a beautiful pendant by learning to solder wires and balls securely to a simple silver shape. Turn your masterpiece into a pendant by adding a bail and jump ring – it's all about the details! This class is suitable for all levels of experience. Instructor supplies plenty of hand tools for sharing, however feel free to bring your own if you prefer.

Materials Fee: $50

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register for courses
Mixed Metal Bracelet

Cost: $89

Combining copper, silver and brass, learn to shape, texture, rivet and join all the pieces together creating a unique one-of-akind bracelet. This class is suitable for all levels of experience. Instructor supplies plenty of hand tools for sharing, however feel free to bring your own if you prefer.

Materials Fee: $50

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

Cost: $89

Learn to create simple wire rings that stack together to create a great statement. One of the rings will hold the crowning glory, a beautiful bezel-set gemstone (provided). Sparkle and shine! This class is suitable for all levels of experience. Instructor supplies plenty of hand tools for sharing, however feel free to bring your own if you prefer.

Materials Fee: $60

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register for courses
Chandelier Earrings

Cost: $89

Working with sterling silver wire, we'll lay out repeating shapes and solder them together to create dramatic earrings that will make a statement wherever you go. This class is suitable for all levels of experience. Instructor supplies plenty of hand tools for sharing, however feel free to bring your own if you prefer.


Materials Fee: $40

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register for courses
Double Wire Ring

Cost: $89

Change up your ring style by learning how easy it is to create a double-wire ring shank. This style is perfect to accentuate those large bezel set stones! This class is suitable for all levels of experience. Instructor supplies plenty of hand tools for sharing, however feel free to bring your own if you prefer. A gemstone is provided for this class, however feel free to bring your own if you prefer (instructor will determine suitability).

Materials Fee: $50

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register for courses
Hollow Bead Pendant

Cost: $89

Create unique, one-of-a-kind focal beads with textured metal and a bit of practice. Lightweight and 3 dimensional, these beautiful beads will inspire all kinds of future jewelry projects! This class is suitable for all levels of experience. Instructor supplies plenty of hand tools for sharing, however feel free to bring your own if you prefer.

Materials Fee: $50

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register for courses
Chainmaille Bracelet

Cost: $89

We'll explore the Helm's weave to create a stunning bracelet with simple tools. No soldering involved, just a little patience and practice! The only tools needed are two pairs of flat pliers! This class is suitable for all levels of experience. Instructor supplies plenty of hand tools for sharing, however feel free to bring your own if you prefer.

Materials Fee: $30

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register for courses
Sandcasting

Cost: $89

Sand casting is a really fun, easy, and affordable way to step into jewelry making! Using found objects (like seashells, toys, buttons or whatever) students will learn a simple method of turning those into solid metal – without wrecking the original object! This class is suitable for all levels of experience. Instructor supplies plenty of hand tools for sharing, however feel free to bring your own if you prefer.

Materials Fee: $50

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

Cost: $89

Also known as Trinity rings or Russian wedding bands, these seemingly complex rings will amaze you with their simplicity and are an ideal introduction to using a torch to create metal jewelry. This class is suitable for all levels of experience. Instructor supplies plenty of hand tools for sharing, however feel free to bring your own if you prefer.

Materials Fee: $40

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register for courses
Landscape Pendant

Cost: $89

Turn layers of different metals into a perfect little landscape. We'll use a jeweller’s saw to create interesting elements to add to our landscapes and turn turn the whole creation into a statement pendant! Don't let that saw intimidate you! This class is suitable for all levels of experience. Instructor supplies plenty of hand tools for sharing, however feel free to bring your own if you prefer.

Materials Fee: $40

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register for courses
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