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Jewelry Silversmithing And Design

Silversmithing Beginner I

Cost: $395

This beginner class has been designed to introduce students to the basic skills and techniques involved in silversmithing.  Whether you are making jewelry for yourself, for gift giving or if you are interested in forging a path to becoming a silversmith this course is a fun way to learn something new.  Over this 6-week hands-on program, you will learn the foundational skills of silversmithing.  Students will complete 2 projects: one pendant and one ring, each project focusing on different areas of metalwork.  You will be introduced to commonly used tools, aspects of design, piercing, sawing, bezel making, stone setting, and soldering.

A basic silversmithing tool kit is required for this class, which can be purchased for $150.  Sterling silver and gemstones will also be available for purchase in the form of project kits.  The estimated cost of the first kit is $35; this cost is dependant on metal quantity and stone choice.  No previous experience is necessary.

Instructor: Paula Godden

Mar 10-Apr 14  | 20484 6 sessions, Thur 5:30-8:30pm


Delivery method: In-class

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
Silversmithing Beginner II

Cost: $395
Prerequisite: Beginner Silversmithing I or instructor permission

This level II beginner class has been designed build on the basic skills and techniques learned in Beginner Silversmithing I.  This is a great class for the hobbyist or for those of you who are on the path to becoming a silversmith.  Over this 6-week hands-on program, you will learn that you will continue to build on your foundational silversmithing knowledge.  Students will complete 2 projects; a prong set pendant and a mediation ring.  You will be introduced to new tools, new aspects of design, building on your sawing skills, creating settings, stone setting, and soldering.

A basic silversmithing tool kit is required for this class, which can be purchased for $150 if not already purchased for level I.    Sterling silver and gemstones will also be available for purchase in the form of project kits.  The estimated cost of the first kit is $35; this cost is dependent on metal quantity and stone choice.  Prerequisite:  Beginner Silversmithing I

Instructor: Paula Godden


Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Apr 28-Jun 02  | 40186, 6 sessions, Thur, 5:30-8:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
Intermediate Silversmithing I

Cost: $395
Prerequisite: Beginner Silversmithing II or equivalent.

This course is about taking the skills learned in the beginner classes and taking them to a new level. During this 6 week course, we will be introduced to new tools and forming techniques.  Students will be working on 2 forming-based projects; one cuff bracelet and a one-fold form pendant.

A basic silversmithing tool kit is required for this class, which can be purchased for $150.  Sterling silver and gemstones will also be available for purchase in the form of project kits.  The estimated cost of the first kit is $50; this cost is dependent on metal quantity and stone choice.  Prerequisite:  Must have completed Beginner Silversmithing II or equivalent.


Jun 9-Jul 14  | 40186, 6 sessions, Thur 5:30-8:30pm

Delivery method: In-class

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Intermediate Silversmithing II

Cost: 395
Prerequisite: Intermediate Silversmithing I or equivalent

In this course, students will continue their creative journey by learning new concepts in design and finishing as well as being introduced to new tools. During this 6 week course, we will be focusing on complex design elements and different soldering techniques. Students will be required to design a complete and cohesive set:  Ring, Pendant and Earrings.  These projects will employ fusing techniques, tube setting, as well as creating findings for earrings.

A basic silversmithing tool kit is required for this class, which can be purchased for $150. Sterling silver and gemstones will also be available for purchase in the form of project kits.  The estimated cost of the first kit is $50; this cost is dependent on metal quantity and stone choice. 


Delivery method: In-class

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Dates TBA, 6 sessions, Thur 5:30-8:30pm

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