Continuing Education

Jewelry Silversmithing And Design

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

Sep 24-Oct 29 | 80034, 6 sessions, Tue, 5:308:30 pm
Nov 5-Dec 10 | 80255, 6 sessions, Tue, 5:308:30 pm

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

Cost: $85

This class is perfect if you wish to master the skill of wire linking and wrapping, which is a fundamental technique for wire work designs. Create a gorgrous beaded chain necklace with wire-wrapped stone pendant that you can also wrap around your wrist and wear as a multi-strand bracelet. Tools are available to share. Bring your own needle nose pliers, chain nose pliers, and wire cutters, if available. Bring extra lighting and eye glasses if required.

A $35 supply fee is payable in class. Includes private YouTube tutorials.

Instructor: Carla Swope

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Oct 23 and 30 | 80080, 2 sessions, Wed, 6-8:30 pm

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

Cost: $69

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

Sep 25 | 80079, 1 session, Wed, 5:30-9 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Inspire Wire and Bead Class for Kids

Cost: $55

Unplug your kids on Saturday morning and have them learn wire and beading techniques to create fun and unique jewelry projects. Ideal for children ages 7–12.

Instructor: Carla Swope

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Oct 19 | 80275, 1 session, Sat, 10-12 pm


Offered winter 2020, Dates to be announced
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.

Sep 21 | 80256, Perfectly Pierced Earrings, Material fee: $30
Sep 28 | 80257, Bubble Pendant, Material fee: $30
Oct 5 | 80258, Essential Oil Roller Pendant, Material fee: $50
Oct 19 | 80259, Electro-Etched Earrings,  Material fee: $50
Oct 26 | 80260, Saddle Ring, Material fee: $50
Nov 2 | 80043, Spinning Rings, Material fee: $50
Nov 16  | 80274, Inspiration Bracelet, Material fee: $50
Nov 23 | 80261, Picture Frame Pendant, Material fee: $50
Nov 30 | 80262, Wire Flower Pendant, Material fee: $30

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
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