Jewelry Silversmithing 

Open Workshop - NEW

Have you taken one or more of our many workshops? Do you have unfinished jewelry projects you want to complete before Christmas? Need a helping hand with a piece that's giving you grief? Or just need access to all our tools and equipment to spend some time working with our expert guidance and help? Then this Open Studio Workshop is for you! Students must have taken at least one workshop with us, we will not be teaching any new techniques, but helping you with the techniques you've already learned. Supplies will be available for purchase during class. Cash only please.

CHILLIWACK - Trades and Technology centre, Canada Education Park

(80241 TRD JWL21 C9A) Barrie Edwards, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm, $79. Dec 6(80242 TRD JWL21 C9B) Barrie Edwards, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm, $79. Dec 13

 


Drilled Stone Necklace - NEW

Perfect for those people that love to collect pebbles in their travels. Not all rocks are created equal and students will learn to identify which ones will work best for the drilling technique. Once the hole is created, we'll show you how to line the hole with sterling silver and turn it into a beautiful keepsake necklace. No experience is necessary for this class though students with some jewelry-making skills will find it informational as well. Supply fee of $50 payable in class. Cash only please.

CHILLIWACK - Trades and Technology centre, Canada Education Park

(80240 TRD JWL25 C9A) Barrie Edwards, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm, $79. Nov 15


Jewelry Silversmithing Beginer

This introductory class is designed for those who would like to make jewellery for themselves or as gifts. You will create two or three different pieces of sterling silver jewellery using the basic techniques of sawing, filing, soldering, and basic stone setting. A basic tool kit is required, available from the instructor at first class for approximately $85 (cash only please). Sterling silver and gemstones are available from instructor once the basic tool kit is purchased. Estimated cost of the first project is $25. If you already have a gemstone you wish to use, bring it to class to have its suitability determined. No previous experience or art background is necessary. Wear casual clothes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Canada Education Park-Chwk                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (20150 TRD JWL1 C9A) Barrie Edwards, 8 sessions, Tue, 5:30-8:30 pm, $375. Starts Feb 10                                                                                                                                           (20236 TRD JWL1 C9B) Barrie Edwards, 6 sessions, Sat, 11 am-2 pm, $295. Starts Feb 14


Jewelry Silversmith-Advanced                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               This is a continuation of our beginner's jewelry making class and will focus on more advanced techniques. While working on different projects, you will learn hinges, clasps, simple claw settings, surface treatments, advanced chain making and more. An understanding of basic fabrication techniques is required.         

Canada Education Park-Chwk (20016 TRD JWL2 C9A) Barrie Edwards, 8 sessions, Tue, 5:30-8:30 pm, $395. Starts Apr 14

 


Jewelry Bootcamp                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Join us for a full week of jewellery-making boot camp!! Spend a full five days learning to fabricate jewellery with renowned instructor Barrie Edwards. Students will start by making a basic ring and during the week will progress through different projects expanding and perfecting their skills along the way. There will be a variety of projects to choose from to ensure each student creates something they enjoy while still working at their own pace. With the    number of dedicated hours involved, students will be encouraged to work on multiple projects at a time and most can expect to complete at least 3 or 4 pieces with the potential for many more! Materials fees will vary with chosen projects, though students can expect minimum costs to run approximately $150. Most projects will consist of sterling silver though many projects can be done in copper to keep costs down. Tools will be supplied with the option of purchasing the basic tool kit at the end of the week at a special price.                                                                                                                                                            

Canada Education Park-Chwk (40117 TRD JWL20 C9A) Barrie Edwards, 5 sessions, Mon - Fri, 9 am-4 pm, $695. Starts Jul 20


Drilled Stone Necklace                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Perfect for those people that love to collect pebbles in their travels. Not all rocks are created equal and students will learn to identify which ones will work best for the drilling technique. Once the hole is created, we'll show you how to line the hole with sterling silver and turn it into a beautiful keepsake necklace. No experience is necessary for this class though students with some jewelry-making skills will find it informational as well. Supply fee of $50 payable in class. Cash only please.             

Canada Education Park-Chwk(20238 TRD JWL25 C9A) Barrie Edwards, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm, $69. Apr 25


Wire Wrapped Single Pendant

This course is open to all skill levels and is an introduction to professional looking solderless wire work. Students will develop skills to bend and manipulate square and 1/2 round copper wire correctly to secure any shaped stones without any glue or soldering. Bring chain nose pliers and wire cutters and optional nylon jaw pliers, bail making pliers, watch tools and tape measure. The instructor will have tools to share with students however please bring your own if you prefer. Also bring any extra lighting and eye glasses if required. Supply fee of $20 payable in class. Cash only please.                                                                                                                                                                                        

Canada Education Park-Chwk (20221 TRD JWL27 C9A) Carla Swope, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm, $59. Jan 31


Wire Wrapped Cluster Earrings

This course is open to all skill levels and is a great introduction for beginners. This course is filled with tips for the more advanced jewelry designer as well. Students will 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. Bring needle nose pliers, chain nose pliers and wire cutters. The instructor will have tools to share with students however please bring your own if you prefer. Also bring any extra lighting and eye glasses if required. Supply fee of $20 payable in class. Cash only please.

Canada Education Park-Chwk  (20223 TRD JWL29 C9A) Carla Swope, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm, $59. Mar 21


Etched Metal Jewelry                                                                                                                                                                                              

Learn to create beautiful designs in sheets of copper and turn the textured pieces into your own handmade jewelry. This safe and simple method of etching designs in metal can be done at home with inexpensive materials that are readily available. This class is suitable for beginners as well as those with some jewelry making experience. Supply fee of $35 payable in class. Cash only please.                                                                         

Canada Education Park-Chwk (20251 TRD JWL33 C9A) Barrie Edwards, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm, $69. Apr 11


Soldering-Spinning Rings                                                                                                                                                                                         

Learn to texture sterling silver, then cut and solder to size. They will then learn to create spinners for their rings and finally put everything together. No experience is needed for this class. Supply fee of $45 payable in class. Cash only please.                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Canada Education Park-Chwk (20237 TRD JWL5 C9A) Barrie Edwards, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm, $69. Apr 18                                                          


 Stacking Rings                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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. Sparkle and shine! No experience is necessary for this class, though students with some jewelry-making skills will find it informational as well. Supply fee of $60 payable in class. Cash only please.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Canada Education Park-Chwk (40185 TRD JWL23 C9A) Barrie Edwards, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm, $69. Jun 20 


 

Hammered Metal Flowers                                                                                                                                                                                             

Flowers are always popular and learning to create them in metal means they'll last forever! Layers of petals will be riveted together to add dimension and students will learn how easy it is to turn these flower creations into pendants. This class is suitable for beginners as well as those with some jewelry making experience. Supply fee of $45 payable in class. Cash only please.                                                                         

Canada Education Park-Chwk  (40206 TRD JWL30 C9A) Barrie Edwards, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm, $69. Jun 6


Tab-Set Pendant                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Using a jeweler's saw, students will create a pendant, complete with modified prongs for setting a stone, from one single piece of metal. This class is suitable for beginners as well as those with some jewelry making experience. Supply fee of $45 payable in class. Cash only please.                                                                                                                                                                

Canada Education Park-Chwk (40207 TRD JWL31 C9A) Barrie Edwards, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm, $69. June 13


 

All in the Details                                                                                                                                                                                       

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 beginners as well as those with some jewelry making experience. Supply fee of $50 payable in class. Cash only please.                                                                                                                   

Canada Education Park-Chwk (40203 TRD JWL32 C9A) Barrie Edwards, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm, $69. May 9

  


Straw Casting                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Learn to create organic-looking stalactites by melting your jewelry scraps and pouring them into straw! No two pieces are ever the same and half the fun is searching through the straw for the hidden treasures you've created! Students will learn an easy method for turning their creations into a simple pendant, and will be shown a variety of other design ideas using these unique shapes. This class is suitable for beginners as well as those with some jewelry making experience. Supply fee of $35 payable in class. Cash only please.                                                                                                                                                                  

Canada Education Park-Chwk (40205 TRD JWL34 C9A) Barrie Edwards, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm, $69. May 2


Bangle-Rama                                                                                                                                                                                                       

In this beginner's class, we'll learn to create a stack of bangle bracelets from several different metals. Hammer, twist, file and solder you'll want an armful of these simple beauties! This class is suitable for beginner's as well as those with some jewelry making experience. Supply fee of $40 payable in class. Cash only please.                                                                                                                                

Canada Education Park-Chwk (40204 TRD JWL35 C9A) Barrie Edwards, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm, $69. May 23

 

 

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