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

Registration for fall courses will open on July 2, 2019

Organic Casting

Cost: $124

Melt scraps of silver and pour into organic compounds like broom straw, salt or beans, to create a unique freeform shape that you can turn into a simple pendant. Dress for the weather as we'll be doing our melting outside. Instructor will have tools for sharing available during class. 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).

A materials fee of $35 is payable in class (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

May 25 | 40175, 1 session, Sat, 10 am–2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register for winter/spring courses
Byzantine Toggle Bracelet

Cost: $124

No fire needed for this intricate bracelet, just a couple of pairs of pliers.Lots of colours to choose from. Instructor will have tools for sharing available during class. 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).

Materials fee of $25 (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

June 08 | 40178, 1 session, Sat, 10 am–4 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register for winter/spring courses
Crinkle Earrings & Pendant — NEW

Cost: $124

Create a crinkly texture with heat and turn your textured silver into a beautiful pendant and earring set. Instructor will have tools for sharing available during class. 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).

Materials fee of $50 (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

June 22 | 40179, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register for winter/spring 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

Jul 15-20| 40173, 5 sessions, Mon-Fri, 10 am-5 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register for winter/spring 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 22-26 | 40174, 5 sessions, Mon-Fri, 10 am–5 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register for winter/spring 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.

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  | TBD, 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

Registration for fall courses will open on July 2, 2019

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