Continuing Education

Jewelry silversmithing and design

Stacking & Stamped Rings - NEW

Cost: $89

Create a fun set of stamped sterling silver rings that stack together to make a statement. 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) and does not include gemstone/cabochon, unless otherwise noted. Stones available for purchase will vary in price.

Materials fee of $50 (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Feb 2 | 20091, 1 session, Sat, 10 am–2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
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 5–Mar 26 | 20027, 8 sessions, Tue, 5:308:30 pm

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

Cost: $74

This class is perfect for beginners who wish to master the skill of wire linking and wrapping, which is a fundamental technique for a variety of wire work designs. Create a gorgeous beaded chain necklace with a wire-wrapped stone pendant. The necklace may also be wrapped around the wrist and worn as a multi-strand bracelet. Tools are available to share. However, 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

Feb 19–26 | 20080, 2 sessions, Sat, 10 am–2 pm

 

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

Cost: $59

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 23 | 20214, 1 session, Sat, 10 am–2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Hammered Bracelet

Cost: $89

Hammer and forge silver wire into a sparkling bracelet. 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.

Kit fee: $65 (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Mar 9 | 20216, 1 session, Sat, 10 am–2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Wire Jewelry Techniques & Principles

Cost: $275

This course is the absolute essential guide for the jewelry lover. It covers everything from building wire pendants in a variety of styles to hammering out your own hooks and clasps. You will also receive training to draw your own designs and business guidance to sell your jewelry. This course has plenty to offer, whether you are a beginner, a jewelry designer running a small business, or a seasoned hobbyist. You will make one bracelet, one pendant, and three styles of earrings with a variety of other finished findings. Tools are available to share. However, bring your own needle nose pliers, chain nose pliers, wire cutters, jeweler’s saw, hammer, and anvil, if available. Bring extra lighting and eye glasses if required. Homework will be required.

A $85 supply fee is payable in class. Includes private YouTube tutorials links.  

Instructor: Carla Swope

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Apr 3–May 8 | 20213, 6 sessions, Wed, 6–9 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
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 9–May 28 | 20089, 8 sessions, Tue, 5:30–8:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Big, Bold, Beautiful Pendant

Cost: $124

Students learn to mix a partial bezel with organic prongs, and create a stunning statement pendant. Do you have that one big cabochon sitting on your bench, waiting for inspiration so you can create something different, unusual and unique? Don't worry if you don't have your own stone, the instructor will have lots for purchase available during class! Some metal working/soldering experience is required for this class. If you are unsure if you qualify, please contact the instructor for clarification. Students are encouraged to bring their own metal working tools if they have them, however the instructor will have tools for sharing available during class.

Materials fee of $65 plus the cost of gemstone (cash only). Stones available for purchase will vary in price. Cash only please.

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Apr 27 | 20093, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-4 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Beaded and Wire Earings

Cost: $59

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. 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

Apr 27 | 20215, 1 session, Sat, 10 am–2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
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
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
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
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
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
Locking Cuff Bracelet — NEW

Cost: $89

Create a setting for a big, bold stone then turn it into a bracelet that clicks shut and stays on your wrist. 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) and does not include gemstone/cabochon, unless otherwise noted. Stones available for purchase will vary in price.

Materials fee of $75, including gemstone (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Apr 13 | 20238, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Flower Pendant

Cost: $89

Solder layers of metal petals to add dimension and create a beautiful flower pendant.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) and does not include gemstone/cabochon, unless otherwise noted. Stones available for purchase will vary in price.

Materials fee of $30 for copper or $75 for sterling silver (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Mar 30 | 20237, 1 session, Sat, 10 am–2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Celtic Braid Ring — NEW

Cost: $89

This twisted and soldered ring is so much easier to make than it looks. 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) and does not include gemstone/cabochon, unless otherwise noted. Stones available for purchase will vary in price.

Materials fee of $40 without gemstone or $75 with gemstone (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

May 04 | 40177, 1 session, Sat, 10 am–2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Simple Stone Set Pendant — NEW

Cost: $89

Learn to texture silver, cut a simple shape then add a beautiful gemstone to make a sterling silver pendant. Instructor will have tools to share however those that wish to purchase their own can request a tool list before 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.

Materials fee of $50 (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Feb 23 | 20236, 1 session, Sat, 10 am–2 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
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