Continuing Education

Jewelry silversmithing and design

Stacking Rings

Cost: $79

Learn to create simple wire rings that stack to create a stunning effect. One of the rings holds a beautiful bezel-set gemstone. No experience is necessary, but the class is also suitable for students with jewelry making experience.

Materials Fee: $70 (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Feb 3 | 20221, 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 6-Mar 27 | 20042, 8 sessions, Tue, 5:30-8:30 pm
Registration for this course starts Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Jewelry Bootcamp 1

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 16-20| 40028, 5 sessions, Mon-Fri, 10 am-5 pm
Registration for this course starts Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Jewelry Bootcamp 2

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 time.

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Jul 23-27 | 40053, 5 sessions, Mon-Fri, 10 am-5 pm
Registration for this course starts Dec 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register

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