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

Oct 9-Nov 27 | 80050, 8 sessions, Tue, 5:30-8:30 pm
Registration now open

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Soldering - Spinning Rings

Cost: $79

Learn to texture sterling silver, and cut and solder to size. Then create spinners and assemble your rings. No experience is needed for this class.

Materials Fee: $50 (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Sept 22 | 80075, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm

Registration for this class opens July 3

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

Cost: $79

Hammer and forge silver wire into a sparkling bracelet. Tools are available to share. However those who wish to purchase their own can request a tool list before class.

Materials Fee: $65 (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Sept 29| 80179, 1 session, Sat, 10 am–2 pm

Registration now open

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Tab Set Pendant

Cost: $79

Learn to use a jewelry saw to cut and shape a simple piece of metal into an intricate setting for a beautiful gemstone. Instructor will have tools to share however those that wish to purchase their own can request a tool list before class.

Materials Fee: $40 (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Oct 13 | 80180, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm

Registration now open

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Etched Boho Earrings

Cost: $79

Learn to electro-etch sterling silver with wild mandala designs, then turn your textured metal into funky Boho-inspired earrings. Rivet several layers of metal together to get that rustic Boho look, add a little patina and you're all set to impress your friends! This class is suitable for all levels of experience. Instructor will have tools to share however those that wish to purchase their own can request a tool list before class. Electro-Etching kits also available upon request.

Materials Fee: $45 (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Oct 20 | 80079, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm

Registration now open

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

Cost: $79

Sometimes, a beautiful stone doesn`t need a fancy setting. Learn how to turn those simple stones into head-turning pendants. Instructor will have tools to share, however those that wish to purchase rheir own can request a tool list before class.

Materials Fee: $65 (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Oct 27 | 80181, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm

Registration now open

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Multi-Metal Cuff Bracelet

Cost: $79

Silver and copper combine to create this cuff bracelet. Instructor will have tools to share, however those that wish to purchase their own can request a tool list before class.

Materials Fee: $50 (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Nov 3 | 800182, 1 session, Sat, 10 am - 2 pm

Registration now open

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Canyon Rings

Cost: $79

These little gems are quite the conversation pieces and easy to create. Students will learn to modify a simple hammer to forge and shape their metal rings. You'll get to keep the hammer you create, so you can make more rings! When you find out how much fun they are to make, you're going to want a stack of them for each finger! This class is suitable for all levels of experience. Instructor will have tools to share however those that wish to purchase their own can request a tool list before class.

Materials Fee: $50 (cash only).

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Nov 17 | 80083, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm

Registration now open

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Drilled Stone Pendant

Cost: $79

Learn to turn those little pebble you collect into beautiful pendants. Instrctors will have tools to share, however those that wish to purchase their own can request a tool list before class.

Materials Fee: $40 payable in class.

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Nov 24 | 80194, 1 session, Sat, 10am-2pm
Registration now open

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Flared Bangles

Cost: $79

Create a little texture, add some decorative elements and fun colours, and you`ll want an arm-full of these! Instructor will have tools to share, however those that wish to purchase their own can request a tool list before class.

Materials Fee: $40 payable in class. Cash only please.

Instructor: Barrie Edwards

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Dec 1 | 80195, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm
Registration now open

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Wire Pendant on beaded chain

Cost: $74

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.

Material Fee: $20-35 kit fee based on supplies (cash only please).

Instructor: Carla Swope

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Sept 25 & Oct 2 | 80171, 2 session, Tues, 6-8:30pm

Registration now open

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Stringing & Blending

Cost: $59

Learn about knotting techniques, and blending colours and shapes for a natural look. We will also practice all the little details to achieve a professional quality piece.

$20-35 kit fee depending on supplies picked (cash only please).

Instructor: Carla Swope

Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Sept 29 | 80172, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm
Registration now open

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

Cost: $59

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

Nov 28 | 80170, 1 session, Wed, 5:30-9pm

Registration opens July 3

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Beaded Chain Necklace

Cost: $79

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 stone and wire pendant. The necklace may also be wrapped around the wrist and worn as a multi-strand bracelet. All materials and tools are supplied. 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

Dec 1 | 80059, 1 session, Sat, 10 am-2 pm

Registration for this class starts July 3

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register

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