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No prior jewelry making experience required to take this class.


Beginner Silversmithing

with Cori Hughes

Sept 12 - Nov 7

(No class Oct 31)


Nov 14 - Dec 19

( this session is only 6 weeks instead of 8 weeks. Price is pro-rated to $185)


6:30- 9:30pm

$249 + Gst



Overview - 8 Week Workshop:  Come every Thursday night from 6:30-9:30 for eight weeks, and learn how to manipulate sterling silver into finished pieces of jewelry. No experience necessary, this class is great for beginners, who work well in small class sizes, with lots of one-on-one attention.


Objectives: This class covers sawing, piercing, soldering, stone setting using bezels, filing and polishing. Students will start with a pendant and then make a ring.



There is a $125 tool kit available or else you may purchase or bring your own separately.  Throughout the course, students will receive various discounts on cut stones, metal and tools.

Contents of Required Tool Kit:

  • 1- 4" Jeweler’s Sawframe

  • 1- 6" 1/2 Round File (2 cut)

  • 1- File Handle

  • 1- 1/2 Round 4-cut Needle File

  • 1 doz – 2/0 Saw Blades

  • 1 pair – AA Tweezers

  • 2 Drill Bits (1.0 & 0.8 mm)

  • Emery Paper: (240, 280, 400)

  • Emery Boards (Grey & Pink)

  • 1- Bezel Pusher

  • 1- Burnisher

  • Fine-Tipped Sharpie Pen

  • Ruler

Suggested Additional Tool List:

  • 1- 6" Ring file – 4 cut (and handle)

  • Ringclamp

Students will also need to purchase:

  • Sterling Silver

  • Cabochon Stone

  • Bezel Wire

Please also bring a notebook..


Activities: In this 8 week workshop you will:

1. Learn about sawing, piercing, polishing, setting cabochons and filing.

2. Plan, design and make your own pieces of jewellery and finish it by the end of the 8 weeks.

3. Learn about studio safety, tool use, how to set up your own workshop at home.


Class Tips: The class is an 8 week workshop. Think about what designs you would like to put on your piece. Would you prefer something small and understated or more of a statement piece. Bring your ideas, your dinner and your excitement to learn something new!


Call to register: 604-298-5883 or Toll free 1-888-593-1888


Instructor, Cori Hughes