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Open Studio

Open Studio is a time for jewellery students to work independently in the jewellery studio.  It’s a great time to practice techniques, finish-up old projects or begin new projects!  No teaching is done during these periods, but an instructor is available to answer questions if needed.
Open Studio is available to students who have completed a minimum of Intro to Jewellery Making Level 1.  Each Open Studio session is 3 Hours in length, and will run from 11:30am-2:30pm and 6:30pm-9:30pm on the dates listed.
Cost for Open Studio is $40.00 plus $5.20 HST for a total of $45.20

Winter/Spring 2024 Open Studio Dates: Tuesday March 12, Thursday March 21, Tuesday March 26, Thursday April 4, Tuesday April 9

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Current Workshops

See below for our Workshops currently available



Stacking Rings - One Day Workshop

Learn how to decorate or texture sterling silver and create a set of 3-4 sterling silver stacking rings. This short workshop is great for those that are new to jewellery making and would like to try it, but it is also great for those who would like to review techniques they have already learned. All materials are included in the workshop fee.

This workshop is open to New and Current students, no prerequisites are required.  The One Day Workshops are 3-4 hours in length, beginning at 6:00pm on the date listed.

The cost for the Stacking Rings One Day Workshop is $114.00 + $14.82 HST = $128.82  All materials are included in workshop fee.

Winter 2024 Date: Friday February 9, 2024

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Bezel Set Ring - One Day Workshop

The first workshop available in my new advanced series workshops. The purpose of these workshops is to learn/practise/refine techniques. The creative component will be largely removed and we will focus on mastering the technique of bezel settings. Each student will complete one sterling silver ring and bezel setting with a genuine stone cabochon 8mm or 10mm in diameter. You can add some embellishment to the base of the setting and complete with a patina.

This workshop is open to current students who have completed Introduction to Jewellery Making and Metalsmithing.  This One Day Workshop is 5 hours in length, beginning at 1:00 pm on the date listed.

The cost for the Bezel Set Ring One Day Workshop is $154.87 + $20.13 HST = $175.00  All materials are included in workshop fee.

Winter 2024 Date: Saturday March 9, 2024

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Making A Meditation Ring - One Day Workshop

Use traditional fine jewellery making techniques to create a Sterling Silver Meditation/Spinner Ring of your own design. No experience is required. Use a jeweller’s saw, acetylene torch, polishing machine, pliers and hammers. This short workshop is a great way to try your hand at fine jewellery making and produce a jewellery piece that you will love to wear.

This workshop is open to New and Current students. No prerequisites are required, however please be aware it is a more challenging project.  The One Day Workshops are 3-4 hours in length, running from 6:00pm on the date listed.  All materials are included in workshop fee.

The cost for the Making a Meditation Ring One Day Workshop is $119.47 + $15.43 HST = $135.00

Winter 2024 Date: Wednesday March 20, 2024

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Cold Connected Earrings and Pendant - One Day Workshop

Use traditional fine jewellery making techniques to create a unique, cold connected pendant and earring set of your own design. Metals can include sterling silver, copper or brass. Mix and match different textures and learn to make a tube rivet. No experience is required, but this workshop is also suitable for advanced students. Use a jewellers saw, acetylene torch, polishing machine, pliers and hammers. This short workshop is a great way to try your hand at fine jewellery making and produce a jewellery piece that you will love to wear.

This workshop is open to New and Current students, no prerequisites are required.  The One Day Workshops are 3-4 hours in length, running from 6:00pm on the date listed.  All materials are included in workshop fee, chains are available for an additional fee.

The cost for the Making a Cuff Bracelet One Day Workshop is $114.00 + $14.82 HST = $128.82

Spring 2024 Date: Wednesday April 17, 2024

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Available Workshops

Below are some examples of the One Day Workshops we offer



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Forged Ring with Tube Set Faceted Stone - One Day Workshop

The second workshop available in my new advanced series workshops. The purpose of these workshops is to learn/practise/refine techniques. The creative component will be largely removed and we will focus on mastering the technique of tube settings, with a little bit of forging as well. Each student will complete one sterling silver forged ring with a soldered tube setting in the middle. The tube setting will be complete with a genuine faceted stone 4mm in diameter.

This workshop is open to current students who have completed both Introduction to Jewellery Making and Metalsmithing and Intro 2.  This One Day Workshop is 4-5 hours in length, beginning at 1:00pm on the date listed.

The cost for the Forged Ring with Tube Set Faceted Stone One Day Workshop is $163.72 + $21.28 HST = $185.00  All materials are included in workshop fee.

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Russian Wedding Band Workshop

Learn how to create your own set of sterling silver Russian Wedding Bands. This short workshop is great for those that are new to jewellery making and would like to try it, but it is also great for those who would like to review techniques they have already learned. All materials are included in the workshop fee.

This workshop is open to New and Current students, no prerequisites are required.  The One Day Workshops are 3-4 hours in length, beginning at 1:00pm on the date listed.

The cost for the Stacking Rings One Day Workshop is $114.00 + $14.82 HST = $128.82  All materials are included in workshop fee.

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Flush Set Stone Pendant - One Day Workshop

Another technique in my new advanced series workshops. The purpose of these workshops is to learn/practise/refine techniques. The creative component will be largely removed and we will focus on mastering the technique of flush settings, with a little bit of sweat soldering as well. Each student will complete one sterling silver sweat soldered pendant with a flush setting complete with a 3mm faceted cubic zirconia.

This workshop is open to current students who have completed both Introduction to Jewellery Making and Metalsmithing and Intro 2.  This One Day Workshop is 4-5 hours in length, beginning at 1:00pm on the date listed.

The cost for the Flush Set Stone Pendant One Day Workshop is $163.72 + $21.28 HST = $185.00  All materials are included in workshop fee.

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Cold Connected Cuff Bracelet - One Day Workshop

In this one night workshop, students will create a cold connected cuff bracelet of their own design.  Techniques covered in this workshop are sawing, annealing with a torch, hammering or roller printing, forming and riveting.  This short workshop is great for those that are new to jewellery making and would like to try it, but it is also great for those who would like to review techniques they have already learned or try a new technique. All bracelet materials are included in the workshop fee, you can use a combination of sterling silver, copper or brass. 

This workshop is open to New and Current students, no prerequisites are required.  The One Day Workshops are 3-4 hours in length, beginning at 6:00pm on the date listed.

The cost for the Cold Connected Cuff Bracelet One Day Workshop is $114.00 + $14.82 HST = $128.82.  All materials are included in workshop fee.

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Paper Clip Chain Necklace - One Day Workshop

From our advanced workshop series, use Traditional fine jewellery making techniques to create a sterling silver paper clip chain necklace. This course requires that you have taken Introduction to Jewellery Making and Metalsmithing, however, previous experience with soldering chain would be helpful.  Use a jump ring maker, acetylene torch, jewellers saw and more to create your chain.  This one day workshop is a great way to explore a more challenging technique or practise your chain making skills and learn to make your own toggle clasp. Please note that your chain might to be finished during the workshop, in which case you can always book an open studio to complete it.  All materials are included in the workshop fee.

This workshop is open to students who have completed at least Introduction to Jewellery Making and Metalsmithing.  This One Day Workshop is 5 hours in length, beginning at 1:00pm on the date listed.

The cost for thePaper Clip Chain Necklace One Day Workshop is $163.72 + $21.28 HST = $185.00  All materials are included in workshop fee.

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Flame Painted Ornaments - One Night Workshop

Learn how to flame paint on copper using an acetylene torch. Make a set of 3 copper ornaments during this workshop which you will decorate with your own unique flame painting. This short workshop is great for those that are new to jewellery making and would like to try it, but it is also great for those who would like to review techniques they have already learned. All materials are included in the workshop fee.

This workshop is open to New and Current students, no prerequisites are required.  The One Day Workshops are 3-4 hours in length, beginning at 6:00pm on the date listed.

The cost for the Flame Painting One Day Workshop is $114.00 + $14.82 HST = $128.82  All materials are included in workshop fee.

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Ring and Earring - One Day Workshop

Use Traditional fine jewellery making techniques to create a sterling silver ring and earrings of your own design!  No experience is required.  Use a rolling mill, acetylene torch, jewellers saw, polishing machine, pliers and hammers to create your pieces.  This short workshop is a great way to try your hand at fine jewellery making and produce jewellery pieces that you will love to wear!  All materials are included in the workshop fee.

This workshop is open to New and Current students, no prerequisites are required.  The One Day Workshops are 3-4 hours in length, beginning at 1:00pm on the date listed.

The cost for the Ring and Earring One Day Workshop is $114.00 + $14.82 HST = $128.82  All materials are included in workshop fee.

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Making A Cuff Bracelet - One Day Workshop

Use traditional fine jewellery making techniques to create a Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet of your own design. No experience is required. Use a jewellers saw, acetylene torch, polishing machine, pliers and hammers. This short workshop is a great way to try your hand at fine jewellery making and produce a jewellery piece that you will love to wear.

This workshop is open to New and Current students, no prerequisites are required.  The One Day Workshops are 3-4 hours in length, running from 6:00pm on the date listed.  All materials are included in workshop fee.

The cost for the Making a Cuff Bracelet One Day Workshop is $125.00 + $16.25 HST = $141.25

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Marriage of Metals - One Day Workshop

Use traditional fine jewellery making techniques to learn advanced marriage of metals techniques. In this short workshop you will learn how to make a piece of sheet stock of married metals ( copper, brass or silver ) to use in your future jewellery making projects. This workshop is to teach you the technique and you will leave with a small piece of sheet instead of a finished piece of jewellery, which you can later use at home or during open studio time.

This workshop is open to students who have taken Introduction to Jewellery Making and Metalsmithing.  The One Day Workshops are 3-4 hours in length, running from 1:00 pm on the date listed.  There are no materials included in the workshop fee. Copper, brass and silver used will be billed at the studio rate or you can supply your own.

The cost for the Marriage of Metals One Day Workshop is $95.00 + $12.35 HST = $107.35

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Flame Painting - One Day Workshop

Learn how to flame paint on copper using an acetylene torch. Make a copper cuff and copper pair of earrings during this workshop which you will decorate with your own unique flame painting. This short workshop is great for those that are new to jewellery making and would like to try it, but it is also great for those who would like to review techniques they have already learned. All materials are included in the workshop fee.

This workshop is open to New and Current students, no prerequisites are required.  The One Day Workshops are 3-4 hours in length, beginning at 1:00pm on the date listed.

The cost for the Flame Painting One Day Workshop is $114.00 + $14.82 HST = $128.82  All materials are included in workshop fee.

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Making Bangles - One Day Workshop

Use traditional fine jewellery making techniques to create a set of sterling silver bangles of your own design. No experience is required. Use a jeweller’s saw, acetylene torch, polishing machine, pliers and hammers. This short workshop is a great way to try your hand at fine jewellery making and produce a jewellery piece that you will love to wear.

This workshop is open to New and Current students, no prerequisites are required.  The One Day Workshops are 3-4 hours in length, beginning at 1:00pm on the date listed.  All materials are included in workshop fee.

The cost for the Making Bangles One Day Workshop is $114.00 + $14.82 HST = $128.82.  All materials are included in workshop fee.