Gather together with makers of all levels to learn new skills and celebrate traditional crafts and regenerative living. Whether you're interested in half-day workshops or multi-week courses, there's something for everyone! Located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, we offer hands-on experiences in a variety of subjects, all taught in either the beautiful studios at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design (NBCCD) or one of our partnering locations.

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Learn Jewellery Making | Intro to Jewellery Making – Mackenzie Russell

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - February 28 @ 9:00 pm

$250.00 – $312.00
A view of a work bench. There are pieces of metal on it along with some tools for jewellery-making.

7-WEEK COURSE, Thursdays from 6 PM – 9 PM

Learn Jewellery Making!

Dates: Thursdays

February 15, 22, 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28 – 2024

Whether you’ve been curious about the craftsmanship behind your precious jewellery or have dabbled in jewellery making yourself, this course caters to you! Join the talented Mackenzie Russell for an engaging 7-week journey to learn jewellery making.

In our well-equipped studio, you’ll embark on your jewellery-making adventure, starting with the basics. Under Mackenzie’s guidance, you will learn essential benchwork techniques like sawing, piercing, filing, and sanding. Once you’ve mastered these techniques, you’ll advance to using the jeweller’s torch to bring your pieces to life. Finally, you’ll perfect your creations, ensuring they are beautifully finished and polished, ready to be worn with pride, all while maintaining a safe and healthy environment.

Throughout the course, you will work with a variety of materials, including copper, brass, and sterling silver. With these materials, you will craft a pendant, a band ring, and a chainmail bracelet. This course serves as a strong foundation for future, more advanced jewellery-making courses. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the art of jewellery-making with Mackenzie Russell’s expert guidance!


Regular ticket price (December 1st, 12pm – February 2nd, 11:30pm): $312

NBCCD staff, faculty, and current students receive 20% off regular ticket sales while supplies last. Find the NBCCD Discount ticket below.

Additional material fee: $250+ to be purchased at the College store, depending on the thickness and size of the sterling silver.

FAQ and refund information can be found at the bottom of this page.


Mackenzie, the Jewellery/Metal Arts Studio technician for NBCCD, ensures the smooth operation of the studio. He actively orders materials, organizes the workspace, and maintains its efficient functioning. An aspiring alchemist and armchair philosopher, Mackenzie draws inspiration from liberal pursuits, seeking to translate conceptual ideas into visually captivating pieces of art.

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February 15 @ 6:00 pm
February 28 @ 9:00 pm
$250.00 – $312.00
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New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
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Fredericton, NB E3B 1B7 Canada
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If a request for a refund is submitted at least 14 days before the course begins, you will be eligible for a 94% refund. A 6% deduction will cover the administration costs and stripe service fee. For refund requests made between 8 and 13 days before the course begins, a 75% refund will be granted. If a refund request is received within 7 days or less before the course start date, a refund will not be issued unless we can fill your spot with another participant. In the event that a participant cannot attend an in-person course due to illness, they can receive a Honeybee voucher for 75% of the value of their course that can be paid towards another class in the future. The participant will need to notify the Honeybee Coordinator before the course begins.


If a workshop is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances regarding the instructor facilities or low enrolment, a 100% refund will be granted to registered participants. If class is cancelled due to weather, the course will be moved to the following weekend (unless otherwise specified). If you cannot attend the new scheduled time, you will be granted a 100% refund.

For more information regarding cancellations, refunds, and our policies, please refer to our frequently asked questions.