Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
About the Course
Mixed level course for beginners & those with some previous experience who wish to consolidate & move their skills forward. Max 8 students:2 tutors.
A comprehensive course in jewellery making giving you a thorough grounding in many processes used in the production of jewellery and the opportunity to develop personal skills in the use of hand tools. Other techniques and skills will be introduced in context with individual projects. We promise we won't hold you back! This course will give you the confidence to develop your own ideas enabling you to create a range of jewellery to take home. Students will attend weekly three hour sessions. Tuesday, Morning 10am-1pm Afternoon 1-4pm or Evening 6-9pm session
The tutor, Bernard Midgley, is a traditionally trained jeweller, silversmith, designer, maker & tutor with over 30 years experience & a BA(hons) in Design
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All tools and materials (base metals) are included in the price - silver is available at cost price.
Free coffee, tea & biscuits.
What a fantastic weekend course! I learnt so much over the two days!! Bernard and Danni explain everything so well and make sure you understand why you are doing what you are doing. I like that everything is taught in a relevant order so you know the process when doing future projects. I would highly recommend and will be back to learn more. Thank you!!
Lydia Smith - - #29737
I couldn't make the 6 week course I booked and paid for a month earlier as I dislocated my left arm the week before the course and so I called to explain this to Bernard who basically accused me of being a liar & making it up to get out of the course by saying "oh really that's interesting - you would be surprised how many people break things just before the start of the course". I took exception to this as I let him know within an hour of getting back from A & E and finding out I would likely need surgery to fix it, and so obviously would not be able to make the course I had booked & paid for & had been really looking forward to. He refused to give me a refund and when I challenged him on this I just got a speech about that's why he is still in business when many others are not as he refuses to give refunds, which honestly I thought was a little harsh!!!
I complained to CraftCourses where I saw the ad and a week later I received a £60 refund for a £120 course and no apology or email or call to explain why. I'm grateful for the refund but it took a lot to get even what I got. So I would say to anyone thinking of booking with them to make sure you are not going to have a life at all before the course as if anything 'life like' happens you won't get your money back & you will be verbally abused for free as it turned out!!! So be prepared to loose your money & get a tongue lashing for having any courtesy if you are thinking of booking with them would be my advice!!!!
Olivia Walker - - #27295
I have just completed the 10wk mixed level evening jewellery course, as well as the one day stone setting workshop.
Bernard and Jane have been nothing but patient, helpful and encouraging. Their knowledge of jewellery, techniques, stones, shops and tools is incredibly extensive, and are on hand to answer any and every question! This, combined with their teaching capabilities made the course incredibly useful and enjoyable for me. I have learnt and made so much in the past 10wks, which wouldn't have been possible without their expertise and help.
The workshop itself has a vast range of equipment and tools to help with whatever projects you may want to do. Bernard and Jane also sell silver, chains, some tools etc so everything is very accessible. There is plenty of space and tools in the workshop, and the atmosphere is very relaxed making it a really enjoyable environment to work in.
As well as being taught the practical side of how to make things, the processes behind everything you do is also explained, so you understand the reasons behind what you are doing. This has really helped me gain confidence, understand the processes a lot more, and know which tools to use for the job.
Whether you are looking to start a new hobby, improve on your skills or start a career in jewellery making, Bernard and Jane will do everything they can to help you achieve your goals.
Thank you for all your help so far B&J!
Danielle Harrison - - #12121
I originally booked this course because I wanted to learn a new creative skill. Over the 6 week period I went from being a complete novice to reasonably proficient. Bernard is an excellent tutor - very supportive and extremely knowledgeable. He and Jane also made the learning process really enjoyable. After that initial 6 weeks I was hooked and wanted to keep getting better so I immediately booked onto the intermediate course. 18 months later I am still attending - pushing my skills further and further with Bernard's expert help. Would recommend this course to anyone.
Amanda Brawn - - #2875
Always wanted to do some silver jewellery making (I buy enough of it). This course was just great. Introduced me to the basics and really got me going. It's amazing what you can produce in such a short space of time. Bernard has a wealth of knowledge and experience and I don't think there is much he doesn't know about his subject. Great value for money. Highly recommended
Fiona Kinder - - #2807
Found this course online when local authority craft class failed to run due to low numbers-serendipity! Low numbers at Bernard and Jane's classes means lots of attention, no queues for equipment and lots of interaction between tutors and students in a relaxed atmosphere.B&J are so supportive and encouraging.I'm glad I discovered JWL .
Jane Bagley - - #2730
Undertaking the starter course 18 months ago started a weekly obsession at Bernard and Jane's Workshop.
It's this simple - if you want to get a grounding in Jewellery making then book the course. These guys are amazing both in their skills and their attitude to people and life.
Mark Bell - - #2715
Bernard and Jane are really nice - helpful and very knowledgable with a wealth of experience which they are willing to share.
The workshop is well equipped and designed so you always have space to work regardless of class size.
The atmosphere of the classes is relaxed, creative and supportive but with Bernard and Jane leading it it wouldn't be anything else.
The cost of this course is a total bargain, if you are thinking of doing this, just stop thinking now and get it done or you'll regret it.
Dan Smith - - #2712
This is a superb course. The tutors are patient and helpful, and let you learn at your own pace. You are taught all the basics, and after doing the course I am now designing and creating my own work from copper, bronze and silver. Highly recommended and very good value for money.
Lizzy - - #636
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