This is a full day's silver jewellery making workshop in which you will learn a variety of techniques using professional quality tools to make your own sterling silver jewellery. We accept a maximum of four students at any one time to ensure plenty of one-to-one tuition. All the silver required to make your jewellery is included in the cost of the course.
This is very much a hands on day and is structured so that you leave with two to three pieces of jewellery that you have made from start to finish.
Please note that at this time I’m only running the course at weekends due to other commitments through the summer period
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
All silver is included in the cost of the course and a lunch can be provided for an additional cost if required. Free tea and coffee throughout the day.
7 hours (10:00am to 4:30am)
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
I really enjoyed the one-day beginners course with Mark, which I did as part of week's break in the Peak District. He was very patient and good at explaining the different techniques while letting me try them out and helped me find a way of translating my rough ideas for a piece of jewellery into something achievable on the day. I made a ring in the morning and then used a casting technique to make a pendant in the afternoon, which I was very pleased with. I was a complete beginner, but this was a good taster and has definitely piqued my interest in doing some more work with silver. Mark is very friendly and a great teacher - I would recommend the course.
A really enjoyable day with Mark in his garden workshop, making a silver ring and 2 sets of earrings.
We were allowed to get stuck in and to use a variety of tools, with good instruction throughout.
There are endless choices on what you can make and Mark helped our whacky ideas come to life.
You will get excited to see your jewelry taking shape and times flies! We took a packed lunch and it was nice to sit outside in the sunshine and have a chat mid way through the course.
Mark was relaxed, friendly and a good tutor. I would happily recommend this course.
Response from Dandelion Silver:Thank you Candy,
Thank you so much for a wonderful course yesterday. Very informative, fun, and relaxed but so productive. We thoroughly enjoyed the day. I came away with two rings and a keyring and am really really pleased with the results. It was lovely to meet you both.
I would absolutely recommend this course.
Had a absolutely brilliant day in a well equipped workshop making jewellery with Mark.
He is very knowledgeable, patient and a excellent tutor, who taught me lots of different techniques when making the ring, bangle and earrings.
Such a fun day which I would recommend to anyone. Can't wait to have another go and learn more.
Thanks again Mark
Response from Dandelion Silver:Great to meet you Sara and thank you so much for you kind comments. You definitely have a talent for working with silver and should definitely buy a few tools and keep practicing. You can always drop me a line should you need any further advice.
Awesome day making a ring, bangle and dangly earrings designed by myself, under the instruction and supervision of Mark who is incredibly knowledgeable, helpful and patient, as well as having a great sense of humour! He taught us various different techniques required for making jewellery. Thoroughly enjoyed our day and would highly recommend it. Mark has a workshop well equipped with all the required tools. He and Terri welcomed us into their home and fed us well. A huge thank you to both of you for a wonderful day.
I traveled from Scotland to do this course and it was well worth it!!
The morning started with a welcome cup of coffee before heading out to the workshop to make a ring. Mark explained the techniques required and then set us off taking it step by step and even coping with us using different shapes and sizes of silver which required slightly different methods.
A delicious lunch of soup and sandwiches was provided by Terri and much to my surprise they even coped with me being coeliac!! Thank you so much, it was much nicer than the ones I had brought with me!!
The afternoon was for us to make some pieces that we wanted so I managed a bangle and a set of stud earrings!
Terri bless her provided us with more hot drinks and biscuits to keep the concentration going and before we knew it it was all over!
The day was great fun, informative and I'm now the best kitted girl in town!! Thank you both very much.
We booked on one of Mark's beginners courses as a family of four and had a truly fantastic day. We each (age range 13-53) got the chance to make a silver ring from scratch and then in the afternoon we had the opportunity to branch out, and made pendants and more rings. Mark was patient, helpful, fun and creative throughout, explaining the science of what we were doing, and ensuring that we tried all the techniques involved in making some lovely things. It was a really fun day and we would recommend it without hesitation.
Response from Dandelion Silver:Thank you for your review Simon. I really enjoyed my day with you and your family, I have to say the creativity, imagination and skill demonstrated by your two daughters was amazing (you and Sophie didn't do too bad either). If you have any pictures of the hedgehog and the moon pendant I would love to feature them on my website.
Fantastic day with Mark making 3 pieces of jewellery. Mark is very generous with his time and resources and is an excellent tutor tailoring the day to suit my preferences. He has a spacious workshop kitted out with all the equipment for making professional pieces of jewellery.
I can’t praise him or the workshop highly enough, and can’t wait to return for another day.- and thanks to Terry for drinks and home cooked lunch.
Not only a fab day but a brilliant price considering I came away with some beautiful jewellery
Response from Dandelion Silver:Thank you for your review Gill, it was lovely to meet you and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your day with us. I hope to see you again in the near future so we can push your jewellery making skills a little further you definitely have a talent for it.
Myself and two friends had a thoroughly enjoyable day creating some lovely pieces of jewellery. Thank you Mark for being so patient and making us feel confident in what we were doing. Both Mark and Terri (super lunch and copies cups of tea - thank you Terri) were the perfect hosts.
I can't wait to return and make some more items of jewellery for myself and as gifts for friends and family.
Absolutely excellent course, we had lots of fun being creative and making some lovely individual pieces! My partner and I felt very welcome and looked after throughout the day and Mark is very knowledgeable and skilled in what he does which made learning about silversmithing very enjoyable.
Very welcoming and friendly.
Me and my partner both made and took away 2 silver rings. Well paced day for our abilities, loads of options and we could be as creative as we wanted!
Would highly recommend this course and any other course provided by Mark.
Thank you for an amazing day!
Response from Dandelion Silver:Pleasure to have met you both, so happy you enjoyed your day and I'm working on mounting that tanzanite for you.
My sister, my mum and I had a fantastic time at our jewellery making workshop with Mark yesterday. He was an excellent tutor and we have come away with some lovely pieces of jewellery.
Response from Dandelion Silver:Really glad you enjoyed your day, you all did fantastic making some tricky pieces of jewellery. Hope to see you again for the intermediate advanced class.
We just wanted to email to say and huge hearfelt thankyou for the brilliant course today - we have genuinely loved it!
You were so patient with us and we are beyond thrilled with our rings -
thank you once again Mark you are a star!
Cathryn and Diane
We had such a marvelous day learning different processes and making several pieces of silver jewellery. Mark was so patient and so willing to help bring our idea's to life. Nothing was too much trouble. Both Mark and Terri are wonderful hosts and instantly made us feel welcome. We enjoyed a delicious lunch and as much tea/coffee as we wanted.
We chose to do this class together as a couple as an opportunity to learn and create something new. We were both so impressed with the pieces we made and can't wait to show everyone. We have every intention of returning with a view to making Christmas gifts for our friends and family. If you want a day out with a difference then go and enjoy a day creating beautiful things at dandelion silver!