J Kettle Jewellery - Learn to make silver jewellery onboard The Silver Jewellery Boat.
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About the Course
Join us in the relaxing and tranquil setting of our Narrowboat for a silver jewellery class, whilst moored alongside one of the beautiful Worcestershire canals near Droitwich.
We offer popular one day silver Jewellery making classes for individuals or groups of 2 - 3 students giving you lots of close contact time, - great for beginners. Bring a friend or two! Courses from £65 per person per day. See website for full price details and group discounts.
Courses are run on weekends, Mondays, Fridays, school holidays and can be booked by phone or email. See the website for "Dates available".
Silver jewellery making suitable for complete beginners in a stimulating, comfortable and unique setting, on board a 60ft narrowboat. We teach you the skills to make your own silver jewellery. Course options include ring, bangle, chain, pendant making. See the website for full description of course options.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Hot/ cold drinks, cake and biscuits, tools and all materials are included in the price. Please note lunch is not included.
A truly memorable day aboard the silver jewellery boat. Jonathan is an excellent teacher and is flexible with the learning. I needed to perfect my soldering skills and we did that and more. The boat is an extra bonus and in a beautiful setting. Would thoroughly recommend the craft course as a gift and a participant...and there is cake.
Liza Bewick - - #13058
We have all thoroughly enjoyed the day with Jonathan on his boat.
All of us have managed to walk away with a finished piece (or almost finished in Dave’ Case) and are very proud of our efforts.
Thank you, Jonathan, You have inspired us to continue to learn more about silversmithing.
Olga, Dave, Ann & Ray - - #12960
An excellent course. Chain making, shaping copper wire, soldering, filing, polishing. Building skills to create your own piece of jewellery to treasure. Jonathan is a passionate about the craft, a patient tutor and a hospitable host. A unique experience. A fabulous day, highly recommended!
Lou - - #12451
What a lovely way to spend a rainy day, tucked away on a cosy barge sat by the log burner making jewellery. Jonathan has a wealth of knowledge about jewellery techniques and we spent an enjoyable time learning some of these before starting our chosen silver piece. I chose to make a bangle and I really enjoyed customising it to make it all the more special. This is such a unique experience and I highly recommend this course.
Carla Jones - - #12448
We spent the day with Jonathan on the boat and loved every minute. We learnt so much and had lots of fun as well.
The setting was beautiful and the drinks and cake were delicious. We all made gorgeous bracelets which Jonathan made sure we were happy with. It was the perfect birthday present!
Ali, Yvonne, Karen and Beckie x
Karen Riley - - #11956
We had a lovely day learning to make rings in a lovely setting. Jonathan was very helpful and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend!
Sophie - - #11182
What a lovely way to spend a day and what a venue. Very clever place to have a cosy workshop. Started off with simple chain making skills and then some copper work. Lunch was spent in the sun on canal side before getting on with making our bangles. I'm wearing mine with great pride! Several mugs of tea and luscious cake thrown in for good measure. Thank you Jonathan, you are a great teacher with magnificent patience, luckily for us!! Would recommend this course time and time again and have done.
Sooz Gilson - - #11136
We spent a very enjoyable day in July making a bangle. The boat is well set up and Jonathan is a teacher by profession which shows. Usually reasonably good with crafts, I proved to be very ham-fisted on this day but Jonathan was patient and encouraging. Ended up with a lovely bangle which has been much admired and which I still find myself looking at with some amazement. Would recommend this course for anyone wanting to try working with silver for the first time.
Sharon - - #10212
What a wonderful day! Calm, relaxing environment and excellent tuition. We were made to feel at ease with as much practice as we wanted with copper wire and sheets before moving on to silver. We learnt how to cut, smooth and polish the silver and ended up with a pair of stud earrings, which everyone has admired. I would thoroughly recommend this course and will certainly be going back again. The homemade cake was delicious and a lovely touch.
Deborah Perryer - - #10122
Thank you to Jonathan for helping myself and two friends celebrate a birthday! We spent a most enjoyable day learning to bend, mark, cut, file and polish copper and silver. Amongst the chatter, laughter and cake we managed to create unique, personal bangles, and memories to mark a special occasion. This was certainly a Jewel of a find and to be thoroughly recommended.
Judith Bicknell - - #10060
I enjoyed a day on The Jewellery Boat making two different types of rings. I hadn't make any jewellery like this before but found the teaching to be excellent as Jonathan took us through the various techniques in a calm, pleasant, and easy to understand way. I came away not only with my two rings which I made under Jonathan's watchful eye but also with a practical knowledge of working with wire (copper and silver), shaping, filing, sawing, soldering, polishing - and lots more. Great cake and lots of refreshments made the day on the Narrowboat a lovely experience - thank you Jonathan!
Sally - - #9606
I spent a lovely day last Saturday attending the ring making course where I made various different rings along with learning new techniques. In my opinion this course was worth every penny to spend the day in a very beautiful tranquil and relaxing setting and is suitable for people of any age and ability.
Carol - - #9571
Jonathan provided an excellent introduction into the basics of silversmithing - with the guide of an enthusiastic and encouraging teacher, I was able to make a beautiful silver ring. Thank you for a brilliant experience, one that is enough to inspire anyone (even my partner, who didn't attend, who has arrived home with just about everything we need to set up a silversmithing workbench!). Highly recommended course :)
Jesi Leigh - - #9553
Oh my word, this course and Jonathan are amazing. Not only did I make a couple of beautiful rings, I also learnt skills that I can carry on for future jewellery making projects. I would 100% reccomend the jewellery boat to absolutely anyone and I'll definitely be booking more courses!
Alice - - #9435
Great day, great ring and bangle and great cake! Thank you!
Eleanor Wynn - - #9263
Perfect teaching, perfect cake and coffee, perfect setting and now a perfect bangle! Highly recommended for a personal and relaxed course. Many thanks Jonathan.
Tracey Wynn - - #9262
Just spent a beautiful day making my lovely Bracelet. The location was lovely and strolling past the wildflowers to the boat was dreamy. The trickling water with the sun glinting off the wavelets was very beautiful and serene. John himself is a natural teacher, patient, good-humoured and charming. I would highly recommend this enjoyable and creative class. Did I mention there was cake too? Perfection!
Gilli Bryan - - #9165
Spent a lovly sunny day on the boat today using pmc to make a beautiful charm to add to an existing charm braclet I had commisioned from the website a few years ago, its a ' pea in the pod' unspired charm. Great day, I learnt lots of new skills and have a well finished product to go home with. Thanks again10/10
Katie - - #9018
This is a terrific course. I went with my daughter and we learned how to work with copper wire (so that we could gain confidence with the tools) and then silver wire to make our first ring. This was followed by making a silver band ring. Jonathan is an excellent teacher and host; providing excellent tuition (and lovely cake too!). To make the day even more memorable, the setting is idyllic too.
Sasha - - #8850
Wow what can I say but recommend this to everyone. I did the ring making course with my daughter as a birthday treat. It was perfect from start to finish. Learning to work with wire initially. Soldering, polishing, filing, measuring all wonderfully explained and demonstrated. Fabulous location, delicious cake and refreshments and ending up with a beautiful ring. A blissfully relaxing day .... Thank you Jonathan X
Claire Hawker - - #8618
Had a truly amazing day in this course. Everything was so calm, hands on and fun. Jonathan, who run the day, could not do enough to help and make it a lovely experience. I have come away with lots of skills and two fabulous rings!! Thank you :)
Phillippa - - #8616
I couldn't recommend this course any more! It was a really lovely day, stress free relaxed and made some wonderful rings. Very excited to get on with the new least skills and start creating my own!
Jessica Roberts - - #8517
Three of us booked on to the course with different skill levels and we all enjoyed learning how to make a silver ring. We practiced cutting and soldering, we had help with polishing. The atmosphere on the boat was relaxed and we all felt encouraged to give it a go. There was even homemade cake! I have recommended the course to friends of mine - some are going to make their wedding rings. I would like to return to make a bangle next time. Thanks!
Jess - - #8296
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