Buy a Gift Voucher

Jewellery making experience day


Duration: one day

Price: £150

Book with: Karen Faulkner-Dunkley
at KFD Jewellery

11 The Row
Sutton
Ely
Cambridgeshire
CB6 2PD

Contact course provider

About the Course

Enjoy a day of personal 1-2-1 tuition in a working jewellers’ workshop on a project of your choice. Work with a jeweller who has 20 years of practical experience and is qualified teacher to learn new techniques or enhance your existing skills. The workshop is fully equipped with all the professional equipment you will need for your days’ activities. The day is designed specifically around you, so the content will vary from person to person and it can be as relaxing or challenging as you want it to be.

The day starts with an introductory chat at 9.15am with a cup of tea or coffee. Activities begin at 9.30am and finish promptly at 4.30pm.

A Jewellery Making Experience is a lovely way to have fun learning new skills, making something beautiful. It can be enjoyed on your own or with a family member or friend. It makes a perfect gift for the lady or gent who has everything or just likes to challenge themselves to learning a new skill.

Previous projects have included:
Ring making
Spinning ring making
Pendant making
Anticlastic bangle forging
Using resins to introduce colour to silver jewellery
Learning how to create a beautiful string of pearls or beads with a gorgeous handmade silver fastening.
Creating a beautiful handmade silver chain

Terms and Conditions
• Due to the manufacturing function of the workshop, Jewellery Making Day Experiences are limited to a maximum of 6 days per month.
• Workshop days can be booked for up to one year in advance.
• The content of the workshop must be agreed with the tutor one week prior to the day of the experience.
• Additional costs maybe incurred if your chosen project requires more than the allocated amount of materials (more than 10g of silver and any stones, pearls or beads used on the day).
• The number of items which can be made in the day will depend on the project chosen and the ability of the participant.
• The workshop can accommodate two participants comfortably. The price for the experience is per person.
• Any dietary allergies, intolerances or strong preferences must be stated one week before the Jewellery Experience day is to take place.


Testimonials:

"The course far exceeded my expectations. It was fun and very enjoyable and enabled me to try something that I have never done before and to understand and appreciate the jewellery making process. The 1:1 approach worked perfectly for me as Karen was expert in demonstrating the various pieces of equipment and the process to follow and then enabled me to do it for myself, so the end result was a beautiful piece of jewellery, in my case, a spinning ring, which was made using the skills and techniques shown to me on the day. I can highly recommend the experience to anyone." Sue Isaacson

“I have made in less than a day’s work this beautiful piece of jewellery. I have bought lots of jewellery from Karen before which was always lovely, but then I heard about her workshops, so I booked on one. I had one to one tuition and made this. I love it. You can see I did it because my fingers are still dirty. She has got all these wonderful machines and equipment and you can come here and make you own jewellery. I love it.” Elke Hausler

“I would just like to say thank you to Karen for a fabulous day. I brought my mum for something completely different. She is quite creative. I have zero artistic talents, but with Karen’s guidance I have produced some jewellery that I am very, very proud of. We had a lovely lunch, a great day with my mum and loved every minute of it.” Heidi Berry

“I can thoroughly recommend coming. I have managed to make two things. But, for me it is about having a fun day together. It really has been fun. Thank you.” Valerie Bulcock

"It was a great day. Working with Karen was a really good experience. It gave me confidence in using the materials and using the machinery, which is quite daunting if you have not used it for a long time or used it at all. So, I think whether you are a beginner or building on existing skills Karen adjusts her style and her support depending on what you need. It is a really good day to come out with a finished item when you started out with a very rough sketch in a book. It is just really good to have that professional support. The food at lunch was brilliant. And Karen keeps you to time. It is a lovely day and well worth doing. Thank you." Nicki Glen

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, machinery and equipment needed for the course.
A light, homemade lunch will be provided and refreshments will be taken as needed throughout the day. Food allergies, intolerances and preferences will be discussed and accommodated prior to the experience day.Refreshments throughout the day
A video of your day's activities to remind you of your day


Want to review this course?

I bought a variety of Karen's jewellery in the past and I always get flattering comments when wearing those pieces. When I heard about the jewellery-making workshops, I couldn't wait to design and then make from scratch (cut, file, texture, solder, polish... from start to finish) my own pendant in less than a day. I love this pendant and still can hardly believe that I did that! Karen was very good at teaching me every step of the way and she was extremely patient too! Our gluten-free lunch was delicious too!

I fully enjoyed the day and can recommend this personal workshop to anyone! Why wait any longer - just book a workshop with Karen!

- - #20061

Response from KFD Jewellery:

I am glad you enjoyed the day. The pendant you made was beautiful :-)

Karen

I had a wonderful fun day with my daughter. It was a totally different day out with lots of laughter. We learned lots of new techniques and left the day with some great jewellery. I highly recommend!

- - #19926

Response from KFD Jewellery:

I am so glad you enjoyed your day . I really enjoyed working with you and your daughter in my workshop.

Karen

"It was a great day. Working with Karen was a really good experience. It gave me confidence in using the materials and using the machinery, which is quite daunting if you have not used it for a long time or used it at all. So, I think whether you are a beginner or building on existing skills Karen adjusts her style and her support depending on what you need. It is a really good day to come out with a finished item when you started out with a very rough sketch in a book. It is just really good to have that professional support. The food at lunch was brilliant. And Karen keeps you to time. It is a lovely day and well worth doing. Thank you." Nicki Glen

- - #19899

Response from KFD Jewellery:

Thank you Nicki. It was lovely that decided to book the course on your actual birthday. I enjoyed spending time with you in my workshop for the day.

I had a fabulous day. I brought my mum the jewellery making day as a present. My mum is quite creative but I have zero artistic talents. Despite this, with Karen’s guidance I managed to produce a one-off, self designed ring that I am very, very proud of. I even managed to stamp a personalised message inside the band to remind me of the day. Mum produced a ring and a bracelet. We both had a lovely day, a great lunch and left with great memories. We loved every minute of it.

- - #19895

Response from KFD Jewellery:

Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad you both enjoyed your day. It was a pleasure to have you in my workshop.

The course far exceeded my expectations. It was fun and very enjoyable and enabled me to try something that I have never done before and to understand and appreciate the jewellery making process. The 1:1 approach worked perfectly for me as Karen was expert in demonstrating the various pieces of equipment and the process to follow and then enabled me to do it for myself, so the end result was a beautiful piece of jewellery, in my case, a spinning ring, which was made using the skills and techniques shown to me on the day. I can highly recommend the experience to anyone.

- - #19877

Response from KFD Jewellery:

Thank you Heidi.
I really enjoyed spending the day in my workshop with you and your lovely mum, Valerie. You were both a joy to teach and both of you produced beautiful pieces of jewellery.

Karen

Review this course


Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teen friendly

Silver Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 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.