One day bangle/ring workshop

Duration: One day

Price: £70

Run by: Jolene Smith
at Jolene Smith

07951 469034

STUDIO 3, Argent Works
Bott Lane
West Midlands

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About the Course

In this workshop you will experiment with copper wire to make two bangles then one in silver. I shall demonstrate how to texture, form distress use a saw frame and solder the copper and silver wire to form your bangles. My studio is filled with a mix of eclectic pieces to fuel your imagination and the yard outside is great for a picnic.

There is a minimum of 3 students and 5 maximum to ensures that all students get plenty of guidance if needed.

Please get in touch for more details or to book your place. See above for available dates.

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?

All materials are included along with plenty of tea, coffee, cakes and an apron.

Want to review this course?

A brilliant workshop with great tuition from Jolene. Lovely small group too so lots of one to one tuition & guidance. Opportunity to make at least 3 bangles, 2 in copper & 1 in a Sterling Silver. Jolene does a step by step demonstration to begin with taking you through the different techniques of texturing, shaping & soldering and then is on hand to help you create your own designs. Very relaxed friendly atmosphere & lots of tea, coffee & delicious brownies!

- - #12454

My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our day making bangles in Jolene's workshop. She is a supportive and encouraging teacher and there was just the right balance of creative freedom and gentle guidance. By keeping the numbers small Jolene is able to give you loads of help at every stage of the process- if it's needed. We'd never done metal work before but this workshop is suitable for any skill level and we were really pleased with what we made.

- - #12438

My sister and I were looking forward to this course and we weren't disappointed! We learnt lots and came away with 3 cute bangles each! Jolene beautifully balances support and encouragement with letting you experiment and develop your own pieces. Whether you have experience or are a complete beginner this course would be suitable for you! The studio and brownies add to the experience!

- - #12395

I cant reccomend this enough. Jolene's depth of knowlege, workshop, and tea making are second to none.

She is super patient too. On more than one occasion I found myself asking the same questions.

My wife and i both would revisit this absolute artisan gem.

- - #12337

A great day, Jolene is friendly and helpful. She explains everything clearly and informs how you can translate your designs into jewellery showing techniques you can use but lets you do all the work yourself. Would definitely recommend the workshop. I didn't want to leave.

- - #12335

I'm not a very creative person but wanted to make a present for my daughter's birthday.
Jolene helped me through every stage, but allowed me to do everything myself.
A friendly atmosphere and fabulous day for me. Really pleased with end product. Really surprised myself.

- - #11723

A mother and daughter birthday present, this day course was just brilliant. Neither of us had any experience of jewellery making so we were not expecting to end the day with three bangles each! Our first two bangles, made out of copper, gave us the opportunity to experiment with ideas before we made our silver bangle. Jolene was an excellent teacher and so patient ( the chocolate brownies and banana cake were fab too!). We were both very proud of our finished bangles and would highly recommend this workshop. Thank you, Jolene, for such an enjoyable and creative day.

- - #11437

We had a fabulous day with Jolene. She explained everything really clearly and made the day good fun. Her chocolate brownies were amazing too! We went expecting to come away with one bangle each but came away with 3 each plus extra bits made from leftover pieces.

- - #11310

I thoroughly enjoyed my Family Workshop experience!! Jolene proved to be a WONDERFUL teacher. Her clear demonstration, gentle encouragement, and watchful eye helped me make 3 bangles and 1 ring. I am sooo pleased with my creations. I look forward to signing up for another one! What will I make next time?!

- - #11295

Fantastic family workshop. Jolene was really patient, explained everything step by step and was constantly on hand but gave you the freedom to experiment. Made a fantastic bangle. Would highly recommend this workshop.

- - #11259

We had an amazing day at Jolene's studio for a bangle making workshop as part of my cousin's hen party celebrations. Jolene made us feel so welcome and comfortable. She was very good at explaining different techniques and gave lots of support and encouragement along the way. We were amazed at what we were able to achieve having no previous knowledge or experience of jewellery making - the bracelets we made were all beautiful and far exceeded our expectations. Jolene is wonderful at what she does and I highly recommend these workshops - worth every penny! Thank you Jolene!

- - #11195

What a fantastic day!! I took my daughter for her 30th birthday gift and it was fantastic from start to finish. Jolene is such a lovely lady and spent loads of time with each of us,guiding us through the various stages. My other two daughters came along as well,so we had all the girls together and it certainly was a great day. We can recommend not only the course and Jolene but also her chocolate brownies!!
Thank you Jolene.

- - #10841

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- - #9852

The bangle workshop was a birthday present from friends, it was a great day and something completely different. Jolene was really friendly and very helpful as non of us had any idea what we were doing but by the end of the day we had all managed to make something that we were quite pleased with. I had a brilliant day making not only my bangles but memories of a great day spent with friends, thank you Jolene for helping to make yesterday a wonderful birthday present

- - #9511

A truly wonderful day! We hoped to make something vaguely round which we could get on and off and we came away with some gorgeous bangles that are totally unique and which we absolutely love! The workshop is a magical space where even we - 3 non-creative besties - were inspired to let go of our inhibitions and create beautiful jewellery. We went to celebrate a big birthday and would thoroughly recommend it as something different to do for such an occasion or just for yourself. Jolene is lovely and the cake was fab!!! We will be going back. Thank you Jolene x

- - #9510

What a great day we had at the bangle workshop.Three of us were total novices at 10.30. By 4pm we all were really pleased with what we had made- bracelets & a pendant. Jolene encourages all the way but always there to support if needed. Would have no hesitation in recommending. Thanks Jolene.

- - #9502

Jolene was really wonderful. Just four total beginner students in the treasure trove of her studio workshop, she made us feel like we could accomplish anything. We learnt the essential techniques to make some gorgeous silver jewellery and came away thrilled with the things we made. Jolene will step in if you need help, and really encourage your creative ideas. We did the earrings and pendant day, though thanks to Jolene's total flexibilty and encouragement i made a ring and 2 pairs of earrings. I was very happy with my first tries at jewellery making. A really enjoyable day and thoroughly recommended.

- - #9339

This is the second workshop I've attended with Jolene at her workshop and I loved it even more the second time around. I was able to use the skills I learnt last time plus some new ones to create some fantastic jewellery (two bangles and a ring). It's such a lovely friendly atmosphere and Jolene is a brilliant tutor. It would make a brilliant day for a birthday/special occasion activity for family or friends but also fine to go on your own as I did. It really is a great day and I can't recommend it enough.

- - #9072

I did this course on 17th May 2017 and it was brilliant.

Jolene really knows her subject and is able to explain and demonstrate in a way a layman, like myself, can understand. I came away with 2 copper and a silver bangle which I really love, and have already booked myself on another course to make pendants.

I wanted to learn the basics of wire shaping and soldering and I achieved this and more.

There were 3 of us on this course and I understand she keeps her classes quite small to ensure that each of her students get all the attention and help they need which was certainly the case when I attended.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this workshop to anyone.

- - #9060

My friends and I did the earring and pendant making course provided by Jolene. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and we learnt a new skill. Jolene was very patient and helpful with us all. We all came away with wearable pieces and we would thoroughly recommend this course to others. Well worth the money.

- - #8965

Such an incredible day!! I requested this for my birthday gift this year because I've always loved Jolene's jewellery and thought it would be a great experience to try making for myself. My mum and 2 friends came along too and we all had just the best day! Jolene is the perfect host; providing home-made brownies, making drinks, patiently assisting and being open to our crazy jewellery suggestions! We've all come away with some incredible items and were wonderfully surprised with our own abilities and creations. Not only is this a unique way to learn a new skill, it also is great in improving confidence and for coming away with such professional looking bangles and rings! I managed to create enough jewellery to make gifts for friends whilst also having plenty for myself - it's an incredible price for an incredible day!

- - #8596

It was a really enjoyable day with clear instruction, a friendly atmosphere and the freedom to explore your own ideas under the guidance of a skilled silversmith! A thoroughly enjoyable experience with lots of laughter and even cake! We used both copper and silver to make different items of jewellery, learning to solder, use the saw, add little pieces of decor and ending up with some beautiful, individual pieces. I made a bangle and some rings which I will be wearing for a very long time. Truly recommend.

- - #8595

I had craft vouchers for Christmas and decided to do the bangle workshop. I didn't have anyone to go with so Jolene arranged for me to join up with another single and pair who were visiting. I had the best day, the other visitors were lovely and Jolene was amazing. She provided enough guidance for me to feel confident but allowed me to make my 3 bracelets on my own. I will definitely be doing other workshops. We had unlimited tea throughout the day and the best home made brownies!

- - #7825

Myself, sisters and mother attended the bangle workshop in January as part of my mums birthday celebrations.
We loved it from the snug cosy workshop with so much to look at, to the delicious home made brownies, copious cups of tea and Jolene's welcome guidance and encouragement.
We all created 2 or 3 bangles that we were more than proud of and are a great keepsack of mum's birthday.
This is a great workshop to do and we will certainly be returning!

- - #7354

My mum and l went to the bangle workshop, and absolutely love it. The lady running the workshop - Jolene is a inspiration. MUST TRY!

- - #6269

Would absolutely recommend this course, I absolutely loved it! The setting is a lovely authentic creative space and Jolene is a fantastic tutor who knows when to give guidance and how to help people to think creatively. Each participant ended up with something entirely individual and I've worn mine everyday since! Am planning on doing it again.

- - #5758

Thoroughly enjoyed the workshop with Jolene - a brilliant birthday treat from a friend. My first time jewellery making and I'm so pleased with the results. Jolene is an excellent tutor encouraging and supporting when needed and was great company too. Everything was provided to make fabulous bangles as well as homemade cookies, cakes and endless tea and coffee! Lovely treat - highly recommended!

- - #5294

The bangle workshop was the first time I had ever done anything like this. I had an amazing day and was so proud of the end result as I am not usually so artistic or practical!
Jolene makes the course interesting and fun and I enjoyed learning the techniques needed for working in silver.
I would recommend to anyone. It's a great day for a few friends. I have already done another course and am just about to book another !!

- - #5093

Thr bangle workshop was great, I made a copper bangle and a silver bangle with cooper wrapped round. I often get asked about my silver bangle and it's really great to say that I made it. This workshop is perfect for a group of friends that are looking for something different. Jolene the lady that takes the course was brilliant, she even made homemade brownies which was a lovely touch. I will definitely be heading back to try one of the other workshops!!

- - #5057

Thr bangle workshop was great, I made a copper bangle and a silver bangle with cooper wrapped round. I often get asked about my silver bangle and it's really great to say that I made it. This workshop is perfect for a group of friends that are looking for something different. Jolene the lady that takes the course was brilliant, she even made homemade brownies which was a lovely touch. I will definitely be heading back to try one of the other workshops!!

- - #5056

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