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One day Silver Jewellery designing and making workshop

Duration: 1day 10am - 4pm (half days available)

Price: £110

Run by: Bridget
at Bridget Bradshaw Designs

Meadowbank Road
PO15 5LE

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About the Course

This is a one day Silver Jewellery workshop can be run on either a weekday or weekend, whatever suits your needs.

Also included are Wedding Ring Workshop Days.

The precious metal you require for your Wedding bands is chosen by you, but it can be Sterling Silver, 9ct Yellow or White gold or 18ct Yellow or White gold. For further information please email me. (Costs for this particular day vary from the price above)

The workshop is for beginners, or people that have a small amount of experience who wish to develop their skills.

The day will include an introduction to the tools in the workshop, that will be used throughout the day and Health and Safety procedures will be discussed.

The course is usually run on a 1 to 1 basis, but I can have a maximum of 2 students on any one day.
This gives the student a more thorough designing and making experience than you would get from a large class.

We will discuss your simple design, that you have chosen to make and develop this design into an achievable piece of jewellery you can take away with you. Guidance on your design can be given throughout your booking process and on the day. Please don't hesitate to ask if you are unsure as to what is achievable.

Techniques will be taught, such as how to cut, shape and solder silver, if your design requires it.
Finishing and polishing will also be included.

You will be encouraged to use your imagination in designing and making your own piece of Jewellery. Prior to the day I will need to know and discuss your design ideas, in order to agree what is achievable, this will then enable me to order in the 925 Sterling Silver that you will need to make your own unique piece of jewellery.
(This course does not use Precious Metal Clay)

Metal to make your design is purchased by you on the day at an extra cost. If any jewellery findings or chains are required, these can be purchased also. (No recycled metal, such as old jewellery, that is no longer worn etc, can be used on the day)

Once you have chosen a date, for the workshop, a non refundable deposit of 50% of the cost of the day is required to secure the workshop date. This is payable as soon as you choose the day you wish to attend.

Discounts are offered for 'block bookings' and returning students.
If you are a returning student and wish only to attend for a few hours in the day rather than a full day the charge is £25.00 per hour, 50% of which is payable in advance.
REFUND POLICY: Deposits are non refundable.

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 my tools and equipment will be at the disposal of the student.

Drinks are provided.
Please provide your own packed lunch.

Want to review this course?

I had a really lovely day with Bridget, and made two pieces of jewellery that were far more sophisticated than I thought I’d be able to make as complete beginnner. Bridget is very easy to talk to and encouraged me to personalise my designs, so I came away with two entirely unique items: a ring and a pendant. Bridget gives lots of expert help and encouragement so you quickly feel confident and at ease. The studio is bright and well-equipped with everything to hand. A fantastic day for anyone to explore a new skill. Thoroughly recommend!

- - #20982

My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our day with Bridget. She covered many more skills than I was expecting and encouraged us to explore our ideas from a technical point of view and creatively. We both finished the day with a piece we were really happy with. Bridget is super patient. You can work at your own speed. She has created a very peaceful studio environment to work in. It was a very relaxing day at the same time as learning a lot. I would highly recommend this to anyone who simply wants to explore a new skill or develop the skills you have already.

- - #19255

I had an excellent day with Bridget. Although I expected there was a lot more work that goes into a handmade project than initially meets the eye it was still a surprise how many different techniques can be used to create different items & finishes / appearances.

This course is excellent value for money and Bridget is a lovely lady ready to assist in ensuring you get the most from it. There is no pre structure, everything is tailored around what you want to learn and the product you want to achieve. Thank you Bridget, I had a brilliant day & will return x

- - #19250

What an incredible day! I started a complete beginner and have learnt so much about silver working with Bridget as an amazing teacher. She's patient and gives clear directions when needed and friendly chat otherwise. I'm really happy with what I made (which was much more than I thought was possible in the time!) and her experience and own work (which is beautiful) is inspiring. Looking forward to learning more! Thank you for a wonderful time - I'd recommend this to anyone!

- - #18629

I found Bridget to be a brilliant teacher. She was so supportive and inspiring in such a friendly and welcoming way. Her workroom is well stocked with equipment, and everything I wanted to make Bridget had the gadget for me to be able to achieve it.
I really enjoyed my day with Bridget, and felt she had helped me to achieve a lot in only one day. I would thoroughly recommend Bridget's course.

- - #16518

Bridget was an excellent tutor, friendly, approachable and very knowledgeable. I had a really fun day, learning lots of new skills making a pendent. Despite the piece not going quite the way we planned Bridget went her way to make sure I went home with a quality piece of jewellery.
Her workshop is suitable for anyone wishing to have a fun day learning masses about silversmithing and a desire to make their own piece of silver.
I shall be recommending this workshop to friends.

- - #16305

My Mum and I had an amazing day with Bridget.
We couldn’t of asked for a more welcoming, friendly and passionate teacher for our first taste of silver jewellery making.
Her workshop had everything we needed and more and it was the perfect set up for us.
We were so pleased with the pieces we made and would highly recommend he course to anyone.

- - #16105

My husband and I received a workshop day with Bridget as a wedding gift. We designed and made a pendant and bracelet. Bridget is lovely, patient and very helpful providing her wealth of knowledge. We did not expect to be so involved which was a lovely surprise and both came away with a sense of real achievement and two beautiful items. We highly recommend a day with Bridget making a bespoke piece of jewellery. I cannot wait to attend another workshop!
Thank you Bridget!

- - #15859

Just arrived back home after spending the day with Bridget in her jewellery studio. It was a very interesting and fun day. I liked the fact that I could choose whatever piece of jewellery I wanted, and after discussing the basic design we worked out the details together, which ensured that my piece had enough challenges to teach me the basics of silversmithing. Bridget was very patient and very easy to talk to, I learnt a lot today and am very happy. I thouroughly recommend spending a day with Bridget to anybody interested in jewellery design and silversmithing

- - #15703

Had the most amazing time at Bridget's workshop. I had a brilliant day and came home with two awesome unique rings. Bridget is a wonderful teacher and talked us through every step of the process and made the day a truly enjoyable experience.

Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a fun day of silversmithing.

- - #15598

Yesterday my daughter and I had the absolute pleasure of spending a day with Bridget. We were complete novices in the art of silversmithing but Bridget's confident approach soon made us relax and begin to explore what was actually possible during our day. We both had ideas of what we hoped to achieve but had no idea whether any of it was possible. Bridget approached our ideas with enthusiasm and confidence and guided us gently through the processes required to create our end results which incorporated ideas from Bridget that enhanced our creations in an imaginative and creative way. We would both thoroughly recommend Bridget to anyone who would like to either dip a toe into the art of silversmithing or would like to improve and hone their skills. Tip top tutor!

- - #15546

I have just spent the most fantastic day learning new skills, creating jewellery from scratch and having so much fun under the watchful and expert tutelage of the wonderfully talented Bridget from Bridget Bradshaw Designs. Individual attention entirely geared to what I wanted to learn at my pace, but the day flew by. Lovely company and a lovely lady. Will definitely return to build on what I've learned and tackle some of the 1,000,000 things I now know there are to learn in this fascinating and incredibly creative industry. Best day out I've had in a long time and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone. 10/10. Thank you, Bridget.

- - #15246

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- - #15199

We would highly recommend the silversmiths day with Bridget. It has been a really interesting way to learn new skills, get creative and make a unique item for yourself, partner, family member or friend . It will also make it all the more memorable for the person you give it to, adding that personal touch.
Bridget was welcoming and friendly and made us feel at ease quickly whilst being great at teaching too!!

- - #13713

Response from Bridget Bradshaw Designs:

Thankyou so much for your review.
It is very much appreciated.
You were both a delight to meet and showed some great silversmithing skills.
It was a pleasure for me to be able to help you bring your designs ideas to life..and to see the sence of achievment made my day with you both worth while.
Your both welcome back anytime you wish.
Kind Regards

I had a fantastic day making a pendant with Bridget.

Before the course Bridget was very clear about what the day would entail, and ensuring that she had everything needed to make my design.

Bridget is a dedicated teacher and really took the time to talk through options for shaping and finishing the silver, and showed lots of her own work to demonstrate techniques.

I would really recommend this course. Thank you for a lovely day Bridget.

- - #11482

I had a great day with Bridgett. I was a complete novice when it came to silver smithing, every step was explained clearly and enable me to leave with a piece of jewellery that I can wear immediately.
Bridgett has a lovely personality and is a wealth of knowledge and useful information regarding her craft, plus so much more.
Bridgett is a great designer and teacher and I would highly recommend booking some time to learn a new skill or build on previous knowledge.

- - #10247

Bought a friend a voucher for a silver jewellery making day with Bridget. We went together. Bridget was extremely patient, calm and made the day so very enjoyable. Bridget showed us both varying techniques involved in making our two, very personal and unique pieces of jewellery. Couldn't recommend Bridget enough and we will certainly be going again in tje near future to complete another piece.

- - #9211

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- - #7789

A great day learning in Bridget's workshop - she is very talented and a good teacher too. I came away with two lovely and unique pieces of jewellery. A most enjoyable experience which I would recommend to anyone.

- - #5912

A real privelege to spend a day in Bridget's company. I thoroughly enjoyed learning some basic skills from someone who is obviously skilled in design and jewellery making and a very generous teacher. I particularly enjoyed seeing the different things she has produced as examples of the types of skills I was being introduced to. I came away with some lovely pieces that I will treasure and a lot of different experience for the relatively small time I was with her. A lovely day I would thoroughly recommend!

- - #4414

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