Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

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Description

One day silver jewellery making course for beginners.
As popular as ever – even without the boat! Groups or individuals enjoy a stimulating day of jewellery-making in our new comfortable Home Studio and some very nice cake!.

The focus is on a really relaxed day out with complementary refreshments offered. We start with some basic copper wire work to get you settled in. Skills are developed throughout the day and later you will walk away with silver jewellery that you have made yourself!

Simple plain rings and open bangles, drop earrings and pendants are a popular choice for your final making activity of the day. All materials are included although extra metal is available at cost. Alternative dates, times and themes easily arranged.

Check out previous reviews to see how people enjoyed the day, and see our new half day classes at Salt Way Silver, for those with more experience.

Please contact me with any questions - I'll do my best to answer them. Jonathan.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials and instruction.

Light refreshment offered.

Safety equipment and aprons are available.

Hand washing and sanitising stations available throughout the day.

Maker

Jonathan Kettle at Salt Way Silver

Venue

15 Barns Croft Way
Droitwich
Worcestershire
WR9 0BA

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fairs, festivals & exhibitions
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Limited mobility
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • UK Holiday

Duration

5½ hours (9:30am to 3:30pm)

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Reviews

In-person course
Amanda - - #35398

Thoroughly enjoyed the whole day with Jonathan. He is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. It was very interesting and I am extremely happy with the stacking rings and the bracelets that we made.

Thank you very much
Amanda

In-person course
Madeline - - #35396

We thoroughly enjoyed our silver jewellery making day with Jonathan. The class was so well structured and fun too. We made so many lovely rings and are so pleased with everything we made! The cake was delicious too! Thank you so much!

In-person course
Donna - - #35360

I booked this class as my mum and my sister are celebrating their "big birthdays". Jonathan communicated throughout and ensured all the details were correct.
We've had a brilliant day, learning new skills, eating great cake and having a giggle along the way.
Jonathan explained the steps so we were able to make beautiful jewellery - which we will wear all the time and remember the day.

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Donna. I'm glad that the birthday day out went well for you and well done with your silver jewellery making!
Jonathan

In-person course
Vikki - - #35359

Fantastic day making jewellery for a special occasion. Jonathan's attention to detail and the support given made the experience even more enjoyable. Cake was great too.

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Vikki and well done with your new jewellery making skills.
Jonathan

In-person course
Sally - - #35358

Brilliant day. Very friendly and helpful. Will remember my birthday for a long time.
Thanks

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Hi Sally - lovely to see you again and I'm very happy that you enjoyed your birthday day out making silver jewellery.
Jonathan

In-person course
Alia Hopfer - - #35166

Brilliant course- friendly and fun. Really enjoyed the day! First learning the techniques using copper and then actually making my very own silver bangle. Very pleased with the result. And Jonathan’s cake making skills are pretty good too!! Would highly recommend.

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Alia - It was a pleasure to teach you and I'm glad you enjoyed the cake too!
Jonathan

In-person course
Kim Lisa Kenny - - #35147

I had both a very enjoyable and informative day, experimenting with copper and making a silver bangle. Jonathan was a patient and helpful teacher. I would highly recommend this course.

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Kim. I'm glad that you enjoyed your day at Salt Way Silver.
Jonathan

In-person course
Beccy Mirza - - #35146

Such a special experience! Jonathan is welcoming, patient and a fabulous teacher!
The morning is spent learning the tricks of the trade, using copper and the afternoon is for creating your masterpiece using silver.
I thoroughly recommend this experience and am thrilled with my unique piece of jewellery.

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Beccy and well done with your silver jewellery making!
Jonathan

In-person course
Abby - - #34997

Such a lovely day, Jonathan was so helpful and encouraging. Perfect day out with a friend or loved one.
Thanks so much Jonathan.

In-person course
Evie - - #34996

Such a lovely day and we got something to remember it by!

In-person course
Nick - - #34957

An excellent venue for the course. Jonathan is an accessible and competent teacher.
A very enjoyable day. I can't rate it highly enough!

In-person course
Lynn - - #34956

Fab day making my bangle. Jonathan is very welcoming, the cake was tasty and much appreciated.

In-person course
Kerry - - #34936

Excellent one day beginner class with 3 other lovely participants. Jonathan was brilliant in explaining everything and making us all feel welcome and at ease, and he made a lovely cake for our morning coffee break!
I went away with a lovely silver ring. Would highly recommend to anyone. Great Fun.
Thank you!

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Kerry and well done with your jewellery making whilst also completing your 10,000 steps - a first for Salt Way Silver!
Jonathan

In-person course
Sally - - #34935

Brilliant day with Jonathan, made a bracelet which I am delighted with.
Lovely cake to go with a fab day.
Thank you.

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Sally
I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your day and wish you well with your other crafty retirement plans.
Jonathan

In-person course
Claise - - #34912

We had an absolutely wonderful day! Full support and guidance from Jonathan, a wide variety of tools and materials that we could use, and many lovely cups of tea. Well worth the journey, especially because of the lovely Victoria sponge cake and the adorable cat, Olympia! Thanks so much!

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Calise and well done with your first silver jewellery making. I'm still trying to work out how to do stop go animation on my phone camera!
Lovely to meet your Gran and hear her stories about working in the Jewellery Quarter - and of course a real treat to have Caz come back once more for her silver jewellery making day.
Jonathan

In-person course
Sophie - - #34871

Fantastic day. Jonathan is very knowledgeable and flexible, to let you create whatever you want. His "let's give it a go" attitude really makes the day interesting and exciting, as well as informative!!

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Sophie and well done with your Silver Jewellery making. I enjoy making your ideas work and it does make the day very "interesting" at times - but also good fun! : )
Jonathan

In-person course
Gitte - - #34870

Many thanks for a lovely day. The workshop was beautiful, the day thoroughly informative and Jonathan so informative. There is a wonderful arrangement of samples and equipment for us to choose our own projects, and things to take home and wear.

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Gitte for your kind words, and for choosing Salt Way Silver as the venue for your day out making silver jewellery with your daughter.
Jonathan

In-person course
Angela - - #34760

Fantastic fun! I certainly learned a lot and look forward to creating more in the future.
Thanks for the delish cake!

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Well done Angela, and I look forward to seeing more of your own silver creations.
Thank you for choosing Salt Way Silver.
Jonathan

In-person course
Kate - - #34759

Excellent tuition, friendly atmosphere and delicious cake . . . and I have a lovely bracelet!

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Kate - the cake was pretty good! And well done with your Silver Jewellery making.
Jonathan

In-person course
Clare - - #34696

A lovely day for me and my sister. Jonathan was very informative. I learned a lot of techniques. Well watered and cake for break times. I look forward to returning to learn further skills.

In-person course
Christine - - #34694

A lovely day and lots of information into jewellery making with my sister with help and encouragement from Jonathan. Cups of tea and cake, end result - a beautiful bangle.
Thank you so much

In-person course
Karen/ Becky - - #34576

We've had a fabulous day, made a keyring, rings and a bracelet. Jonathan was very patient, and explained everything extremely well. He was happy for us to try our thoughts out.
And the cake was fabulous!
Would love to return and do it all again!

Response from Salt Way Silver:

I always like to see students develop and realise their own ideas - so well done for sticking to your plan - and you are always welcome back!
Jonathan

In-person course
Liz Bretherton - - #34575

Jonathan explained the basics very clearly - helped us to practise in copper and sorted out the problems as they arose. None of us had ever tried jewellery making before and all of us left with something we were happy to take home.

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Liz. It was a pleasure to help you with your jewellery making skills.
Jonathan

In-person course
Sina - - #34549

I really enjoyed making a wide variety of rings and it was the perfect course for a beginner like me.

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Great to see your confidence develop during the day - your new skills will come in handy for future jewellery making adventures!
Jonathan

In-person course
Renate - - #34548

A day to remember. I didn't just enjoy the making, I came away with a finished product too! Jonathan is a great teacher!

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Renate. Well done with your jewellery making and I'm glad that you had a good day out with your daughter.
Jonathan

In-person course
Sharon - - #34497

Wonderful day learning new skills in beautiful surroundings. Thanks for the coffee and cake, an extra bonus!

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Sharon for your kind words. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your day.
Jonathan

In-person course
Sarah - - #34496

Absolutely brilliant day spent in Jonathan's workshop - such a great teacher! So clear with his instructions and advice. Really enjoyed myself and would thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting to give jewellery making a go. Many thanks.

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Sarah, for your kind words and recommendations! I'm very pleased that you enjoyed the day.
Jonathan

In-person course
Judy - - #34495

This was a lovely and I thought at the last minute that I couldn't come and every effort was made for me to attend.
I love my bracelet and learnt lots of new skills.

Response from Salt Way Silver:

I'm glad you managed to make it, and your companions seemed to enjoy the day as well! Well done with your jewellery making too.
Jonathan

In-person course
Elise - - #34494

Really well taught class. Perfect for beginners who want to to know more about jewellery making. 10/10. Would recommend.

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you for your review Elise. I hope that you go on to further develop your jewellery making skills.
Jonathan

In-person course
Carol - - #34470

What an amazing day my daughter and I have had at this brilliant workshop. We have had to wait due to Covid, but sooo good to be here!
Jonathan is a great tutor, he provides a supportive approach and helps us to achieve our ideas. Our first session showed us so many ideas and in the afternoon session I made the ring that I wanted.
I fully recommend this to all of you. Try it! You will enjoy!
Thank you Jonathan. Fantastic!

In-person course
Denise Pipe - - #34469

Thank you for such a wonderful day. We have thoroughly enjoyed it - great for beginners and the more crafty. Jonathan is very clear and precise with his instructions which makes for a really productive and inspiring day!

In-person course
Freya - - #34437

Really fun! Would definitely come again. Had a nice day.

In-person course
Kim Taylor - - #34436

Loved it! Expert instruction, great studio, relaxed atmosphere. Great cake!
Thank you.

In-person course
Jasmine - - #34435

Really fun activity day with the chance too make beautiful jewellery with well explained instructions. Also really good cake!

In-person course
Sarah Wastie - - #34434

Thank you so much for such a fabulous day! Jonathan was very patient and helped my friend and I make beautiful silver bangles to our chosen design. We also made keyrings to develop our skills and were provided with lovely refreshments too. I highly recommend this course.

In-person course
Jess - - #34376

Really fun day. You start by making basic shapes and a chain link in copper to get familiar with using the tools. After a delicious slice of cake & a cuppa you move onto the fun with silver, a bit of alchemy too with the heating of your silver!
Jonathan was a great host & we came away with a pair of beautiful silver rings. Recommend.

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Jess. I'm glad he enjoyed his birthday treat and you both did very well. I'm so pleased the ring fitted nicely!
Jonathan

In-person course
Hazel, Cyrus and Sebby - - #34210

A fantastic, fun, educational, creative and rewarding day for our little family. Thanks Jonathan - for our 10 year old boy and both parents to come away with unique treasures that we designed and executed from scratch, is a testament to your skill as a teacher!

Response from Salt Way Silver:

What a treat to meet such a keen enthusiastic and creative young jewellery maker. It was a pleasure to help you with your design ideas - and the mum and dad were pretty good too.
Thank you Hazel and family.
Jonathan

In-person course
Rachel Luke - - #34085

What a fantastic "Mother & Daughter's" day!
Jonathan was so patient and helpful, and the piece of jewellery surpassed my expectations, and the cake was delish!
Thank you.

Response from Salt Way Silver:

It was my pleasure - and yes, the cake is pretty good! I'm glad that you are happy with your silver jewellery. Well done!
Jonathan

In-person course
Ruth Hawkins - - #34084

Thoroughly enjoyable day! Jonathan is an excellent, patient tutor. Will be back!!

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Ruth - I'm glad you enjoyed your day out with your daughter - well done with your bangles!
Jonathan

In-person course
Beverley Quinney - - #34068

Had a fabulous creative day with Jonathan, brilliant instruction, fabulous tea, cake, lime and soda too! Made a pretty copper wire key ring and a beautiful silver closed bracelet. I'm sure I'll be back for more.
Thank you very much.

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Beverley, for your kind words - and for choosing Salt Way Silver. It was a great day and a treat to meet you and your family. You are always welcome back.
Jonathan

In-person course
Felicity Quinney - - #34065

I have had a great day at Salt Way Silver. Jonathan was a fantastic instructor and answered all of my questions. I enjoyed the cake and was very pleased with the bangle I have made. Thank you very much!

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Lovely to meet you and your mum. It was good fun and your questions kept me on my toes. Good luck with all of your future adventures and well done with your silver jewellery making.
Jonathan

In-person course
Lisa Brown - - #34064

Thanks to the pandemic, it was 18months from receiving the Silver Jewellery Making class as a birthday gift, and actually doing it! Throughout that time Jonathan was very communicative and I'm so glad that I eventually got to do it.
Jonathan paced the day well and gave us really clear instruction, and lots of individual attention. I was absolutely thrilled with the result and thoroughly enjoyed the day.
I highly recommend you do it - and you also get cake!

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Lovely to meet you at last! And thank you for being so patient. It was a great day and your pendant is stunning - so well done with the design.
Thank you Lisa, for choosing Salt Way Silver.
Jonathan

In-person course
Michelle and Tamsin - - #33983

We all had a very lovely day. It was very enjoyable to learn some new jewellery skills. As four beginners we were expertly guided in a safe and fun environment. The pieces we created are stunning and the level of detail we were able to achieve was amazing.
Would absolutely recommend!

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you for your kind words. It was lovely to meet you and help you with your jewellery making. Impressive determination from you Tamsin!
Jonathan

In-person course
Heather and Chloe - - #33982

Fantastic day creating our own key rings and earrings. We were total beginners but learnt so much under Jonathan's expert tuition. A great and patient teacher!
Highly recommended course.
Thank you.

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Heather and Chloe - Lovely to meet you and well done with sticking to your chosen designs!
Jonathan

In-person course
Carla Harris - - #33966

Had a wonderful day at Salt Way Silver. Having had no experience at jewellery making, we left with beautiful rings that will hold a very special in my heart and jewellery box forever!

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Hey Carla! Some great ideas today and some very interesting questions! You did well and it was a fun day teaching you both.
Thank you for choosing Salt Way Silver : )
Jonathan

In-person course
Judi Harris - - #33965

A completely inspirational day! So many tricks of the trade learnt. I definitely will be following up with experimenting myself with jewellery making.
Thank you Jonathan!

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Well done with your silver jewellery making and thank you for your kind words. It was a good, fun day and I enjoyed helping you with your silver jewellery.
Jonathan

In-person course
Alex Bamford - - #33890

Absolutely brilliant day. Nothing was too much trouble, even with my difficult planet design. I'm so happy with the finished product, thank you. 10/ 10 would recommend!

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Alex - and well done for sticking with your design idea - it worked out well!
Jonathan

In-person course
Sarah Meyrick - - #33889

Amazing day! This was a birthday gift and I've always wanted to have a go at making jewellery.
We learned different skills making a keyring first then after lunch, made a piece of silver jewellery. I chose a ring with a textured surface and I am so happy with how it turned out!
Jonathan is a great teacher and it was a lovely relaxed atmosphere, would love to do it again! (the cake was delicious too!)

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Sarah and lovely to meet you both. It was a good day and so was the cake! I'm so pleased that you are happy with your silver jewellery.
Jonathan

In-person course
Gillian Bamford - - #33888

Lovely day from start to finish. Plenty of tea and cake, and great help and advice in a relaxed informal setting. Cannot express how quickly the time flies and you have a lovely piece of jewellery to take home. Give it a try and you will enjoy it.

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Gillian - it was lovely to meet you both, and to help you with your silver jewellery designs.
Jonathan

In-person course
Dave Ashdown - - #33887

We have had a brilliant day. There is something so rewarding in being able to finish and look down at the ring on your finger and say "I made that". Have learned new skills, got a new ring, but most of all it was just fun.

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Well done Dave and thank you for the kind words. I've added your reef knot ring design to my list of favourite projects, so thank you for that too!
Jonathan

In-person course
Zoe Palmer - - #33838

Very enjoyable and educational day. Would thoroughly recommend.
Thank you.

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Well done Zoe. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your jewellery making, and time you spent away from other concerns!
Jonathan

In-person course
Lisa - - #33837

Lovely day thank you. Jonathan is an excellent teacher with lots of knowledge.
Thanks

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Lisa
Lovely to meet you today. It was a good day making silver jewellery with your friends.
Jonathan

In-person course
Nicola - - #33836

Brilliant day. I had great fun designing and creating a piece of jewellery I can keep forever. I highly recommend this for a group of friends who are complete beginners or experienced. I can't wait to go again. Jonathan is so patient and with a great sense of humour.

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Hi Nicola
I'm very pleased that you enjoyed the day. Looking forward to meeting you again for more silver jewellery making!
Jonathan

In-person course
Bev Gandy - - #33835

Brilliant day, very creative, excellent tuition, lovely jewellery at the end.
Can't wait till next time.

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Lovely to meet you today Bev. Well done completing your bangle design.
Jonathan

In-person course
Irene - - #33834

Very enjoyable day.
We made a bangle. So very pleased with the results.
Definitely would come again!

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Well done with your jewellery making today. Keep it simple always works best!
Jonathan

In-person course
Alison Lester - - #33617

A very diverse and enjoyable day learning eye-opening skills! Jonathan is amiable and patient - a perfect teacher. So glad I came!

Response from Salt Way Silver:

So good to see you Alison. Well done with your bangle - it was a new one on me but I think we did it proud. Looking forward to seeing you again.
Jonathan

In-person course
Karen - - #33616

Wonderful Craft course, well presented and a very knowledgeable host.
A relaxing experience which I would love to repeat.
Thank you

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Hi Karen
Lovely to meet you both. Well done with your jewellery making.
You are always welcome back.
Jonathan

In-person course
Sally Schofield - - #33578

Well, what a wonderful experience.
Having no "crafting" ability I was thrilled to produce a ring that I will actually wear.
Jonathan was a great host and teacher. Relaxed and comfortable setup with lovely cake!
Sally

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Well done Sally.
It just takes a bit of application and some support : ) . I'm so glad that you enjoyed your day.
Jonathan

In-person course
Kate Dunkley - - #33577

We had a fabulous day with Jonathan at his lovely home (studio) doing a day's silver jewellery making. He was an excellent teacher and we had a really wonderful day. I will definitely be back!
Kate

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Kate.
Well done with your jewellery making skills - a new craft to explore?
It will be great to see you here again.
Jonathan

In-person course
Katie - - #33480

Highly recommended, super enjoyable and very informative silver jewellery making course! Jonathan is a fantastic tutor - patient, encouraging and knowledgeable. Perfect for a mum and daughter day or any occasion to meet up and have fun. You'll come out with lovely pieces that you've made too so it's an all round winner.

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Katie and Sally. Lovely to meet you and help you with your creative ideas. I very glad that you both enjoyed your Silver Jewellery making day.

In-person course
Mary King - - #33166

Myself and two friends have had a very interesting and productive day at Salt Way Silver. Jonathan is very calm and a very good tutor. It's been very relaxed, extremely useful and it's great to be able to wear a piece of jewellery made yourself. Amazing first time working with silver.

Response from Salt Way Silver:

I'm so very pleased that you all enjoyed your day in the new studio. Well done with your jewellery making and thank you for choosing Salt Way Silver.
Jonathan

In-person course
Helen Barlow - - #33165

A lovely way to spend a rainy Sunday and I plan to return. We had fantastic tuition and assistance to produce my earrings. Enjoyed the refreshments and cake!

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Helen. I'm very happy that you enjoyed the day and hope you are enjoying your earrings.
Jonathan

In-person course
Jane Ramshead - - #33163

Great way to spend a Sunday. Definitely be back. Educational, interesting and productive. Amazing ring made. Great coffee, homemade cake and good fun.

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Jane and friends - lovely to meet you all, and well done for going ahead with your challenging design! Yes, all good fun!
Jonathan

In-person course
Roy Clarke - - #33125

Absolutely brilliant! Learned a lot, enjoyed ourselves and made lots of nice things. Thank you!

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Roy, and well done with your making skills. I hope Linda is pleased!
Jonathan

In-person course
Cahreis Clarke - - #33124

A really excellent and engaging day. Well thought out with plenty of time to learn some new skills, and then get creative with them. Jonathan is a great host, with regular refreshments and lots of encouragement. Would highly recommend!!!

Response from Salt Way Silver:

I'm glad you enjoyed the day. Well done developing your ideas and thank you for your kind words.
Jonathan

In-person course
Delia Agat - - #33123

Had a brilliant day learning jewellery making skills with Jonathan who is a very patient and generous teacher! Amenities were excellent and Jonathan very kindly kept us hydrated and fed with drinks and home made cake! Highly recommend!

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Delia. Lovely to meet you and well done with your silver jewellery making. Good luck on your travels too!
Jonathan

In-person course
Linda Clarke - - #33121

Excellent day, learnt lots of new skills and techniques. Very relaxed atmosphere, Jonathan is very patient and an excellent teacher.
Thank you so much.

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Thank you Linda. Lovely to meet you and your family in the new studio. Thank you for choosing Salt Way Silver.
Jonathan

In-person course
Sandy Fullerton - - #33092

A great way to spend the day - creating your designs and jewellery. Jonathan being a very attentive and patient craftsman!

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Hi Sandy
Lovely to meet you. It sounds like you really enjoyed your silver jewellery making day. Well done with your new making skills and I hope you enjoy showing off your hand made bangle.
Jonathan

In-person course
Jane Howley - - #33091

We had a fab day with Jonathan in the new studio. Learnt some new skills that were taught in a friendly atmosphere.
Will come back soon!

Response from Salt Way Silver:

Hi Jane
Good to see you again. I'm glad that you enjoyed the day in the new studio. Thanks so much for coming.
Cheers!
Jonathan

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