The day starts with a demonstration on how to use a saw frame to cut out your designs, then texturing and forming the surface and lastly soldering. We will look at designs there is plenty of inspiration in the workshop for you and of course I'm at hand to help.
By the end of the day you will have a finished pendant and earrings in silver ready to wear. The course is for a minimum of 3 and maximum of 5 to ensure everyone gets the help and advice they need.
Please get in touch for more details or to book your place on the next classes. Students with long hair, please bring a bobble. Please arrive for 10.30, we aim to finish 3.30-ish.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
The price includes all materials, drinks and cakes you just need to bring lunch and if the weather is nice you can picnic outside in the yard. I have silver chains for sale if you need to purchase one for your pendant but you may have a chain already which you can use.
5 hours (flexible times to suit)
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I bought the earrings and pendant workshop as a gift for my mum’s 60th birthday (instead of tea at The Ritz!). So happy with the decision as mum and I had a great day together, made all the more special by having keepsake jewellery to remind us of the day.
Jolene was absolutely lovely from the outset. Prompt communication, flexible with dates and very welcoming and friendly once there.
We had no idea what to make but Jolene offered a lot of inspiration. We were made to feel so at home in the workshop, Jolene is a great teacher and very patient!
It was a great experience which I’d love to do again. Would highly recommend Jolene’s jewellery workshops.
I had an enjoyable time with my girlfriends making a Tree of Life pendant and earrings.
Pat Miller was patient and very talented. We had a great time.
Love the jewellery I made and I hope you have fun making some too.
Superb ! My sisters and I had a fabulous day together creating special memories and sentimental pieces of jewellery. Jolene has an inspiring work space which is buzzing with creativity. She demonstrated and explained each step clearly and then guided us through the process when we made our pieces. My children love the very personal pendants I made them which when re-assembled create the three pieces of a heart.
Thanks for a great day Jolene, we loved every moment - it was food for the soul!
I will be recommending to friends to enjoy this experience.
Response from Jolene Smith:So lovely to meet you I had a great day too love how you all worked together x
Three sisters had the most fabulous day which flew by too fast. Jolene was so accommodating and welcoming. The workshop is an Aladdin's cave of treasures with plenty of inspiration and Jolene was a fabulous teacher, host and guide. Wholeheartedly recommend this course and know that any course with Jo would be very fulfilling. I'll certainly be buying friends gift vouchers for this in the future. Thank you for an awesome introduction to silver jewellery making! xx
I was bought a voucher for my birthday by two friends to attend this course which we did yesterday. What an enjoyable time we had with Jolene. She was very informative extremely patient and helpful in a very relaxed informal atmosphere. We all managed to produce a pendant and earrings which amazingly look great. For a complete novice I would recommend this course it gives you a great sense of satisfaction and achievement whilst having fun at the same time. Thank you again Jolene. Best wishes Clare Julie and Sharon.
What a lovely day!
I booked this course as a present to myself after a particularly difficult time and it was one of the most enjoyable days I’ve spent in a long time!
With Jolene’s excellent teaching skills, guidance & her lovely, interesting studio for inspiration, I made a silver & copper ‘family’ necklace & matching earrings!
I highly recommend a workshop with Jolene, I certainly will be doing another one & I have already passed on the details to several friends & family members....
I think I’ll be buying gift vouchers for Christmas!
Thank you again Jolene.
A lovely day spent designing & making...I left with 2 pairs of earrings that I’d made.
My friend & I spent the day with Jolene, she was patient, answered all of our questions and a was pleasure to be with.
We will definitely go back ...doing a workshop is a lovely idea...very relaxing and fantastic that you make something that you can take away and wear.
I had such a fab day, Jolene is so patient and such a lovely lady very professional and i could have spent more time there.. I'm definitely going back there at some point...thank you Jolene for your time and a brilliant day x
Amazing day of designing and making jewellery with a great teacher, jewellery artist and designer - Jolene. Shes got and impressive collection of her hand made jewellery. We had lots of advice and help, every question answered which made my first experience like this free of stress and very nice.
Days like this bring you to the magic word of imagination and beautiful things surrounding you make you simply happy.
Thank you very much Jolene.
Really enjoyable day. I made a pair of earrings and a pendant and came away really pleased with the results. Jolene was great and very patient. The time flew! Would very much recommend
My daughter bought me a voucher for my birthday for a one day silver jewellery workshop to make a pair of earings and pendant. I went with my friend Maragaret and not only did we come away with beautiful jewellery but learnt new skills under the excellent tuition of Jolene - the whole day was lovely and relaxed and fun - there were only three of us in the workshop so had lots of one to one attention. Jolene is very welcoming and friendly and made excellent chocolate brownies! The whole day was a joy from start to finish and I would thoroughly recommend this experience. It was also excellent value for money. I have worn my jewellery since and it has been much admired. Thanks Jolene for a great day. Terri
I went to the pendant and ear ring course with Jolene recently. It is my second time working with her - and it won't be the last i am sure! It was great fun and i came away with a lovely pendant for an old school friend which i am sure she will love! As before Jolene makes you very welcome, is full of encouragement and help - yet leaving you to explore your own ideas. I would recommend any of Jolene's courses to everyone! Thank you.
I’ve just returned home from a fantastic day with Jolene on her pendant and earring workshop. I booked the course for my mum for her birthday and booked myself on too! It’s been lovely spending the day together and we’ve both been amazed at the number of things we’ve been able to make in just the one day (and they actually look really quite ‘professional’!) - can’t wait to wear them!
Jolene is fabulous, she shares her amazing workshop and all that it inspires, and has a very natural way of sharing her talents and enabling those who’ve never done anything like this before (us!) to learn lots of new skills and have fun in the process. I’ll be returning for her other courses and highly recommend this one to others!
I absolutely love Jolene's workshops and I think I've done them all.
I'm not at all arty or practical, but I have made the most amazing pieces of jewellery!
Hand made by myself. I am so proud of the pieces I have made ! The earrings I made on this day at this workshop are my absolute favourite!
Jolene is so helpful and so patient, I can't recommend her enough.
The workshops are a fabulous day out and such amazing value.
Amazing Day :).. I attended the silver pendant and earring workshop with Jolene and had a brilliant day. Jolene helped me every step of the way, explaining different techniques and supporting me to bring my ideas to life. The workshop is lovely and has a very welcoming atmosphere. I was very happy with my earrings and can't believe I was able to make such a lovely piece of jewellery. Great day and a great place to learn new skills. xx
An amazing day, I really enjoyed this course. Jolene is very knowledgeable she is great at explaining what to do but still giving you the opportunity to try new techniques yourself. I have made 2 beautiful pendants that I can keep as a reminder of a wonderful workshop.
Brilliant day which flew by, made gorgeous items under the dedicated instruction of Jolene. Thoroughly recommend this Aladdin’s cave of delights, we learnt so much and came home delighted with our efforts!
Jolene is very patient and helpful as we designed and constructed our pieces. Plenty of refreshments. Thoroughly brilliant day and left feeling excited and uplifted as I walked out with some earrings and pendants. Would recommend this course to others. Don't take it too seriously; just go and enjoy and see it as a great introduction to working with copper and silver in making jewellery.
Four of us had such a brilliant day with Jolene (Jo) at her workshop. Both Jo and her workshop filled with amazing things, are inspirational. Despite it being the hottest day of the year so far, we were all engrossed from the minute we started right until we finished. It is amazing how with Jo's expert guidance, we were able to fashion really gorgeous pieces of jewellery out of 2 small sheets of copper and silver, all very wearable. She is a great teacher, very patient. Any time we had a wobble about performing a particular task, she was on hand to help out or take over - but only if we wanted her to. The pieces we were making looked so good, that once or twice we preferred her expert touch so as not to ruin a promising piece of jewellery! We shall definitely be going back for more workshops. I can highly recommend this workshop and it was fantastic value for money. Thanks so much Jo.
Such a great day!!!! Jolene is excellent. So knowledgeable, experienced and was on hand to help throughout the day. I loved this course and came out with a lovely pair of silver earrings and two fantastic silver pendants, all handmade!!!! Jolene showed how to treat the silver to get different effects which was excellent and helped with those challenging bits that novices struggle with. Her studio is a creative haven and inspires. Jolene is a lovely person and I will most definitely go back. She does a course on recrafting old jewellery into new pieces which sounds great. Thanks Jolene for such an enjoyable day!!!!! X
I actually made a unique set of silver jewellery that I will wear for many years to come, and all just in one day! During the session there was plenty of opportunity to pick up the basic craft skills needed by making some practice base metal pieces before moving on to the silver work. The small group size – there were four of us in the workshop I attended – meant I felt I got just the right amount of personal attention and instruction I needed, as well as space to experiment with the materials.
As a complete beginner I was apprehensive as to whether I’d be able to turn my ideas into something real but Jo was very patient and had the uncanny ability to step in at the right moment to make sure my work was a success.
I came away having had a lovely experience, feeling I’d learnt a new skill and definitely wanting to come back again.
I did a 3 day one to one workshop with Jolene and had an absolutely wonderful time.
Jolene is a fantastic teacher, patient, inspiring, helpful - I was able to learn and practice a variety of techniques and given the freedom to experiment with my own designs. I highly recommend the workshops to those that have a particular interest in this field and also those who would like to have a great time making some beautiful pieces.
This was a great day of jewellery education. Jolene was an excellent tutor, obviously wonderfully talented and willing to share as much of her expertise as possible to enable us to experiment and apply a variety of techniques to the pieces that we made. Great value for money and opportunity for a glimpse into a whole new world. Thoroughly recommended.
A fantastic day thank you Jolene. I was a little nervous to be honest my craft skills are somewhat questionable (can't draw a circle or cut in a straight line), Jolene was so welcoming and easy to talk to. I was at ease within minutes of coming into the workshop.
It was a pure delight to see what we would be doing - Jolene demonstrated all the stages first before we were let loose.
I was on the course with two of my besties who are both very arty and crafty and both were off and running within minutes. I took my time to find my design assisted by Jolene and then I was off and doing. I could not believe it when Jolene said we needed to stop for lunch, time had flown by.
I have never used a gas torch or soldered before in my life - such fun !!!
My copper templates were so fabulous that i have them as an ear ring & pendant set - bonus!!!
Working with the silver was wonderful, changing the colours by heating it, adding texture, depth and experimenting was simply great fun.
I would highly recommend this as a fantastic day out and you get to keep your uniquely designed jewellery - what's not to like.
I am particularly interested in coming back for the recycle workshop. Let me know details please Jolene!!! Thank you for an amazing day.
What a brilliant day. Loved meeting Jolene and thrilled with what I made under her expert eye. Great relaxed atmosphere and we all left with a fabulous unique set of jewellery - really good value for money. The studio is a treasure trove of eclectic items - exactly what a jewellery studio should be - full of interest and inspiration.
I really want to do it again .....thank you Jolene - highly recommended.
Fantastic day at the pendant and earring workshop!!- I love what i made and bearing in mind it's solid silver, I think the whole day was excellent value for money. Jolene was absolutely great- she explained the techniques for us, helped us think of ideas and then supported us for the day as we turned our paper ideas into Jewellery. We learned how to saw the silver into shape, file and smooth, hammer and texture, curve and bend everything into shape then solder. All three of us made very professional looking items that we will wear. The workshop space is lovely and we're already planning to go back!!.