Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
About the Course
Have you ever wanted to design & make a piece of your own jewellery? Do you want to gift a unique piece of jewellery to someone close to you? Or do you just want to learn a new skill?
Join me in my workshop in the heart of the Kent countryside for a personal tuition jewellery-making workshop and I’ll help you create something completely unique to take home at the end of the workshop.
Suitable for beginners, workshop days can accommodate 1 to 6 people in the group with discounted rates the larger the group, so why not get some friends / work colleagues together and come along?
Prices Per Person - One Day Workshop:
Group of 6 - £95 per person
Group of 5 - £110 per person
Group of 4 - £115 per person
Group of 3 - £120 per person
Group of 2 - £125 per person
Private Workshop for 1 - £130
As the session is completely designed around you, you can choose to make:
- Reticulated leaf earrings & pendants
- Cuff Bracelets
- Cuff Necklaces
- Or anything else that you would like to try (assuming it’s possible!)
The day runs from 10:00 to 16:00 with a light lunch included and as this is personal and designed around you, you can select dates that work for you.
You will learn traditional silversmithing techniques including forming, sawing, sanding, filing, hammering, annealing, soldering and polishing, and leave at the end of the workshop with your own unique piece(s) of jewellery.
My workshop experiences also make an ideal birthday, anniversary, wedding or Christmas gift, as well as an unusual, stag/hen or corporate team-building event.
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?
The silver to make one piece of jewellery – additional silver, brass and copper can be purchased on the day if you wish to make more or different pieces of jewellery.
Personal tuition in a fully equipped workshop in a delightful garden setting.
A light lunch.
What a lovely way to spend a day. Sara was the perfect teacher and host for a productive day of silver jewellery making. Nothing is too much trouble and Sara welcomes your ideas and helps you every step of the way to ensure you are more than happy with your finished product! Can’t wait to sign up for another day.
michelle - - #29534
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Thank you so much for your wonderful review Michelle ..... It was a really fun day for me too working on both your idea and seeing them come to life. You really made a very nice bangle, and I can't wait to see you again to maybe make a matching ring and earrings !! Sara x
If you are looking for a very knowledgeable, flexible and skilled silver smith, Sara is your person. I had the most lovely day and threw all sorts of problems at Sara and she knew exactly how to resolve them. I have only the most basic silver-smithing experience and Sara was brilliant at showing me techniques and making sure I was on the right track. I even turned up with a scrap of silver that looked like an offensive weapon, it was so sharp; and she helped me make it into a fluid and beautiful bracelet - an iterative process which I really enjoyed. We had happy dogs at our feet all day - Sara and Misty welcomed my lurcher Fiasco and were very accommodating of a rather large dog in their space! We even took the two dogs for a little walk before I headed off with two new bangles and several beautifully polished rings. A day of fascinating conversation, creativity and a sense of achievement, all due to Sara's generosity. I highly recommend this course. Great fun! Thank you Sara!
Lizzy Moriarty - - #29095
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Wow .... Lizzy thank you so much for your review and very lovely words. You made my day a pleasure too, we chatted over so many things as well as worked and you achieved such lovely bracelets. Fiasco was a delight to have as well, it made a nice change to the day and I know Misty loved the doggy company! I'm really hoping to see you again to make some more wonderful jewellery. Sara
I have really just started trying to make jewellery in silver but still had no idea of what I wanted to do - despite seeing hundreds of images in Facebook, Instagram etc!
Over mugs of tea in Sara’s lovely kitchen with Misty sitting by our feet, we went through what I had done, what I liked and what we could feasibly do in the time we had
Then off we went to the amazing workshop in her Kent garden. I spent all day learning new techniques and using Sara’s own tools to make a hammered silver cuff bracelet, a pair of sparkling little silver star earrings and the adventurous retriculated silver earrings with star cut outs - suitable for any high flying meeting or potential girl band rock star!
Star is warm, friendly and kind (no wrist slapping or sighs). She lets you work at your own pace and steps in at exactly the right moment
Anyone booking this course will have the most fantastic day or even few hours here. Spoil yourself and spend some time mastering a little piece of silver magic
Heather Nowak - - #28321
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Heather .... thank you so much for such an amazing review, I'm so glad you enjoyed your day and I had fun too ... looking forward to seeing you again to see what we can do next :-) Sara
Really enjoyable one day course with Sara who is a very patient and encouraging teacher. I’m a complete novice in all things creative but came away with a lovely hammered silver bangle and a silver gingerbread man Xmas decoration both of which I’m very pleased with. I’d thoroughly recommend this course and I’ll definitely be booking again next year.
Sarah Dawson - - #27008
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Sarah - thanks so much for your great review, it was such fun to work with you both and I'll look forward to seeing you again !! Sara
Brilliant one day course. I chose to make a leaf shaped pendant, probably threw Sara by choosing an unusual leaf but she didn’t baulk at all. She was so patient and explained everything so well. Nothing was too much trouble and I’ve gone home with a necklace to be proud of. Thanks very much Sara
Kathryn Gale - - #26994
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Thanks so much for your wonderful review Kathryn, you made a lovely pendant and were a pleasure to work with.... and I leant a new plant too!! Beautiful shape. Thanks Sara
A wonderful,fun day designing and making leaf earrings.
Sara is really friendly and instantly made me feel at ease. All the different steps and processes were clearly explained which meant that I felt confident in my design (am not arty!!) and in using the various pieces of equipment.
I came away having learnt a lot, having had a great experience and with a pair of earrings that I am really proud of.
I would definitely recommend Sara's workshop days.
Julie Watt - - #26145
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Julie, thank you so much, you were a model student too! and as I said on the day .... the best piecing saw skills I have seen in a beginner :-). I had a great time working with you and seeing the results of your work. Sara
Sara adapted the day especially for me and I was able to produce a beautiful torque bracelet, a bracelet made from my silver sugar tongs, a ring made from my silver spoon and two tiny rings for my granddaughters. Sara guided me through the course with skill & encouragement and I
learnt so much. I really enjoyed my day which included a lovely lunch & playtime with Sara’s lovely assistant Misty. Thank you so much 😊
Pauline Joy Caney - - #26134
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Pauline, thank you so much, it was an absolute pleasure and I'm looking forward to creating some more things with your spoons a t some point in the future. Sara
My friend and I had a brilliant time at the silver leaf jewellery making day with Sara. Sara took us through the techniques to make a beautiful leaf pendant each, which we are wearing with pride. Sara made it very interesting, fun and safe.
Deborah - - #25788
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review Deb, it was lovely to meet you both and I really enjoyed the day as well - you both made a lovely pendant. Hoping to see you again sometime. Sara
We all had a really great day. Sara is a lovely lady who is kind and patient in teaching us the new skills, and offers lots of positive reinforcement along the way. Really pleased with the finished products. Thank you.
Tracey - - #24725
A lovely and interesting day in Sara's workshop to make a silver pendant.
The setting is superb, so tranquil.
Sara was very friendly and patient with us.
An enjoyable day that my friend and I will share memories of in the future.
JANICE - - #24559
My one to one workshop with Sara, trying my hand at silversmithing was a totally satisfying and enjoyable day. The studio is well equipped, and organised and I tried several interesting techniques with Sara’s experienced guidance. She is an excellent teacher, relaxed yet purposeful and was very open to helping me achieve a piece of my own design. I was so pleased with the pendant I made, would love to go again and thoroughly recommend it.
Hazel White - - #24058
My daughter and I had a thoroughly enjoyable day. Sara is an excellent tutor, both informative and attentive. It was a lovely opportunity to try a variety of techniques and we would definitely recommend the workshop.
Sarah Mirianashvili - - #23380
What a treat. I was a little nervous going on my own but had a fabulous day. Sara is really welcoming and the one to one tutoring is excellent. It’s harded than you think so it was great to learn new skills and make a unique piece of jewellery; when people admire it I can say I made it.
Sara’s workshop and gardens are so pretty and relaxing and it was a pleasure to meet Misty the dog.
I would really recommend this day out a real treat.
Helen - - #22772
Had a wonderful time learning a new skill from a true expert. Thank you for being incredibly patient, welcoming, friendly and good humoured - a great day in a beautiful tranquil setting, tailor made to help anyone release their creativity
Craig - - #22127
There's magic at the bottom of this lady's garden. Spent a very enjoyable and productive day with the incredible Silver Designed Personally. I have always wanted to make a pair of my own earrings and the teacher was so helpful and inspiring. Lovely setting too! Great 'sandwich' lunch and supply of green tea. Would recommend this experience as a unique and creative day!
S Hill - - #21775
I had a great time at the silver leaf jewellery making day with Sara, so wanted to post a review! If you enjoy making things and want to try something different this is perfect for you. Sara took me through all the steps and let me try all sorts of tools (flame torch was a favourite for me!). The day was very insightful, fun and I came away with a beautiful leaf pendant. Sara is an awesome tutor who is really friendly and encouraging and I can't not mention her workshop and garden which are absolutely gorgeous!
Rebecca S - - #21764
As I had such a great service with a bespoke trinket box from Sara, decided to treat myself to one of her workshop days.
As a complete novice and not used to using tools I was a little sceptical that I could make a wearable piece of silver jewellery in only one day.
I needn’t have worried, Sara was so patient and helpful, the day was a delight and I came away with a beautiful pair of leaf earrings that were all my own work.
One to one tuition was superb, no waiting for help. Sara is a delight and easy to talk to, she made me very welcome and at ease.
Such a great experience, I will be buying a couple of gift vouchers as Christmas presents for special friends.
Lesley Curtis - - #21754
I attended the Silver Designed Personally Workshop a few weeks ago and it was an excellent experience. I was impressed by the location of the studio as it is a truly magical setting. Also, all the equipment is brand new which is a lovely environment to learn in. The teacher is very patient, friendly and knowledgeable. This is more than a class, I would recommend this experience for anyone who has an interest in jewellery making but also to anyone who is looking for a fun day outside of London in a magical environment.
Celina Nowak - - #21753
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