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 – Half Day Workshop:
Group of 6 - £50 per person
Group of 5 - £52 per person
Group of 4 - £54 per person
Group of 3 - £56 per person
Group of 2 - £58 per person
Private Workshop for 1 - £60
As the session is completely designed around you, you can choose to make:
- Cuff Bracelets
- Cuff Necklaces
- Or anything else that you would like to try (assuming it’s possible!)
The half days day run from 10:00 to 13:00 or 14:00 to 17:00 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 you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
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.
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.
4 hours (flexible times to suit)
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I have just spent two wonderful afternoons with Sara, coming away with a spinner ring, a pendant and a pair of earrings. I have been taught an array of techniques, all of which I hope to be able to use when I attend another one of Sara's workshops. I had the opportunity to use a wide variety of tools and equipment, all under expert guidance. More than anything else I would say that I had fun and came away feeling that I had accomplished alot in a very short space of time. My dogs had a wonderful time too!
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Hilary, thank you so much for taking the time to write me a review. You have a great natural eye and that leaf was lovely .... I will look forward to seeing you and your lovely dogs again and to your next creation. Sara
A great way to spend an afternoon. Sarah is very relaxed, helpful and able to pass her enthusiasm onto you whilst still allowing you to undertake every part of the process. Good fun, informal and relaxing we really enjoyed ourselves and came away with something (slightly wonky in my case) to enjoy for a long time.
Response from Silver Designed Personally:James, thank you so much for taking the time to write your review, I'm so glad you both enjoyed your time ...... it was lovely to meet you both. Great results ..... and not thank wonky it the end!!!!
This workshop was a surprise birthday gift for me and what an amazing idea for a present! Despite absolutely no experience or particular aptitude I was delighted / amazed with my achievement of creating a beautiful bangle/ cuff. The whole environment is just lovely. Sara expertly guided the session and made it very relaxing. I actually found the whole process to be extremely therapeutic. I will definitely do it again and will absolutely be treating some of my (lucky!) friends to workshops for their birthdays. Highly recommended!!!
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Penny, thank you for your lovely review, it was so nice to see you both and glad you enjoyed your birthday treat & of course your lovely hand crafted silver cuff - great job ..... you didn't deserve the grade you said you got for metal work at school!!! Sara
A wonderful way to spend a creative afternoon, in tranquil surroundings. Sara’s workshops were lovely, very professional with excellent range of tool and equipment.
My daughter made an amazing neck cuff and I, with a great deal of help, thank you Sara, made a pendant.
Sara was endlessly patient and helpful and very generous with both her time and sharing her knowledge, and answering any questions, plus she had the sweetest maddest dog that did a wonderful seal impression!
We have both come home with unique pieces of jewellery and would love to go back again.
We thoroughly recommend this course.
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Susie, thank you so much for your thoughtful review ...... I am so pleased that you both enjoyed your time as that is one of the most important things for me. The extra time was well worth it to see your finished results :-). if you come back we can try some other techniques so you can try something else. Sara (and a lick from Misty)!!
I had such a lovely time with Sara and came home with some pieces of jewellery I will treasure for a very long time.
The space was calm and professional and I felt very encouraged to create a piece of jewellery that was unique to me.
I would love to come back with friends or in a group as I can imagine the atmosphere would be just as fun and expressive as it was by myself.
I couldn't recommend Sara or her course enough!
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Catherine, thank you so much for your thoughtful review, I loved your rings, you are a natural at soldering!! I shall look forward to seeing you again, maybe with a group of you - that will be fun :-)
What an amazing afternoon, i bought this experience as a gift for my mum's birthday! Sara is so knowledgeable and patient, what we produced was beyond our expectations! Her workshop is lovely and easy to find. We all had such a great time and I am so glad that I have booked another afternoon to do it all again! Can't wait!
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Rowena - thank you so much for your lovely words and I had a lovely afternoon with you all .... looking forward to seeing what you make next! Sara
I've had the perfect morning making my own silver cuff bangle with Sara. Her little wooden workshop is perfect for one on one or group visits, it's set in her beautiful quiet garden, alongside her very gorgeous picture postcard cottage. Sara was a brilliant teacher, very knowledgeable, really helpful and she has helped me create something I absolutely love!
Thank you so much Sara, I had a brilliant time with you (and I love my bonus ring purchase!!) and i would recommend you again and again x
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Paula
A fantastic workshop with results that surpassed my expectations!
Sara is knowledgeable, highly skilled and very patient (helpful in my case!)
I would definitely recommend and hope to do another course soon
Thanks for a great day
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Liz, thank you so much for taking the time to write me a review. I really enjoyed working with you all .... really nice results and glad we got your piece finished :-) Hoping to see you again! Sara
My friend came down from Shropshire and I thought we do something different so booked this course at the last minute.
What a great time we had! Completely different to anything we had done before and under the patient guidance of Sara, we created unique silver cuffs, earrings and pendants, learned new skills and had a blast doing it!
Sara is talented artist and an amazingly gifted teacher ..at no time did we feel may be leaving without something that looked professional, she deftly showed us each step and assured us it would be fine!
We are now proud owners of one off pieces to be worn and appreciated for many years.
We can't recommend this workshop highly enough, a creative few hours with an expert has certainly brightened our dull February weekend, and Sarah made us very welcome in her lovely country cottage .. with frequent guest appearances from Misty, who completed the ambience!
Response from Silver Designed Personally:My dear Fran & Jayne - A total pleasure to work and chat with you both. I had a great afternoon too, so wonderful to see your work develop...... what's next????? Look forward to seeing you again some time I hope. Sara (& a lick from Misty)!
A lovely way to spend a few hours with friends and enjoy the pleasure of creating your own special piece of jewellery-I came away with a wonderful silver bangle that I couldn’t believe I had created myself-can’t stop looking at it! My friend made a perfect pair of earrings. Sara made the day for us-her Studio was so professionally laid out with every imaginable tool possible-she was very helpful and encouraging and made us most welcome. We will certainly go again this year-I can thoroughly recommend the experience-thank you so much Sara-
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Dear Annette - thank you so much for your review, I had such a fun day with you and Liz, it was my absolute pleasure to work with you ..... and you both made lovely pieces - I'm glad you like your bangle. Can't wait to see you both again later this year to make some new things ...... maybe some spoon rings :-) Sara
I booked a half day silversmithing workshop with Sara for a birthday present and it was an excellent experience. Sara was very welcoming and instantly helped us with lots of design ideas, ensuring she was there to support throughout. Sara had lots of suggestions if anything needed correcting and she was a great teacher, explaining the process as we went through.
It was fantastic to take home some finished pieces and I would highly recommend this course to all!
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Katy, thanks for taking time to write me a review, it was lovely to meet you both and I really enjoyed working on your ideas - great results!! Sara
We had such a great morning making Christmas tree decorations as part of our office day out before breaking up for the holidays. Sara was so helpful in designing a course for us that would accommodate a larger group than normal and that catered for mixed characters and abilities. We all came away with a lovely handmade memento of the day, as well as having spent a fun and relaxing morning. I have no hesitation in recommending the courses at SDP, and I now really want to return at some point to try out some other jewellery-making skills.
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Wendy, thank you so much for choosing me and your review, it was great fun meeting and working with you all ..... Looking forward to seeing you again some time. Sara
Sara was lovely!! I booked an afternoon session to create a personal, handmade item to give as my family Secret Santa present. I am so pleased that I took the chance and booked a session - I have no creativity (!) and no previous experience but now I have a gorgeous pair of earrings and I completely loved my afternoon.
Initially, Sara made me tea and we talked about possible designs of the earrings. Sara guided me through the process and we came up with a totally original design! I loved using all the tools and learning about the different silver techniques- the time flew by and Sara’s gorgeous little dog sat happily watching us throughout. I loved my afternoon and will definitely be back. Thank you so much Sara.
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Lisa, wow that you so much for your amazing review, I absolutely loved working with you, it really was fun and you made such a great set of earrings (I am sure she will love them - let me know!) ... here's hoping to see you again to make something else and learn some more skills.
I chose to attend a 1:1 workshop with Sara to make a memorial pendant to match an existing piece of jewellery. Sara is patient and takes her time to explain each process and tool. Within 2 hours, under Sara's excellent guidance I was able to achieve far more than I expected and left with a beautiful pendant in memory of my dad.
I can't recommend Sara enough.
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Gail, thank you so much for your review and it was a pleasure to help you make your lovely pendant in memory of your Dad - such a lovely idea.
I bought this for myself to make some personal gifts for Christmas. I booked the half day bangle session. I would throughly recommend this. Sara was friendly and welcoming from the start and was patient and supportive throughout making me feel confident by modelling the techniques and guiding me through each part. I’ve done a couple of silver courses before but this was far superior and completely bespoke to me. Sara was an amazing tutor who made the session so enjoyable and made me feel super confident and we actually made a ring as well as a bangle during the session. They turned out so beautifully that I’m keeping them instead of giving them away for Christmas!! I will definitely be going back to make some more items and can’t recommend this session highly enough. 5 stars - thank you Sara!!
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Jacqueline - thank you so very much for your amazing review, I loved our time as well and what you made was just perfect! You have some great skills and I can't wait to see you again to make some more!!
Absolutely brilliant course booked for me by my daughter as a birthday treat. From the moment we arrived Sara made us feel at ease and very welcome. She was supportive and encouraging of our efforts and encouraged us to work independently whilst being on hand to guide and step in if needed.
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Thank you so much for your review Naomi ...... you were both great students too .... looking forward to maybe seeing you again to try something different :-) Sara
I had a great afternoon making a silver cuff bracelet with Sara. She was a fantastic teacher and I was delighted with the finished product. Would highly recommend the course.
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Thanks so much for your review, it was lovely to meet you, and you made a great cuff bangle. Hope to see you again one day. Sara
Fantastic day making a silver cuff. Sara is a great teacher, very passionate about her craft and made me feel so welcome. Would definitely recommend.
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Tace, thanks you so much for your kind review, I really enjoyed our day and you did a great job too ! Looking forward to seeing you again.