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Rings and things at Simply Amazing Jewellery School, Nottingham

Reticulated silver moon and stamped bronze, sun pendant, a lovely pair by a lovely couple!

Duration: 5 hour workshop, 10am till 4, inc dinner break

Price: £45

Contact: Vivien Bowling at Simply Amazing Jewellery School

627 Mansfield Road
Simple Amazing Jewellery c/o The Textile Workshop

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Saturday 18th April 2020
Saturday 16th May 2020
Saturday 20th June 2020

About the Course

As the cost of materials, utilities and teaching resources go up, so must my prices but this very popular workshop is still very competitive!
The objective is to learn the basics of silversmithing, so we make some simple rings together.
But it doesn't have to stop there - you can be creative, make other designs, your rings can be embellished, stacked, stamped, soldered closed or left open and adjustable!
They could become earrings or chain - a simple ring has so much potential!
This is the sort of workshop you will be happy to do more than once.

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 cost of the workshop includes light refreshments, copper, bronze and silver materials - enough for several items - you can purchase more in class if you only want to work with silver, for instance.

My venue at The Textile Workshop in Sherwood, Nottingham, has steps. However, I have a smaller venue without steps.
Booking -
If you have a Craft Courses voucher, you will need to contact me.
If you are booking direct, you will need to contact me.
You will be asked for a small, non-refundable deposit to secure your place, and the balance becomes due approx 10 days before the event,
Don't miss out - get some friends together for a party booking, place your deposit and make a date!

Want to review this course?

Great workshop! We learned a lot and Viv was very patient! Came out with 5 lovely rings that I haven't taken off since.

The only things I might suggest is a proper break for lunch. We were happy we went out for 30 minutes but felt as though we had missed out on some parts as no one else stopped for lunch. One of the other attendees mentioned by the end that she was very hungry and needed some proper food.

I also think that a slightly smaller class size would work better as it was quite difficult for Viv to get around everybody, and of course, some people needed more attention than others.

Overall though, a fun and informative class - Viv explained the science very well! Would definitely attend another one of her classes given the chance. Thanks for everything!


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Response from Simply Amazing Jewellery School:

Thank you for this lovely and thoughtful review, my system works well most of the time but not all of the time, I am sorry you worried you missed something, I always do a quick head count so I don't have to repeat instructions but like you say, there were lots of things happening - a very creative and diverse group! I was very happy to give you extra help, but the group objective was met - it's when everyone goes solo on their own designs that the fun starts - a great challenge!

I have attended one of Viv's workshops before and went again with another friend who fancied it, because I loved it so much (and I wear the silver rings I made virtually every day!!)
I made 2 rings for my little finger this time and suspect I will wear one or the other every day in future because again I was so delighted!! Viv encourages everyone to be creative and is so incredibly patient and informative. I would certainly recommend it to anyone who has not had a go before.

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Response from Simply Amazing Jewellery School:

Hi Sue, thank you for this lovely review!
I am so pleased you returned to develop your skills further and that you enjoyed the day so much. I love the hammered rings you made and hope you find them as fascinating as I do, as you wear them in and all your hard work rewards you x

I booked this workshop for me and my friends for my birthday. None of us had made jewellery before. It was so much fun and we all got to be really creative with our time. Viv was wonderful, really helpful and patient during the day and helped all of us make what we wanted. She responded quickly to all of my enquires and gave lots of information before we attended.
We spent the entire time working and forgot about lunch. I enjoyed this workshop and would definitely recommend it.

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Response from Simply Amazing Jewellery School:

I am so pleased you enjoyed your day - there was some wonderful energy and the creativity was amazing, your Russian Style rings are fabulous! I really enjoyed sharing your birthday thank you - it was an absolute pleasure to work with such lovely people.

I booked this workshop for a friend and I. We had such a great day and learnt so much. Great facilities and excellent teacher. She was very knowledgeable, clear and patient. We hadn't done anything like this before, and now we're hooked. Would highly recommend.

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Response from Simply Amazing Jewellery School:

That's very kind of you to say so, Natalie - thank you - I am so pleased you both enjoyed the day! I found the group a real pleasure to work with xxx

First time I’ve done a jewellery workshop. Great combination of learning all the important skills but still being able to create our own rings, bringing our own ideas. Great day, would definitely recommend this workshop. I’ll probably do the course again as well!

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Response from Simply Amazing Jewellery School:

That's wonderful news, thank you Sarah - I am so pleased you enjoyed your workshop, I was amazed by the work the group produced, you were brilliant!

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends

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