Ever fancied making your own jewellery? Or perhaps you're looking for a unique gift for a loved one?
At WyeMade workshops, you can create a piece of your own design in a fun and friendly environment - meet new people, and learn a new craft!
Each workshop lasts between 3 - 3.5 hours, and is limited to four students. This ensures plenty of access to tools and professional tutoring.
This workshop option is for silver earrings. For the full range of workshops, and private group bookings - contact me to discuss a time, date and topic that works for you.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Workshop prices include all of your materials, as well as the guidance and use of tools to make your jewellery. Tea, coffee and biscuits are also provided.
All you need to bring is closed toe footwear, a hair tie (for long hair) and some ideas!
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.
3 hours (10:00am to 1:00pm)
My comments wholeheartedly echo all those already left for Ann.
Along with my husband and two friends, we spent several enjoyable hours last week, learning techniques and creating beautiful pendants. This was a complete surprise for our friends, who had never done anything like this before. This could have been an uncomfortable and overwhelming experience for them, but Ann immediately put them at ease and sensitively guided them to a successful conclusion. They were so delighted with the pendants they made and so surprised and proud of their achievements.
Ann’s expert tuition really is second to none.
Response from WyeMade:Thank you Wendy.
This is the second of Anne's course I've attended and this time I was with my wife and two friends who were visiting for a few days. This was an ideal way to spend a few hours at this time of year when little else is open and when the weather forecast is iffy. We were made to feel very welcome in the cosy and well-equipped workshop.
We all made a pendant under Anne's superb instruction. She was invariably patient and good humoured which led to a very pleasant few hours. We all ended up with a great pendant to pass on to different members of our family and our guests were very impressed and appreciative. A big thank you to Anne - I can thoroughly recommend her courses.
Response from WyeMade:Thank you Andrew.
Lovely creative afternoon spent with my daughter making jewellery. Ann was such a good tutor every step of the way - from clearly explaining all possibilities, H&S within the different techniques needed, to sitting alongside us and gently encouraging and helping us manage to create unique jewellery.
Thank you Ann - we thoroughly enjoyed the process and the product - bespoke jewellery items to enjoy.
Response from WyeMade:Thank you Lynnette.
I’m really not very creative but always wanted to try my hand at making jewellery. It was such an enjoyable workshop with a highly skilled and patient teacher.
Response from WyeMade:Thank you Tracey I’m looking forward to the next workshop.
Spent a lovely afternoon, with my friends, making earrings. Ann was friendly and relaxed but very knowledgeable and excellent at explaining exactly what needed to be done. The four of us all chose to make very different styles and designs but the results were equally impressive. Thank you Ann.
Response from WyeMade:Thank you Alice, it was a fabulous afternoon and all your earrings look great.
Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Ann is a great teacher and an expert with jewellery. My partner and I are already planning our next visit.
Response from WyeMade:Thank you Jake and Emma, it was a pleasure to guide you both through the process and I look forward to a further workshop with you both. I will be posting some photos tomorrow on my Instagram account.
Myself and husband have just made stacking rings with Ann who was informative and patient and talked us all the way through the process.Which made it a very enjoyable experience and we came away with our rings. Would highly recommend trying it.
Response from WyeMade:Thank you Raine and Neil, hope to see you again soon.
Recently contacted Ann Skehel regarding stone setting and arranged two 1 to 1 training sessions on tube and flush stone setting. Ann was an excellent tutor and I learned a great deal from my workshops! She is patient and knowledgable and I really enjoyed the sessions! I would highly recommend Ann should you be looking for jewellery tuition!
Response from WyeMade:Thank you Emma it was great fun doing a one to one with you.
Well, the smile on our faces once we’d finished said it all; we are absolutely delighted with our earring workshop and what we came away with having made!
Ann’s workshop is a delight to be in and very well stocked with both findings and tools, (not to mention copious hacksaw blades, although we didn’t beat the record number of broken blades!)
Ann was as hospitable as her well equipped and comfortable workshop. Her down to earth manner helped set us at ease even when we thought we had messed up. Her patience is legendary, persisting with soldering (four times) when our work was being tricky, to ensure we were able to complete and were satisfied with our finished pieces.
I cannot thank Ann enough for a joyful afternoon of creation and will proudly wear my bespoke earrings for years (and compliments) to come!
Response from WyeMade:Thank you Emma your daisy earrings are stunning and well worth getting all the copper ball soldered on even if it took 4 attempts.
We had an amazing time making silver necklaces with Ann. She was brilliant at demonstrating and explaining the techniques clearly so that we were all able to design and create beautiful pieces. I would recommend her to anyone!
Response from WyeMade:Thank you Rebecca I loved your eye pendant.
I had a wonderful day with Ann it was my first introduction to making jewellery! Ann was extremely patient and knowledgeable it was an absolute pleasure to spend the afternoon making my beautiful earrings. I can't recommend Ann enough will definitely book another course!!!
Response from WyeMade:Thank you Lisa I look forward to the next workshop.
I have attended two of Ann’s silver jewellery courses and have enjoyed them both very much. On both occasions I’ve been amazed and delighted at how much I achieved, with Ann’s expert and patient guidance. The first course was with a small group of friends from WI, when we made either a lovely silver ring or pretty earrings. The second course was a family affair. Three sisters and husbands had a great time making a mixture of jewellery items and we were all delighted with our efforts. It was particularly good for the husbands to realise how much work went into making an item of jewellery, thus justifying the cost of handmade items!
Ann has a wealth of related equipment and enough of each tool for everyone. No time wasted waiting for a tool to use! Ann’s patience and subject knowledge is second to none and I can therefore highly recommend the workshops she offers.
Response from WyeMade:Thank you Wendy, it was lovely to have an afternoon with your Family. Great fun.
I had a wonderful afternoon with Ann and I made a lovely ring which I wear often. I had never worked with silver before and with Ann's knowledge, instruction, help and patience I was able to create something to be proud of. A thoroughly enjoyable session.
Response from WyeMade:Thanks Lorna, your ring was lovely and it was nice to see your still wearing it.
Ann provides expert instruction and guidance in a very friendly informal manner. I went with a small group of friends,as part of a girls day out. We had a whale of a time while making some beautiful earrings that we are proud to wear!! Her new studio is cosy and welcoming-tea and cake were provided! I cannot recommend highly enough- we ourselves will return to make matching necklaces!! As if all that wasn’t enough recommendation, it is really good value for money too!
Response from WyeMade:Thank you Helen, I look forward to the next workshop.
I’d always wanted to learn to make jewellery. I decided to try it out with a one day workshop...... I was amazed at what I achieved, (with the help and guidance of Ann). My friend made earrings and I made a ring!
It inspired me to take a further course, it is now my hobby and I love the creative side. (Plus all my jewellery is bespoke)
Response from WyeMade:Thank you Claire , I love the fact that you wear your ring every day and have now added a stone to it at evening classes.