Silver jewellery workshop for beginners with Jude Karnon

Jewellery making workshop in Bedfordshire with Jude Karnon


Have you ever wanted to make your own piece of silver jewellery? Or are you looking for a gift experience for someone who loves jewellery? My half day workshops will be an introduction to making silver jewellery using traditional tools and techniques in the tranquil setting of my garden workshop.

*Due to the current situation and to be in line with COVID-19 safety policies, I am no longer offering full day workshops. Hopefully, I will be able to in the future.

The half day is totally tailored to you because my workshops are 1:1 and your jewellery making experience will begin before you even step foot in the workshop! I will be in contact beforehand to chat and discuss your designs and ideas so you can make the most of your day.

The day will start at 10am with a cuppa and workshop orientation; familiarising yourself with the tools and materials. Then you will crack on with making your jewellery by learning techniques such as sawing, filing, drilling, annealing, soldering and polishing. I will be on hand to offer advice and guidance and will demonstrate each part of the jewellery making process. The half day will finish at 1.30pm - just in time for lunch. There are lots of lovely places to eat in Leighton Buzzard, so make a day of it!

I guarantee that you will feel satisfied and rewarded for creating your own pieces of jewellery and also relaxed with easy going chat and Radio 2!

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

This course fee includes:
- All metals* and materials,
- One to one tuition by experienced jewellery maker,
- Refreshments.

All you will need to bring is a mask, a hair tie, closed toe footwear, ideas and a good sense of humour!

* There will be an extra cost for metal over 25g.


Jude Karnon at Jude Karnon Jewellery

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21 Nettleton Close
Leighton Buzzard

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


3½ hours (10:00am to 1:30pm)

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Cecilia McCarthy - - #32651

As a new person to jewellery making I was worried that I would be not be any good at developing this new skill. I shouldn't have worried at all as Jude was an expert in her field. She made the lesson fun and interactive. I would definitely recommend this course to everyone.

Response from Jude Karnon Jewellery:

Hi Cecilia,

Thank you for such a lovely review. You both took to jewellery making pretty easily with bags of confidence. I have polished your rings and will get them to you this week.

It was lovely to meet you both.


Lizzie - - #31657

Booked this course as a last minute birthday treat. Jude was quick and informative when making the booking. The course was so enjoyable. I felt welcomed into her work place while adhering to COVID restrictions. Jude has a calm, patient and approachable nature and we loved learning about silver and jewellery making. Nothing felt like too much trouble. Jude sent the jewellery quickly via post and followed up to make sure we were happy. Would highly recommend. Thanks Jude!

Response from Jude Karnon Jewellery:

Hi Lizzie,

Thank you soooooo much for such wonderful feedback. I loved having you and your Mum over and your enthusiasm was brilliant. You both did so well for beginners and I'm glad you liked your finish pieces.

Jude x

Paula Raggett - - #31509

A thoroughly enjoyable day with lots of laughs. Jude is an exceptional teacher and very patient. We would definitely recommend this workshop we loved it!
Thanks Jude

Response from Jude Karnon Jewellery:

Hi Paula,

Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was a really good day as I enjoyed yours and Martin's great humour and enthusiasm. Your pieces will be in the post tomorrow.
Jude x

Fiona Bignell - - #31441

My one-to-one workshop with Jude was great! Even in these strange times, Jude was able to create a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. She enabled me to create the ring I designed using different techniques, and I came away having learnt a good deal more about silversmithing. Thoroughly recommend!

Response from Jude Karnon Jewellery:

Hi Fiona,
Thank you very much for your kind works.

It was an absolute pleasure working with you, expecially with all your enthusiasm and willingness to learn new things.

Take care, Jude x

Sam - - #28572

The perfect experience. From the first communication to leaving her home, Jude made this a beautiful experience. I was nervous my designs were to difficult to achieve, she made it so easy to follow her instructions and supported me, fully enabling me to achieve my chosen piece to an amateur's perfection. Jude was funny and open-hearted putting me at ease throughout the whole process. Topped by a great gluten free lunch.
Worth the money and some! Thank you Jude. Brilliant!

Response from Jude Karnon Jewellery:

Sam, thank you so much for a lovely review. You were a talented and enthusiastic student and made such wonderful items. The necklace was inspired and well done for working on such a detailed piece. The end result was beautiful.

It was also wonderful to spend the day with such a funny person! Loved all the laughs.

Jude x

Louise Paine - - #25836

What an amazing day thank you Jude so very much .. the day far exceeded my expectations !!
I loved sharing the day with my aunt. We learnt so much and came away with jewellery we actually liked. I made a ring and bangles and have worn them every day since. Jude inspired me so much that I'm now attending a jewellery making course.

Thank you Jude for making our day so special and designing the day around us and what we wanted to achieve .. which we did and loved it !!

Response from Jude Karnon Jewellery:

Hi Louise,

Thank you for your lovely comments. It was so lovely to work with you both and that your Aunt was awarded the student from the furthest away!

I am glad you are still wearing your pieces and you have decided to carry on your jewellery making journey.

Take care xx

Jane Hill - - #25678

One of my best days ever!
A really relaxed day with expert tuition - I’m thrilled with what I made! This was my first attempt at jewellery making and it certainly won’t be the last - I’m so excited and inspired!
I thoroughly recommend this workshop - endless cups of tea, a delicious lunch and lots of information and help when needed - the day flew by!
Thanks so much Jude!

Response from Jude Karnon Jewellery:

Jane, what a lovely review - thank you.

You did incredibly well for a first attempt and glad you have the jewellery making bug. I hope to see you again very soon for some more jewellery making.


Janine Winfield - - #25177

Wow! Anyone interested in making their own jewellery has to book this experience!
Jude is a very warm and friendly person with a great sense of humour. We had a good laugh together. The working space was professional, she had everything available to make the items I requested and was very knowledgeable.
I was kept topped up with brews and biscuits throughout the day and the lunch was delicious! I couldn’t stop eating.
I made a beautiful wave ring that I thought would be quite difficult but the way Jude taught me made it very simple. I keep getting plenty of comments about how nice it looks. I also made a bangle and 2 pairs of earrings that I love. I will definitely return and make more items with Jude when I’m in the area.

Response from Jude Karnon Jewellery:

Hey Janine,

Many many thanks for this wonderful review. It was an absolute pleasure working with you, and a lot of fun. I am glad you love your pieces and you were pretty talented at making jewellery.

It would be awesome to see you again.
Jude x

faith bates - - #20731

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Response from Jude Karnon Jewellery:


Thank you for the lovely review. You showed a lot of creativity, enthusiasm and willingness to fave kind of student!

A lovely day, thank you.

Nicola Johnson - - #20557

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Response from Jude Karnon Jewellery:


You are very kind with your comments; I am rather overwhelmed and chuffed :). My job is made easier when I teach such enthusiastic and willing students who totally relax into the day and let their creative sides take over.
It was such a fun day, thank you Nicola x

Getzi Green - - #17687

Had a wkd time here, very down to earth person and professional, nice meal and tea through out the day. Couldnt of met a nicer person.


Response from Jude Karnon Jewellery:

Thanks Gets for your great review. I'm glad you had a great day :)



My daughter and I had a wonderful day - seven and half hours spent making jewellery with a short break for a delicious lunch. Jude even managed to work out a way for my daughter to achieve the complex origami style pendant that she had thought up (although there were sighs when my daughter realised that she was giong to have to do some very delicate soldering). It was very much a hands on experience which was great, even better we each managed to make three pieces of jewellery.

Alda Mason - - #13026

Just home from a day course with Jude which was a gift from my husband for Christmas. Jude was warm and friendly and I was at ease from the moment we met. Fantastic day filled with laughs and great tips. Jude has given me the confidence to follow my dream of designing and making my own jewellery in silver. As I said to Jude this was the 4th best experience of my life after my marriage, the birth of my children and grandchildren. I learnt so much and left with such sense of achievement and a massive smile on my face. I would definitely recommend Jude as a teacher of silver skills, Thanks Jude and much love x

Michele Desborough - - #9604

Had a fantastic day, and made some lovely jewellery. Had a lovely lunch and plenty of drinks and felt very comfortable with Jude. Will definitely do another one soon

Sam - - #8749

Amazing day! My daughter and I love the jewellery we made, and had a fantastic time making it. Jude is patient and very good at explaining how to work with silver. She also makes a lovely cuppa, and lunch was yummy. I don't think we stopped laughing, it was a brilliant day.
Thanks Jude!

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