Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
About the Course
Have you ever wanted to make a piece of your own jewellery? Do you want to gift a beautiful piece of sterling silver 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 one-to-one tuition jewellery making workshop day, and I’ll help you create something completely personal to take home at the end of the day.
You will learn some basic and traditional silversmithing techniques including forming, cutting, piercing and reticulation, and leave at the end of the day with your own leaf pendant or earrings.
My workshop days make an ideal birthday, anniversary or Christmas gift, so why not treat someone special? They’ll get a wonderful opportunity to learn a new skill while making a personally designed and handmade item of jewellery.
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?
Workshop days run from 10am to 4pm and I’ll provide refreshments and a light lunch. Also included is the silver to make your piece.
You’ll leave at the end of the day with a silver leaf pendant or earrings, made by you!
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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