Dandelion Silver are artisan jewellers and silversmiths, we love making the quirky and unusual and sell our pieces online and at some of the larger artisan markets. During the summer months we can also be found at a number of festivals. Last year I was asked to run a jewellery making course, these courses have become so popular they now run most weeks. So if you have a passion to learn a new skill or want to make a gift for someone special we can help you.
"I had a fantastic day with Mark learning some of the techniques involved in making silver jewellery. He is a very good teacher taking you through each process and explaining what it does and what it is for. We started off making a ring and then moved on to more complex pieces. I came away with 3 pieces of jewellery which I love and will wear regularly. I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone interested in learning about this craft and am still amazed at what I achieved under Mark’s careful tuition."
"I really enjoyed the one-day beginners course with Mark, which I did as part of week's break in the Peak District. He was very patient and good at explaining the different techniques while letting me try them out and helped me find a way of translating my rough ideas for a piece of jewellery into something achievable on the day. I made a ring in the morning and then used a casting technique to make a pendant in the afternoon, which I was very pleased with. I was a complete beginner, but this was a good taster and has definitely piqued my interest in doing some more work with silver. Mark is very friendly and a great teacher - I would recommend the course."
"A really enjoyable day with Mark in his garden workshop, making a silver ring and 2 sets of earrings.
We were allowed to get stuck in and to use a variety of tools, with good instruction throughout.
There are endless choices on what you can make and Mark helped our whacky ideas come to life.
You will get excited to see your jewelry taking shape and times flies! We took a packed lunch and it was nice to sit outside in the sunshine and have a chat mid way through the course.
Mark was relaxed, friendly and a good tutor. I would happily recommend this course."
Dandelion Silver responded:
" Thank you Candy,
I’m so pleased you and your mum enjoyed your day. Was lovely to meet you both.
Hope to see you again sometime soon
"Thank you so much for a wonderful course yesterday. Very informative, fun, and relaxed but so productive. We thoroughly enjoyed the day. I came away with two rings and a keyring and am really really pleased with the results. It was lovely to meet you both.
I would absolutely recommend this course.