Dandelion Silver reviews

17 Feb 24'

Carol reviewed: Beginners silver jewellery course

"My daughter and I had a fab day on this course. Mark was very patient - we were both beginners - and he explained each step involved in making silver jewellery to make the day interesting and enjoyable. We both went home with lovely rings/bangles! Also thanks to Terri for the coffee/teas! Would highly recommend this course - thanks Mark "

9 Jan 24'

Rhian reviewed: Beginners silver jewellery course

"I spent an excellent day with Mark at his studio. Both Mark and Terri were very welcoming and friendly and I was made to feel instantly at ease. I was lucky enough to be the only person booked in on that date and so received Mark's undivided attention and he was able to tailor the session to my interests and skill level. He is clearly an excellent jeweller and a very good teacher. I'd recommend this course to anyone with an interest in making their own jewellery, and I hope to attend further sessions with Mark in the future."

15 Nov 23'

Emma Thackham reviewed: Beginners silver jewellery course

"What a fantastic, patient, professional tutor! Mark created a totally bespoke day to help me explore all the techniques I wanted to learn and more. This is more than your average beginner day. I came away with a lovely ring and pendant and more importantly, skills and knowledge to inspire my learning journey. Mark’s workshop is a professional set up and a relaxing Haven from the outside world, with all the tools you could need. Top Tip! Check your directions don’t just rely on Sat Nav as it’s in a real beautiful spot with little reception. (Or find a local postie to direct you like I did). A perfect creative retreat for a fab day. "

22 Oct 23'

Lizzie reviewed: Beginners silver jewellery course

"I really enjoyed the course, fantastic set up in Mark's studio with all the equipment and more you need to make great quality jewellery. Very well taught, I’d never made any jewellery before and Mark helped me make beautiful wearable items to be proud of; it’s given me the bug to craft more!"

21 Aug 23'

Matthew W reviewed: Beginners silver jewellery course

"Loved it!!! 16 year old son, wife and father in law all happy - me too - brilliant! Our different ages, as well as capabilities were wonderfully catered for. We all wanted to make very different stuff and this was catered for too.The time flew by... We want to book another session. I highly recommend this workshop"

13 Aug 23'

Kristie Beddoes reviewed: Beginners silver jewellery course

"Me and my mum went on this course today for a treat and had a great time! We started off making our own rings with Mark's guidance before starting our own projects. The quality of the finish we were able to achieve is beautiful. I made a lovely pair of leaf drop earrings (which I'm wearing now!) and my mum made a pretty bangle with a charm - she's always struggled to find one that fits as her wrists are so small but now she's got one made to measure. Mark and Terri were really patient, friendly and welcoming and we would definitely recommend a trip to them for this course!"

Dandelion Silver responded:

" Thank you Kristie, lovely to meet you both, I’m so pleased you enjoyed your day, both of you did amazingly well. Hopefully see you again in the near future, Mark"

25 Jun 23'

Barbara Riddell reviewed: Beginners silver jewellery course

"We 3 had a wonderful day. We were amazed by the quality of what we were able to make in a day - a ring and a bracelet/pendant each. Mark was a brilliant teacher - really helpful but didn't take over and supported us to try a range of techniques in his very well equipped workshop. We loved it. Would highly recommend."

16 May 23'

Charlotte Wilson-Foster reviewed: Beginners silver jewellery course

"I attended this course with my Mum as a Mothers Day gift. We were both quite apprehensive having never done anything like this before. It was such a fantastic day! Mark is incredibly knowledgeable, interesting and so patient. We both made 3 pieces of jewellery each which is simply amazing. The session was relaxed, comfortable and Mark provided plenty of reassurance to us as we figured things out. Both Terri & Mark are so warm and welcoming. It’s sparked an interest and I will certainly be back for another session. I cannot recommend this course highly enough! "

Dandelion Silver responded:

" Hello Charlotte. Thank you so much for your kind review. So pleased you both enjoyed your day with us and made some beautiful ‘bling’ to show off with. Hopefully see you both again sometime soon. "

27 Mar 23'

Gail Jones reviewed: Beginners silver jewellery course

"What a lovely day! It was the first try for me and my friend at jewellery making and I don’t think we could have chosen better. Mark is such a good teacher, he’s so skilled and knowledgeable about all and everything to do with his craft and that workshop is equipped with everything you could ever need! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and feel quite proud of the rings and earrings we managed to make. The whole day was really easy going and Mark and Terri are so warm and friendly. I would thoroughly recommend this workshop, and hopefully we’ll be back soon! "

Dandelion Silver responded:

" Thank you Gail, was lovely to meet you both and I’m so pleased you both enjoyed your day with us. Be great to welcome you back and have you making some more stunning pieces."

11 Mar 23'

James Warburton reviewed: Beginners silver jewellery course

"My wife and I had a great day learning to make jewelry. Mark is a wonderful teacher and Terri a lovely host. We had so much fun making rings, ear rings, a bangle and pendant. Mark made it a fun laid back day where you could give everything a go and understand what and why you were doing things. We can not rate this day highly enough."

Dandelion Silver responded:

" Thank you James, I’m so happy you both enjoyed the day, have to say you both made some lovely pieces, pleasure meeting the two of you. Mark and Terri"

8 Mar 23'

Rachel & Naomi reviewed: Beginners silver jewellery course

"We had a fantastic day with Mark. He went above and beyond to help us both create unique pieces of jewellery. He showed us as many techniques as possible in just one day and was a great teacher. Thanks Mark and Thanks Terri ( I think) for the sandwich buffet lunch. Already have friends at work who have seen what we’ve made and want to do your course 😀"

Dandelion Silver responded:

" Thank you ladies. You really did an amazing job designing and making your own jewellery. So glad you are now a walking advert for the classes. Mark"

5 Mar 23'

H Nelson reviewed: Beginners silver jewellery course

"I agree with the previous reviews. I have just had a fabulous day at Dandelion Silver on a beginner’s course for jewellery making. Mark made me feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble. I had a fabulous day. Mark is a fantastic tutor and we left with some lovely pieces of jewellery. I agree with previous posts it was very good value for money. I made a set of stacker rings two individual rings with a stone setting and an individual wide band ring. You can tell I like my rings. Mark is very patient and explains everything you need to know to complete your projects, which are entirely your own choice. My daughter was so impressed I feel that we could be going back together later on in the year to have some more fun. It was Brilliant would recommend to anyone. "

Dandelion Silver responded:

" Thank you so much for you review Helen, it really makes it worthwhile when people enjoy our classes. You would be more than welcome to come back anytime and show your daughter how to go on. Mark"

6 Nov 22'

Wendy reviewed: Beginners silver jewellery course

"I had a fantastic day at Dandelion Silver. Mark was a very patient teacher and I practiced different techniques used within the making of various pieces. Mark encouraged me to take my design one step further in which I developed even more skills and knowledge. Lunch was very tasty being a variety of sandwiches and wraps with cakes and biscuits. There were generous amounts of tea/coffee offered throughout the day. I was so happy to learn some new skills and show off my beautiful pieces ☺️"

Dandelion Silver responded:

" Hello Wendy, I’m so pleased you enjoyed your day. That was the first time setting a stone on the torque bangle. Have to say it turned out looking amazing. Kindest regards, Mark"

11 Oct 22'

Helen Marshall reviewed: Beginners silver jewellery course

"Brilliant day! We were made very welcome by Terri and Mark. After a reviving coffee we trooped off to a Tardis-like workshop equipped with every piece of kit you could possibly need. Mark was excellent at explaining the techniques and encouraged us to try everything. A delicious lunch fed our creativity for the afternoon. We all came away with some lovely pieces and great memories. I would totally recommend this course."

10 Oct 22'

Michelle and Rebecca reviewed: Beginners silver jewellery course

"I agree entirely with the previous reviews. My daughter and I had a fabulous day. Mark is a fantastic tutor and we left with some lovely pieces of jewellery. Mark is very clear with his explanations/demonstrations and is very helpful throughout. There was no rush for us to leave and we were able to complete all our projects. I would definitely recommend this course - it’s very good value for money and a great day out, as well as learning some key jewellery skills. My daughter and I are very keen to return and make some more jewellery. "

Dandelion Silver responded:

" Hello Michelle, thank you for the kind review, I'm so pleased you both had an enjoyable day. You will have to let me know if Rebecca's friend liked her 'lizard ring'. Hope to see you both again in the near future. Mark"

4 Oct 22'

Melanie Townley reviewed: Beginners silver jewellery course

"Thank you so much Mark & Terri for your amazing hospitality last Sunday, my 3 friends very kindly treated me to this course as a birthday present & we all thoroughly enjoyed the day. Mark your teaching, patience & attention to detail is very much appreciated - we are all so pleased with our jewellery & are wearing it with pride. Terri’s refreshments & delicious lunch we were very grateful for too. Would so highly recommend this course. "

Dandelion Silver responded:

" Hello Melanie, Thank your for the review. It was a real please to host you. You all did an amazing job with your creations. I hope Emma got her ring, I posted it through her door a few days later. Mark"

11 Sep 22'

Emily W reviewed: Beginners silver jewellery course

"I can't recommend a jewellery making workshop with Mark highly enough. My mum and I had the most brilliant day. Mark is a excellent teacher, we were complete beginners and he took his through every step, showing us what to do and guiding and encouraging us to complete our pieces entirely ourselves. We learnt so many techniques! Mark helped us to choose the designs we liked best and create completely unique jewellery. My mum is a bit of a perfectionist, Mark recognised this and took extra time with her to measure and line up the silver stamps just right so she would be really happy with what she made. I wanted to make a gift for a loved one and Mark went over and above to help me make something a bit more complex and I am so excited by the final product. We opted to have the lunch and Terri treated us to a lovely lunch of sandwiches, pastries, and cake - plus lots of tea throughout the day! We had a really happy day, with cheery, relaxed conversation tinkering away in Mark's treasure trove of a workshop. Thank you so much!! "

4 Sep 22'

Isla Bailey reviewed: Beginners silver jewellery course

"I attended this course with my two sisters ( bought as a gift for my sisters 30th birthday). We had a fab day and came away with some lovely jewellery. Mark is a great teacher and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his course. Thankyou!"

Dandelion Silver responded:

" Thank you Isla, Was lovely to meet the three of you, so glad you enjoyed your day, you were all great company"

4 Jul 22'

Jackie reviewed: Beginners silver jewellery course

"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."

18 Jun 22'

Beth reviewed: Beginners silver jewellery course

"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."

28 Mar 22'

Candy Greatbanks reviewed: Beginners silver jewellery 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 Mark"

23 Aug 21'

Carol Rowlinson reviewed: Beginners silver jewellery course

"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. Thanks again."

26 Jul 20'

Sara Stanley reviewed: Beginners silver jewellery course

"Had a absolutely brilliant day in a well equipped workshop making jewellery with Mark. He is very knowledgeable, patient and a excellent tutor, who taught me lots of different techniques when making the ring, bangle and earrings. Such a fun day which I would recommend to anyone. Can't wait to have another go and learn more. Thanks again Mark"

Dandelion Silver responded:

" Great to meet you Sara and thank you so much for you kind comments. You definitely have a talent for working with silver and should definitely buy a few tools and keep practicing. You can always drop me a line should you need any further advice. Mark"

29 Feb 20'

Janet Thornhill reviewed: Beginners silver jewellery course

"Awesome day making a ring, bangle and dangly earrings designed by myself, under the instruction and supervision of Mark who is incredibly knowledgeable, helpful and patient, as well as having a great sense of humour! He taught us various different techniques required for making jewellery. Thoroughly enjoyed our day and would highly recommend it. Mark has a workshop well equipped with all the required tools. He and Terri welcomed us into their home and fed us well. A huge thank you to both of you for a wonderful day."

29 Feb 20'

Sarah Raeburn reviewed: Beginners silver jewellery course

"I traveled from Scotland to do this course and it was well worth it!! The morning started with a welcome cup of coffee before heading out to the workshop to make a ring. Mark explained the techniques required and then set us off taking it step by step and even coping with us using different shapes and sizes of silver which required slightly different methods. A delicious lunch of soup and sandwiches was provided by Terri and much to my surprise they even coped with me being coeliac!! Thank you so much, it was much nicer than the ones I had brought with me!! The afternoon was for us to make some pieces that we wanted so I managed a bangle and a set of stud earrings! Terri bless her provided us with more hot drinks and biscuits to keep the concentration going and before we knew it it was all over! The day was great fun, informative and I'm now the best kitted girl in town!! Thank you both very much."

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