Exclusive Jewellery reviews

17 Nov 18'

Isobel Everett reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"My 4th session, completed an amazing gem set ring. I now have 2 pieces of handmade fine jewellery that attract so many comments. So proud of myself. Love the way Lucy teaches and her intuitive style. Already planning next project !"

26 Oct 18'

Carole H reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"With time off work I visited Lucy in October in fabulous weather for the start of a new project: a silver bangle inspired by the irises in Lucy's garden. I took a wire and paper model and developed a more solid prototype in copper. This was a very useful process in deciding various factors such as the width of wire and the shape and size of a stone. Lucy provided lots of interesting ideas and techniques I might use and I came away with a shopping list of materials for the next stage (can't wait!). All in all another wonderful and inspiring day."

25 Oct 18'

Melissa reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"I had a brilliant experience with lucy! she is a very good tutor and teaching is to a high standard i was able to take in and understand everything as she lets you take it at a standard pase! And i feel this helps you take it all in i highly recomend and will be goin back !!"

23 Oct 18'

Ruth Williams reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"I had an excellent day learning to make a gold bangle. Excellent tuition from start to finish and I now have a much better understanding of what I should be doing. Lucy is extremely helpful and friendly. Her suggestions and support really helped me to complete my project and I now have the most amazing gift to give my mother. I highly recommend these days and Lucy is so helpful In helping you prepare for the day."

12 Oct 18'

Zoe reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"My expectations of this private tuition, and for what I might achieve in a day were high - I was absolutely delighted. From my initial email enquiry, through contact leading up to, and throughout the day there was excellent organisation and communication in all areas. Timely information to plan, prepare and find the location, materials, health and safety, tools as well as provocation to ask more questions or anything specfic. The quality of the wrap around made the course itself even more enjoyable, relaxing, productive along with the high quality outputs . Thank you Lucy for such professionalism and authenticity in all areas."

12 Oct 18'

alexandra newstead reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"I had an excellent day with Lucy. As a complete beginner I had no idea how to work with silver, but with Lucy's expert guidance I managed to make a lovely silver ring, which I show off at every opportunity. Lucy has a mindful of knowledge in jewellery making and is an excellent (and patient in my case) teacher. I would highly recommend anyone who is interested in jewellery making to have at least a day with Lucy."

3 Oct 18'

Vicky Cutler reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"I had a fantastic day with Lucy and learnt so many new things. I am a complete beginner so was absolutely thrilled that I was able to complete 3 rings. Lucy's knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm is second to none and I would highly recommend coming on one of her workshops. I have already booked to come back."

21 Aug 18'

Edna reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"My latest visit to Lucy was one of more inspiration. Whilst she guided me through the completion of my pendant chain we spent the day working through my ideas for my next project. This was time well spent and I have lots of homework for my next visit. Once again Lucy gave me the inspiration and guidance to look at what's achievable in metal and what isn't. Can't wait for our next session"

20 Aug 18'

Carole H reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"It’s finished! With Lucy’s expert tuition and generous help I have made a special pendant in time to wear at my daughter’s wedding. The whole process - over several visits - was a joy. I now look forward to the start of a new project and hope to be back in October. Thank you Lucy."

16 Aug 18'

Olivia reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"By the fourth day I had made a number of enamelled pieces and the whole time spent with Lucy was fun and so inspiring. Lucy offers really focused tuition and also documents the processes for you so that you have reference after you leave which really helps when you are learning a technique for the first time. I have had a number of sessions with Lucy over the years and I will continue to travel from London to receive more of her expert tuition!"

16 Aug 18'

Olivia reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"By the third day we were exploring techniques to the full and Lucy always encourages you to create full pieces from start to finish, which is crucial to understanding how jewellery is made and how different elements take time to combine. Her guidance and experience is unparalleled and the focus and commitment she offers to every session is invaluable. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced, Lucy will always encourage you to explore ideas that inspire you, which keeps the sessions so fun and engaging. She can expertly guide you and help adapt ideas, from an initial concept to the creation, so it's always a very exploratory and really helps you to be comfortable and extra creative!"

16 Aug 18'

Olivia reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"On the second day we explored the enamelling technique further. Lucy offers a wealth of knowledge, experience and artistic flair. One-to-one tuition that Lucy offers is invaluable and she ensures that you have grasped every aspect of the technique or skill. I work in London and Lucy's tranquil studio offers respite from the city buzz and you find yourself opening up to the inspiration from nature and the breath-taking environment. The day was very focused and exploratory, and Lucy always ensures that you are developing and that there is an end goal to the session."

16 Aug 18'

Olivia reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"I recently visited Lucy for a 4 day session at her beautiful workshop. We began by exploring ideas and techniques of interest - I've visited Lucy before on and off for a few years and we decided that enamelling would be an interesting technique to explore. Lucy is so inspiring and offers thorough and focused tuition throughout."

15 Aug 18'

Andy Durrant reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"I had a wonderful day with Lucy. It was very enlightening to see and experience the amount of effort that needs to go into all jewellery. Lucy was very accommodating and clearly explained the processes to me for making a ring. I am looking forward to going back and making more."

1 Aug 18'

Edna reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"You would have thought that after a year of one to one tuition from Lucy there would be no surprises. Well under Lucy's tutelage I realise I'm only scratching the surface in terms of knowledge and skills I always look forward to the next date that she can fit me in and inspire me once again"

27 Jul 18'

Sara Christie reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"This is my third session with Lucy and once again another inspirational, but relaxing day, so wonderful to be able to step outside of the real world for a day. Not only did I get to continue with my pendant project and learnt about stone mounting, but Lucy helped me create a beautiful ring as a keepsake for my daughters graduation, so very special, a heartfelt thank you Lucy. Thank you also Lucy for your patience and your guidance, the pictures and your wisdom sharing are so valuable in helping me to be able to do this as a much needed independant hobby. Have a great summer and see you in September."

19 Jun 18'

Saly Middleton reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"As the recipient of this wonderful birthday present I was looking forward to an informative and practical learning experience. It was all of this and so much more! Lucy's expertise in her craft is obvious from the beginning, but the gentle way she guided us through creating and making our unique pieces of jewellery makes it a thoroughly enjoyable day. Throughout, her enthusiasm and attentiveness to both my daughter and myself, enabled us to keep going even when we thought things were not going according to plan! The end results amazed us both and I am so proud to be wearing my ivy leaf with trailing curl! I now have the incentive and enough basic knowledge to see how I can alter my glass studio, to make room for combining my lamp work beads with silver work. Thank you Lucy for creating an inspirational day, relighting my creativity! Sally M."

18 Jun 18'

Jessica B. reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"My mum desperately wanted to learn how to work with silver to go with her already stunning glass beadwork and I saw a great opportunity in a day's tuition for a birthday present for her and some creative time for me. We had a lovely day choosing leaves from Lucy's stunning garden and learning the basics of working with silver to create beautiful silver necklaces. She provided wonderful personal tuition and helped mum understand how this would fit in with the glass giving her extra time and attention to help her start off. A great birthday present and I had a lovely day and gained a pretty leaf pendant. Highly recommended."

17 Jun 18'

Diana Williams reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"My two day visit was spent producing a reticulated piece of silver with two disks to be attached onto a pendant. My design was very basic and my numerous attempts at soldering taught me a valuable lesson that the construction within the initial design is very important. The garden was in full bloom and Lucy is extremely knowledgeable as regards nature. A very inspiring and relaxing spot with the birds chirping. Not only have I gleaned more information as regards jewellery making but also various bird calls and plant names. Thank you so much. I look forward to my next visit."

9 Jun 18'

Carole H reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"With still glorious weather and the roses just out in Lucy’s garden, we took full advantage with a lovely tea break. Lucy has taught me so much about design since I started visiting her with a small scruffy sheet of paper and very rough drawings. This was another brilliant and productive day and I will have just one more visit to finish my pendant specially intended for me to wear at a wedding."

9 Jun 18'

Caro Hogan reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"Brilliant one day course with Lucy yesterday recreating a 3D printed ring in silver. She demonstrated a number of techniques and theory in a simple to understand way and answered all my questions thoughtfully. Lucy gave me an insight into the jewellery making process and made it really accessible and approachable. The location is beautiful, the tuition is excellent. I’ll be returning for another session soon."

7 Jun 18'

Avril Finnie reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"I had a fantastic day yesterday at Lucy’s 1-2-1 tuition workshop. Even though I am a complete beginner I was able to produce a silver ring and earings to a professional quality thanks to Lucy’s tutoring style, expertise and motivational encouragement. I will definitely be going back."

5 Jun 18'

Margaret N reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"A second great day spent with Lucy, this time learning about wax modelling. Great way to learn more specialist skills and expand the range of techniques I can use. Thanks Lucy!"

4 Jun 18'

Sara Christie reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"Another great day with Lucy, so wonderful that I am able to come regularly and to have started a project to learn so many different skills, looking forward to stone setting! Very peaceful to have lunch in your beautiful garden, thank you for sharing your expertise and wisdom. Many thanks Sara"

3 Jun 18'

jayne sutherland reviewed: Jewellery making for beginners in the Vale of Clwyd

"My second visit to Lucy's studio, this time for a two day introduction to stone setting. Lucy is very patient and her tuition has provided me with a wonderful basis to develop basic design and construction skills for gem set jewellery. It was a lovely couple of days and I hope to return in a few months after some practice! Many thanks Lucy."

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