Jolene Smith reviews

14 Jun 24'

Karen Garland reviewed: Couples Wedding Jewellery Workshop

"I have been buying jewellery from Jolene for a number of years, so when I was looking for a special and memorable present to celebrate my 50th birthday, I booked a days ring making workshop with her. From booking the workshop, to the minute I left, jolene was supportive, knowledgeable and most importantly Patient! Jolene's support and guidance meant I can honestly say I made my ring completely myself, which makes it so special, and feels like a real achievement that I can cherish. l learnt so many processes and techniques, and now I am planning to sign up for the bangle making workshop. An affordable, but priceless day of pure joy! I am so grateful "

3 Apr 24'

Courtney Ashburner reviewed: One day bangle/ring workshop

"I honestly couldn’t recommend a better course, teacher, day or course! It was absolutely fantastic. Jolene is so kind, helpful, thoughtful and fun. My husband and I did the 1 day ring/bangle course for my 30th birthday. We had the studio to ourselves with one on one tutorials from Jolene. I made two rings and two bangles, and my husband chose to make me three bangles. Jolene made brownies for us as well which was a wonderful treat! Absolutely brilliant day. Thank you! "

28 Jan 24'

Fionna reviewed: Exclusive One/One Jewellery Workshop For Two People

"This was a very belated 60th birthday treat but certainly worth waiting for. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. Jolene has created a wonderful studio full of all sorts of quirky interesting objects and all the required tools. She was an excellent and patient teacher and both Anna and I were delighted with the copper and silver bangles that we made. We were also treated to endless cups of tea and delicious home made brownies! I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to understand a little more about the possibilities of jewellery making. Many thanks Jolene. "

29 Dec 23'

Sarah Meredith reviewed: One day bangle/ring workshop

"The bangle workshop was a lovely Christmas present for me and my 2 daughters. We had a wonderful time with Jo, she is a great teacher and her workshop is so inviting. Very pleased with our bangles and would not hesitate to book another course in the future. Thank you Jo! "

30 Nov 23'

Lauren P reviewed: One day bangle/ring workshop

"What a lovely day spent making bangels to celebrate a friends 40th. Jo was wonderful, we soon felt right at home in her cosy aladins cave workshop, full of wonderful trinkets and lots of inspiration. To anyone unsure whether to book, do it! Highly recommended. Thank you Jo for a brilliant day x"

21 Nov 23'

Jacqui McIntosh reviewed: One day bangle/ring workshop

"This was a gift from my daughter. I must say this was an amazing day. Learnt a lot made four wonderful bangles. Will defo sign-up for another course, absolute loved it. "

21 Nov 23'

Elaine Bennett reviewed: One day bangle/ring workshop

"Wonderful day Jolene is a great teacher & patient mom husband brought it for my 65 th Birthday I am definitely going to another course this as helped me with my new business. Thank you Jolene "

19 Nov 23'

Helen reviewed: One day bangle/ring workshop

"My friend and I had the most amazing time taking part in the bangle making workshop. Jolene is the perfect host/teacher, imparting her knowledge to give us the confidence to produce our bangles. We would recommend Jolene to anyone wanting a relaxed, friendly jewellery workshop. We would love to have a return visit."

1 Nov 23'

Julie Stubbs reviewed: One day bangle/ring workshop

"What an absolutely fabulous day my daughter and I had. We both share a birthday and try and do something different on our birthday each year. This year we went to Jolene’s bangle and ring day course. It was worth every penny, was reasonably priced and she is such a lovely patient, encouraging lady. She also makes amazing millionaires shortcake. We came away with 2 bangles each, I made a coil ring and my daughter made 3 stacking rings. Thank you for making a special day even better."

Jolene Smith responded:

"Thank you for a lovely review xx"

8 Jul 23'

AnnieAda reviewed: One day bangle/ring workshop

"Had a really enjoyable and mindful day today in Jo's bangal making class. Met some lovely people and came away with two lovely bracelets. Jo is such a good teacher, she makes you feel confident and inspired. I'd definitely go again"

23 May 23'

Julia Randall reviewed: One day silver pendant and earring workshop

"I so enjoyed this workshop with Jolene. It was a great opportunity to get an introduction into a new skill, and I made a totally original pair of silver earrings and matching pendant. Jolene is generous in sharing her expertise and was patient and supportive in guiding me through the different processes involved. I would highly recommend Jolene and would love to do another workshop with her at some point."

26 Mar 23'

Kim reviewed: One day bangle/ring workshop

"I booked this workshop for my 10 year old Granddaughters birthday. Jolene is very knowledgeable as a professional artisan. She makes you very welcome and does not rush you to take in all of the information. She then spends time overseeing your work. I can totally recommend this workshop for all ages and abilities. Jolene such a joy! "

4 Mar 23'

Evaline Brueton reviewed: One-to-One Jewellery making course including wire work (beginners)

"5 star! Wonderful! Really useful. Learned so much while having fun. Studio is beautiful Thank you for the brownies"

26 Feb 23'

Bernadette Johnson reviewed: One day bangle/ring workshop

"My sister and I had a fantastic time today making our bangles. Jolene was very patient offering ideas, help , support and encouragement when needed but still allowing us to explore our own ideas. We came away with 3 great wearable pieces. I would definitely recommend Jolene’s classes. Hopefully we will return at some point to try earrings and/or pendants. Jolene also makes the best brownies 😋"

11 Dec 22'

Maggie Thompson reviewed: One day bangle/ring workshop

"My granddaughter and I took part in Jolene's bangle-making workshops today whilst it snowed outside! I t was a birthday present for my granddaughter and something she really wanted to do. Doing it together gave us some quality time learning new skills in the creative environment of Jolene's workshop. Jolene broke down each stage of the process into manageable chunks so that we successfully created two copper and one silver bangle each. Thank you Jolene for a super day."

9 Oct 22'

Emily reviewed: Three People One day bangle/ring workshop

"I booked this for my 3 sisters as an belated Christmas gift, I’d previously looked at the reviews from craft courses and felt that Jolene’s studio would be the best fit for our group. I’m really pleased that we chose Jolene as our host as she was very welcoming and helpful whilst we made our bangles in her studio. She took the time to explain the process to us and was patient, especially as this was our first jewellery class. All the materials we needed were provided including brownies, tea and coffee. We would definitely recommend Jolene’s jewellery class for a fun and enjoyable experience."

21 Sep 22'

Sara reviewed: One day bangle/ring workshop

"Absolutely fantastic time celebrating our daughters 21st Birthday. Jolene is the most welcoming host and patient teacher knowing exactly how much or how little guidance to give. There were 4 of us. 2 in our Fifties and 2 in their early Twenties. Two male two female. Jolene was able to find a way of cultivating and nurturing creativity in all of us working round our differing styles and personalities . We came home with wonderful memories and beautiful creations. I cant wait to go back to do more !! I would recommend this course to everyone Thank you Jolene"

9 Aug 22'

Gracie and Ruby reviewed: One day bangle/ring workshop

"The jewellery making course was a christmas present from our grandparents. We really enjoyed learning how to make our own bangles. It was a great present!"

30 Jul 22'

Helen Brown reviewed: One day silver pendant and earring workshop

"Fabulous, describes our day. A friend and I have a weekend away every year and do a different type of craft course on the Saturday. This year was jewellery making and up popped Jolene, a brilliant day, she explained and demonstrated everything and helped along the way to produce out unique pieces. Chocolate brownies were delicious, we laughed and chatted. Would 100% recommend. Thank you Jolene."

30 Jul 22'

Jane Harding reviewed: One day silver pendant and earring workshop

"My friend Helen and I meet up every year to try a new craft. We have been friends since aged 11. We decided to book Jolene course as the location suited us. We found the venue really easily and with parking right outside. We had a blast!. Jolene is so friendly and skilled. We had a lot of fun, and she was patient with us explaining all the processes. Too top it all the brownies were amazing "

16 Jul 22'

Ann and Beccy reviewed: One day silver pendant and earring workshop

"Booked this worship as “special birthday” present for my daughter. We had a wonderful day . Jolene gave a full demonstration of all the techniques we would be use ins and then provided ongoing ideas, support and guidance throughout the day along with plenty of refreshments. The day went so quickly. We were thrilled with the quality of our necklaces and earrings we produced from our somewhat sketchy ideas and would now love to make more! One small thing is to mention is that there is a steep flight of steps to reach the workshop. There are strong handrails but some may find it difficult to access. Thankyou for a lovely memorable day Jolene "

15 Jul 22'

Steve Kerby reviewed: One day bangle/ring workshop

"I purchased this course as a birthday gift for my wife, but due to unforseen circumstances I needed to rearrange the date. Jolene was very accommodating with this and messaged back the same day with the dates we asked for. What can we say about the course. It was everything and more that we could have asked for. Just myself and my wife were the only participants which made if feel very personal. Jolene is an exceptional teacher and demonstrated every aspect of the processes clearly and with patience. Jolene's knowledge and design ideas were wonderful and gave us inspiration for the rings and bangles that we made. The quaint studio has many pieces that also gave inspiration and we spent a long time looking at the bespoke items. We came away with 2 bangles and 3 rings and with Jolene's help with the soldering they are all individual. Plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits on offer and we came away with happy memories and beautiful keepsakes. I would definitely recommend Jolene's course and thank her for her wonderful hospitality and when we are able to we will definitely book again."

8 Jul 22'

Paulette Bansal reviewed: One day bangle/ring workshop

"Had a really excellent day with Jolene in her workshop today. My sister bought me a voucher for my birthday and we have had a great making day with great results. Jolene is super calm, patient and helpful, to allow you to achieve by the end of the session. You also get an insight into the amount of work that goes into making a piece of jewellery."

8 Jul 22'

Tina reviewed: One day bangle/ring workshop

"I bought this voucher for my sister’s 60th birthday and due to covid only just managed to do it. Had a lovely day again making 2 pairs of silver earrings. We were guided through each step of the making and really happy with the end products. Jolene makes fabulous brownies and we also had strawberries and grapes. Really great day to be celebrating my sister’s birthday. Thanks Jolene!"

23 May 22'

Hannah Knight reviewed: Exclusive One/One Jewellery Workshop For Two People

"I went with my Mum to celebrate my 21st birthday and it was the best gift ever. Jolene Smith is kindest and most fun person ever. She helps you bring to life any ideas that you have and gives advice when needed. I would recommend this to other mothers and daughters as well as friends. The cakes are also amazing!"

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