Had such a lovely day! My mom bought me this course as a gift for my 40th birthday, I got to make some lovely pieces, an ankle bracelet that incorporated my star sign and birth stone personalised with my maiden name, married name and birth date which is really special to me and also x2 rings for myself and 1 for my mom to remember the day too! I’m so happy with my handmade jewellery and the experience was great! Jolene is a fabulous teacher and lovely person too! Definitely a day to remember and will definitely be going back, can’t recommend enough! Thankyou Jolene for a very special experience and lovely day xx
Claire - - #23856
What a brilliant day! Booked the one day pendant and Earring workshop for a special friend’s 50th birthday. We both wanted something that would occupy our heads as well as our hands.
With no previous experience, to go home at the end of the day with a pendant and a set of earrings in both silver and copper, that I will feel proud to wear, was amazing.
Jolene got the balance so right in terms of using her expertise to guide, support and encourage us to ‘have a go’. Her people skills are brilliant and this relaxed social atmosphere made the day both enjoyable and productive.
Learning that she has had whole family's doing her bangle workshop and participants being as young as five; this will definitely be my Christmas present for my two grandchildren.
I would like to do some of her afternoon course sessions to learn more.
Thank you so much.
Jane Gale - - #23516
What a lovely day!
I booked this course as a present to myself after a particularly difficult time and it was one of the most enjoyable days I’ve spent in a long time!
With Jolene’s excellent teaching skills, guidance & her lovely, interesting studio for inspiration, I made a silver & copper ‘family’ necklace & matching earrings!
I highly recommend a workshop with Jolene, I certainly will be doing another one & I have already passed on the details to several friends & family members....
I think I’ll be buying gift vouchers for Christmas!
Thank you again Jolene.
Adèle Flinter - - #23519
We had a superb time at Jolene's bangle workshop! It was so enjoyable and relaxing to spend the whole day creating some unique pieces of jewellery under Jolene's excellent tuition. Jolene is very attentive and the environment itself lends itself perfectly to making ones creative juices flow! Thanks again, would love to come back soon!
Fiona Harrison - - #23360
My daughter and I spent a day with Jolene. I made 2 bangles and a ring. My daughter (17) made three pairs of earrings. We were total novices and came away with jewellery we love, having had a lovely day. Jolene is a great teacher and is very inspiring. It’s all very relaxed and comfortable. Plus home made cake! I would highly recommend it.
Julie Swann - - #21153
I attended this course last week with a friend. We had a really great day learning the techniques to produce 2 x copper and one silver bangle. Jolene was professional and fun teaching us all of the necessary steps to complete our bangles. Attaching semi precious stones was harder than we had thought - but gave pretty finishing touches to our bangles. I am sure that we will both be back to learn more!
Lesley Smith - - #20858
My friend & I attended the Bangle Workshop today and what a fabulous time we had! We made 2 copper Bangles & 1 silver Bangle each, having great fun sorting through the treasurechest of precious & semi-precious gemstones to adorn our work. Jolene the owner was absolutely fantastic, she was very professional and yet very personable in showing us the various techniques of her trade and this enhanced a most enjoyable learning experience. The kettle was always on the boil for cups of tea/coffee and the selection of cakes & biscuits throughout the day were a real treat. Can't wait to go on the next course.
J Williams - - #20733
I had the best day ever!
I went to Jolene with my fiancee to make our wedding rings - if I'm honest, I was a little nervous about it before going, having not made any jewellery before and it being quite an important one! But Jolene made me feel completely at ease, guiding me through all stages, in her amazing, cute, quirky studio and the end result was Amazing!!
I couldn't be more happy with the ring and with how the day went - it was so relaxed, fun, special and I'd love to go again. Can't recommend Jolene highly enough!!
Albert - - #19955
Had the most lovely day working on jewellery techniques with Jolene. I had an idea in my head that Jolene helped me to translate into 3 beautiful pairs of earrings, showing me how to plan and follow through a design from start to finish throughout the day.
This was my first day away from my 6 month baby girl and Jolene was so understanding of this, providing lots of tea and gorgeous homemade brownies, which really helped me relax into the day!
I left the day feeling eager to start new projects and gained confidence in my own ability - thank you very much for all your patience, Jolene...I’m sure I’ll be back! X
sarah patel - - #19813
Jolene is amazing!
Her quirky, inspiration-filled studio is the perfect environment to spend the day making. The intention for the day was to make my wedding ring because I couldn’t find anywhere that would sell one as narrow as I liked when paired with my engagement ring. I managed to make the perfect ring, a pair of earrings for the big day out of the spare white gold and also some surprise gifts for my 5 bridesmaids! The day felt so relaxed and fun and, with the help of Jolene, pretty straightforward. She made all demonstrations clear, and then allowed me to create a mock-up of what I intended to create so the pressure was off a little when it came to the real thing! When my friends heard about me having made my own ring they all loved the idea and agreed it’s such a unique and memorable thing to have done! I cannot recommend this enough!
Lucy Harland - - #19710
Had such a wonderful day on the workshop with Jolene and 2 other lovely ladies. The day was exceptional with outstanding tuition and company. I had the voucher for my Special Birthday and couldn't wait to get started, I was very impressed with the set up, the quality of equipment and resources and the delightful brownies. I was delighted with the end results , 2 bangles and a ring. I would highly recommend any workshop with this wonderful lady , her professionalism , knowledge and skills are outstanding. Thank you
Teresa MCDONALD - - #19295
What a fabulous Christmas present! We both thoroughly enjoyed the whole day, Jo was so helpful and allowed us both to creative something so unique and special. The demonstrations by Jo were so helpful and the step by step instructions meant we could go off and create our 3 bangles: 2 copper and 1 silver. Anyone looking for a class which is friendly, encouraging and unique, please visit Jo’s workshop. Thank you so much, it was such an amazing day!!
Ellie and Jayne Wilson - - #19289
What an amazing day. I have always loved Jolene’s jewellery but when my husband bought me a bangle making workshop for Xmas I couldn’t wait to get started. My friend joined me too as she was also an admirer of Jolene’s beautiful jewellery.
This was the perfect workshop for beginners. Jolene was a fabulous tutor and hostess and made us feel extremely relaxed. She did a fabulous demonstration and encouraged and supported us throughout our experience. As a result we all designed and made 3 beautiful pieces of individualised jewellery. We would highly recommend this workshop to anyone. It was a wonderfully relaxed experience in a fabulous setting.
Nic & Karina - - #19265
Booked a session with Joleen as a surprise birthday present for my friend. We had a lovely day making Bangles, chatting and eating cake. Came away with three beautiful handmade bangles and a wall/ Christmas tree decoration, which hands on the wall next to my fireplace. My friend thoroughly enjoyed her birthday surprise and we learned new skills which is one of my aims for this year.
Jolene was clear , calm and an excellent instructor. We felt totally at home in her beautiful little studio jam packed with all things beautiful.
Debbion Burkmar - - #19239
Jolene was very good at giving me the confidence as a complete beginner to try tricky processes, but would step in if this was needed. She was calm, warm and easy to listen to.
I was not sure if I was going to like jewellery making, but Jolene's enthusiasm meant I had a really enjoyable time and want to go back to do more
sue hatfield - - #18460
I had a wonderful day with Jolene helping me to create a beautiful silver bangle for myself and also two matching bangles and rings for my daughters.
Christina - - #17499
I had such a great day on the bangle making course. I really appreciated Jolene's clear and calm instruction. We had space to channel our own creativity and ideas. I was so happy with the three bangles I made. I will cherish them. I would definitely recommend this workshop to anyone looking for a creative, fun and fulfilling day out.
Fay - - #16859
Jolene is a fabulous teacher- just the right amount of help and stepping back to let you have a go yourself. We were given lots of ideas or free to use our own “creativeness” to make 3 bangles.
The studio is lovely and relaxing and full of quirky items housing lots of pieces of Jolene’s lovely jewellery.
Jolene kept us fed and watered and ensured we all had a really great time.
I really enjoyed the day -especially the unhurried pace and my beautiful and unique bangles that I will treasure!
Donja Martin - - #16716
Lynne and I came for a bangle and ring workshop. We had a fabulous day learning some of the techniques of silver and copper wear. Endless drinks, lots of gossip and tale telling. We managed not to burn the place down with the blowtorch and left with some individual, unique, beautiful pieces. Thank you so much for a great day. We are looking forward to our next adventure.
Sandra - - #16520