Salt Way Silver

Contact name: Jonathan Kettle
Total bookings
almost 7 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Hi. My name is Jonathan Kettle. I love to teach people how to make their own jewellery! I run evening classes, children's jewellery parties and one day silver jewellery making courses for beginners - the cake and nice coffee are important, but your main achievement will be leaving at the end of the day with your own handmade silver jewellery piece. Some course dates are listed on this site but please contact me if you can't see a suitable one. Welcome!

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Full day - Silver jewellery making course for beginners
Next date: 1st Mar 2024
4 places left

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
24 Jan 24'

Lorna reviewed: Full day - Silver jewellery making course for beginners

"I had an excellent day, from beginning to end, learning new skills which I was able to apply to a finished product. Having a small group enabled Jonathan to give individual support whilst being very encouraging. He was a great tutor and made the day very interesting. "

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Lorna! It was a pleasure to meet you, and to help you create your own very unique pendant. Well done!"

22 Jan 24'

Wendy reviewed: Full day - Silver jewellery making course for beginners

"Thanks very much for your help in taking me from a nervous beginner to feeling able to attempt my own design for a pair of silver earrings in the afternoon. You may have helped banish the left over fears from metalwork lessons at school. Never thought I’d be filing, soldering and polishing! Despite coming on my own and joining three other ladies for the class the small individualised setting makes it a nice learning environment. The day zoomed by as you get so engrossed in what you’re doing and learning. I’m quite proud of my creations even if they aren’t quite perfect! "

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you, Wendy for your very kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you and help you develop your skills. I hope you are getting plenty of admiring remarks about your hand made silver earrings and you are always welcome back. Well done! Jonathan"

20 Jan 24'

Helen reviewed: Full day - Silver jewellery making course for beginners

"I joined 3 other beginners having fun while learning a number of techniques including bending, cutting, shaping, adding patterns, soldering and polishing. Had a break with tea and cake in the morning and further refreshments in the afternoon with a BYO lunch in between. Jonathon was very instructive (and patient!). Very pleased with my copper keyring, necklace and silver ring. "

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Helen. It was a pleasure to meet you and help you with your silver jewellery making. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed the company and the class. Well done with your ring making! Jonathan"

8 Jan 24'

Jacqueline North reviewed: Full day - Silver jewellery making course for beginners

"I'd highly recommend the one day beginner course with Jonathan for anyone that has an interest in jewellery making. There are a maximum of 4 participants which means that everyone has lots of opportunity to ask questions and get one-to-one help. I did the course with my 13 year old daughter and we both really enjoyed it as well as learnt a huge amount. Everyone was given their own work station and set of tools so there was no waiting around/queuing for equipment. In the morning Jonathan taught us a number of different techniques using copper. In the afternoon we were supported in creating silver jewellery from our own designs or from examples that Jonathan showed us. We both came away with some lovely pieces of jewellery and a new interest/hobby."

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