Salt Way Silver reviews

17 Sep 22'

Toby reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"Fantastic day, achieved so much and took home a wonderful project in silver as well as some rather fine copperwork! Jonathan has a peaceful, well kitted-out studio and took two of us complete novices from working with copper wire and copper sheet to hone our basic skills into making a gift-worthy copper bracelet. In the morning session we learnt how to make links and jump rings to using the jeweller's piercing saw to finishing and polishing. In the afternoon we concentrated on our individual projects (Jonathan was more than happy to guide us through our very different ideas). My friend made an exquisite bangle that she would have been delighted to purchase (it looked fantastic and really picked up the light and was so comfortable). I made a pendant, sawing out an intricate shape then using the embossing stamps before finishing the piece with lots of careful filing and polishing - completed the project with just the right chain. We both had a day of immense achievement and joy. I will be booking some time with Jonathan, both with a further session for us two adults as well as shorter sessions for my 8 and 10 yr old children."

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Wow! Such a comprehensive and complimentary review - Thank you Toby (and Jenny) for choosing Salt Way Silver and well done with your jewellery making. I hope your girls appreciate your hard work - the oak leaf pendants and the bangle worked out very well. Jonathan "

14 Sep 22'

Mal Graham reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"Great introduction to metal jewellery and the associated skills. Jonathan was very clear in instruction and demonstration and showed commendable patience as I had not decided what I wanted to make. Wire work, stamping and soldering went well andy silver ring is beautiful. Thanks"

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Mal. Well done with your new jewellery making skills. Jonathan"

29 Aug 22'

Julie reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"Could not have been better. Relaxed, instructive, enjoyable. A super introduction to a new skill. Thank you. "

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you you Julie - for choosing Salt Way Silver - and for your very kind words. Well done with your earring designing - and making! Jonathan"

25 Aug 22'

Alena reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"This is a very well structured course, and you'll learn loads of useful stuff, doesn't matter if you are a complete beginner or if you have some knowledge and experience already. Very enjoyable day, and left with two lovely bracelets, one copper and one silver. Recommend to everybody!"

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Alena. It is very important to me, that you enjoyed the day - especially after your long drive to get here! I'm also very pleased that you found the content useful and hope that you can now master your soldering skills. Thank you for choosing Salt Way Silver. Jonathan"

24 Aug 22'

Suzi Higginbotham reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"Brilliant day. Lovely little workshop. Johnathan was very skilled at delivering his subject. There were 2 of us on the course, I am a complete beginner and the other lady had a good knowledge of jewellery making. Yet he was able to pitch the day to suit both of us. Leant so much and got to sample his home made cake, whats not to love?"

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Suzi. I am thrilled that you enjoyed the day at Salt Way Silver. It was good fun! Well done with your new silver jewellery making skills, and you are always welcome back. Jonathan"

21 Aug 22'

Valene Cremin reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"Two friends and I booked the Salt Way Silver jewellery making course on 17th August with Jonathan Kettle. The course was very enjoyable and although the studio was cosy, we had all the equipment and space we needed and use of the facilities in the adjoining house. There were 4 people participating, which is the maximum number, so lots of individual attention was possible. We started the morning making copper key chains and necklaces, using a variety of techniques including bending, cutting, stamping and soldering. The afternoon was spent making our chosen silver piece. We were all very pleased with the pieces we made and agreed that the day was well spent. Jonathan was an excellent host, supplying tuition, drinks and lovely home-made cake. We all agreed we would recommend the course."

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Valene. A very kind review.. I'm very pleased that you and your friends enjoyed the course. You all did very well with your new silver jewellery making skills and made some fine pieces. Thank you for choosing Salt Way silver, and it was a pleasure to meet you all. Jonathan"

18 Aug 22'

Hannah Phillips reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"The course was fabulous! Jonathan is extremely calm, patient and informative. He is supportive but doesn’t take over so your finished product really is your own. He also bakes a delicious cake 🍰 "

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Hannah. It was a great day and it was lovely to hear how you all got on so well - with your jewellery making - and each other. Well done! Jonathan"

17 Jul 22'

Vicki and Angie reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"Excellent course would highly recommend. Jonathan is a fantastic host and tutor. Made us feel very at ease. He is really knowledgeable and helpful with chosen projects. Thoroughly enjoyable day and extremely happy with our finished jewellery. Loved the homemade cake too! Thank you Jonathan. "

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you ladies and well done with your Silver Jewellery making today. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed the day, and I enjoyed helping you with your plans and ideas. Good luck with your future crafty adventures! Jonathan"

17 Jul 22'

Nick Tomlinson reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"The course at Salt way Silver was absolutely fantastic! Right from the get-go, its hands-on; there's no sitting around listening to dull lectures. Jonathan is a fantastic (and very patient) teacher and his tips, tricks and wit really made the day special! I would highly recommend this course to anybody, regardless of silversmithing experience. "

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Wow! Very kind words Nick (and Gary). I'm really pleased that you had a good day at Salt Way Silver - it was good fun and your silver jewellery worked out really well. Well done and thank you. Jonathan"

11 Jul 22'

Jo W reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"I so enjoyed the silver-smithing course- Jonathan is an excellent teacher, I would really recommend Salt Way Silver courses and would definitely come again."

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you for your kind words Jo - seeing your confidence develop throughout the course was a treat for me - and your silver bangle looks amazing! Well done. Jonathan"

10 Jul 22'

Sally-Ann reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"My friend Jo and I had a wonderful day learning with Jonathan. The class was really well structured with lots of helpful techniques taught using copper wire and flat pieces shaped and decorated. We also learned to solder and made a set of 3 lovely nesting rings which made a great necklace. There were lots of ideas and possibilities for the silver piece in the afternoon and I am delighted with the long bar earrings I made for my daughter. I learned so much and had a lovely time. Thank you Jonathan!"

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Sally-Ann (and Jo). It was a good day to be in the cool studio when it was roasting outside. I hope your daughter enjoys the earrings and well done with your new jewellery making skills! Jonathan"

22 Jun 22'

Hannah Bird reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"We had a fantastic day at John's studio. We attended for my hen do and John was very welcoming and patient with us. We learnt a lot of really good skills on the day including working with copper to hone our skills and then making some beautiful silver jewellery. It was lovely to take away some jewellery to remember the hen do that we all shared together. Would 100% recommend a course with John, you will have a fantastic day and enjoy making your own beautiful jewellery."

18 Jun 22'

Sandra reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"What a great day! Jonathan was really welcoming, explained everything well and was very patient 🙂 We practised different techniques with shaping and decorating copper then produced a lovely silver bangle which I wear with pride - I made that!! Thoroughly recommended."

12 Jun 22'

Kristina reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"We absolutely loved this jewellery making class. My mum and sister surprised me with this as a pre-wedding present, to make some jewellery to wear the day after my wedding, and the earrings I made are perfect. Jonathan was great, really helpful, patient and helped us to make exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much, it is something I can keep to remember a special day."

12 Jun 22'

Heena reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"A fantastic day! Had such a great experience today. Made some lovely pieces out of copper and then some beautiful earrings. Learnt some super techniques. Jonathan was really patient and took time to help understand and practise. So pleased with my final piece."

12 Jun 22'

Sharda reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"We had a very good jewellery making experience at Salt Way Silver jewellery class. Jonathan was very patient and knowledgeable. Made a copper stacking ring and a silver bangle. Very pleased. Great way to spend a special time with daughters before the wedding!"

8 Jun 22'

Valli reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"Fabulous day! Jonathan is a very patient skilled teacher. Loved my silver bangle that I will wear joyfully. Thank you."

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Well done Valli and Jani. It was a great day and a pleasure to help you with your jewellery making plans. Thank you. Jonathan"

23 May 22'

Alex P reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"Having never worked with any kind of precious materials before and going in with a very specific idea in mind i was slightly apprensive about how the days course might go. However after a few questions from Jonathan to guage my abilities, experince and what i was looking to get out of the days course. Jonathan seemed very confident it could all be achieved. We worked together to achieve the style of ring i wanted to make and what i got from the days course by the end was not only a working knowledge of how to make a silver ring but also the confidence to begin doing so at home on my own. Jonathan was generous with his time even going over the alotted time by about an hour. He was also patient and great at imparting his knowledge and experience. I would absolutley reccomend this course to anyone looking to start making and dealing with silver."

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Alex - it was a challenge for me too so I'm very pleased that we achieved your aims and I look forward to hearing how your jewellery plans work out. Jonathan "

23 May 22'

Louise reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"Thank you for a lovely day. Made some great jewellery lots of skills."

Salt Way Silver responded:

" I'm glad that you enjoyed the day and well done with your sawing skills. Impressive! Jonathan"

23 May 22'

Jen reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"Fabulous day! Jonathan is an excellent tutor and it's brilliant to go home with jewellery I'll be proud to wear. Definitely recommend Salt Way Silver."

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you for your very kind words, and also thank you for travelling so far for your silver jewellery making day. It was a treat to help you celebrate your big birthday too! Jonathan"

22 May 22'

Laura t reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"We had a fabulous day with Jonathan at Salt Way Silver, Jonathan was very welcoming from the start and is an attentive, thorough and patient teacher. I was amazed at the progress we made in just one day and proud to come away with a beautiful peice of jewellery, I haven't taken it off since. Thank you Jonathan, I would definitely recommend to anyone."

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Laura and well done with your jewellery making! You overcame many challenges during the day and it was a pleasure to teach you! Jonathan"

16 May 22'

Penny reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"Had a great day and made several pieces of jewellery to show off my new skills! Lovely day :)"

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Penny, Your gift voucher worked out well in the end! I am very pleased that you enjoyed your day at Salt Way Silver, ad well done with your new jewellery making skills! Jonathan "

12 May 22'

Diana reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"Really enjoyed the day, Jonathan is very good at teaching and endlessly patient! We were making things as soon as we arrived and had a very welcome coffee and cake. I am very happy with the bracelets and pendant I made & very wearable!"

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Diana, I do like a snappy start! Well done with your jewellery making and I hope you continue to enjoy wearing the items you made. Jonathan"

12 May 22'

Celia reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"A wonderful day, learning lots of new skills. Best wishes. Celia"

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Celia, It was a good day and a wonderful experience to take your carefully planned ideas and turn them into reality. As you found out during the day - it's not always as easy as you think it is to make designs with tiny pieces, so hopefully now you will use your new skills to produce some of your own jewellery - and appreciate the work involved. Well done and thank you for choosing Salt Way Silver. Jonathan"

12 May 22'

Sonia reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"Thank you for giving us such a wonderful fun day, making something beautiful but also lots of fun being creative and playing! Thank you for your patience & giving us sisters a memorable happy day with the rings, bracelets and necklaces to show for it. Would love to learn more. Best wishes."

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Sonia, I am very happy that you enjoyed your day out together - and well done with your jewellery making! Jonathan"

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