Salt Way Silver reviews

7 Dec 22'

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

"My wife booked this course as a 13th birthday present for our daughter, we had no idea what to expect but what a revelation it was. Jonathan has the patience of a saint and his explanations of techniques, tools to use and materials is thorough but easy to follow as novices to jewellery making. After practising on several copper pieces, we were let loose on the silver, our daughter had a design for a ring she wanted, drew the idea down and although some elements were small and fiddly, Jonathan helped her to get it marked out, cut and solder the different elements of the ring she'd designed and it turned out just as she wanted it............AMAZING !!!! Really can't recommend Salt Way Silver highly enough, we plan to return ourselves at some point. Thank you Jonathan for a wonderful experience :)"

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Simon. My main aim is for you to have a good day out - and also to learn how to make your own Silver Jewellery as a bonus! You all did really well and your daughter's design worked a treat. Well done to all of you and thank you for choosing Salt Way Silver. Jonathan"

3 Dec 22'

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

"My daughter and I had a fantastic day learning silversmithing with Jonathan -would highly recommend this course."

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Rachel. It was a great day. I'm really pleased that you both enjoyed the day and thank you for the recommendation. Jonathan"

1 Dec 22'

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

"Absolutely brilliant course! I can't believe how much we learned in just one day - so much that I've now been bought some materials/equipment as a birthday present and I'm going to start making my own silver jewellery. It was a fantastic activity for me and my Mum to do together, we both had so much fun and are still wearing the rings we made every day since. I cannot recommend this course enough, incredible fun and value for money. Thank you Jonathan!!"

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Rachel. Good luck with your new jewellery making skills - it's a great hobby! I'm thrilled that you are inspired. Start nice and slow, develop your skills steadily and then build on them. Then it's jewellery gifts for friends and family. Well done! Jonathan"

27 Nov 22'

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

"I did this course today and cannot recommend it highly enough. Jonathan has been helpful and professional from the minute I booked. I spent a lovely day in his studio. I've been making wire- work jewellery for a long time but learned so much, including soldering, cutting, filing, shaping and much more, coming away with some very special jewellery. I was delighted with the pieces I made and had a wonderful day learning and making. Thank you Jonathan- I highly recommend this course."

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Amanda! Sounds like you really did have a good day making silver jewellery at Salt Way Silver! Your skills certainly developed throughout the day, along with your confidence - despite your early doubts. It was a pleasure to help you develop your new skills and to help you make your chosen design. Best wishes for the future and I hope the jewellery you made brings comfort. Jonathan"

24 Nov 22'

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

"A great day with Jonathan beginning with the copper wire to gain confidence and then moving onto our main pieces of silver work. There was also the option to pay extra for a more substantial piece of jewellery. Within the course price the was the option of stacking rings, a bangle, pendant or earrings. My group were all very happy with our final pieces. "

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Fiona. Lovely to meet you both. Well done with your silver jewellery making and thank you for your very kind words. Jonathan"

20 Nov 22'

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

"Totally absorbing day. Felt like I’d had lots of great hands on experience throughout the day and ended up with a piece of jewellery that exceeded expectations of my own novice ability. Jonathan taught with gentle encouragement and managed to ‘juggle plates’ to keep Us on track with our pieces. Definitely recommend this course. "

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Brydon - the best way to learn is to do it - hands on! I am very happy that you enjoyed the day and that you are pleased with your hand made silver jewellery. Well done! (and thanks for the Welsh cakes!) Jonathan"

14 Nov 22'

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

"Had a great time doing this course. Jonathan was great at showing us how to practice some techniques using copper, then make our chosen piece in silver. There's a max. of 4 on the course so it's not too busy. Thoroughly enjoyed it and now want to have a try at home! "

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Rachel. Having a good time is the main aim and I'm very pleased that you want to continue with you jewellery making! Jonathan"

14 Nov 22'

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

"We had a really lovely day learning new skills and being creative. Jonathan was really helpful and accommodated the ideas we had for making, resulting in three beautiful pieces to bring home. An enjoyable birthday treat for my friend. Thank you 😊"

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Michelle - I'm really pleased that you had a really lovely day and are enjoying your jewellery. Thank you for your kind words and well done - both of you! Jonathan"

11 Nov 22'

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

"The one day course was thoroughly enjoyable , informative, very practical with good skill and confidence building. During the day there was time to construct three pieces of jewellery, Jonathan was a first class tutor who also supplied tea and cake."

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Chris. I enjoyed the day day too. Well done with your new silver jewellery making skills and I hope the jewellery is well received. Jonathan"

25 Oct 22'

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

"A very enjoyable day, with some skills learnt and pleasing pieces made. Jonathan explained and demonstrated clearly and was always on hand to advise and rectify any errors. And good cake!"

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Jane and well done with your silver bangle. You are always welcome back to continue to develop your new silver jewellery making skills!"

17 Oct 22'

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

"Had a wonderful day. Jonathan was welcoming and very patient with us as novices. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and made some beautiful jewellery. "

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Wonderful news! Having a good time on my jewellery making classes is the main aim. Some lovely jewellery made too! Well done and thank you for your very kind words. Jonathan"

17 Oct 22'

Paul and carole cox reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"Well what can I say a fantastic day of instruction and Iinformation . We were late, my mistake, but never felt pressured or pushed to go faster. Wife loved what she made and is now working on more practise pieces in copper, me I'm working on my soldering skills. If you have been thinking about this course go for it this is better than all of the videos you can watch. All so Great coffee and cake "

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Paul and Carole. I'm glad that you both enjoyed the course. Keep practising those skill and you will soon have it mastered! Well done with your jewellery making and thank you for choosing Salt Way Silver. Jonathan"

11 Oct 22'

Phil and Ange reviewed: Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver

"We had a fantastic day at Salt Way Silver, learning new skills and making unique pieces each which we will treasure. Jonathan made us feel very welcome and was very careful in the way he tailored the course to our needs. We would highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to give jewellery making a go. Thanks Jonathan!"

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Thank you Phil and Ange. It was a great day and really pleasing to see your skills and confidence develop through the day. I was impressed with your use of original ideas, and I hope you enjoy wearing (and showing!) your hand made jewellery. Well done! Jonathan"

3 Oct 22'

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

"12/10 experience. Really can’t fault this experience in any way. Had such a lovely day and Jonathan was such a great, patient teacher, showing us some copper and silver work techniques. Very small groups in the session, so I never felt like I was waiting around when I needed a little assistance. I love what I have been able to make in the day (several silver stacking rings) as well as several practice items in copper, (which look just as good) and I haven’t taken them off since taking home my finished product! Can’t recommend this day course enough! Thank you Jonathan! :) "

Salt Way Silver responded:

" Marvellous! I am so very pleased that you enjoyed your day at Salt Way Silver and you are always welcome back. You did a great job with your new ring making skills and it was a pleasure to meet you. Well done! Jonathan"

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"

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