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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Fabulous day! Jonathan is a very patient skilled teacher.
Loved my silver bangle that I will wear joyfully.
Response from Salt Way Silver:Well done Valli and Jani. It was a great day and a pleasure to help you with your jewellery making plans. Thank you.
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.
Response from Salt Way Silver: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.
Thank you for a lovely day. Made some great jewellery lots of skills.
Response from Salt Way Silver:I'm glad that you enjoyed the day and well done with your sawing skills. Impressive!
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.
Response from Salt Way Silver: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!
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.
Response from Salt Way Silver: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!
Had a great day and made several pieces of jewellery to show off my new skills!
Lovely day :)
Response from Salt Way Silver:Thank you Penny,
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!
Response from Salt Way Silver:Thank you Diana,
A wonderful day, learning lots of new skills.
Response from Salt Way Silver:Thank you Celia,
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.
Response from Salt Way Silver:Thank you Sonia,
If crafting is your thing, with or without any skill, then you will love learning to make jewellery with Jonathan. I attended this course with my big sister and best friend. My sister was enthusiastic but nervous when she saw the list of tools we’d be using and skills we would be taught. She needn’t have been. Jonathan is a calm and patient teacher and didn’t just make it look easy. He broke down each step so it was actually very easy to follow. We all made very different bangles but we were all absolutely delighted with our creations. There is something joyous about making something so when you can wear your creation too, there is nothing not to like.
Response from Salt Way Silver:Thank you Susan,
A really enjoyable day learning the basics of copper and silver jewellery making. Lots of hands on practice, with Jonathan always on hand to guide and advise. Oh, and very nice cake too!
Response from Salt Way Silver:Thanks Julie, you did really well with your jewellery making - and yes, the cake was pretty good!
Great course, Jonathan was an excellent teacher/coach. Really enjoyed my child free, crafty day. Was bought as a gift for my 40th, now I have a special piece of jewellery too. :)
My daughter and I had a wonderful time at Salt Way Silver. Jonathan was very friendly and patient. We made a beautiful pendant and rings. The chocolate cake was an added bonus : )
Response from Salt Way Silver:Thank you Tereza, it was great to help you and your daughter to make your creations and I was very impressed with your new soldering skills!
Great course, interesting. Jonathan is very helpful - especially at fixing our mistakes. Great to try in copper first. Thanks for a lovely child free day.
An absolutely perfect Mother's Day present. The day was really nice with "warm up" makes and then the final make. Jonathan was excellent at explaining the steps and it was so lovely to come away with a "wearable" gem I had made. This reignited my enjoyment of metal work (last used in 1982 'O' level metalwork!).
Great cake too!
Response from Salt Way Silver:Thank you Niki - you clearly have a a bit of a gift for working with metal and it was a treat to see you enjoying the day so much. I look forward to hearing more about your jewellery making achievements!