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Salt Way Silver

Contact name: Jonathan Kettle
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Maker's bio

Hi. My name is Jonathan Kettle, formerly of The Silver Jewellery Boat. Covid restrictions resulted in a change of location to a new studio. I run 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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Silver jewellery making course - one day for beginners. Salt Way Silver
Next date: Sep 29th
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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"

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