I've designed and made silver and gold jewellery for 27 years, learning it first as a hobby at evening classes, then onto the Mid Devon School of Jewellery to hone specific skills of the craft, and then perfecting this over many years. I prefer working in the old silver-smith style, with basic tools to create lovely unique pieces of jewellery. The workshop is designed to give an insight into the basics and share some of the skills I've learnt.
"Booked this for my partner and myself as a surprise treat for her. Sarah was very helpful throughout the booking process and responded to any questions quickly.
We both had a lovely day in Sarah’s workshop where we learned lots, made a ring each and had tons of fun in the process. Sarah made sure we always had a drink and biscuits to hand and was a superb teacher!
Would definitely recommend!!"
"I bought this course to share quality time with my mother for her birthday. Sarah looked after us very well in her Tardis of a workshop, giving us a real taster of the equipment, time and skill that goes into jewellery making. We had a thoroughly enjoyable day and each came home with a unique pendant to remind us of our day. It was amazing what we achieved in just four hours, credit to the teaching and guidance we received. Nice tea and biscuits too! "
"My daughter and I had a lovely time making our jewellery at Sarah's workshop. We are complete beginners and Sarah made us feel very relaxed and welcome. There was plenty of time to think about our designs and then carry them out without feeling rushed. I think Sarah was skilful in striking the right balance between being helpful, informative, giving good guidance when we most needed it and also allowing us to be absorbed in what we were doing! We both thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we both love the items we came away with."
"Wow. A really really amazing and unique experience made all the better by Sarah's in depth knowledge of jewellery making. We made the rings in a cute little workshop that has all the necessary tools required, Sarah constantly made sure we were full of hot drinks and biscuits and it was really fascinating hearing about her experience as a silver smith.
Sarah also runs a photography business so she took lots of brilliant photos throughout and gave them to us a few days later free of charge! She even gave my girlfriend an extra silver pendant at the end to supplement her small ring. If you are considering making rings with your friend/partner then I couldn't recommend Sarah Bradley Designs enough!"
Sarah Bradley Designs responded:
" Hi Toby & Evie,
Thank you so much for your glowing review.
Was an absolute pleasure to teach you both. What an amazing job you both did with your rings too.
You're welcome back anytime.