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!
Response from Sarah Bradley Designs:Hi Toby & Evie,
Would highly recommend doing a workshop with Sarah. The minute we arrived we were welcomed with a beaming smile, making us feel relaxed.
Sarah gave us freedom to create with our own style and allowed us to do the whole task independently, but with reassuring back up of Sarah’s knowledge at all times.
My daughter and I had a wonderful experience and were really pleased with our final pieces.
Response from Sarah Bradley Designs:It was a pleasure to teach you both.
What a fantastic day! Sarah was suberb with her instruction. Just the right amount of 'there to help' if needed without dominating in any way. We had a lovely day chatting away as we crafted our rings. Lunch was lovely too. And the end result . . . we are absolutely thrilled with our rings!!!
It was great! Arrived with a few basic skills and left with a new confidence that I can design and make attractive jewellery.
It's a really relaxed atmosphere, almost like chatting to a friend, working through some basic techniques and enhanced with good tips. Sarah is a good teacher, clear and patient, really felt like she wanted to help me progress (not just a job). Helped with guidance but always made sure that it was me doing the doing!
Was really pleased (amazed) with the ring I made.
Thanks again Sarah
I attended this course as a 21st birthday treat with my daughter. Sarah provided unhurried guidance and support to help us translate our ideas into 2 unique individual pieces of jewellery. We learnt lots of new skills and had a real insight into the process of silver jewellery making.
I attended a four hour workshop today and with lots of help managed to make a ring that I'm so proud of! Sarah was brilliant, welcoming and supportive and I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to make their own design of jewelry and learn some thing new, a really lovely day thank you!
I have been wanting to do a silver jewellery making course for ages but haven't been able to due to my work commitment until now. Sarah Bradley was very accommodating and fitted me in very quickly. I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and learnt so much! Sarah was great, she made me feel right at home and explained every step really clearly. I was so happy with my final piece, a lovely homemade silver ring with a beautiful opal. Thankyou Sarah!!
I had a really great time during the workshop! Sarah and Anneke were there to patiently help us making our own bangle and I was delighted with the result I got to take home with me. The pictures that were taken during the workshop were great as well. So nice to see yourself, fully concentrated on making a really nice piece of jewelry.
We had a wonderful day with Sarah making our wedding rings. A cute little workshop in her garden. Sarah is very friendly, professional and super talented! We had so much fun making our rings and everyone made comment on how much of a personal and awesome thing to do. We also had Sarah capture our wedding day. Highly recommended, x
I wanted to create something for my 35th birthday. I had a broken ring, and I loved the stone. Sarah was the perfect petson to help me out!
I had an amazing time, learned so much, laughed, shared!!! Perfect birthday present!
Her studio is a gem, feel good to step out of the real world for few hours.
Now, I have a beautiful ring, a lot of compliment about it and I made it!
Meeting Sarah was great, and I can't recommend her enough. She took some pictures of me during the day, which I didn't expect, and they are fabulous!
Thank you, thank you thank you Sarah!
Ps: I have just realised it is me on the picture below! Lol ;-)
What a fantastic start to the build up to our wedding!! The individuality of the rings produced and their quality was more than we could of wished for. Sarah made us feel more like friends than clients and the whole experience was a joy from the satisfying feel of the hammer moulding the gold into a sign of our love, to the scrumptious lunch that was served as we rested from our mornings endeavours. Overall an experience I would say that is as priceless as the memories I remember every time I look at my ring.
I did the tree of life pendant workshop as well as the ring making workshop. I really enjoyed doing both workshops, the atmosphere was very friendly and Sarah teaches the skills of jewellery making in a fun, interesting and understandable way. She is patient and helped me through every step of the process. I was really pleased with the end result of both pieces, a lovely keepsake for the future! I will definitely doing more workshops in the future, and also as a gift to someone I think this is a great experience.
I have done 2 workshops with Sarah, one for the Tree of Life pendant en one to make a silver ring. They were both very enjoyable and I learned a lot whilst making it. I highly recommend the workshop for anyone who wants to make their own unique jewellery.
Very friendly personal service. All of our special requests were accomodated. Had a lovely day making our own wedding rings. Now we have our beautiful rings, they look so much better than shop-bought ones! Such a special experience. We would definitely highly recommend Sarah's work-shop to everybody.
I have now attended two workshops with Sarah Bradley....the first was making a silver pendant with my children's initials on it plus a heart and, the second was to make a bangle with a charm.
Both the workshops were so enjoyable and you take home a much treasured piece that is unique but for me the best part is because it is personal to you.
I attended both workshops with my 21 year old daughter who also made items and it was really lovely mum and daughter time!
Sarah helps where needed and guides you all the way through, plus she photographs you during the workshops and sent a beautiful cd of pictures following the event, giving you a visual reminder of your day!
The workshops also makes a great birthday gift too, as my daughter turned 21 the day we made the bangles and it was a great treat for her birthday. We made each other's bangles and we both wear them everyday and they serve as a great reminder of her 21st birthday plus a great mother daughter bond.
I can totally recommend the workshops Sarah offers ... It is a great day with lots of laughter and you take home your finished piece of jewellery!