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Sheila Roussel Jewellery Design

Contact name: Sheila Roussel
Total bookings
over 6 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

I currently design and make my jewellery from my studio at home in Birkhill, Angus, making work for private commissions, exhibitions and contemporary gift shops. I studied Jewellery and Metalwork at Duncan of Jordanstone , Dundee and graduated in June 2014 with BDes (hons) 1st class. My background is in Community Learning and Development and I currently work in the V & A Dundee as a freelance designer; as an Craft and Jewellery tutor with Fairmuir Adult Association and as the Craft tutor with NEST Creative Spaces, Blairgowrie. I also run beginners jewellery workshops which are advertised here and on my Facebook page. My jewellery designs are influenced by the beauty of natural forms, their vibrant colours and delicate structures. An ongoing collection of heirloom keepsakes, trinkets and charms adds further inspiration to my work. My designs evolve from immersing myself in making collages, sketching, photography and experimenting with a range of techniques and materials. Taking these initial ideas I make a variety of individual elements using textured sterling silver, hand patterned aluminium and semi-precious beads. These pieces are used either individually or combined with each other to create my collections. ​

Courses, kits & gifts

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Jewellery design workshop - silver pendant or silver earrings
2½ hours
Next date: 21st Jul 2024
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Jewellery Workshop - Make a Gold Ring
2½ hours
Next date: 26th Jul 2024
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Jewellery Workshop - Make a Silver Ring
2½ hours
Next date: 26th Jul 2024
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Zodiac Star Sign Pendant
2 hours
Next date: 26th Jul 2024

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
15 Jul 24'

Valerie Shepherd reviewed: Zodiac Star Sign Pendant

"I attended Sheila's Zodiac pendant workshop with 3 friends, 2 of whom were celebrating special birthdays within months of each other. This was our gift to them. Sheila's workshop is bright and spacious. It is well equipped with everything we needed laid out in preparation prior to our arrival. Sheila is an enthusiastic and competent teacher. She demonstrated the process step by step and gave us ample opportunity to practice the more complex part before starting our own jewellery creation. Sheila instinctively knew the bits we would find more challenging. She supervised, supported and encouraged us throughout resulting in 4 beautiful zodiac pendants. There was lots of chatter, laughter and stories during the afternoon. Overall a fabulous experience. Thank you Sheila."

Sheila Roussel Jewellery Design responded:

"Hi Val, so glad you all enjoyed the workshop. It was nice to meet your friends and see you all having a nice time. You made a great job of your Zodiac pendants! I hope the rest of the celebration day went well too. Regards, Sheila"

13 Jul 24'

Mary McGregor reviewed: Jewellery Workshop - Make a Silver Ring

"We had a wonderful time making rings for each other, celebrating nearly 50 years of friendship. What a patient and talented teacher Sheila is. She was warm, welcoming and took us through the process step by step. We will treasure our memories of the experience and of course our lovely wee rings forever. We may even be back to make matching pendants. We also thought her jewellery was gorgeous. I will be recommending this experience to all my friends. "

Sheila Roussel Jewellery Design responded:

"Thank you Mary. Pleasure to have you and Bernadette come along and make your rings for each other. They were beautiful. Get in touch any time if you’d like to return. Regards, Sheila. "

11 Mar 24'

Lisa reviewed: Jewellery Workshop - Make a Silver Ring

"Sheila was so welcoming and personable. My mum and I attended her workshop as a day out for Mother’s Day. My mum was able to bring along a photo of a pendant she liked and Sheila was able to provide the guidance to help make something very similar. It was such a fun afternoon and we both have a very different appreciation for jewellery now we see the craftsmanship that goes into it! Thank you for a lovely afternoon!"

Sheila Roussel Jewellery Design responded:

"Hi Lisa, I'm glad you had a lovely afternoon. It was very good to meet you both. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your weekend. Please get in touch if you'd like to return on another occasion. Regards, Sheila"

27 Jan 24'

Husna alsaffar reviewed: Jewellery Workshop - Make a Silver Ring

"Such an amazing experience being able to craft something so intricate by hand, the whole process from start to finish was so exciting, Sheila was very lovely and welcoming she made us feel so comfortable, chatting away as if we’d known her already! This is such a memorable and sentimental gift as it’s not just the experience you’ll remember forever it’s also a physical gift to keep forever, she even kindly took a Polaroid photo of us to keep as another gift for us to remember this day! "

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