Lovely earrings, very happy with them. Thank you 😊
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Lorraine - I'm so glad you like them and thank you so much for taking the time to write me a review. Sara
Two friends and myself had such a great day today. I went with a completely open mind as had never done anything like this before. With Sara’s warm, relaxed and easy manner I made two beautiful pendants under her excellent tuition. Really pleased with my results. Will definitely be going back. Worth every penny. Thank you Sara. Can’t wait to return.
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Hi Maxene - such lovely feedback, thanks so much, I really enjoyed the day too and loved your two pendants and am so pleased you persevered with the spiral ..... you did really well :-). Looking forward to seeing you again.
Thank you Sara for an excellent day - great to learn new skills with a professional! Sara coached each of us through making an item of jewellery - I am delighted with my unique pendant! A worthwhile day - I am looking forward to booking another session to make a bracelet.
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Deb - Thanks so very much for taking the time to write me a lovely review. I really enjoyed working with you and am looking forward to seeing what we can make next time :-). Sara
I was given a voucher as a gift and chose the private jewellery making half day course. I don't consider myself artistic at all and have some problems with strength and dexterity in my hands so I was fairly dubious about whether I would actually be able to make anything. I needn't have worried at all. Sara was friendly and welcoming from the start. I decided I would like to make a pair of earrings. Sara showed me how to use the tools and I was able to practice on copper wire to start with while I got used to everything. It was brilliant to have 1 to 1 tuition as Sara helped me through every step and I was amazed that I had a wearable item of jewellery at the end of the session, thanks to Sara. I had a very enjoyable morning.
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Anne - Thanks so very much for taking the time to write me a review. Your did really well and that was not an easy solder job with all those joints - so well done! Your earrings were so cute that my sister has even asked me to make a pair for her for Christmas!! Sara
Had a brilliant workshop with Sara today, I made a ring and earrings, she is such a brilliant patient teacher, very well equipped workshop in her beautiful garden.
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Susan - thanks for your kind review and for taking the time to write. It was really nice to meet you and I love the ring & texture - great work and I hope to see you again! Sara
I really enjoyed the spinner ring workshop with Sara. It was very interesting to see all the different steps involved and to take home a beautiful and unique ring at the end of it. Thank you Sara!
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Thanks so much Lyndsay - my pleasure, you made a really nice ring and I loved the copper and brass spinners against the silver :-) Sara
I had a great morning making my beautiful spinner ring. Sara is a really good tutor and under her guidance I produced a ring that far outweighed my expectations. Thank you so much.
Response from Silver Designed Personally:HI Anna, Thank you for taking the time to write me a review - I really enjoyed meeting and chatting to you and loved your ring - well done! Sara
What a brilliant course! Sara was very friendly, kind and casual and gave us clear and concise instruction, guided us through every step and helped us create some really beautiful pieces of jewellery. Sara was also incredibly helpful with other information about silver working and I feel confident about trying it by myself.
The course is set in a lovely area, was very easy to get to and it was wonderful to see so much wildlife too, as well as Misty the gorgeous dog, we felt very welcome and at ease which doesn't happen often.
The equipment is great to use, and with guidance it is fun to try a few different methods. Il be happy to rebook and will be recommending to all my friends.
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Violet - thank you so much for taking the time to write me a wonderful review, it's very much appreciated. You did really well and I wish you good luck with working on things at home .... I look forward to seeing some of your new pieces and to maybe seeing you again some time :-). Sara
Had a totally brilliant day with Sara. She showed me how to set a stone into a ring. I am really pleased with the end product and have been practicing what I learnt. It was such a fun day and Sara was very knowledgeable and able to answer my many questions.
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Lisa - thanks so much for your lovely review and I'm so glad you've been able to have a go at home too! Sara
I signed up for a 1-1 day workshop and had the most amazing day! Sara was warm, personable and very thorough in explaining processes and techniques during the day.
The studio is situated in a stunning environment and fully fitted with all necessary tools and equipment. As I had hoped to make a pendant and a ring, I was delighted that there was time to make the pendant in the morning and after a light lunch, had time to make a spinning/meditation ring during the afternoon. Sara works with you on your design ideas and has an extensive range of raw materials to work with. Her studio was immaculate and a very clean, professional working space.
The session was totally hands on so you really feel that you have made your pieces at the end of the day, from design, cutting out, filing, soldering and polishing. The atmosphere was very relaxed and would totally recommend either a half-day or full-day session. I am already thinking about what I can make on my next visit! The jewellery world is your oyster - you can enjoy making earrings, bracelets, pendants, rings, etc.
Totally recommend this workshop as, unlike larger classes, you gain personal attention where Sara will work with you on whatever you choose to make and you can work at your own pace with guidance as and when required. I had such a chilled day and already looking forward to another workshop.
Also, if you love pooches you will be in double heaven; if not, don't worry, Misty can have a day off from helping in the studio.
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Julie
Amazing course, I am a total beginner and I learned so much. Sara is an amazing teacher and I can't wait to book a other course!
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Bonnie - thanks so much, I had a great time working with you and loved your bangle, you did a great job ..... looking forward to seeing you again! Sara
I had a fabulous afternoon with Sara in her workshop in beautiful Kent.
It was amazing to have one-to-one tuition from someone who is so talented and knowledgeable, not to mention a really lovely person. She was brilliant at explaining every step and answering my endless questions! I was able to make a silver cuff and a ring, both of which I absolutely love. I have come away with a long shopping list of items that I'm hoping to invest in, to be able to start making silver jewellery items for my small business.
A big thank you to Sara for a really great afternoon. x
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Caitlin - Thanks so very much for taking the time to write me such a lovely review. I really enjoyed working with you and good luck with making all your new things .... you will be great! Sara
Took my own, rather challenging design, which I had discussed with Sara in advance. The day started with a warm and friendly introductions (including Misty) and coffee.
Instruction commenced soon after in a neat workshop in Sara's beautiful garden. Covid protocols were followed.
Instructions were clear and concise, followed by a short demonstration prior to getting hands on.
Sara has a very positive "not a problem" "we can sort that out" approach. This gives confidence during the hands on sessions and importantly I would emphasise the "we can" comment. Any problems were carefully considered and a solution found, allowing me to rectify where possible. Sara also helped where it required a more experienced solution, but in no way took over. The item was designed and made by myself with a Sara's guidance.
The project was completed in the half day session, and as a first attempt the results were excellent. Yes it looks hand made, but in a good sense, that is exactly what it is!
I would have no hesitation in recommending Sara's workshops, and in fact, I am already thinking about another design to allow me to gain more experience in areas that were not covered.
Thank You Sara
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Wow - what lovely comments - thank you so much for talking the time to write. You did do so well for a first attempt at piercing and that was a complex piece - it was a lovely result. Really hoping you can come back some time to learn some more. Sara
Wow! What an amazing day , such a fabulous location. Having the ability to choose exactly what shape and style is just amazing and 100% worth the money! Sara is absolutely lovely, as is Misty (her dog) making you feel very welcome and capable of the task. Perfect idea for a present, would strongly recommend 🤩 x
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Harriet
I needed to buy a gift for an 18th birthday, during lockdown.
I found just what I wanted from Craft courses website.
The whole process worked well from choosing, ordering and receipt.
The earrings are very pretty and suitable.
I highly recommend.
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Rosemary
Had such a great time. Made a pendant for a necklace. Would highly recommend!
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Hi Joanna - thanks so much for your review and I look forward to seeing you next time - Sara
We booked a morning session with Sara and time flew by. We decided to to make rings and we had such a fabulous time, just what the doctor ordered. What a lovely setting and what a great teacher. We will definitely be back to make more.
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Susi
Wonderful morning spent with Sara making a spin ring. Lovely setting, informative teaching, would highly recommend and will be back to make more and learn more. Thank you Sara
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Thanks so much for your review Kate, I'll look forward to seeing you again. Sara
I booked this workshop as a surprise for my friend's special birthday. Neither of us have artistic leanings at all and my friend is not really into crafting so I really pushed her out of her comfort zone. Sara assured me that we would be able to go home with something that we had designed and made ourselves and would be proud to wear. How true that was. Sara's instruction, demonstration and patience was brilliant. I managed to make a pair of stud earrings that I have been wearing since our workshop in October and my friend has a lovely necklace. We both have pieces that we are proud to wear and that have such special memories attached them. It was such a lovely morning spent with Sara and I would love to do it again and would certainly recommend it to anyone, no matter how inexperienced.
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Julia - what a wonderful review, thank you for your very kind words, you both made such lovely pieces and am so glad they are being worn a lot. I really enjoyed our time too and will look forward to perhaps seeing you again some time. Sara
Oh, highly recommend !!! I am a total novice and at the end of the workshop, I left with 2 pieces of jewelry!! I was amazed! Sara is fantastic. Direct, precise, to the point! Explaining everything and using time very well so u learn the maximum! She is very patient and the place is in beautiful surroundings and there is a lovely dog as well!😀
I m very grateful I met her and done the course. I have now decided to buy all tools I need and jump into my new flow. Sara also helped me a lot going through the tools and advising so many things and simply sharing her knowledge.
You will love it!
Thank you again Sara very much!
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Natasha - thank you so much for your amazing review, it was lovely to meet you and I look forward to seeing what you do next.