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.
Booked an afternoon course with Sara, my daughter who is very artistic was in her element!! Me not so much...both came away with beautiful rings, it doesn’t matter on your capability as Sara is so helpful & attentive. Sara & her friendly dog Misty were the most warming & welcoming company ever & we are very thankful for them as we had an incredible afternoon in her beautiful workshop.
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Michelle - Wow .... thanks you so much for your lovely words, it was an absolute pleasure to work with you both and I really did love the design and ring your created. Sara
I recently attended a 1/2 day workshop with a group of friends. We each came away with a stunning unique piece of jewellery, learnt lots of new skills and had a fabulous time. Sara was a very informative, clear and encouraging teacher and the workshop was very well equipped. Only one of the group had previously done any jewellery making but we all really enjoyed ourselves and achieved so much. I would thoroughly recommend!
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Sam, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and for your lovely words. The whole group made some amazing pieces - you did a great job with your cuff bangle. Sara
Wow! What an amazing teacher Sara is! So patient and encouraging, I learnt so much and never imagined on booking the workshop that I would come home with such a stunning ring. I had a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing afternoon and will definitely be booking another workshop soon.
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Sarah - Thank you so much for your kind review, I had such a great afternoon with you both and will look forward to seeing you again - you really did make a lovely ring.
We all had a fab time making our jewellery in a very well equipped workshop with an excellent & professional tutor.
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Mel
I have just spent two wonderful afternoons with Sara, coming away with a spinner ring, a pendant and a pair of earrings. I have been taught an array of techniques, all of which I hope to be able to use when I attend another one of Sara's workshops. I had the opportunity to use a wide variety of tools and equipment, all under expert guidance. More than anything else I would say that I had fun and came away feeling that I had accomplished alot in a very short space of time. My dogs had a wonderful time too!
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Hilary, thank you so much for taking the time to write me a review. You have a great natural eye and that leaf was lovely .... I will look forward to seeing you and your lovely dogs again and to your next creation. Sara
A great way to spend an afternoon. Sarah is very relaxed, helpful and able to pass her enthusiasm onto you whilst still allowing you to undertake every part of the process. Good fun, informal and relaxing we really enjoyed ourselves and came away with something (slightly wonky in my case) to enjoy for a long time.
Response from Silver Designed Personally:James, thank you so much for taking the time to write your review, I'm so glad you both enjoyed your time ...... it was lovely to meet you both. Great results ..... and not thank wonky it the end!!!!
This workshop was a surprise birthday gift for me and what an amazing idea for a present! Despite absolutely no experience or particular aptitude I was delighted / amazed with my achievement of creating a beautiful bangle/ cuff. The whole environment is just lovely. Sara expertly guided the session and made it very relaxing. I actually found the whole process to be extremely therapeutic. I will definitely do it again and will absolutely be treating some of my (lucky!) friends to workshops for their birthdays. Highly recommended!!!
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Penny, thank you for your lovely review, it was so nice to see you both and glad you enjoyed your birthday treat & of course your lovely hand crafted silver cuff - great job ..... you didn't deserve the grade you said you got for metal work at school!!! Sara
A wonderful way to spend a creative afternoon, in tranquil surroundings. Sara’s workshops were lovely, very professional with excellent range of tool and equipment.
My daughter made an amazing neck cuff and I, with a great deal of help, thank you Sara, made a pendant.
Sara was endlessly patient and helpful and very generous with both her time and sharing her knowledge, and answering any questions, plus she had the sweetest maddest dog that did a wonderful seal impression!
We have both come home with unique pieces of jewellery and would love to go back again.
We thoroughly recommend this course.
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Susie, thank you so much for your thoughtful review ...... I am so pleased that you both enjoyed your time as that is one of the most important things for me. The extra time was well worth it to see your finished results :-). if you come back we can try some other techniques so you can try something else. Sara (and a lick from Misty)!!
Me and my partner attended the jewellery making workshop a couple of days ago. Sara is a fabulous teacher and is very patient and relaxed, the workshop is a lovely environment to be in. Having no experience whatsoever the one to one tuition really helped and we will definitely be coming back to learn more! We had such a great day and both came away with beautiful jewellery, plus is was amazing to meet Misty too!
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Hi Alix - thank you so much for your lovely review, both of your pieces were great and I am so glad Rob went for the bigger ring ..... it worked out really well. Loved your cuff too, absolutely perfect - you are a natural and really do hope to see you again. Sara (and Misty)!
I had such a lovely time with Sara and came home with some pieces of jewellery I will treasure for a very long time.
The space was calm and professional and I felt very encouraged to create a piece of jewellery that was unique to me.
I would love to come back with friends or in a group as I can imagine the atmosphere would be just as fun and expressive as it was by myself.
I couldn't recommend Sara or her course enough!
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Catherine, thank you so much for your thoughtful review, I loved your rings, you are a natural at soldering!! I shall look forward to seeing you again, maybe with a group of you - that will be fun :-)
Had a wonderful time in Sara’s workshop, and have come away with a piece I feel proud of. Sara is an excellent teacher, very patient and generous with her time. Highly recommend the session if you want to get your head away from work, screens, and focus on making something beautiful with your hands. Very cosy countryside setting too.
Response from Silver Designed Personally:Thank you so much for your review, very much appreciated. I loved your piece, especially as you created it organically. Hope to see you again some time to make some more lovely jewellery. Sara