I had been looking for a silver jewellery workshop for a while and was pleased to find the one at Budgie Galore. I had a brilliant day, learnt some new skills, met some nice people with similar interests and I have since signed up for a weekly course - I couldn't be happier
helen halford - - #19403
The silver jewellery making one day workshop was an excellent experience, a real introduction to jewellery making. Melissa and Daisy were the tutors on the day, with a group of 9, so plenty of 1-1 time when needed. I learned several different techniques, Melissa and Daisy are great teachers and very patient!
I came away at the end of the day with a very respectable, wearable piece of jewellery.
Kay Watson - - #19357
Jules was very knowledgeable, friendly and patient. I attended a 1 day course on my own and instantly felt at ease, even though everyone else was there in pairs! Would definitely recommend and am now contemplating attending a weekly course. Big thanks to Jules xxx
Lisa - - #14448
An excellent course, safe to say I'll be continuing! Jules and Melissa are both excellent teachers, both are very knowledgeable and supportive. The facilities are great with all the tools and equipment needed to create some lovely jewellery.
I highly recommend this course!
Daniel Parry - - #13509
Jules is a great teacher and always has time for the people in the class who are all at different stages and with mixed abilities. The class is a friendly and encouraging environment - I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn new skills or just to expand their own repertoire of jewellery making.
David Patrick - - #13466
The studio is well equipped with everything you need, spacious and always warm and welcoming. Following the introductory course which is taught and covers basic silversmithing techniques to get you started you can then attend 8 week terms. There is always plenty of excellent supervision and advice from very experienced teachers. The class sizes are small, the atmosphere is relaxed with enthusiasm and support in abundance. I look forward to my Monday evenings and Jules and Melissa won't be getting rid of me any time soon!
Louise - - #13428
I chanced upon Studio Budgie Galore at 'Art in the Gardens', the Botanical Gardens in Sheffield. I loved the idea of the items it was possible to make and signed up for a Taster course, which amounted to 8 hours. This finished just before Christmas and was brilliant! Not only did I make a silver ring, but also some earrings that I was able to give as presents. Since then I have continued to attend weekly sessions and continue to learn new techniques. I have been asked to make things for friends, which is a lovely thing to do, as it means they like what I'm doing. Highly recommended.
Pat Glanfield - - #13420
I thoroughly enjoyed my day spent making a silver ring. Jules was a great teacher, very patient and helpful and she has some really creative ideas if you need inspiration. I loved the course and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone, whatever their ability or level of experience.
Sarah Tricklebank - - #13402
I love my Thursday evenings spent at jewellery! It is completely absorbing and provides the perfect escape from a busy day at work. You are always supported and encourage, with real experts on hand to assist you if needed!
Becky - - #13346
I have found the classes to be fun, friendly and I have learned a lot from a very patient teacher! Plus, it is great to be able to make jewellery you can wear or give as a gift.
I would recommend the course.
Amanda Walker - - #13344
I really look forward to my Thursday afternoon jewellery classes and we have all become good friends. I have made some lovely items which have impressed my friends and family. I enjoy the designing as well as the making and Julie-Ann is always there to help me turn my ideas into a reality.
Anne Kober - - #13326
I started the evening courses here a year ago and I have loved it. My skills are developing in leaps and bounds. It's a really supportive, encouraging and relaxed environment where I have been able to develop my skills in a well resourced and accessible workshop. I recommend this course.
Claire - - #13324
Three of us went along to the course not quite knowing what to expect and all of us were a little nervous. There was no need to be - we had a splendid time.
Jules was so patient and helpful and explained everything so well - anyone would 'get' it. The whole thing was very relaxed and the bigger group we were part of were lovely.
It was amazing how - after the explanations of the different possible techniques - everyone just dived in and had a go.
I was delighted with my new earrings and would thoroughly recommend this to anyone.
Julie Allison - - #13270
Really enjoyed the day, got to play with lots of different techniques and made something lovely to take away at the end!
Chad Gowler - - #13251
Jules is a great teacher, very patient and encouraging. The day was well planned in terms of timings and refreshments and the class size was nice and small. I was really pleased with with the stacking rings I made as i’d never done any jewellery making before, but had always loved D&T at school. Would now love to go onto the weekly lessons to develop my skill!
Laura Scholey - - #13243
Tuesday evenings are the highlights of my week. I have been coming to Julie Ann's classes for a year now and have learnt so much. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and Julie Ann is a great teacher. The workshop is very well equipped. I can highly recommend the courses.
Katrin - - #13225
This was an excellent course. Jules was lovely - patient and encouraging - and made sure we were all refreshed and fed to keep us going. It was really interesting to see the different techniques and be able to test and "play" before deciding what we were going to do. Added to this we came away with earrings and all the bits and bobs we had been practicing on as well. Brilliant.
Jane Wharmby - - #13193
I cannot rave about this course enough, definitely the best thing on offer in Sheffield. I've been attending for just over a year now and learnt so many new skills, met lovely helpful friendly people and found a hobby I am in love with. I suggest this course to everyone I meet and talk about jewellery with. If you're thinking about doing it, then my advice is just get it booked and do it, I wish I had sooner
Kirsty - - #13130
Very well equipped studio, with knowledgeable tutor , able to tune in to whatever level you are at with a particular idea, technique. Excellent value for money. Classes are never overcrowded, and are friendly. Couldn't be better really!
Rachel Hardy - - #13131
The course was interesting and absorbing and I learned some new skills and gained a lovely pair of silver earrings by the end of the morning. Would really recommend and would love to do another course
Karen Godhard - - #13160