Silver Jewellery Workshops

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Silver Workshops

LATEST NEWS 1st May.  If you’d prefer to find current workshops instantly, just scroll over the wordy bits here.

WMM Silver workshops are an ideal opportunity for you to take time out from your busy lives and explore making sterling silver jewellery for yourselves.

My studio is situated in the Taurus Crafts Visitor Centre, Lydney, GL15 6BU

NEW! Children over 10 years (with adult) workshop to make an overlapping, adjustable ring as they grow. ONLY £30 pp, with limited dates and places available! See listings below.

NEW!  At popular request, returning students can come to make (or part make) anything you like so that you can ask me for advice, demonstrate and gain more knowledge and confidence to take away with you and practise at home.  These will be once a month, from 10.30am. Minimum payment for 3 hours at £12/hour or more if you’d like to stay longer.  Max five students.

Group workshops for family, friends and colleagues continue to be very popular – 10% discount for five people. Please contact me to arrange a date for a fabulous personal workshop.

I am a qualified teacher (B.Ed Hons) and an OFSTED graded outstanding tutor within Adult Education and it gives me the utmost satisfaction to deliver these workshops to those eager to learn. I love seeing learners achieve more than they thought possible in just a few short hours and how they walk a little taller and with huge smiles on their faces at their accomplishments.

Detailed descriptions of the workshops can be found on the individual dates or click here to read my blog on making a silver ring or bangle.  Would you like to organise a silver jewellery workshop in your area? Then please contact me for a quote. Rather than me tell you just how enjoyable my silver jewellery workshops are, have a look at the lovely testimonials at the bottom of the page or read some of my many five-star Google reviews.

THANK YOU ALL for being such amazing students and customers and as one of you said, “You always attract such lovely, kind and amazing people to your workshops”. I sure do!  Wendy x

Some of my latest reviews:

“My mum and I did a stacking rings workshop with Wendy and we both had a fantastic time. Wendy is very welcoming and knowledgeable and her workshop is well organised to support total beginners while still allowing plenty of scope for creativity. A great experience and I will definitely be attending more workshops in the future”
 
Helen – February 2024
” Fabulous family group experience of silver bangle and ring making. Wendy was a super teacher of the craft. Fun time, beautiful jewellery items and so personal with the inscriptions you could add to the inside surface. My husband loved his hammered textured ring with personal touch. Highly recommended.”
 

Andrea – February 2024

“I did an amazing bangle workshop with Wendy in such a relaxed environment and left with my own beautiful bespoke bracelet that I wouldn’t be able to get in a shop. Really good value for money for a treasured gift. I recommend Wendys workshops!”

Sallyanne – December 2023

“Wonderful day. Wendy was an amazing teacher and showed us how to make beautiful rings. This was a birthday present for me for my 50th. To make my own rings and take them home will be a fabulous memory. Would definitely recommend this day. The shortbread was delicious too . Sallyanne x”

Jacki – November 2023

“Brilliant day, full of supportive tuition from Wendy, tea/coffee and delicious shortbread. I felt that I had definitely achieved some new skills- and managed to make a lovely stacking ring set.

Would recommend! Took 45 minutes from Frampton Cotterell-Bristol, so give it a go- even if you are not local!
Great fun.”
 
Mary – Summer 2023
“My daughter and I are complete beginners in silver jewellery making and Wendy is absolutely brilliant at teaching, patience, encouragement, accommodating strange requests and shortbread making! The first week we both made a hammered silver ring, sized to fit our own fingers – amazing! The next 2 weeks we chose a design to make a silver pendant – sloth and feather – completely outstanding results!! And the final 2 weeks Wendy had so much faith in us that we made spinner rings – to say I’m speechless at the results is an understatement.
During this 5 week course we have learnt, what tools to use, how to cut, measure and size to fit silver and gold, how to bend, shape, hammer, drill a hole, engrave, soulder, pickle, sand, sand again and repeat with finer sand papers to remove scratches, reshape to a round ring, polish, dome, flare ring ends for our spinner rings, attach finding rings, imagine, encourage others, and make outstanding jewellery!  Wendy is the perfect teacher and has taught us a beautiful new skill and to make wonderful jewellery that I will love forever ❤.
I can’t wait to do another class.
p.s. We also made 4 other new friends.”

Erica – December 2023“We had such a lovely day, thank you Wendy, you were patient and your step by step process of teaching kept the day relaxed and fun as did having a small group, unlike other craft courses I have attended which are rushed and people at a loss of technique and unable to have guidance from the teacher because they have too many people to help.
Your ginger shortbread was delicious. I shall definitely be coming back. Many thanks Wendy”

Tracey, June 2023: 

“Had a great workshop with a helpful supportive teacher. Loved the course and came away with a unique piece of jewellery I will treasure. Wonderful experience thank you”

Robina, May 2023: “Professionalism
I’ve done many workshops with Wendy now and always come away wanting to do another. It’s always interesting and informative and lots of fun. We laugh a lot whilst working hard on our projects.
The pieces I’ve made so far include, bangles, pendants, earrings, and rings, all using different techniques. I wear them all regularly and they are much admired.
We eat Wendy’s homemade cakes and shortbread which are delicious. It doesn’t matter whether you are new to the workshops or have been before – Wendy teaches you what you need to know for the project in a relaxed, fun and interesting way. A thoroughly rewarding experience every time!
Just completed another ring. This time a crossover ring. I absolutely love it! Already planning the next one!”
 
Leila, Lydney, Jan 2023:  “The workshop was a great experience and I’ve come home with a lovely ring that I’m really pleased with. I still can’t quite believe I made it myself! Wendy is a very talented and patient teacher and I’m already thinking about attending another session to make a necklace pendant.”