WHAT PEOPLE SAY

It's not easy to get the right kind of help to refine or develop  your Jewellery

- Here is what our clients say about their courses

Course Testimonials & Case Studies

Thank you very much for existing- as it's so difficult to find this kind of training and I doubt I could have gained what I did in such a short space of time any other way.
 
I'm hoping to book a follow up course after a couple of months of practising so that says it all really! 

Jess T - Jeweller
I absolutely loved the course.

The tutor was very easy to get along with, explained things thoroughly and was very patient. 

No amount of books and YouTube videos can compare to the experience of being on the tools with a master craftsman.

5 Star Excellent rating from me

Sarah - Jeweller

Case Study | Stonesetting

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Stonesetting course, Sapphire ring. Student case study image

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Stonesetting course, Diamond ing. Student case study image

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Stonesetting course, Platinum ring. Student case study image

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Thank you for arranging everything it really was very inspirational and I couldn't have asked for a better tutor.
 

Andrea Kirby - Jeweller

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The Client | Andrea Kirby

Andrea Kirby has been a professional contemporary jeweller for over 20 years, specialising in bespoke hand-made jewellery in Sterling Silver and Gold, combined with Gemstones and Diamonds.

 

She is passionate about developing her work by incorporating new techniques or design ideas, in addition she also works with clients to re-model cherished heritage jewellery into beloved new pieces of jewellery.

 

The Objective

Andrea decided some Stonesetting ‘Tips of the Trade’ would help her greatly improve her speed and hone her stonesetting skills and she contacted us to ask if we could help her with some training to fix some troublesome technical issues with tricky rub-over and roman style settings.

The Course

When we reviewed Andrea's training requirements we immediately knew we  could help and Andrea received a quotation for a 1-day course. We recommended a one-to-one course with one of my expert tutors Nigel Y  who is a a professional Stonesetter with over 30 years trade experience. Andrea then decided on a date and immediately booked the course"

Targeting techniques

Andrea decided to bring her own stones and castings along to the course and Nigel provided practical one-to-one tuition in his workshop to help Andrea make improvements in her setting techniques.

I has a great day, Nigel Yates was a wonderfully patient tutor and he was very skilled and passed his knowledge on in a very good, clear way.
 
I thought the day was excellent.
I can't wait to start practising (what I have learnt) and wish I'd done this (course) years ago. 

Andrea Kirby - Jeweller

Case Study | Polishing

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Polishing Masterclass course. Student case study image

Thanks so much for organising my course. It was brilliant. 

Eileen  Moylan Silversmith 

The Client | Eileen Moylan

Eileen Moylan is an award winning  Goldsmith and Silversmith working in Ireland.

The Objective

I booked a one polishing course with Stephen Goldsmith becauses Polishing and finishing have always been an area where I knew I needed help in both efficiency and skill.

 

The Course

I chose the one to one course option as it was the most cost effective way for me.

This also meant I could dictate the course content on the day and concentrate on areas that would be of most value to my work. 

Jewellery Business

With the one to one course format it meant that I was working all day and could ask lots and lots of questions. I have done group jewellery courses in the past ranging from 3 to 5 days. While I learnt a lot on these courses there was also time spent waiting around to ask  questions or get help moving on to the next stage of your project. As a self employed jeweller I need to be at my bench to make money, for me this course made sense from a financial point of view.

I solved problems that had been frustrating me for years. 

Anyone who has had the privilege of working with Stephen will know he really is a mine of information and is willing to share all his knowledge.

I came back with so many tips and hints on how to get a better finish and make my life much easier when polishing.       

Eileen Moylan - Silversmith

Courses |  Feedback

 

FEEDBACK FORM |

Our employee loved the soldering course and found it fully tailored to her needs.

 

The tutor was an excellent teacher, providing clear instruction and really useful hints and tip to take away from the course and our employee now feels totally confident to use the skills acquired.

 

The venue (Tutor workshop) itself was easy to find and located in the middle of the Jewellery Quarter (Birmingham) so ideally situated.

 

All in all we would give it a 5* ‘excellent’ rating. 

Kirstie L : Jewellery Company

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-Day Course  |

Fine Jewellery Techniques : Soldering 

FEEDBACK FORM |

The course was absolutely brilliant, thank you.

 

Collette was a fantastic tutor, obviously extremely knowledgeable, but also really aware of making the most of the time we had, and reacting to the skills I already have, and the ones I still need to learn. 

  

This was my first experience of one-to-one tuition and it's amazing how much more you can learn. I'm sure I'll be taking another course at some point! 

 

I'd rate it 5* 

Gemma C | Creative & Jeweller

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-Day Course  |

Forming & Forging Jewellery

FEEDBACK FORM |

it was important for me to understand the process that will inform my designs going forward and tutor Sebastian delivered on this and was great.

Rated 5*

Amy | Jewellery Designer

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 3 Hour Course  |

How Jewellery is Designed and 3D Printed

FEEDBACK FORM |

It went really well thanks, I really enjoyed the course and Rosa (Tutor) explained everything so well and was happy to answer all of the questions that I had.

 

I feel that the course covered all of the important aspects of the making process and there way time to try different techniques and it was great to visit the laser cutting studio as well. I also got to bring back a necklace that I designed!

 

I'd rate the course 5* Excellent.

 

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-Day Design for Acrylic Jewellery

FEEDBACK FORM |

I hope I will express rightfully how impressed I was by William (Bill) He was superb, a very kind & charismatic human being, his knowledge on the subjects & his teaching/conversational skills were just excellent.

I was transported immediately into the realm of Gems & Jewelry. That’s remarkable.

I’m so grateful! Thank you

Marco L | Artist

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE ONLINE | 3 Hours

Natural World - Gemstone Stories & More

FEEDBACK FORM |

 

Melanie was an excellent tutor and I believe brought out the best of my albeit elementary skills.  

The session was allowed to flow a natural course, as it should for one to one tuition, she (the tutor) was able to guide me on specifics that would not have been as much detailed as if in a tutorial class where all the participants work to a  set pattern.

 

Melanie certainly gave my confidence a boost and gave me a good direction to pursue to follow my ideas and gain experience.  

Thank you for all your help in setting up this course.

 

I definitely shall keep in touch.  

 

Course a rated 5*.

Angela | Jewellery Designer

 

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 2x 3 Hour Course  |

Techniques for Drawing Jewellery Designs 

 

FEEDBACK FORM |

The course with William was really good and helpful.  I appreciate particularly that he managed to cater the course to make it relevant to my needs.

 

He is a good listener and he was sensitive to my questions and the particulars of the Jewellery  I encounter in the Central European region.

 

We had 2 very interesting sessions. For me, it was a pleasure to be able to analyze vintage pieces with an expert.

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