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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

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
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Case Study | Polishing

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

Eileen  Moylan Silversmith 
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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.

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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 |  Student Testimonials & Feedback

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BESPOKE COURSE| Private 1:1 Tuition
2-Day Enamelling Masterclass
(Introduction & one enamelling technique of choice)
RATED | Excellent * * * * *

I am very happy with the course with Melissa and would like to rate the course 5* Excellent.

 

Melissa is great teacher as well as a person with lots of experience and talent. It was great to meet her and be guided by her, I wish I was able to do more.

Thank you for your help.

AP | Jewellery Company

DIPLOMA | CAD Rhino for Jewellery Design 
Part-time 24 Hours | Flexible private online tuition
EXCELLENT *****

I am beyond ecstatic with completing my CAD Design course.

 

Jack (Tutor) was absolutely fantastic. I rate this course 5 Star! (Excellent), he was so extremely helpful every single class and really kept me interested and invested every week. He was extremely knowledgeable and worked with me perfectly when I struggled and succeeded. Could not have asked for a better teacher, he has made me a better jeweller in every aspect. 

Thank you again for everything!  

Rated 5*

Robert D | Jeweller

BESPOKE COURSE |Private 1:1 Tuition
2-Day Introduction to Filigree Jewellery Course 
Type: UK Visiting Jeweller Course 
EXCELLENT *****

My Filigree course with Helen was absolutely wonderful. She is an excellent tutor, very professional and warm. She really knows what she’s doing!

Eva P | Professional Jeweller Visiting from Abroad

BESPOKE COURSE| Private 1:1 Tuition
2-Day Introduction to Spinning 
RATED | Excellent * * * * *

The spinning course with Tutor Dave was great thanks.

There is a lot of information to cram into two days but I feel like I know enough to safely get started on my own kit now. Dave is a great teacher.

Thanks again for arranging it. 5*

Andrew | University Technician

VISITING TUTOR | 3 Day Group Short Course
Stonesetting Techniques - Tips of the Trade
RATED | Excellent * * * * *

Nigel (Tutor) was great, my colleagues all had a lovely few days and have all said how much they have learnt and have taken away from the course. I think they all would have been happy if he had the time to stay with us another couple of days.

 

We definitely give a 5*, and would recommend the course to anyone wanting to learn how to set properly.

Thank you for doing the certificates, and for organising everything for us.

Rated 5* 

Hayden | Jewellery Company

BESPOKE COURSE | Private 1:1 Tuition
1-Day Jewellery for Beginners Experience
RATED| Excellent * * * * *

Katherine was lovely very friendly, she explained things very well and I felt like I learnt lots from her. She answered all my questions and took me to see where she brought her silver from.
 

At the end of the day, she took time to show me extras like what she makes and different styles that you can create from metal, overall, I had a great day.

I'd rate this course 5*.

Maria N : Novice Jewellery Maker

BESPOKE COURSE | Private 1:1 Tuition
1-Day Pearl/Bead Threading
RATED | Excellent * * * * *

I am incredibly pleased to rate this course as a 5*, and happy to leave the following feedback:

Ille was very welcoming, and I thoroughly enjoyed my course on Saturday. Ille was incredibly patient and happy to answer all my questions, and I left feeling very assured in my learned technique to thread pearls.

For anyone wanting to learn to thread pearls, I would highly recommend Ille.

 

One-on-one tuition is an absolute must to absorb the utmost about threading pearls, as you simply cannot get this level of instruction and confidence in a class-based scenario.

A PDF certificate for record would be appreciated, thank you. And many thanks for arranging this course.

Romy C | Jeweller

BESPOKE COURSE | Private 1:1 Tuition
1-Day Engraved Textures for Enamelling
RATED | Excellent * * * * *

I arrived with very limited experience of engraving so we spent very useful time establishing my aims for the day and for the longer term.

 

The tutor provided very detailed tuition, to the highest standard in a relaxed and encouraging way. He was extremely generous with his knowledge and I’ve come away with a huge amount of information and advice, enough for me to acquire the most appropriate tools and to spend some time practising before moving onto the next stage. 

 

It was a very positive day, my expectations were managed well and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. 

Rated 5* 

Fiona | Jeweller & Enameller

BESPOKE COURSE | Private 1:1 Tuition
3-Day Stonesetting Tips ofthe Trade
Type: Visiting Tutor Short Course
RATED | Excellent * * * * *

Thank you so much, I think all three of my goldsmiths got a lot out of their tuition with Nigel. He is a very diligent, experienced and patient teacher and I would highly recommend him to anyone else. He is also very personable and easy to talk with, making for a comfortable environment having him inhouse.

Rate of five stars.

 

I would definitely consider doing further learning with Nigel in the future.

Brona - Proprietor| National Jewellery Company 

BESPOKE COURSE | Private 1:1 Tuition
2-Day Introduction to Microsetting
 
RATED | Excellent * * * * *

I give it 5* 

That was amazing, the best course I ever had.

Very complete and accurate  I will not forget any bit during the time that I have to wait to receive my microscope and graver.

The tutor (John) is definitely a reference for me in teaching and I would recommend him to anyone that wants to learn about stone Microsetting.  

Diego | Goldsmith

BESPOKE COURSE | Private 1:1 Tuition
1-Day Wax Carving Masterclass
 
RATED | Excellent * * * * *

The day was brilliant, Mark  really looked after me and made me feel welcome. 

Mark provided loads of useful knowledge and his passion for what he does really shone.

Was a great day, and I'm grateful to learn from him.

I would give this course 5* and fully recommend it.

Jeevan B: Creative

BESPOKE COURSE | Private 1:1 Tuition
1-Day Fine Jewellery Techniques | Soldering
RATED | Excellent * * * * *

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

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EMAIL | 

My online Soldering course was great thanks.

Bill (Industry Consultant) answered all of my questions really clearly and has helped me get my head around some issues that were worrying me.

He's really lovely to talk to as well. Just what I needed.

Thanks,

Maricia | Jeweller

BESPOKE  ONLINE 

1 Hour Soldering Technical Consultancy

FEEDBACK FORM |

I thoroughly enjoyed the course, so much so I am now enrolling for the FoAP. 

I thought David was a brilliant tutor and was very informative and knowledgeable.

 

I give it a 5* Excellent

 

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE  2-Day Introduction to Valuation for Jewellery Retailers

FEEDBACK FORM |

We thought the course was fantastic! Very very informative and had been especially designed just for us which we thought was excellent!  David was really easy to get along with and very understanding of our needs.

We would definitely give the course 5 stars!

 

Thank you for all your help. 

Jess W: Antique Jewellery Retailer

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 2 Day Course  |

Introduction to Jewellery Valuation

for Antique/Vintage Jewellery Retailers

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.

Charlotte: Jewellery Designer/Maker

 

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE

Designing for Laser Cut 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 |

My course  went really well thank you, I really enjoyed the day.

I really wanted to learn the laser cutting side of things and I think because I went to the course with designs already done Calida was able to focus the day more on the machine side which was perfect for me. 

She was lovely, really welcoming, and was able to explain everything well in a way that was good for a beginner, I came away with the pair of earrings I had designed and I didn’t think we would be able to get to do that as they were quite complicated!

I can see why she asks to bring mood boards or even better is a design, this helps get the most out of the day rather than students wasting time thinking of what to design. 

I would rate the course a 5 from my experience.

Gabrielle: Jewellery Designer

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-Day Course  |

Introduction to Laser Cut Acrylic Jewellery

FEEDBACK FORM |

Our Goldsmith found the days training to be very useful. While he had made box clasps before he found Nicks experience with tips and tricks to be very useful to him reach the next step in mounting expertise.

Rated 5*

 

Thanks Dawn, and if we need Nick or any other tutor again again we will be in contact.

Philip | National Jewellery Company

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE In-house Visiting Tutor

1-Day Clasps Masterclass

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 |

 

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 |

I really enjoyed it and enjoyed Marcia’s (Tutor) company for the 2.5hr online session.

 

Marcia was very friendly, professional and extremely helpful! She put me at ease straight away.

 

She had researched me and my Jewellery shop well, which was reassuring and she was very knowledgeable on her subject. That shone through. 

I rate this course 4.5 stars

 

Tanya K: Jeweller
 

GREAT ****

BESPOKE ONLINE  | 2.5 Hours

Etsy: How to Get Jewellery Sales

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.

 

A great learning experience. I rate this course 5 stars.

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE ONLINE

3 Hours Private Tuition

How to Date Vintage Jewellery

FEEDBACK FORM

The session tutor Jack was excellent, and his experience and skills were well suited to my objectives.

 

He was very engaging and informative and I’d definitely give the course a rating of 5*.

Rosie | Jeweller

 

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 3 Hour Course  |

Get Started into Jewellery Manufacturing

 Session 1: Initial Consultancy 

EMAIL

After graduating, I felt a sense of isolation and confusion about my next steps in developing my jewellery business.

However, when I enrolled onto the mentoring programme, it gave me a sense of purpose and motivation to continue growing what I loved.

 

After the 9 Months of mentoring, I have doubled my Instagram following, set up an online shop, developed my Facebook business, learnt how to invoice and book keep, developed my own collection pieces, developed my packaging, and become more confident in my field.

 

This, in turn, has allowed me to carry out more commissions and sell more of my collection pieces than I ever have before.

Eleanor J | Jeweller 

 JEWELLERY BUSINESS MENTORING

 Jewellery Graduate

9 Month Mentoring Programme

FEEDBACK FORM |

Thank you, I had an excellent learning experience.

Kate is a great teacher, exactly what I was looking for. 

Lots of gems, plenty of tips and a wealth of knowledge.

I would highly recommend Kate's tuition.

I rate this course 5*

Lesley S| Jeweller

 

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

Gemmology FGA Standard 2-Day Refresher Course

FEEDBACK FORM | 

5 stars, every thing was great, tutor Loree was very knowledgeable and lovely, highly recommend.

 

Sarah H | Jeweller

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

Wax Carving Tips of The Trade

FEEDBACK FORM |

The enameling day was terrific ,  so 5 stars from me.

 

I thought that the day was well organised and structured .  Tutor Tamizan had contacted me before the day in order to check my expectations and prior experience and sent useful reading material.

The tutor brought all the resources needed for the day, she was warm and encouraging and extremely skilled in ensuring that i achieved a good outcome.

 

Not a moment was wasted but this was achieved in a relaxed way, all new techniques were demonstrated and  instructions were clear. 

So thank you for a brilliant day.

I  thought it was inspirational and have been practising my new skills, this course gave me confidence and I  would definitely recommend the day and tutor.

Karen B | Jewellery Maker

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |Visiting Tutor 

An Introduction to Enamelling 

FEEDBACK FORM |

Harry is a very patient tutor who is extremely keen to share his knowledge and skills that he has picked up over the years. 

He was able to show me how to set up the gravermax and how to sharpen and profile gravers.

 

He also showed me basic engraving and stone setting, Harry was really an excellent tutor and he provided a lot of information.

I rate this course 5*

Alison |Orkney  Jeweller

 

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

GRS Gravermax Tips of the Trade

FEEDBACK FORM |

I really enjoyed my Polishing Jewellery course on Saturday with Collette she was fantastic easy going and answering all the questions I asked.

 

Collette was a very good tutor and very helpful and I would recommend to anybody who wants to learn what I did .

 

 

Definitely a 5* rating.

Thank you both so much

 John | Jewellery Collector

 

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

Polishing Jewellery / Beginner

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Super day on the course, my head is spinning with ideas.

 

I really liked the way I was able to keep trying things until I felt confident. I was exhausted when I got home but I'm excited to have lots to try.

 

Thanks for sorting it out for me, it was well worth it.
 

 

Louise D

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE 

 Delft Clay Casting

FEEDBACK FORM |

We would rate the course 5* Excellent, we had a great day and learnt a lot!

 

(Tutor) Miranda was really lovely and patient with us, and made sure to give us lots of options so we could choose exactly what we wanted to do.

 

I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who would like to know more about enamelling!

 

 

Imogen | Jewellery Maker

- Gift Voucher Recipient

 

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

Enamelling Experience Day for 2

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 |

The (Stonesetting) day was great, thank you.

The course was really good.  We covered everything that was planned and tutor Nigel was really good at adjusting the plan for the day depending on my strengths and weaknesses as the emerged. 

 

Having this course as one on one was really the way to go as I was able to ask lots of questions and really see what was happening with the demonstrations.

 

It was worthwhile planning in advance what I wanted to cover as we were able to hit the ground running and work out where my current skill level sat so tutor Nigel could focus on tips and tricks to move me on.

 

I would absolutely recommend this course to another Jeweller I rate it 5* Excellent.

Scott M | Goldsmith 

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

Advanced Stonesetting CPD

FEEDBACK FORM | 

My day with the tutor was excellent so a definite 5* course. 

 

I have learned so much in my time at tutor Katherine’s studio.

 

Her teaching and demonstrating of Keum Boo was just brilliant and suited me perfectly and I came away with lots of new knowledge and new techniques for which I am eager to start at home.

 

This course will certainly enhance the jewellery I make. 

 

Thank you for facilitating my time with tutor Katherine.

 

Glenys W | Jewellery Maker

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

Keum Boo Techniques

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Thank you for that (course) arrangement. I enjoyed the day a lot. Nick is a very calm tutor and I had a very nice learning experience.

 

What you do is also amazing making people find such unique courses.

I am planning to have another one in a couple months. I’ll be keeping in touch. 

Thank you very much for everything again.

 

Gamze | Jewellery Maker

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

Diamond Mounting 

FEEDBACK FORM |

I had a great experience on my CAD course with (tutor) Sebastian. He was very friendly, professional, and accommodating.

I felt like he was very well prepared and good at tailoring his teaching style a bit once he understood my learning style. 

 

I would give him a rating of 5* Excellent 

 

I am now working on deciding how I would like to proceed, I will be in touch with you to book more courses.

 

Jess P | Jeweller

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

An Introduction to CAD Rhino for Jewellery Design 

FEEDBACK FORM |

I had a great day. Very informative and productive.

Robert's tuition and the course was Excellent.

 

Anna A | Jeweller

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

An Introduction to Hand Engraving 

FEEDBACK FORM |

Excellent course, good pace so we could cover all we needed , equipment wise everything we needed.

Super hospitality 

Rated 5* for Melissa's tuition

 

Jackie | Jeweller

 

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

Enamelling Tips of the Trade (2 persons)

FEEDBACK FORM |

The course I attended yesterday with Nigel was excellent. He was very patient with me which made me feel at ease.

 

I would highly recommend Nigel to anyone who was wanting to build their skills as a jeweller.

 

5* for Nigel’s tuition, will look forward to any future training.

 

Jenny | Goldsmith - National Jewellery Company

 

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

Stonesetting Tips of the Trade (Claw)

FEEDBACK FORM

 I really enjoyed the course, it was an intense learning experience, and its hard to put a price in learning from such a skilled stone setter, one to one. 

 

Nigel was a really fantastic and patient teacher, he took time to explain and answer all of my many questions. 

 

I will definitely like to book another course with him once I have practiced and gained some proficiency in what I learnt on Sunday.

I would rate the course as Excellent

 

This is a fantastic service, many thanks To you and to Nigel.

 

I have rated this course  5* Excellent

 

Sarah H | Jeweller

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

Stonesetting - Tips of the Trade

FEEDBACK FORM

My overall experience learning to stone set with (tutor) Nigel was very useful and I learnt a lot of new processes that will help me in the future.

I look forward to further future training with Nigel.

I rate this course 5*

Megan  | Jewellery Apprentice

- National Jewellery Company 

 

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

Stonesetting for Beginners (Claw)

FEEDBACK FORM |

The course was everything I had hoped for

(I received)  a thorough explanation of the basics of hand engraving along with the elements that I need to know about to get started.

 

Tutor Harry was great to work with, very patient and a good mix of criticism and encouragement where needed. His style was perfect for what I wanted.

My only other feedback  is that ;

I have found your level of communication excellent throughout the arrangements process; from booking right up to reminders and feedback.

As someone who has organised training and tutored classes myself, I understand how important these aspects can be. In my opinion, you have got it spot-on. Keep up the good work!

 

I would rate this course as 5*, Excellent and would definitely recommend it to anyone that wants to learn about hand engraving;

Harry is an extremely capable and patient tutor and I rate this course 5* Excellent

Robert C

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

An Introduction : Hand Engraving

FEEDBACK FORM |

The tutor's style of tuition was excellent and considerate of the my ability I was very pleased.

 

I'd rate Mark 5* Excellent

Hina A

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

Drawing Jewellery - Creating a Portfolio

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I found the (Stonesetting) course very interesting,  a great one to one "hands on" experience.

 

The amount of brain, eye, hands coordination required is intense, but like everything it's about practise and familiarity with the tools and the process.

 

I had a good learning experience, tutor Nigel was very friendly, and immediately made me feel welcome and at ease.

  

I enjoyed the course very much and I 'd like the opportunity to carry on (learning  Stonesetting)    

I rate this course 5*

 

Warren B

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

Stonesetting - An Introduction

FEEDBACK FORM|

 

" My tutor Nick was excellent" 

 I had the undivided attention (of the tutor) and lots of tools and materials to use and he was happy to answer my many questions too"

 

Things I thought were difficult to achieve I realise are not, it means I can now move forward with new work.

 

 " An EXCELLENT course experience"

Melanie T | Jeweller

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

Riveting & Cold Connections  

FEEDBACK FORM|

 

My expectations were exceeded!  I really felt that Dawn understood my business ethos.

I met Dawn Meaden-Johnson in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter for a two hour one-to-one session about how to develop my online Jewellery business further.

Her report about my websites appeal to customers had many great ideas and she also offered some inspired suggestions for new sales areas that my work could fit into.

 

I am sure this 2 hour mentoring session will improve both my website traffic and sales for my jewellery business.

 

I was so happy and inspired after the session and thanks to Dawn I walked away with an optimistic view of my Jewellery business.

I rate the session excellent since I could not have gotten a better coach. I am looking forward to working with Dawn in the future.

I highly recommendation the mentoring session.

Course rated 5* Excellent

Annette | Anne Wei Designs - Denmark 

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE MENTORING SESSION  | 2 Hours

For Jewellery Designer Makers

FEEDBACK FORM |

 I would rate (the course)  5 star Excellent and thoroughly enjoyed it.

(Tutor) Nigel worked at my pace observing and correcting my technique all the time, giving me lots of tips, and he gave me plenty of stuff to practice before my next lesson.

Amanda B | Jeweller | Gift Voucher Recipient

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

Stonesetting Tips of the Trade

FEEDBACK FORM|

I full heartedly give the tutor Kate H's' tuition & course a full fat 5* excellent, she was fantastic! 

I've come away wanting to learn so much more, I definitely want to proceed to the diamond  diploma course  next.

 

Kate is so utterly thorough and precise with the way she teaches yet she's so friendly, fun & candid that you instantly relax in her company! 

Thanks for putting me with Kate she's a very knowledgeable woman & total legend! 

I rated this course 5* Excellent.

Sarah J | Jewellery Designer/Maker

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

An Introduction to Diamond Identification

FEEDBACK FORM|

The two days with (Tutor) Nigel were brilliant.  

 

It  (The course) gave me a real insight into stone setting with fundamental basic skills to build on and practice and tutor Nigel is very patient accommodating and knowledgeable.

What a great experience to sit with industry trained stone setter and get a real insight into the industry.

 

I would definitely give this course EXCELLENT. 

Liz R | Tutor - College of Art 

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 2-DAY COURSE  |

Stonesetting - Tips of the Trade

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"Brilliant day!!!!

Thanks so much for helping me find such a great teacher!

This course has absolutely inspired me to develop my work further."

Victoria J | Goldsmith

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

Bezel Stonesetting for shaped stones 

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" The tutor was very good and it has helped me progress very quickly.

 

A lot learned in one day. ​Excellent "

 

Sam M 

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE 

GRS Gravermax Course 

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" I enjoyed the presentation, learned and identified useful information. It was very helpful and empowering. I particularly liked the parts about understanding the psychology of the customer. Thank you."

I rated this course

 

Constantina K 

 

EXCELLENT *****

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Small Group Presentation

- How to Build and Sustain a Creative Business

 

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Darren and I had a wonderful day learning about diamonds. I was really looking forward to the course and the day definitely delivered. We were able to ask questions whilst working and I think that made everything all the more special and unique; bespoke to us and what we wanted.

 

Kate clearly knows her stuff and we were able to venture off topic a couple of times, whilst still keeping within the remit of gems, in order to learn more about the bigger picture.

I rate this course 5* Excellent

Joanne & Darren L | Gem Enthusiasts

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

Diamonds Experience Day

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The course was great, 5 stars!

I hope to practice for a few months and book another course once i'm better with the basics!

 

 

Natalie | Jewellery Maker

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

Client Project Development

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A  very enjoyable, interesting and informative course.

 

Tutor Lisa provided me with real insight into 3D model creation and the wider concept from initial design through to how the design becomes a piece of Jewellery, with everything in between, where to source the metals etc.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed the day, which provided real food for thought.

 

Tutor Lisa was very very good! 

I rate this course 5* Excellent

Warren B

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

An Introduction :  Jewellery Design & Production with CAD

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It was a great day with (tutor) Nick, the workshop is great – full of interesting tools and equipment with a great view too!

 

The tutor was very welcoming and put me at my ease, 

 

I already knew the basic concepts of diamond mounting...

- but it was really good to learn the tips and tricks of the trade and how to make a setting for an unusual or irregular shaped stone.

I knew a day wouldn’t be a long time on this technique, years of practice is required...

- but I have a good knowledge base now and more confidence to attempt the designs I had in mind before the course.

Melanie A / Jewellery Brand

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

Diamond Mounting Tips of the Trade

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Thanks! I gained lots in the little time with the tutor.

 

I left feeling inspired and confident

...and have already obtained half of the tools I will need to set up for myself. 

Thanks for setting up the class and I will be in touch for future classes. 

DeeLyn W | Jewellery Maker

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

Exploring Surface Pattern & Texture

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I would give (tutor) Nigel 5 stars. I found him very patient  and in my eyes he is genius.

 

I highly recommend him. I just wish I had someone like him teaching me when I first started out.

Dawn thank you very much for arranging the course and I will be in touch at some time to do something else.

Robin / Jeweller

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

Stonesetting: An introduction to Bezel Setting

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My course with tutor Robert was superb. 

The combination of having a tutor with such experience of and enthusiasm for their craft, the freedom to explore any aspect of the subject and the facilities to instantly practice the techniques we were discussing resulted in a thoroughly productive day.

I can not honestly think of anything which would have made the day more productive or enjoyable.

I would certainly recommend this courses service to others and have no hesitation in rating it as excellent.

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE |

An Introduction to Hand Engraving

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The subject (of Gemmology) was well presented and tutor Kate is obviously very knowledgeable, her passion for the subject was clear. Student course feedback was really positive

 

This course session was a great introduction to the subject and the students generally felt that they had had their gemmology whistle whetted and want to learn more.

 

Overall I was really impressed and very happy with tutor

 

Kates presentation and look forward to working with her in the future!

Tabatha J | Proprietor Jewellery School

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A Brief Introduction to Gemmology 

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Hi dawn,
What a fantastic day I had yesterday,it was everything I expected.

 

The tutor  was very experienced and nice and very patient I really enjoyed it thank you very much.

Robin

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Introduction to Claw Stonesetting

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We have had the best day making jewellery.

Myself and Dee wanted to thank you for your help with today (Jewellery Making Experience Day) tutor Becca was amazing.

It's always daunting when you try something different for the first time -

- and we were so happy to be with someone so lovely who was a pleasure to be around. We can't praise tutor Becca enough she made us feel so comfortable and at ease.

 

We learnt such a lot in a short space of time, a perfect day with a perfect teacher.

Thank you so much and thanks again for all your help,we both really appreciate it.

Kat & Dee | Jewellery Making Beginners

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

Jewellery Making Experience Day | 2 persons

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I have been on a few setting courses and found this one very helpful.

The tutors  teaching style was approachable and  shared  ‘tricks of the trade’ will come in very useful.

The tutor was great. He was patient and made me feel at ease. 

I rate this course 5 *

 

 

Sarah | Goldsmith - National Jewellery Company

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE

Stonesetting Tips of the Trade

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Had a fab day thank you -highly recommended! 5* 

 

Highly recommended, I had a fab day thank you.

The tutor  gave me loads of advice and happily answered my many questions.

 

I have now sorted out my workshop out and I am researching laser cutters!

I rated this course 5* Excellent

Emma W  

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE 

Laser Cutting & Marking Acrylic Jewellery

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"Thank you very much, this was amazing advice. 

If I need any further help I know where to come"

Naomi A | Jewellery Designer/Maker

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" I feel really confident polishing now

... and I know what I'm doing - unlike before thinking there was maybe an easier way or thinking I wasn't doing it right.

 

My jewellery is shining bright like never before and I've taken inspiration from some of the techniques you have taught me"

Zoe D | Jeweller

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  

Polishing Jewellery Masterclass

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I enjoyed my time  on the course.

 

Tutor Lisa was excellent she explained many things to me and I am happy to complete my second course with her.

Khulod A 

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE

 Jewellery Design &

An Introduction to 3D Printing

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The presentation was a brief but comprehensive miniature of the ten-day seminar attended.

 

I found the part about "How to create the right (CREATIVE) environment" very useful.

I rated this presentation 5*

Maria K | Jewellery student

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE MENTORING SESSION |

Small Group Presentation

- How to Build and Sustain a Creative Business 

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This was my first time doing a setting course and I found it really interesting.

 

I was nervous because I did not know what to expect but the tutor was very patient.

 

I didn’t feel overwhelmed he (the tutor) took each step slow and made everything clear.

 

I felt I had learnt a lot in a just that one day.

Jenny | Goldsmith

- National Jewellery Company

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE  |

An Introduction to Stonesetting

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I have no hesitation in recommending the Stonesetting workshop with Nigel.

 

The course was organised well, met all of my needs and the teaching was at just the right level for me.

 

Nigel provides a completely stress free environment for you to learn in, he is very knowledgeable and knows how to structure the information in order for you to pick it up easily. 

 

He provides lots of direction, guidance and encouragement which help you to achieve your goals and also provides information that will help you to take your new found skills forward. 

Definitely a five star experience

Thanks for arranging this for me Dawn. 

Karen J | Jewellery Maker

EXCELLENT *****

BESPOKE 1-DAY COURSE 

Stonesetting Tips of the Trade 

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"Thank you so much for your very thorough feedback to my enquiry.

 

What a great service!

Cecilia L  | Jeweller

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Industry Testimony

I have worked with jewellery training consultant Dawn over the last few years both tutoring on her Company's courses and offering training services via their website.

Dawn Meaden-Johnson is a pleasure to work with and incredibly professional in everything that she does.

 

Everything is well-organised and communication is always excellent. I always look forward to working with her as I know it will be a great experience.

Dawn Is one of the most professional Colleague's I deal with in my line of work, always on hand to answer questions via e-mail & responds within minutes, very efficient, she has always bent over backwards to help me.

Dawn gave me the chance to become a course tutor & gave me support & advice when I needed it, if it was not for Dawn I would never have made the leap into teaching!

Very trustworthy and reliable.

Pete Mosely
Tutor & Writer & Creative Coach
Stephen M Goldsmith
Tutor & Master Polisher
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Need advice about your own Jewellery professional development?

 

If you would like to benefit from the experience of a trade professional jeweller and refine your skills in a 1-day course please email me to find out more or make an enquiry.

 

Dawn Meaden-Johnson

Founder / Bespoke Jewellery Training Company

 

bespoketraining@virginmedia.com

 

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