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“I really enjoyed myself, learnt a lot of new and alternative ways of achieving the right results. New ideas/designs, tips and different options — very informative and well explained. I now understand much better how to set gemstones, but know I still need heaps of practise.”
Chris Helm, August 2016

“Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the one day jewellery making course with you. You were a very patient and easy to understand teacher. The rings I made are so unique, we both absolutely love them. They were one of the highlights of the wedding day and people are still commenting on them. I think the course was fantastic value and I would very much recommend others to you if they would like to create a one of a kind piece.”
Philana Bridgeman, August 2016

“Thank you for a really enjoyable day. You are incredibly patient and a super teacher. To consolidate the things you taught me (at least those I can remember!) I embarked on a simple little pendant for my granddaughter and am quite pleased with the results.”
Val Elliot, June 2016

“The whole day was amazing from beginning to end! I felt that I learned a lot, but not only that I felt that you went above and beyond giving advice on how to take the day further, should I wish to take up jewellery making. I loved the jewellery and now have a very individual and special piece of jewellery. And the food was lovely!”
Jamie Southern, June 2016

“Dave was delighted and very impressed with the rings. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with you and am looking for excuses to make something else with you.”
Claire North, March 2016

“I really loved my day jewellery making and everyone loved the pendant. My mom wants me to make a brooch in the same design.”
Catherine Bracegirdle, April 2016

“The focus for me was on improving my technical skills. I found the course very helpful in this respect especially because you could identify where I was going wrong and make suggestions for improvement. As a result I feel more confident technically. I was also interested in issues related to running a jewellery business and just being able to chat about the things that you do and what you take into account in working to commission etc. all added to my knowledge which again was very helpful. It was a very enjoyable two days.”
Diane Walton, March 2016

“Thank you so much for the wonderful day’s tuition. It was very informative and your teaching skills are second to none. I learned so much, and will always be grateful to you.”
Marion Jackson, January 2016

2015

“I had a really good experience working with you Yvonne, from first contact to collecting the final product. The whole process was smooth, stress free and very professional yet friendly. I am impressed by your skills and knowledge base, you have a lovely home and studio and I was made to feel very welcome and very comfortable. The lunch you provided you just right and you easily accommodated my food preferences/needs. I would definitely recommend the course to others. In fact, I have already been thinking about hand making the wedding rings with you also, at a later date (after a successful proposal of course!).”
Kind regards, Lucy, November 2015

“Thank you once again for a very enjoyable day. Upon completing the course I felt that I had enough knowledge and basic skills to have a go at practising each part of the process independently. It was a good idea to suggest taking notes and photos along the way. You were encouraging and made me feel confident about ‘having a go’. ”
Amanda Greatorex, November 2015

“The old ring I brought along to your jewellery course (which I have never worn) has been transformed into the most exquisite piece of jewellery I shall treasure it for ever. The gold and diamonds were from my mother’s wedding and engagement rings so every day I wear the ring I will have fond memories. Thank you for such an enjoyable day and for making me so very happy!”
Sue Fitzgerald, October 2015

“Had a fantastic day with Yvonne creating my own ring and learning lots of different processes. Having a day working One to One was extremely productive and I have learnt so much in just a few hours. Looking forward to setting up my own workshop.”
Jennifer Walker Prosser, October 2015

“I particularly enjoyed the discussions we had regarding how best to manufacture a number of different designs. It’s useful to understand what can be achieved with a limited number of techniques.”
Wendy Garvie, September 2015

“Just wanted to drop you a quick message to say thank you. You were brilliant, informative and a VERY patient teacher. I had a fantastic time. I hope I can put your wonderful teachings in to practice now! Thanks again. Hope to come along again soon. ”
Tracy Leach, June 2015

“Just a quick mail to say thank you for today, you really are a mistress of your trade … Fran, my partner, is amazed at what we created today. Just can’t stop looking at it!! Your approach and delivery of the day was spot on. I’m sure we will meet again as I now have a multitude of ideas to try to give my kids something dad actually made for them. Thanks again for helping and guiding me through a very enjoyable day.”
Steve Harrison, June 2015

“Both of the “one to one” jewellery-making sessions I’ve spent with Yvonne were informative and fun. I came with a clear goal on both occasions and in our few hours together we managed to not only produce everything I was hoping for, but even more matching pieces to complete a set. The ring, bracelet, necklace and earrings we’ve crafted are now among my girlfriend’s favourite pieces of jewellery — she wears them regularly and never misses an opportunity to boast about where she got them! Beginning with my suggestions and a few photos to show my girlfriend’s taste in jewellery, Yvonne helped me to create something stylish and timeless that looked far more professional than I’d ever imagined. I left our sessions with a perfect Christmas present and a set of photos to show the process from raw materials to finished jewellery. Yvonne is a patient teacher with an obvious passion for her craft — I had a great time working with her, and I’m certain I’ll be back for more in future.”
Tom Down, December 2014