With over ten years silversmithing experience and qualifications including BA Hons in Silversmithing, Goldsmithing and Jewellery, I enjoy sharing my passion by teaching others to make their own jewellery as there is something extra special about wearing a silver ring you have made yourself.
Jewellery making sessions are held in my private workshop just outside of Norwich, and are ideal for anyone at any skill level. They are informal, relaxed, and taught at a pace you feel comfortable with.
Most people start with a silver band ring workshop, this teaches you the basic silver jewellery making processes and allows you to familiarise yourself with the tools. At the end of the lesson you have your own handmade silver ring to keep which you have made yourself, from scratch. You can choose to follow up with another session tailored to whatever you would like to make next.
Listed are standard options available, but please contact me if you would prefer to start with something different, I am happy to discuss a bespoke session created especially for you.
All materials and tools are provided
No prior experience is needed - I will work to your pace
Lessons are private and held as a one to one, or a maximum of 2 people if booking together
At the end of the lesson you will receive a goody bag which includes a ring box, a special silver anti-tarnish cleaning cloth, and some cleaning tips
A non-refundable 50% deposit will be required at the time of booking with the balance to be paid seven working days before the session - Workshop sessions bought as a gift voucher need to be paid in full at the time of purchase
Lessons will be on a date agreed by both parties and within six months of the deposit being paid, except for wedding ring lessons which are to be held within 18 months of deposit paid
Bookings can be changed in advance if necessary and if another suitable date is available, I will always be flexible where possible - Cancellation within 24 hours of the event will lead to loss of booking fee
Silver ring workshop.
£70 per person (max 2 people per class)
Duration 1 - 2 hours.
Make a silver ring, from scratch, using traditional silversmithing techniques. There is a choice of textured styles and finishes, you will be shown examples of these during your lesson to give you a better idea as to which you may prefer. You will be given a gift box for your ring and how to care for silver instructions.
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Ring design workshop.
£140 per person (max 2 people per class)
Duration 4 - 5 hours.
During the session you will start by making a silver band ring so you become familiar with the tools and processes. Following a refreshment break you will then make a second silver ring based on your design. We will discuss your ideas prior to the lesson to make sure your design can be achieved and of course, I will be on hand to help.
Wedding ring workshop (silver)
£280 per couple (max 2 people per class)
£210 for one person making two wedding rings
Before the lesson I will discuss the options available for wedding rings to ensure you choose what is best for you. During the session I will teach you how to make your rings using traditional silversmithing techniques, demonstrating each step.
On completion, the rings will be sent to London and hallmarked by the London Assay Office. I will professionally polish the rings before returning to you in individual gift boxes.
As an anniversary gift I offer a free of charge annual spruce up of the rings, giving them a repolish to bring back to a high shine.
Gold wedding ring lessons are available, prices will be worked out at market value when booking.
"Before the date Suzanne asked us to research and come up with some ideas of what we want our rings to look like.
Suzanne made us feel very welcome, discussed our ideas with us and told us how we could achieve them at beginner level.
We had a great time, as once we were shown how to do it, Suzanne allowed us make them independently (although she was there to support and help out when needed) - which we really liked.
We had a great day - thanks to Suzanne, and we’re so happy with our rings. We shall be back sometime in the near future to make some more things!"