My one day classes are held at Woodley and Maidenhead. Dates of these are added to this page as and when they are organised, so keep looking here.

If you wish to be added to my contacts list for the classes in Woodley please email me.
One day classes at Norden Farm are booked through the Norden Farm Centre For The Arts directly, not through me.


Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead, SL6 4PF

I will be running one-day classes in making silver jewellery on:

Saturday 12 January 2019 (FULL)
Saturday 9 March 2019 (FULL)
Saturday 27 April 2019

The fee for each course is 50, plus materials which can be bought from me on the day. Classes run from 10.00 until 16.00

There is free parking at the Centre and you can also purchase tea, coffee and lunch there.

To book: Contact Norden Farm


The Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, RG5 4JZ

Making Silver Jewellery

Sunday 24 February 2019

The fee for this course is 50 plus materials which can be bought from me on the day.
The class runs from 10.00 until 16.00.

NEW Bead and Wire Jewellery - Tutor Diane Estornel

Saturday 9 February 2019

The fee for this course is 50 plus materials which can be bought from Dianne on the day.
The class runs from 10.00 until 16.00.

Morning Session

Learn the techniques required to design and make unique beaded necklaces and bracelets. Find out about different tools and stringing materials, learn to crimp, create dangles and attach clasps.

Project 1:

complete a necklace and bracelet of your choice.

Afternoon Session

Expand your skills - discover the techniques and tools to create various wirework loops to make earrings, charms and pendants. Design and create a pair of earrings in sterling silver.

Project 2:

complete a pair of beaded earrings.

Learn to create handcrafted earring hoops and hooks, making your designs truly unique.

Project 3:

complete your own earring findings and finish with or without beads.

Gemmology - Tutor Sally Spencer

Saturday 23 February 2019

The fee for this course is 65.
The class runs from 10.00 until 16.30.

After an interesting and informative first gemmology day I'm delighted to say that Sally is back to do another (most likely with even more stones)

This one day course will introduce the student to gemmology and gemstones as well as explaining how the characteristics of different gemstones can be used by a gemmologist to identify them.
Students will be taught how to use a 10x loupe to look at both internal and external features of gemstones and have the opportunity to look at a variety of different stones.
How to use some of the testing equipment used by gemmologists will be demonstrated and then students will have the opportunity to try these for themselves to see in practice some of the theory discussed during the day.
Students will also be introduced to synthetic, imitation, treated and composite materials before having the opportunity to look at examples of these.
The day concludes with a section concentrating on diamonds, their properties and their imitators, treatments and synthetic diamond.

There is a cafe on site where you can purchase tea, coffee and lunch as well as shops nearby.
Parking: either at the pay and display car park across the road from The Oakwood Centre or park for free off Haddon Drive from where The Oakwood Centre is a short walk across the park.

To book contact me by email at
I keep a waiting list of enquiries for courses, if you wish to be on this list please email me.
Tel: 07840 538353

Some of the jewellery made on recent one day workshops

©Janet Richardson 2015-2018