Bespoke, Unique, Handcrafted Jewellery
A LOVED ONE
AS A GIFT
“Claire is a very patient and knowledgeable teacher and taught us so much.
Claire made us feel so welcome in her home and Daisy dog was gorgeous. Will certainly be back to hone our new skills further.”Su. CraftCourses.com Customer September 2018
“I contacted Claire via CraftCourses.com after seeing a post for her course on Instagram, as a couture milliner I wanted to explore the relevance that this interesting craft has for my work. We very quickly arranged a 1:1 session – when setting up a mutually convenient date I found Claire very easy and flexible to communicate with.
On arrival Claire greeted me warmly, and armed with a cup of tea, seated in her studio we started with the technical explanation of the processes involved in silver clay jewellery. It’s quite an involved process, but Claire is clearly very passionate about her craft, and guided me through the process gently, ensuring I understood everything. Then it was time for the hands on experience, and some three hours later I had three exquisite completed pieces, all finished using slightly different techniques.
Once back at home I decided that one of the techniques I had used would enhance further the main piece in my three piece silver clay collection. I contacted Claire again and she offered to finish off my dragonfly for me with the specific polishing technique I had fallen in love with. Imagine my delight yesterday on opening the package and viewed the finished piece which she had kindly worked upon further for me. This dedication confirms again that Claire is very committted to both her craft and her students, and I can only sing her praises. My beautiful silver clay butterfly is now destined to grace one of my new Autumn Collection hats, so I will be looking forward to posting about this on Instagram with a tag for Claire & CraftCourses.com of course!”Margaret. CraftCourses.com Customer August 2018
“Claire’s class was just great, I enjoyed every minute of it!! Claire made me feel comfortable and relaxed as soon as I got there. She made the instructions simple and straight forward, demonstrating each part of the process and suggesting slightly different methods which might be useful. Claire had lots and lots examples of finished and try-out pieces which were really lovely and gave me loads of ideas for my own stuff! I learnt a lot, met two lovely people, Claire and Trish, had cakes and coffee and left with some beautiful jewellery made by me! Thanks Claire!”Sue. CraftCourses.com Customer August 2018
“I was not expecting to have one to one learning, so this was a great bonus as well as the laid back atmosphere and easy to follow instructions from Claire plus the excellent value for money I could not wish for better. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.”
Ann. CraftCourses.com Customer August 2018
“Lovely relaxed afternoon, I would never have had the courage to try this on my own but Claire was confident and reassuring. I arrived with a rather over ambitious idea in my head and Claire worked with me to produce a lovely unique piece that I will really treasure, even allowing the class to massively overrun so that my piece could be finished in the kiln. Do give this a try, you won’t be disappointed.”Diane. CraftCourses.com Customer June 2018
“I went along with my partner for this course and we had a great time.
Claire and Daisy gave us a lovely welcome and the session was relaxed and informative.
We were very happy with our pieces and Claire was a great teacher. We had tea cakes and laughter, mixed with learning about working with silver clay.
I would recommend Claire’s course to anyone.”Jan. CraftCourses.com Customer June 2018
“I have just left Claire’s house after a brilliant afternoon learning all about silver clay, I made a pendant necklace in a heart shape and textured and two other pieces to add to further lessons. Claire is very welcoming, friendly and can translate her enthusiasm to you so you come away wishing you could have stayed longer and made more.
Thank you Claire”Pam. CraftCourses.com Customer June 2018
“I had a very interesting and really informative afternoon thanks to Claire. I was very lucky to have a one to one lesson (not including Daisy!) and learned a lot from an excellent teacher, and it was amazing to see the transformation from a little piece of clay to heart pendant and letter pendant. I will certainly be making use of the information sheets provided by Claire to try using silver clay at home. I would highly recommend this course, and Claire to anyone interested in silver jewellery making.”Michael. CraftCourses.com Customer May 2018
“Claire was lovely and so informative for it being a beginners class I felt like I gained much more in depth knowledge than I thought I was going to get. Claire went through the process in a methodical easy informative way and I instantly felt at ease. She had lots of pieces to show different techniques to try yourself and a wealth of knowledge to go with this. She supplied me with enough sanding/polishing papers to get my pendants looking lovely at home. She also supplied me with some paper copies of all the information we had discussed and where I could purchase supplies.
I would recommend Claire’s classes to any of my friends and family” Emily. CraftCourses.com Customer May 2018
“I booked this course for my daughter and me to learn more about silver clay. Claire answered all our questions and provide help and encouragement during our session. The printed information and the practical experience was great encouraging us to continue with this fascinating craft . Both of us are determined to carry on crafting in silver and silver clay. Thank you Claire for a great morning. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in making jewellery”Mike. CraftCourses.com Customer April 2018
“Claire was great, really flexible even as i needed to change the date with only a few days notice. The course was really hands on, i came away with three pieces of jewellery and learnt the basics. Claire gave me lots of printed out information to take away so i didn’t need to worry if i forgot something. Definitely recommend”Claire. CraftCourses.com Customer April 2018
“Thank you for a lovely day. I am really pleased with my earrings and necklace. I want to make more!”Diane. CraftCourses.com Customer March 2018
“I booked the silver clay course with Claire and she offered me a one to one session and was very quick and prompt about this. The course itself was brilliant. I learnt everything I needed to know to start this hobby at home and Claire went above and beyond to get me the information necessary to do this. She gave me a pack with all the info I needed and even sent follow up emails with more info. She is very attentive and helped me make some amazing pieces. I would definitely recommend her to anyone”Laura. CraftCourses.com Customer March 2018
“My friend and I were interested in doing this course, but we have limited availability owing to work (and other) commitments. Claire was very accommodating and offered a course for just the two of us. We were both totally new to silver clay work, and found the course interesting – it was hands-on and we managed to come away with pieces that we had made and more importantly, that we could actually use. Claire was very friendly, and we enjoyed meeting her dog Daisy, who made us very welcome too!
Claire had a lot of equipment for us to use and gave us lots of tips in case we wanted to try using silver clay at home, including written information for us to take away”
Debbie. CraftCourses.com Customer February 2018
“As Claire didn’t have a course coming up she offered me a one to one class – an added bonus.
Claire was very warm and welcoming. She was able to explain the silver clay process clearly and it was very helpful to have my many questions answered so well. She even gave me a lot of written information and useful contacts to take home for future use.
I had a really enjoyable afternoon and have some new earrings too” Ann. Craft Course Customer August 2017
“Amazing service, would highly recommend! I explained Claire exactly what I wanted for my hairpiece for my wedding and it is perfect. I also purchased a beautiful pearl necklace, can’t wait to wear them both on my big day. Thanks Claire xx”Kelly. Facebook Customer September 2017
“I received my necklace from my mum as a surprise for my wedding day. Absolutely stunning. Even down to the packaging. Was used as my something old and new! Very talented lady loads of people commented on it. Thank u so much x” Claire. (Facebook To-Dot Customer May 2017)
“Received this today ….. a present from my mum for my wedding in cyprus….. Thank you so much it’s gorgeous. I’ll send a pic when it’s on with my dress. Thank u”Claire. (A Facebook To-Dot Customer May 2017)
“Thank you so much for the beautiful butterfly necklace you made for my friends birthday. She was blown away with it and the finishing touches of the wrapping and wax stamp made it even more special. x”Heather. (A Bespoke To-Dot Customer August 2015)
“Amazingly talented lady who makes absolutely stunning jewellery! Couldn’t recommend this more! Thank you x”Laura. (A Facebook To-Dot Customer October 2015)
“Laura loved her bangle. Especially when I told her it was handcrafted and no one else would have that design.”Lorraine. (A Bespoke To-Dot Customer December 2015)
INSPIRED BY THE GREAT OUTDOORS
I’ve a dog who loves her walks, a son and daughter that like activities and a husband who never sits still.
There’s certainly plenty of opportunity to get my brain whirring.
FROM MY HOBBY TO BECOMING A SKILLED CRAFTER
I began making things as a child and have never stopped, but I wanted more from it so have been studying and learning from leading jewellery professionals.
My love for what I create grows stronger every day.
BUY ONLINE NOW OR CHOOSE BESPOKE
Whether choosing to buy online (with only a handful of any item ever made) or commissioning your own bespoke piece, you can be assured that each piece has been hand-crafted with love.
All goods purchased are sent by signed-for delivery or courier to ensure that they reach you using the safest pair of hands.