Bespoke jewellery experience workshop


Spend a day learning in a professional jewellers workshop

Would you like to design and make a unique piece of jewellery for yourself or a loved one? If so, then try a KFD Bespoke Jewellery Experience Workshop. This is a great, fun experience to do with a friend, family member or partner, or just as a treat for yourself, making a one-of-a-kind piece that’s meaningful to you. Or why not buy a Jewellery Experience Day voucher as a truly memorable gift for a birthday, Christmas, wedding or anniversary and create a ‘modern heirloom’ to pass on?

 Your tutor

 Your tutor is me, Karen Faulkner Dunkley, a jeweller with 22 years’ experience. I’m also a qualified teacher so I can guide you as you learn new techniques or enhance your existing skills. You’ll enjoy a day of personal 1-2-1 tuition in my working jeweller’s workshop on a project of your choice. It’s fully equipped with all the professional equipment you’ll need. My workshop can accommodate up to two participants, so bring along a friend for double the fun.


Just for you

 My Bespoke Jewellery Experience Workshop is designed specifically around you and what you want to create. Tell me what you'd like to make and I can help you realise your dream piece. It could be a ring, a pair of wedding bands, a bangle, a pendant, a handmade chain or some earrings. The choice is yours. You can make it as simple or as challenging as you like. The price will depend on the quantity and type of materials needed. You can also choose the date and time to suit you too, depending on my existing commitments.

Before the day

 Before your Bespoke Jewellery Experience Workshop we will discuss the content of your workshop and agree on the item you’ll make on the day. This must be finalised one week prior to the day of the experience to give me time to order in the necessary raw materials.


On the day

Your day starts with an introductory chat with tea or coffee, overlooking the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside that surrounds my workshop, before we start our activities at 9.30am. Depending on what you choose to make, during the day I may show you how to shape, solder, set stones, texture, finish and polish your piece.

We’ll have a short break for a homemade lunch, before finishing off your piece by 4.30pm. Your piece is yours to take home and wear with pride.


Previous projects have included:
Ring making
Pendant making
Bangle forging
Resin and silver jewellery
Creating a string of pearls or beads with a handmade silver fastening
Creating a handmade silver chain

What's included in the price?

* Use of all tools, machinery and equipment needed for the day.
* Up to 10g of silver (roughly enough to make a ring, pendant or simple pair of earrings). Additional materials are chargeable.
* A light, homemade lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Food allergies, intolerances and preferences will be discussed and accommodated prior to the experience day.
* A video of your activities to remind you of your day.

Terms and Conditions

* The price of the experience is per person. The workshop can accommodate two participants comfortably. Please book two places if you wish to come along with a friend. Saturday courses are available at additional cost. Please email me if you wish to book a Saturday course.
* Due to the manufacturing function of the workshop, Bespoke Jewellery Experience Workshops are limited to a maximum of 6 days per month.
* Bespoke Jewellery Experience Workshops can be booked for up to one year in advance.
* The content of the workshop must be agreed with the tutor one week prior to the day of the experience.
* Additional costs maybe incurred if your chosen project requires more than the allocated amount of materials (more than 10g of silver and any stones, pearls or beads used on the day).

* The number of items that can be made in the day will depend on the project chosen and the ability of the participant.
* Any dietary allergies, intolerances or strong preferences must be stated one week before the Bespoke Jewellery Experience Workshop is to take place.

* Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 14 days before the date of the Bespoke Jewellery Experience Workshop starts.

* The date of the Bespoke Jewellery Experience Workshop may be changed on request.



    "The course far exceeded my expectations.  It was fun and very enjoyable and enabled me to try something that I have never done before and to understand and appreciate the jewellery making process.   The 1:1 approach worked perfectly for me as Karen was expert in demonstrating the various pieces of equipment and the process to follow and then enabled me to do it for myself, so the end result was a beautiful piece of jewellery, in my case, a spinning ring, which was made using the skills and techniques shown to me on the day.  I can highly recommend the experience to anyone." Sue Isaacson





    Customer Reviews

    Based on 7 reviews
    Eleanor Loaring

    An incredible jeweller, but she is also an amazing, patient and good humoured teacher.


    "I was amazed at how much goes into making a piece of jewellery .Karen was patient with me and so helpful and I liked the fact that she was not breathing down my neck she just kept an eye on me. She also made me a lovely lunch.
    I could not be more pleased with my efforts and I think that she may well be seeing me again ."

    Loved It!

    Loved spending time with Karen today making a set of stacking rings. She was brilliant at explaining every step and super patient with me. Couldn't be happier with the end result and def want to do the course again. Thank you!

    Louise Rigby
    An amazing time

    My daughter had a jewellery making day with Karen as a birthday gift. She had an amazing time and made some fabulous rings. Karen was so kind and made sure my daughter got the most out of the day. Definitely recommend!

    Louise Rigby
    An amazing time

    My daughter had a jewellery making day with Karen as a birthday gift. She had an amazing time and made some fabulous rings. Karen was so kind and made sure my daughter got the most out of the day. Definitely recommend!