You’ll love us whatever aspect of jewellery making you’re interested in learning; whether you are a complete novice, an experienced jewellery maker looking to improve and develop your skills, or a desperate gift-giver searching for that perfect pressie for a loved one!
We teach a wide variety of jewellery making techniques, all delivered by an amazing team who are professional tutors and makers, driven to educate and enthuse each and every student.
We run weekly and weekend jewellery making classes from a lovely, purpose-built studio in Surrey, and in 2019 we'll be adding jewellery retreats in Wales and on-line training to our repertoire. Our studios are professional, light and airy spaces dedicated to inspiring you to create gorgeous jewellery. They also feature studio shops so you can get what you need to continue your jewellery making at home, along with expert advice to ensure you are buying what you really need.
Surrey Jewellery School was founded in 2011 by Julie Holt, who is incredibly proud to be running a business that combines the skills she built during her corporate career and her passion for jewellery making.
Since then we’ve built a reputation as a provider of fabulous jewellery making classes, and we’re lucky to have inspired and taught hundred’s (probably thousands by now!) of people just like you how to make amazing, unique jewellery. And many, many of our students have since gone on to successfully make and sell their own jewellery designs, which makes us very happy indeed!
At the heart of everything we do is ensuring you feel completely at ease as we know the best learning happens when you are relaxed and happy, so you’ll always receive a warm, friendly welcome from us, along with a large injection of fun at every jewellery making class.
As a team with over 20 years combined experience in the industry, we really do love what we do, and as you can see our students love us too! That’s not going to be changing any time soon!
Thank you so much for the wonderful jewellery making course last Saturday. Sharon and I enjoyed it so much, and we were both buzzing when we got home! Sue & Sharon, Wiltshire
I like the calm of your studio - and all that bling - it's inspiring...
We really enjoyed the class on Sunday and you explained everything perfectly. Ruth & Heather, Sussex
Thank you so much for the chain making course on Saturday, I still can't believe that I left having made 2 bracelets - made by me and only me!!! The most fun I have had in ages! x Jane, Berkshire
Just a word to say how much Jenni and myself enjoyed the day last week. The tuition was excellent as was the atmosphere. Both Jenni and myself were talking about it the next day, and we both feel quite inspired to do more work. We certainly hope to come for another jewellery making class in the future. Thank you again. Heather & Jenni, Kent
Had a great day yesterday - the problem is convincing people I really did make the heart!!! Hmmm! Jane, London
Thank you so much for my day of jewellery making. I have loved wearing the things you helped me to do and I have also really enjoyed using what you taught me to make more jewellery. Claire, Middlesex
I would like to thank you for the jewellery making course on Sunday. I just love the chain earrings. Thanks for all your hints and tips.
Self-confessed lampwork bead addict, who loves to make her one-of-a-kind beads into one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art, you'll receive a warm welcome along with bucket-loads of encouragement at her classes.
Our mission is to inspire you to create beautiful jewellery you will treasure by delivering services that encourage, educate and support you thoughout your jewellery making journey.
First and foremost we're a jewellery making school, not bead shop, so our focus is firmly set on your learning experience - not selling you lots jewellery making supplies. This means our priority is to provide a friendly, welcoming learning environment where you can explore, build your confidence and be yourself. And when we do sell you supplies you can rest assured that it comes with a healthy dose of advice so that you are buying what you really need. Infact it's not unknown for us to talk you out of buying something if we don't think it's right for you!
Nothing but the best is good enough for our customers and we take pride in offering quality training, delivered by an enthusiastic team of professional tutors, who are also jewellery designers in their own right. We don't just get you following a pattern, which only teaches you a technique in a specific context, instead we focus on building in-depth understanding of the jewellery making techniques we teach so that you can apply the skills you have learnt to your own jewellery designs after the class.
Because we are professional tutors, we understand that everyone learns at different speeds and in different ways, so whatever your preferred learning style you can expect patience and support from us at all times.
And finally, your success is our success - we never tire of feeling that thrill of accomplishment that comes when we are really proud of something we have created ourselves and we want you to experience it too...a lot!
Jewellery Designer, Tutor and Owner of Surrey Jewellery School, you'll meet Julie at our weekend jewellery making workshops and jewellery making retreats.
She loves to combine techniques and materials to create designs where every element is hand-crafted by her, so you'll find plenty of chances to explore and experiment at her classes.