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  • Last July I saw an advert in the local mag. ‘Jewellery course at The Hamlet.’ It’s something I’ve been interested in for a while. After speaking at length to Julie Ann I booked myself and my daughter onto the taster day. We had an amazing day and Julie Ann was brilliant. We learned so much and at the end of it I booked us on to the 8 week course and never looked back.
    Julie Ann is a fabulous teacher, the studio is perfect with all equipment provided. I have been going almost a year now and will continue to do so indefinitely. Fabulous hobby and now we can make our jewellery at home for family and friends.
    Thanks Julie Ann. Your an inspiration.

    - Jacqui

  • Julie Ann is a lovely teacher. Very patient and full of ideas. I have been to Julie Ann’s courses since they started last July. There is a whole range of things to learn such as wire work, acrylic, silver, copper and bronze work and I have enjoyed everything I’ve tried. The workshop is large and very well equipped.
    I would recommend Julie Ann and her studio to anyone.

    - Amelia

  • ‘The jewellery class was amazing. I made a necklace. I didn’t have much trouble since Julie-Ann told me everything I needed to know. The necklace is amazing and so is the class’.

    - Lily age 12

  • “Julie-Ann did a great party for my 10 year old daughter’s birthday. The techniques were a bit fiddly at first but Julie-Ann explained them so well to the children that they soon all got the hang of it. There was a fabulous choice of beads and charms for the girls to use and they were all really proud of their lovely bracelets and key rings. Julie-Ann also provided snacks, drinks and party bags which the girls all loved. A great party, highly recommended”.

    Dore to Door article on Studio Budgie Galore, see page 21.

    - Helen

  • I have enjoyed the jewellery classes immensely and have made some lovely items. Unlike some courses, I have had complete freedom to design what I make with expert guidance from Julie-Ann. I have just signed up for my fourth course.

    - Anne

  • ‘The budgie jewelry studio is a treasure trove of equipment you can use to learn new skills and create lovely things with the clear advice, information and support you need from Julie-Ann’

    - Rachel

  • I really enjoy the classes and look forward each week to coming. The jewellery classes are fun, friendly and informative and sometimes we have cake. Looking forward to classes starting again in September.

    - Julie

  • I’ve been attending Julie-Ann’s workshop since September and am enjoying every minute. It’s a great , well equipped workshop and Julie-Ann is very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I’ve learnt some new skills and enjoyed meeting other jewellery makers. Highly recommended !

    - Vicky

  • A brilliant course. I had some previous experience but the people in my group didn’t. Jules gave us all loads of her time and helped everyone make individual pieces. She showed us loads of different techniques – a fantastic full day. Can’t wait to sign up for more. Thanks

    - Gill

  • Just wanted to say a massive thank you for Saturday. I didn’t expect to enjoy the party so much. It was relaxed and calm and the feedback from the girls and their parents was l amazing. Your tone and approach were spot on, making us feel at home as soon as we arrived. You gave clear instruction pitched at the right level for the party and the activities were great. It truly was a pleasure and worth every penny. Thank you.

    - Sarah

  • Thanks so much for yesterday.  I can’t believe we managed to do so much all in one day, and am really pleased with my creations!  It is one of the best workshops I have been on, in terms of the amount we learned, the amount of equipment and the patience and knowledge of our lovely tutor!!  And the amount of cake.  And no feedback forms to fill in,  so I need to tell you this!!

    - Jill

  • Julie-Ann is an excellent tutor for novice or more experienced students. She is pleasant, patient and inspirational. I love going to her classes.

    - Marion

  • Had an absolutely fantastic day. Teacher was lovely, very helpful. Had a great time with the group. Suitable for people of all abilities.

    - Hazel