Testimonials

"Lovely day spent in Leah's studio making a beautiful spinner ring. I'd never done anything like this so it was great that everyone was so friendly and even though we had different levels of experience all happy to help each other. I came away with a beautiful ring that feels even more special because no one else has one like it. And when friends say 'that' s beautiful,' I can proudly say,' I made it! '

--Leanne Cornelius.Musselburgh

" Leah has a beautiful, well equipped studio where she has created a friendly, welcoming environment conducive to learning. I thoroughly enjoyed my day there and would recommend to individuals as well as groups."

--Claire McLean. Musselburgh

"I have being attending Leah’s classes in Drummond High School since  January 2015 and both weekend and term classes in her gorgeous studio in Edinburgh Palette, Meadowbank. I have learnt loads of techniques and made several wearable pieces of silver and gold jewellery under her patient and very knowledgeable tuition. Leah is a great teacher she is encouraging, makes you think about a project, and generous with her help if you get stuck. I love attending her classes and learn several new skills every time I attend."

--Geraldine Fraser. Edinburgh


"I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every course I’ve done with Leah. Her relaxed teaching style and wealth of experience are fun and satisfying to learn from. Leah’s bright, inviting studio is beautifully designed, well equipped and a pleasure to work in every time. I highly recommend giving her courses a go. "

--James Thompson. Edinburgh


"Having been a fan of Leah Bastiani jewellery for a while I was very excited to try one of her one day courses to make a spinner ring. I was also very nervous as making things and crafting is not my thing. The course however is one of the best days I’ve had in ages. It’s a group of 8 that allows you plenty of time with Leah but space to do your thing. There were written instructions and demonstrations along the steps. Alongside that each of the other group members shared their actions and thoughts which meant by the end not only did I have a gorgeous ring but made some new friends. The room is lovely and Leah acts well as a host as well as the teacher with regular offers of tea/coffee and biscuits! We took a break for lunch at the library within Edinburgh Palette which meant we could have a change of scenery! And there is a kitchen and toilets close to the room in case you needed anything else. 

I would easily give this course 5 stars for quality, value and experience! "

--Lesley Steedman. Musselburgh


 "I can't tell you how happy I am with my little bird pendant, it's just perfect! Thank you so much.

-- Florencia Jackman, Edinburgh


" In the past few years I have purchased several pieces of jewellery from Leah's collection - including a bracelet made of silver links with unusual tags on it. Each of these has been engraved, at my request, with the dates of birth of my three sons, my wedding anniversary and the dates of birth of myself, my husband and my father. All my pieces have an individual look to them, which I like because I never see anyone else wearing anything the same! The service, price and quality of the items I have bought is of a high standard. I look forward to seeing some of her new designs in the future." 

-- Martine Crowley, Salisbury


" I own several necklaces, earrings, a gorgeous charm bracelet and a fabulous ring made by Leah. I absolutely love her jewellery which is beautifully crafted and very classy. I have also found that her jewellery makes a lovely gift " 

-- Caroline Robertson, Musselburgh


" I commissioned a piece as an anniversary gift. We had a consultation where Leah immediately understood what I wanted. We talked through a number of options and designs which fitted the brief. The finished piece is a beautiful marriage of artistic and technical creativity." 

-- Ged Convey, Edinburgh


" Leah makes wonderful jewellery that I enjoy wearing so much. I have pieces that have become staple everyday jewellery items, as well as pieces that are more striking and really effective for evening wear or special occasions. Whenever I wear her jewellery I receive so many compliments! The fact that she can also make bespoke items to order means an opportunity to own jewellery that is totally unique and personal to me."

 -- Melissa Wilson, Corstorphine