In 2014 Jacqueline laithwaite-Rawes took on an apprentice to cope with the demand at her Silver Dream studio based in Holmfirth. The young man, Benjamin James Connolly showed so much talent and passion in the art of silversmithing, which Jacqui recognised from her younger self. Bringing together their design influence from different generations and having their own unique styles, they made a great team.


In 2016 an opportunity arose to acquire a unit in the beautiful Victorian Byram arcade, located in the centre of Huddersfield. The arcade has proven to be an excellent environment for artisan jewellers and designers alike. So they up tools and set about creating a fabulous studio space to make and sell their Jewellery along side other artist work, The Guild was formed. Since then they have both been creating fabulous new designs and offering bespoke jewellery manufacturing and remodelling services.