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Private jewellery tuition with Joanne Tinley Jewellery

Private Jewellery Tuition with Joanne Tinley - spinner rings

Duration: One day, 9.30am-4pm or 10am-4.30pm

Price: £135

Book with: Joanne Tinley
at Joanne Tinley Jewellery

The Sorting Office Studios
37 Wells Road
Eastleigh
Hampshire
SO50 5FY

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About the Course

Joanne offers jewellery making tuition on both a one-to-one and a one-to-two basis in her Hampshire studio.

The topics below are a guide to what can be covered depending on what you would like to learn, what type of jewellery you would like to make and your previous experience. The great thing about private tuition is that it is tailored to you!

Sawing and piercing metal sheet
Chain making
Stone setting
Ring and bangle making
Recycling old silver and gold jewellery into new designs
Keum Boo (the Korean art of adding 24k gold to silver)

A list of available dates is available on the website, and extra dates can usually be found to fit your schedule and requirements.

The Sorting Office Studios are ten minutes from the main-line train station, Southampton Airport, the M3 and the M27.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Practice materials are included in the tuition fee, however, precious metals and stones are not included but are available for purchase on the day. The exact cost of the materials will be determined by the size and therefore weight of the jewellery you make and the price of the metal on the day, and also the cost of any stones that you choose to use. If you are already experienced and have your own materials you wish to use you are welcome to bring them with you.

Tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits are in plentiful supply, but please bring your own lunch. We are a peanut-free venue, thank you.



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This is the third course that I've completed with Jo who has taught me the skills on piercing and sawing. I thoroughly enjoyed my private tuition, and Jo is a very patient and thorough teacher who explains the reasons to each process/technique.

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Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

Thank you for your kind words Anna! Your sawing came on leaps and bounds during our last session - an essential skill that will help you so much with your jewellery making! It's always a pleasure to have you with me in the studio.

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Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

Thank you for such a wonderful review Paul! It is an absolutely pleasure to teach you and help you on your silversmithing journey - and I enjoy the challenges you bring to the studio! Looking forward to having your company in the studio again.

Joanne is an amazing teacher, she was very patient and thorough. Coming away after just one day I felt so confident with a new style of stone setting. She went above and beyond to teach me and show me as much as possible in the short time we had together. I'll definitely be coming back for more!

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Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

Thank you for coming over to the studios Dani - it was lovely spending the day with you and you made great progress with your stone setting! You are most welcome back anytime!

Private tuition with Jo has been one of the best skills investments I have made, in terms of both time and money. Jo has the ability to meet her students at the level they are at, which greatly helped me build foundational knowledge as well as as more advanced skills.

As for workshops - Jo's sawing masterclass was an eye-opener for me.

Would definitely recommend either workshops or private tuition with Jo - either option is a day well spent!

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Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

Thank you for such a lovely review Brenda! It is always great to have you in the studio, and a privilege to have helped you develop your jewellery making skills!

I contacted Jo for private tuition as I wanted to learn stone setting and I am so glad I did. Jo is the most wonderful, patient teacher who seems to know everything, and is great at quick mistake-fixing! I'll be coming back to learn some more techniques as I am so so happy with the output from my day.

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Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

Thank you for your lovely review Helen. The stone set pendant you made was gorgeous! You're welcome back any time!

My sister and me booked a private lesson with Jo and both wanted to make different things. She was very accomodating with this request and we both felt well instructed. She is a knowledgeable silversmith and accomplished teacher. I would love to live nearer so I could do more lessons with her. Could not recommend her classes highly enough.

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Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

Thank you Alison! I really enjoyed having you and Amanda in the studio, helping you to create your new jewellery!

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Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

Thank you for your very kind words Dawn! It was lovely to have you with me in the studio for a couple of days, and to teach someone so enthusiastic and keen to learn. It has been great to continue to see the jewellery you share online develop and your skills expand!

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Parking provided
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Weekends

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