Reviews for Joanne Tinley Jewellery

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Stone set rings workshop

In-person course
Hannah - - #34090

Mum and I absolutely LOVED the class and we adore our rings. Jo was a fabulous, patient teacher, not admonishing us for our many errors and the results are so professional and beautiful. Thank you so much again Jo! I thoroughly recommend the course.

Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

Thank you for coming to the workshop and for the lovely review! The rings you both made were beautiful - it still surprises me that you can get such different looks from the same technique by changing the stone and the texture!

Stone set pendant workshop

In-person course
Emma Douglas - - #33814

I had a brilliant day with Jo. She helped me make a beautiful pendant and was so generous in sharing her skills and knowledge. I would definitely take another class with Jo. Highly recommended - you can start as a complete beginner and end the day with a unique piece of beautiful jewellery.

Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

Thank you for such a lovely review Emma! It was great to have you in the studio, and your moonstone pendant is beautiful!

Silver Bangles workshop

In-person course
Diane - - #33496

Really enjoyed the day. Made 2 bangles and gained a lot of knowledge as eell as skills. Have worked with silver clay but this is very different. Quite a workout using a hammer! Would recommend for anyone looking to learn and gain new skills and confidence.

Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

Thank you Diane! It was lovely to have you in the studio!

Stone set pendant workshop

In-person course
Anna - - #30669

I have attended a few workshops taught by Joanne, including the stone set pendant workshop, and like the other workshops I've attended I've never been disappointed. Joanne is very knowledgeable and is always happy to pass on her knowledge and tips, and is a very patient and approachable tutor. I always love attending these workshops, and I highly recommend them to anyone who is interested in silversmithing/jewellery making.

Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

Thank you Anna! It is always lovely to have you in the studio - and especially lovely to show you my new studio this time! I hope your new pendant has been very much admired.

Sea-glass pendant workshop

In-person course
Liz - - #30564

I had a brilliant day at this workshop and created a pendant that has been much admired! Jo is a fab teacher, getting the balance just right between giving support when needed, while allowing space to be creative and independent. The venue is ideal, easy to get to and has parking. I have already booked my next course with Jo and can't wait. Highly recommend.

Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

Thank you for your kind review Liz! I'm very pleased to hear that your pendant has been admired - as it should have been, it is lovely! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Sea-glass pendant workshop

In-person course
Laure Potter - - #30559

Great course, Joanne super knowledgeable and a very patient tutor to guide through step by step. Having never done anything like this, I found the hardest step was to pick the stone! You can definitely achieve a lovely pendant with no prior experience. I loved it that much I booked myself on another course in December. Have fun!

Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

I'm so pleased you had such a good day Laure! Choosing the stone is often the hardest part, but your pendant is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing you again in December!

Stone set rings workshop

In-person course
Marie Grele - - #29706

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Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

Thank you so much for your lovely review Marie! It was a pleasure having you in the workshop, and I am so impressed with the lovely rings everyone made.
I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Sea-glass pendant workshop

In-person course
Tracey - - #29388

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Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

Thank you for your kind words Tracey, I am very pleased to hear that you loved the course!

(Regarding the class size - unfortunately limiting the class size to 6 rather than 8 would mean an increased workshop fee, nearly £20 extra in the case of this particular workshop. Some of the more advanced, technical workshops, however, are limited to 6 or sometimes even 4 students.)

Embossed silver earrings and pendants workshop

In-person course
Mary Flinn - - #29344

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Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

I am so pleased that you enjoyed your birthday present Mary! It was lovely to meet you and to help you make your new jewellery. Hope to see you again!

Private jewellery tuition with Joanne Tinley Jewellery (Course inactive)

In-person course
Heather Mclain - - #29088

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Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

Thank you for such a lovely review Heather! It was great to spend the time with Alex, and a priviledge to help him get started in this wonderful craft! I was very impressed with his attention to detail, and delighted with the chain that he made. I'd be very happy to have him back in the studio.

Sea-glass pendant workshop

In-person course
Emma Wynn-Mackenzie - - #29085

I really enjoyed this class, Joanne was lovely. She looked after us and provided very clear, concise instructions for completing our project.

Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

Thank you for coming Emma! It was great to meet you. I hope that your lovely pendant has been much admired!

Sea-glass pendant workshop

In-person course
Maggie - - #29091

Fab few hours creating a bespoke piece of sea glass jewellery with Jo’s help. Jo has so much patience, and helps you every step of the way. I’m not very creative but I really enjoyed this course and would love to come back again 😁

Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

Thank you for coming on the workshop Maggie - your pendant was lovely, and it would be great to have you back in the studio any time!

Sea-glass pendant workshop

In-person course
Karen Francis - - #29058

I have already done a number of silversmithing courses and this was my first with Joanne Tinley. Course was good with just the right amount of time. Joanne was friendly and knowledgeable on the subject and the workshop was well equipped with tools.

Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

I am glad that you enjoyed the class Karen! Thank you for coming.

Embossed silver earrings and pendants workshop

In-person course
Sara Nater - - #29064

Really enjoyed this workshop, Jo always explains the processes really clearly and is accommodating whatever your level of expertise. The rolling mill enables you to make lovely embossed jewellery. Jo is happy to share her expertise, her workshops are really enjoyable and terribly addictive!

Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

Thank you Sara! You made some lovely earrings and pendants, and I was impressed with how many pieces everyone made. Looking forward to having you in the studio again later this month!

Stone set rings workshop

In-person course
Charlie M - - #28965

I recently attended a stone setting course with Joanne and had such a great time ! Jo was calm, sweet and attentive. There were 8 of us on the course and I didn't feel as though I had to wait for Jo to assist me at any point, she was on hand each time I had a question. I learnt a lot and have already begun practicing at home. Such a lovely day. I would very highly recommend Jo and her courses :)

Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

Thank you for your kind review Charlie. It was lovely to meet you, and I am impressed that you made not one but two stone set rings! They look beautiful together. Keep up the practice at home!

Stone set rings workshop

In-person course
Diana Estornel - - #28858

Another excellent course with Jo. This was my third visit to Jo’s studio and what a great day. Jo is a great teacher, really knows her stuff and is very generous with her knowledge. I learnt a lot. Thank you.

Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

Thank you Diana! It is always lovely to have you in the studio - thank you for coming on the workshop, your ring is beautiful!

Keum Boo: the art of adding 24k gold to silver jewellery

In-person course
Dianne Speight - - #28857

lt was a great day. Joanne's instruction was very good and her workshop extremely well equipped. She helped us realise our ideas and produce beautiful pieces of jewellery. l made a gold on silver pendant and pair of drop earrings. Have already booked to go again.

Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

Thank you Dianne! Your butterfly pendant is beautiful. Looking forward to having you back in the studio for some stone setting in May!

Sea-glass pendant workshop

In-person course
Rebecca Oxenham - - #27998

Another fantastic class from Jo Tinley. Jo always takes the time to really explain everything. I am so pleased with what I made.


Private jewellery tuition with Joanne Tinley Jewellery (Course inactive)

In-person course
Claire Hadley - - #27747

My one to one tutorial was excellent and covered everything I asked for. I will be implementing soldering tips to improve my work and I am definitely on the look out for a rolling mill as I love texturing silver and copper. Joanne is a very patient and skilled teacher who made me feel very at home in her work shop. Thank you so much.

Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

Very pleased to hear that we covered everything you needed Claire! It was lovely to have you in the studios. Have fun with your rolling mill when it arrives!

Spinner rings and bangles workshop

In-person course
Paula Holter - - #27696

This was an amazing day, so much skill, enthusiasm and creativity shared amongst the small group of people. Thank you so much Joanne and I came away with just what I wanted. The workshop was paced perfectly and no one was made to feel silly for asking questions or needing extra help. If you are thinking about it stop thinking and just do it! I certainly intend to treat myself to another fantastic day.

Response from Joanne Tinley Jewellery:

Thank you very much for your kind review Paula! It was great to have you in the studio, and I hope your new ring has been much admired!