Welcome to the Jeweller's Bench Blog

Full of extra hints, tips and tutorials to help your jewellery making, plus behind the scenes at the Jeweller's Bench!

Joanne Tinley

It is a magical process that, combined with other jewellery making techniques, produce amazing designs! Read on to find out how it works.

Joanne Tinley

You've soldered your bezel - only to find that it's now too small! Don't worry, we've all done it.... and I'm going to show you an easy way ...

Joanne Tinley

Come and see the soldering set up in my studio and the equipment I use with my students!

Joanne Tinley

Topaz is one of November's beautiful birthstones, and with such a wonderful range of colours available you are sure to find something to ...

Joanne Tinley

Beloved by numerous ancient cultures and just as popular today, Turquoise is one of December's birthstones.

Joanne Tinley

Magical healing powers, good luck charms - or plain old marketing? Find out the origin of birthstones.

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Joanne Tinley

Tutor and Founder of The Jeweller's Bench

The Jeweller's Bench is run by Joanne Tinley. She has been making her own jewellery for as long as she can remember and left her first career as a school teacher to set up business as a  jewellery designer and tutor 15 years ago. She is
self-taught and like many people started with wire and beads. Learning how to solder, however, opened up a whole new world of jewellery making,  one that she is keen to share!