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10th birthday day 4

Joanne Tinley Jewellery will be 10 years old
on Wednesday 1st September,
and I’d love you to help me celebrate!

Wow! Those free copies of my “Beautiful Chains, Step-by-Step” went quickly – they were downloaded within five minutes of the blog post going live! Sorry if you missed out, but another day, another present….

As I said in my post on Thursday, I’ve been busy filming three new Skillshare jewellery making video classes, and here is the second of them.

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I made two pairs of earrings in the Petal Earrings class and at the end of the video showed one pair with a darker antiqued patina or surface treatment/colour. This effect is sometimes called ‘oxidised’ as it can mimic the colour that silver goes when it is tarnished or oxidised. I don’t use it on all of my jewellery designs but it can be a lovely way of highlighting a beautiful texture. I also like to use it sometimes on jewellery with lighter stones or beads, especially pink stones – I’m not a pink with bright polished silver type of girl!

This new class teaches you how to easily give your silver jewellery this effect quickly and easily and with the minimum of equipment. Just as with the Petal Earrings class I’m offering the first 50 places free – just click here to claim one – but of course if you would like unlimited access to the hundreds of classes on Skillshare, paying $0.99 for the first three months, then follow this link!

I hope that you have a lovely day – we had a great day in the sun at the Victorious Music Festival in Southsea yesterday, so it’s a much quieter lazy day today!

Look out for your next present tomorrow!

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10th birthday day 3

Joanne Tinley Jewellery will be 10 years old
on Wednesday 1st September,
and I’d love you to help me celebrate!

UPDATE! Wow! All 10 copies downloaded in under 5 minutes! Apologies to those of you who missed out but look out for tomorrow’s present!

Today’s present is 10 free copies of my new ebook – so new that I won’t be putting it on in my Etsy store for another couple of days! This is my third jewellery making ebook, and the topic this time is making beautiful chains. A chain was one of the first pieces of jewellery that I made after I learnt to solder, certainly the first piece of jewellery with multiple solder joins.

10th birthday chains ebook

I originally taught myself to solder because I was using a lot of closed jump rings in my bead and wire work and they were expensive – I thought making my own would work out much cheaper, but as I look around my workshop at all the tools and equipment that I now have I’m not sure that cheaper is the right word to use! It certainly did open up a new world for me though, as once I was confident with soldering jump rings closed it was a small step to making simple rings and bangles – and then I wanted to link those jump rings together…

The hints, tips and instructions in this ebook will take you from never having soldered before to a beautiful finished chain bracelet – or a necklace if you get carried away! In the main project I will show you how to make a chain bracelet with 1.2mm wire links, and how to change the  shape and texture of the links. Combining the shapes and textures can allow you to make every link different if you wish. I will also teach you how to make a matching clasp for your bracelet, before showing you how to make an alternative design and some ways of speeding up your soldering as you become more confident in your work, so even those already well practised at soldering and jewellery making will pick up some new tips! Beautiful Chain Step-by-Step has been tested by my students in my workshops. Each person always starts with the same basic materials but by the end of the workshops everyone has made a beautiful piece of jewellery unique to them!

The best thing is that you don’t need to go anywhere else to claim one of the free copies, you can download it by clicking on the link below!

 

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10th birthday day 2

Joanne Tinley Jewellery will be 10 years old
on Wednesday 1st September,
and I’d love you to help me celebrate!

I hope that you enjoyed the video class yesterday – and if you didn’t have a chance to claim your free enrollment then there are (at the time of typing!) 12 places left – simply click here!

petal studs birthday offer

The Birthday present today is a free pair of sterling silver Leaf stud earrings with every order, jewellery or workshop place. These are my favourite stud earrings, I wear a pair with the daisy pattern (the middle pair in the photo above) almost every day, so I thought I’d share them with you! The present runs out at midnight on Wednesday 1st September, and there’s no minimum order value.

To claim your pair of earrings simply place an order at www.joannetinleyjewellery.com
and leave me a note at checkout telling me which pattern you’d like.

I hope that you have a lovely day – it looks as though it’s going to be another hot day here!

Look out for your next present tomorrow*!

*it’s another jewellery making one!

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10th birthday day 1

Joanne Tinley Jewellery will be 10 years old
on Wednesday 1st September,
and I’d love you to help me celebrate!

Thank you for the lovely ‘Happy Birthday’ emails I received yesterday – that was really kind! As promised, here is the first Birthday present. I’ve been busy filming three new Skillshare jewellery making video classes, and here is the first of them.
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I usually offer 25 free places on the classes, but this time there are 50 free places up for grabs. This is the first class in a series on making earrings, and each design will teach you a new technique or how to get better use from a piece of equipment – and each design is made from scrap left over from other projects! I love trying to use up as much as my scrap silver as possible!

To enrol for free click here. Remember though that if you’re a premium Skillshare member then you can already enrol for no extra cost, and you can get 3 months premium membership for $0.99.

I hope that you enjoy the class – and I’d love to see what you make, just add a photo to the project page!

Look out for your next present tomorrow!

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10th birthday (well nearly)

Joanne Tinley Jewellery will be 10 years old
on Wednesday 1st September,
and I’d love you to help me celebrate!

Although it really doesn’t feel like it, nearly ten years ago I started the adventure of setting up my own jewellery design business. Daisychain Designs officially began on 1st September as a kitchen table-top business, and two sheds, several website changes, a move into the Sorting Office Studios, a name change to Joanne Tinley Jewellery and much more later and here we are!

I’ve learnt a lot along the way and met some fantastic people, both online and in real life at my classes, craft shows and open studios so I wanted to celebrate this milestone with you.

Each day for the next week there will be a new blog post with a new birthday present

I’ve been busy filming new Skillshare classes, writing a new ebook, and working on a great new project that I can’t wait to share with you, and each day will bring free places on the classes, free copies of the ebook and much more.
If you’d like to get the present as early as possible then join my newsletter by clicking here as the newsletter usually gets sent out first!

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Leaping Hare Brooch by Joanne Tinley Jewellery

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Spinner Ring Workshop - Joanne Tinley Jewellery

Fancy a fun day of jewellery making tomorrow? There are two places left on my Spinner Ring workshop – and if you follow the link here to my newsletter you’ll find a Valentine’s code that gives you a discount!

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Onyx Paisley Pendant - Joanne Tinley Jewellery

I started making a stone setting when Caroline was here for her tuition, mainly as a teaching example but also because I’ve been wanting to set this gorgeous deep glossy black onyx for months! We both chose the same paisley shape for our pendants as it complemented the stones we used so well – have a look at this post to remind yourself of the labradorite pendant that Caroline made.

Onyx Paisley Pendant - Joanne Tinley Jewellery

I set the stone setting aside half done when we moved onto other techniques but I’ve actually come back and finished teaching example without it sitting in a small box for months! I decided I wanted to hang it from a long chain, with a couple of smaller beads as well, and soon found (in one of those small boxes) a sweet little hollow bead that I’d decorated with the same flower texture I’ve used around the onyx.

Onyx Paisley Pendant - Joanne Tinley Jewellery

The only thing I couldn’t decide was which beads – more onyx or rutilated quartz? Onyx won – here’s a tip for you, if you’re ever in doubt about which way a design should go take a few photos as they’ll give you a different viewpoint and that might be what makes the decision for you.

Onyx Paisley Pendant - Joanne Tinley Jewellery

Onyx and Paisley is now in my etsy shop looking for it’s new home – if that’s with you then you can find it over here!

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anticlastic spinner bangle - Joanne Tinley Jewellery

I am getting better at remembering to take photos of my work in progress, and at taking photos before I send commissions out, but as many commissions are presents and I can’t show you the photos straight away I quite often forget to show off the jewellery after the recipient has safely opened it! This was a commission from earlier this year….

anticlastic spinner bangle - Joanne Tinley Jewellery

A lovely lady bought one of my spinner rings at our Winter Open Studios, and her husband commissioned me to make her a matching anticlastic bangle with spinners as her birthday present – something I was obviously delighted to do! I love making anticlastic bangles, but adding spinners to them is rather more fiddly as they can get in the way a little in the last stages of forging the main bangle.

They are worth it though! The Birthday Girl was pleased too – apparently she loved it and it survived a marathon 2pm-3am party, staying safely on her wrist during all the dancing!

If you would like me to make you your own anticlastic bangle, with or without spinners please do email me, but why not come and learn how to make your own? Come along to the Beautifuly Curving Bangles workshop on Saturday 4th July for a great day hammering, soldering, more hammering, lots of fun, great company and plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits!

anticlastic spinner bangle - Joanne Tinley Jewellery

All the details you need for the Beautifully Curving Bangles workshop are here, and you can easily book through that page too. At the time of typing there are 4 places left!

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There are exactly two weeks until the Sorting Office Summer Open Studios!

The Sorting Office Studios, Eastleigh, Hampshire - Summer 2015 Open Studios

The studios are currently busier than ever as we’re working on our usual projects as well as making the studios as perfect as can be – new displays on the walls, lots and lots of bunting, and we’ve even done some gardening out the front! Well, container gardening anyway – we are in the centre of Eastleigh town after all!

For the first time this year we are trialling opening on two days. As usual the Saturday 11am-5pm opening coincides with the fantastic Eastleigh Unwrapped Festival with events on for all the family. We’ll be hosting some of the events, and will also be doing some workshops and demonstrations ourselves. We’ll also be open on Sunday between 11am and 2pm which will probably be a bit of a quieter time to visit!

It would be lovely to see you! Follow this link for more details.

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