The Glamorous Owl
The Glamorous Owl
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The Glamorous Owl Gift Boutique And Gallery is an independant shop supporting local artists. every item is lovingly created in the North East supporting over 40 artists to showcase their work
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  • Katy L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing memories
    We had an amazing time making our wedding rings for each other. We just got married, and knowing I’m wearing the ring that my wife made for me feels so special. Thanks for the incredible day and the amazing memories!
    Thank you, it so lovely to work with you both Claire
    Written April 21, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 1, 2023
  • cazzzie987
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom260 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good experience
    Me and my friend have done the ring course today and had a fab time. I didn't expect it, but was thrilled with the result. The teacher was really nice (sorry forgot her name). We were lucky only 6 of us and finished within 90 minutes, I suspect longer if more people as the teacher goes around to quality check and help people. Very cold, but that is explained and they have heaters on. Wrap up warm and you will be fine. Lovely gift shop opposite with some pretty things. Only suggestion would be please do something like provide a certificate for the day and a ring box and gift bag would be nice, obviously for an additional cost. I really would have loved a ring box. We want to make a bangle next.
    Thank you, we don't provide certificates and boxes so we can keep the price reasonable and most people wear their jewellery straight away. But we will look into costings.
    Written April 21, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 14, 2023
  • han161
    Northampton, United Kingdom119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely morning making rings!
    I received a ring workshop gift voucher for Christmas and what a fantastic gift! The workshop was 2 hours and such fun!! We all really enjoyed the relaxed and fun atmosphere with lots of silver, files, hammers, and giggles! Such a great thing to do together and the final product is brilliant! Such a good quality product and the teachers are just excellent! The venue is lovely, wrap up, as advised!
    Thank you
    Written April 21, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 29, 2024
  • Maria S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyed our ring making experience
    My sister had bought me the ring making experience as one of my Christmas gifts and me and my husband attended this morn. We really enjoyed it. Class was just the right size and our instructor made everyone feel at ease. She was there to give us advice and any help we required. Definitely try one of the workshop experiences again.
    Thank you
    Written April 21, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 12, 2024
  • Beverley F
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant morning learning a new skill, with the added bonus of a beautiful ring to take home and wear as a reminder 🩶
    What a lovely way to spend a couple of hours on a Wednesday morning! Me and a friend arrived a little early, but this gave us plenty of time to browse the gorgeous gift shop - a fantastic place to pick up unusual gifts and beautiful jewellery, worth a look even if you’re not doing a workshop. We were then taken to the jewellery workshop where Sidney (hope I spelt that right) had everything set up for our ring making class. We were a nice sized group of 8 and she was very attentive,helpful ,knowledgeable as well as patient. 2 hours flew by and by the end we all produced beautiful silver rings to take away. Who knew it so much goes into making a ring ??! Fascinating! We’ll definitely be back to tackle a bangle next time.
    Thank you
    Written April 21, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 13, 2024
  • Jenfa73
    Prudhoe, United Kingdom52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to spend the morning !
    Went to a ring making workshop with my friend as a birthday gift and had a great morning The lady that took the workshop (I’m so sorry I don’t know her name ) was brilliant and explained each step really well . After a couple of hours we came away with two lovely rings ! The gift shop is lovely and I will definitely go back to buy more items and will definitely do another workshop Thank you so much The Glamorous Owl
    Thank you
    Written April 21, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 15, 2024
  • Phil
    Gateshead, United Kingdom410 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience in the heart of Newcastle 👍🏼
    They have a gift shop and a ring making workshop opposite (make sure you pre book!) The gift shop is filled with handmade and Geordie gifts which is quite sweet. We booked into a ring making workshop & for the price you pay, it’s an extraordinary experience. We were led by Sid, who was an excellent teacher & a great help when you needed it, making sure that we were on the right track at all times. We left the workshop with knowledge about ring making, an enjoyable experience and a lovely shiny ring on our finger. Would absolutely do this again & recommend to anyone. Thanks again to Sid & to the staff in the shop who were so lovely. 😊
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 13, 2024
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Maegs
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had a workshop here this morning and it was amazing! The women running the workshop was fantastic. All tools are provided and you get a choice of design and width of ring to make (width costs a little extra). We had a groupon deal so it was well worth the price. The class is held in groups of ten but you never feel like your left to your own devices or like you don’t know what to do. The women was very attentive and an excellent teacher. We had a tea and biscuit break in the middle of the session and come out with some lovely herringbone design rings that we made all by ourselves. We truly had a fantastic time. The only thing I would say is ringing to book an appointment is a little bit of a nightmare every time we rang we couldn’t get through or the phone never got picked up (I would recommend trying in the morning to ring). Don’t give up ringing because once you are booked on a slot you will have a lovely experience and a nice keepsake to take home with you.
Written February 28, 2020
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Hi thank you for the review. We appreciate that you kept trying to call we are aware that the phone is busy. For future bookings if you leave an out of hours message we will return calls the following day ( please make sure your phone number is clear ). I hope you enjoy wearing your jewellery.
Written March 4, 2020
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GeordieCouple2829
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK100 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
The ring making itself was actually fun and interesting but we probably only spent 30 mins of just over 2 hours actually doing something. It was a group of 10 in total and one person running it. 30 mins to even get a bit of silver and as there was only one blowtorch it took forever to get us all done. So we were just sat cold and waiting!

The cold was just awful and ruined the experience even more. 2 other parties there mentioned it which I’m glad. But the girl running it kept making jokes about her being like a lizard and she was warm and didn’t know how to use the heater. One by one coats went on to try and stay warm. After a few people kept saying how cold it was and how it was ruining the experience she finally went to ask how to put the heater on. Too little too late as we were chilled to the bone. Took hours to warm up after.

Overall the rings are good and it was a decent price. But needs to be a lot more efficient to stop it becoming boring. Also please don’t freeze your clients as it really isn’t fair!
Written October 9, 2022
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I have replied to your e mail regarding your concerns
Written October 27, 2022
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Carol M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Had a lovely morning with my mum making a ring each, Claire was lovely and very helpful. Group size was just nice and everyone got individual time and help where needed. Fab workshop!!
Would also recommend visiting the quaint, welcoming gift shop where all products are home made or locally sourced...I’m sure my friend is going to love her homemade Strawberry and Vodka jam. Thanks for a wonderfully unique experience. We’ll certainly look to go back to other workshops :-)
Written February 29, 2020
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Thank you so much, we look forward to seeing you again soon
Written March 4, 2020
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lucybelle31
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Had such a great time ring making, throughly enjoyed the experience. Sarah our tutor was lovely, she was really helpful and friendly. I’m really happy with the ring I made and will definitely be back to make another.
Highly recommend the glamorous owl workshop to anyone who wants to give jewellery making a try.
Written February 24, 2023
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Thank you for the lovely review I am so pleased you enjoyed your class
Written March 3, 2023
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JuniorFFL
Leeds, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
We've visited the Glamorous Owl a few times to make silver rings and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience each time. Most recently, we visited for a wedding ring workshop consultation with Claire. The atmosphere was comfortable and relaxed but she was professional and very helpful and managed to get us really excited for the months ahead!

Before we visited we didn't know what to expect from the consultation but now I would recommend every couple at least consider this option. Claire showed us some examples of previously made wedding rings and the quality (at least to my untrained eye) was perfect in each one. Considering what we were willing to pay for ready-made wedding bands, the price quoted was also very reasonable and the rings will have so much more sentimental value to us. We're very much looking forward to booking in our workshop!
Written January 18, 2022
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Thank you so much for this lovely review
Written May 7, 2022
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John B
342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
It's taken several Covid-delayed months for us to finally visit The Glamorous Owl; what a lovely little shop, with lots of beautiful hand-crafted items to see and buy.

But we were there for the'ring workshop', and it was absolutely brilliant!

Jess, the instructor, guided us through every step; be aware this wasn't just some "Here's a silver ring for you to decorate", but a "Here's a piece of solid silver bar, and you're going to MAKE the ring!"

Hammering, soldering, polishing, decorating if you choose, and creating a personal item to treasure at the end. We made rings for each other, which added to the occasion.

Very patient and professional staff, and a wonderful couple of hours.
Do it; you won't be disappointed.
Written June 17, 2021
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Thank you so much for such a glowing review I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Jess. I am over the moon you enjoyed your class with us.
Written October 4, 2021
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Scotty1307
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
I honestly can't recommend this experience enough. We had our wedding bands made and it was amazing. Claire was so friendly and put us at ease straight away, she really knows her stuff and couldn't do enough for us. We had afternoon tea which included prosecco and some lovely home made food. The ring making itself was really fun. It was incredible to see two strips of metal turn into such beautiful rings. We absolutely love them and making them ourselves means they are even more sentimental and special. The price was very reasonable for what is included as well. Thank you so much again Claire. I will be sending John in for some of that cherry amaretto jam I forgot to pick up on the way out! 😅
Written May 8, 2022
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Thank you so much for the lovely review, I am over the moon you enjoyed your day in the workshop. It is such an honour to be a small part of your wedding preparations x
Written May 23, 2022
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Steve I
Gateshead, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is a fabulous place made special by the people who work there. We were made to feel very welcome and I had never attempted to make jewellery before. Liz was extremely friendly, patient and understanding whilst we made silver rings. As a result we absolutely loved this workshop and cannot recommend it highly enough. Thank you Liz and to all who make the Glamorous Owl a special place. Get yourself along as I think we will be going back for more!
Written January 27, 2020
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Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit
Written January 29, 2020
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Philippa M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Fantastic fun, making a ring, great to do with friends and family, all round great experience, easy to do. The care of the young lady who taught the small group, the information she gave, the safety measures, strict covid rules. It was so much fun. Well done Mel 💖💖
Written July 9, 2021
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Thank you I am so pleased you enjoyed your class
Written October 4, 2021
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Dawn P
South Shields, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Solo
The ring making was excellent, Merle was informative and patient with the people at the workshop. Everything was explained in detail every step of the way.
A bangle making experience will possibly be next workshop at this lovely place. The shop is worth a ponder as well, lovely local made gifts.
Written March 15, 2022
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Thank you for your review, we look forward to seeing you again
Written May 7, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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