The Glamorous Owl Experience

Travel down the cobbled streets of Old George Yard and you will find The Glamorous Owl nestled between retro music and vintage clothes shops. With a gift shop featuring work from over 40 artists, you are guaranteed to be browsing their shelves of jewellery, leatherwork and art for hours on end. Above the gift shop is The Glamorous Owl’s very own workshop run by local silversmith, and Glamorous Owl owner, Claire Chapman and her team. Offering jewellery workshops and courses from bespoke wedding ring workshops to twelve week silversmithing courses, Claire and the team will tutor and guide you through your jewellery making process.

Your Visit

Whether you are visiting the gift shop, attending a workshop or are returning for a course, you can be sure to be leaving with something unique and beautiful. Unlike other jewellery shops, The Glamorous Owl provides you with the opportunity to learn a new skill and then apply that skill to create an item that is special to you. When you wear your piece, you will remember the experience you had making it and the time you invested into it; making it shine that little bit brighter. Have a look at the links below to find out more about the workshops and courses available, as well as the treasures you can find in the gift shop.


‘Jewellery is a very personal thing…it should tell a story about the person whose wearing it.’

  • Garance Doré

Always visit this shop when we are in Newcastle. Never fail to find something to take home either as a present or for myself. Claire and Liz are so helpful and friendly along with Claire’s mum who helps out as well. It’s a hidden gem well worth visiting. They also run make your own wedding rings and bracelet making classes upstairs which are very popular.
— Barbara, TripAdvisor
My boyfriend and I did the silver ring making workshop and 100% recommend this, the hosts were super helpful and the steps were really easy to follow! Also, you get a lovely new ring out of it!
— Chloe, TripAdvisor
Bought a groupon for here as part of my daughters 18th birthday gifts. She’s not very sentimental but I wanted something to remember her birthday. This was a great thing for us to do together, we absolutely love the rings we made and the staff are just lovely! Planning on going again soon with my cousin.
— Helen, TripAdvisor
My sister & I did an amazing ring making workshop here, it was fantastic & I highly recommend it to anyone. All tools are provided & Claire is a brilliant instructor, you do it all yourself & the sense of achievement when you leave with a silver ring you have made is second to none. Thanks so much, I think we’re planning another one soon!
— Paclseph, TripAdvisor
Second visit to workshop to make a ring and yet again all staff were fab and helpful. Really did enjoy the whole experience. What’s more you get to take home a unique piece of jewellery made by your own fair hands. If you haven’t been yet, all I can say is you are missing out. We will definitely be returning
— Margot, TripAdvisor
Thoroughly recommend this experience.... myself and my daughter enjoyed every moment and we are chuffed to bits with our rings. We will be booking back in soon x
— Kathryn, TripAdvisor

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