Is it going to be a silver ring or are you making a pair of earrings? Earrings are a great gift because there is no size involved. It helps when you a rough idea of what you want to make. I also have a website with a lot of pictures of the jewellery that other people made. Handy to get a bit of inspiration of what can be done in two hours :-) We'll be handeling all kinds of tools because we are cutting with a jewellers handsaw, filing, sanding, hammering etc. I'll show you how to solder with silver solder. The last step will be a nice polish for some sparkle. Some people are pretty handy and are able to do almost everything themselves. Others want a bit more than just guidance. I'll be there to assist you in anyway you want. Do note that when you want to add gemstones or make multiple rings for stacking, please let me know. We'll need extra time. I will make room in my schedule. I am sure you'll understand there will be an extra fee for the extras you choose. Of course you can wear it straight away and have something to brag about ;-) You will have your jewellery handmade by you in the heart of historic Haarlem, a fabulous and unique way to remember your trip!
After more than 20 years in the corporate world, I became an airbnb host in 2015. That same year I finished my training and became a gold and silversmith. Designing and making jewellery, just as I loved to do when I was a teenager. I was very proud to be acknowledged when I exhibited my designs in an art gallery Amsterdam, two years later. I have been making jewellery with my guests for years and they encouraged me to make it an airbnb experience. Next to two rooms, I also have two experiences on airbnb now. "Forge a silver ring with a gem", which takes 4 hours and "Forge a sterling silver ring or earrings", which takes 2 hours.
The will be plenty of drinks available aswel as a large cookie jar and sweets.
Material and all the tools to make your jewellery. I have a lot of silver and gemstones in stock. So let your imagination run…
We will meet in my 150 year old house on the canal, in the city center of Haarlem. (10 min train ride from Amsterdam) My studio is located on the ground floor overlooking the canal. I have a work bench with all the tools and material needed and a large table to work on. Since we are in the city center, I'll recommend to explore this beautiful historic city afterwards. Its famous for its architecture and many good restaurants
Forge a sterling silver ring or earrings