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Create Your Own Filigree Pendant

Il-Gżira, Malta

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Experience hosted by Louise

60 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The art of Filigree is one of the most fascinating jewellery-making techniques still in use today. It involves twisting fine metal threads into intricate works and creating works of art. It is time-consuming and takes years to learn the skill, but these workshops will be an introduction to the craft.

The workshops are entitled "Create Your Own Filigree Pendant" and are one-hour hands-on sessions with up to 4 people. Together, they get to make a small filigree pendant. The aim is to see the whole process, take part in it and to go home with the finished product.

Each workshop will teach the basics of the filigree craft and will consists of a 10-minute introduction and briefing tutorial, followed by a 50-minute hands-on activity, where guests will create their own pendants.

Each workshop session is fun and exciting, especially as guests will see the process which will take them from a simple piece of silver wire to owning the finished product. All materials needed for making filigree jewellery are provided during the workshop and guests will even get to take the pendants which they create with them!

Each guest will have the opportunity to discover the art of filigree making and who knows?...… maybe they will like it so much that they will sign on for one of the more intense classes which we hold from time to time!
Other things to note
Please note that there are 3 cats within the premises so it is not ideal for someone with a cat allergy.

Also, in view that the workshop is located in a three storey house which does not have an elevator, it is not accessible to wheelchair bound guests.
The art of Filigree is one of the most fascinating jewellery-making techniques still in use today. It involves twisting fine metal threads into intricate works and creating works of art. It is time-consuming and takes years to learn the skill, but these workshops will be an introduction to the craft.

The workshops are entitled "Create Your Own Filigree Pendant" and are one-hour hands-on sessions with up to 4 people. Together, they ge…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Each guest will create a piece of silver filigree jewellery. Designs may va...
From $56
/ person
Thu, Jan 21
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$56 per person
$56 per person
Thu, Jan 28
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$56 per person
$56 per person
Thu, Feb 4
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$56 per person
$56 per person

Meet your host, Louise

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 6 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Artisan Alley Malta (AAM) is an online platform for handmade products. It is managed by Louise Micallef who has worked in the business sector for many years and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration. AAM manages the business side of these workshops which are delivered by local filigree expert Kevin Attard of Handcrafted Malta Filigree.

Kevin Attard has been a filigree artisan for the past 29 years, a craft and skill which he learned from his father's friend. He designs his own jewellery and decorations amongst other pieces. Kevin is well known for his creativity, innovation and contemporary designs and he took part in various solo and collective exhibitions.
Artisan Alley Malta (AAM) is an online platform for handmade products. It is managed by Louise Micallef who has worked in the business sector for many years and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration. AAM manages the business side of these workshops which are delivered by local filigree expert Kevin Attard of Handcrafted Malta Filigree.

Kevin Attard has been a filigree artisan for the past 29 years, a craft and skill which he learned from his father's friend. He designs h…
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Where you'll be

The workshop is located at the top floor of a residential house with access to a private roof,where all filigree works are washed and cleaned so as to remove any impurities from them. The premises has three storeys and the workshop is accessible through a staircase.

All the materials needed for the making of filigree works are available. It's a quiet place which is perfect for a filigree making workshop.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Tanja
January 2020
We are so happy to have taken this filigree class with Kevin!!! He was very personable and an excellent teacher! For a one-hour introductory class to this local craft we really learned A LOT!! We enjoyed this unique experience and were able to take our very own self-made filigree pendants home with us!! It was also a real treat to be in a traditional Maltese home and work in Kevin’s personal studio!! We recommend this class to EVERYONE!!! What a fun thing to do in Malta!
We are so happy to have taken this filigree class with Kevin!!! He was very personable and an excellent teacher! For a one-hour introductory class to this local craft we really l…
Roberta
January 2020
O professor nos recebeu muito bem, foi extremamente gentil e receptivo. Teve bastante paciência para nos ensinar e dividiu conosco sua paixão e conhecimentos. Foi uma experiência única. Super recomendo.
Maxine
December 2019
It was a great experience, a unique insight into filigree. Kevin was great host really welcoming and very informative. I would highly recommend, had a brilliant time.
Sean
October 2019
Kevin was teaching the class and he is fantastic, it was truly a great experience. I had something commissioned and it turned out amazing. He is passionate about what he does and his heritage.
Angela
October 2019
Great Experience! I'd seen a ton of filagree for sale around Malta, and it was great to have a chance to make some myself. It was really cool to go through all steps and learn the very basics of such a beautiful craft. I really like my pendant and it's a great souvenir! Thanks!
Great Experience! I'd seen a ton of filagree for sale around Malta, and it was great to have a chance to make some myself. It was really cool to go through all steps and learn th…
Maíra
September 2019
It was Amazing. Since the beginning the tutor made me feel very comfortable, explaining in details all the process. I normally do a lot of questions and he kindly answered to all. It was a enriching experience, it's really worth. Completely recommend it to all.
It was Amazing. Since the beginning the tutor made me feel very comfortable, explaining in details all the process. I normally do a lot of questions and he kindly answered to all.…

Choose from available dates

5 available
  • Thu, Jan 21
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $56 per person
  • Thu, Jan 28
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $56 per person
  • Thu, Feb 4
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $56 per person
  • Fri, Feb 12
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $56 per person
  • Thu, Feb 18
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $56 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

No need to bring anything as everything will be provided.