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Create an original silver jewel

craft class

Create an original silver jewel

57 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
craft class

Create an original silver jewel

craft class

Create an original silver jewel

57 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We'll meet for a welcome coffee in a bar with a beatiful and secret garden. Then we reach my small creative workshop (2 minutes walk) where I'll teach you, step by step, how to create a jewel using the technique of cuttlebone casting. This ancient technique, already known by the Egyptians more than 2000 years ago, is one of my favourites and it's easy to learn. The cuttlefish bone is easy to carve to make a mold that will be filled with melted silver. After my instuctions it will be your turn to project and carve the bone into the shape of your own jewel. You will make your personalized pendant or ring, choosing from the proposed models; I will help individually to reach the best result. In the mold just carved I will cast the melted silver and you'll see immediately the rough jewel. After the "hard" work we'll be back to the garden to chill with a glass of wine or prosecco!

Your host

Learn more about Federico

Federico

I'm an artist and master jeweller, art lover and food passioned, I still haven’t decided yet what I’m going to do when I grow up, meanwhile (since 1982) I design jewels and I like teach jewelry-making. In 2013 I was appointed Master of Art by Tuscany Govt. I always like meeting new people, find new inspirations, sharing my knowledge... and telling stories about my work and my city.

What's included

Food
Aperitivo Tuscany red wine (Chianti), prosecco or soft drinks and appetizers Let me know if you are on a special diet
Drinks
Coffee Coffee/cappuccino or whatever you like to drink.
Equipment
Silver and finishing I'll give you the silver for your jewel (Gr 20) I'll do any extra work to finish it. The gems will be…

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Where you'll be

We meet in a bar easy to reach from the train station or the Central market. I love the beatiful garden of the bar because it's very quiet and relaxing, the best place to know each other. After the coffee we will go to my lab where, after my teaching, you will create your own souvenir from Florence!

This experience is available starting May 05, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 14 and up can attend. To fully enjoy this experience no special knowledge or skills are required ... you will simply have to follow my instructions with good will. Comfortable and informal clothes are recommended. The processing of…

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

To fully enjoy this experience no special knowledge or skills are required. The jewel you will create still needs some work to be finished. It will be ready to take away the following morning free of charge. For home delivery I'll ask you to pay for the shipping (15-40€).

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Create an original silver jewel
57 reviews
From Previous price:$201 $161/person
57 reviews
From Previous price:$201 $161/person