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Design your piece of jewellery and make it

Fornacette, Italy

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Experience hosted by Dòrthe

4 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in German, English, Italian

What you'll do

You will immerse yourself in the world of goldsmithing, typical Florentine work and more.
You take an active part in discovering this old craft with all its charm from the first to the last step. In private groups of up to 4 people we melt together, pull a silver wire, hammer, cut with a bow saw, file, grind, solder and polish until we have finished our own piece of jewelry. Of course, I will help and advise you on what you can do in a short time. I provide samples, but I am happy to help you with the creation of your own ideas.
For example, you can make a bracelet or earrings according to your own design.
In just a few hours, anyone can create their own piece of jewelry that will give you or those who wear it a lot of pleasure.
In between there is coffee or tea and for full-day courses (on request) a typical lunch with water and wine.
Otherwise note
You do not need to have any previous knowledge or to be able to draw to make a piece of jewelry. I am available for any help and ideas. Experience has shown that great pieces of jewelry are created and every participant is satisfied. The courses should just be a lot of fun.
You will immerse yourself in the world of goldsmithing, typical Florentine work and more.
You take an active part in discovering this old craft with all its charm from the first to the last step. In private groups of up to 4 people we melt together, pull a silver wire, hammer, cut with a bow saw, file, grind, solder and polish until we have finished our own piece of jewelry. Of course, I will help and advise you on what you can do in a short…

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What's included

  • Food
    There is a snack for half-day courses and for full-day courses a simple lun...
  • Equipment
    A minimum of material such as silver, copper and saw blades are included in...
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/ person
Book for a private group
Fri, Feb 26
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$122 per person
$122 per person
Fri, Feb 26
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
$122 per person
$122 per person
Sat, Feb 27
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$122 per person
$122 per person

Meet your host, Dòrthe

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 16 Reviews
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I am a professional goldsmith and completed my goldsmith diploma after 3 years of training in Florence.
I love the beauty of the shapes and the many possibilities to create an individual piece of jewelry with your hands from start to finish.
With me you can create your own piece of jewelry, just as the master goldsmiths did many years ago by first melting the material, then drawing wires and rolling plates.
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Where you'll be

The workshop takes place in my studio in the most beautiful setting in the country, in the middle of Tuscany.
In small breaks, which are necessary to be able to rest your hands, I demonstrate various work that you can later carry out independently under my guidance (e.g. melting silver, which is incredibly beautiful, soldering an earring or pendant or polishing with different waxes to make your creation shine)

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Daniele
August 2020
Il corso è davvero stimolante! Dorthe è una host estremamente gentile e simpatica! Lo spazio è bellissimo in mezzo alle montagne e alla natura toscana. Ho adorato il corso e l'anello che siamo riusciti a realizzare!
Sophie
July 2020
We had such a lovely experience doing this class. Dorthe was very welcoming and had great English. Her workspace has the most incredible veiw of Tuscan hills and we came home with beautiful pieces of home made jewellery. This really made our trip. Would most definitely recommend!
We had such a lovely experience doing this class. Dorthe was very welcoming and had great English. Her workspace has the most incredible veiw of Tuscan hills and we came home with…
Alessia
January 2020
bellissima esperienza vicino Firenze su dei splendidi colli, la consiglio alle persone che vogliono provare qualcosa di nuovo, Dörthe competente e molto simpatica, inoltre la consiglio a persone che magari sono già nel settore del gioiello o semplicemente apprendisti, perché vi garantisco che si ha molto da imparare da una persona come lei❤️
bellissima esperienza vicino Firenze su dei splendidi colli, la consiglio alle persone che vogliono provare qualcosa di nuovo, Dörthe competente e molto simpatica, inoltre la cons…
Mara
December 2019
È stata una bellissima esperienza.....Il laboratorio è situato all'ultimo piano di un tipico casale toscano, dalle piccole finestre aperte su 3 lati si gode di un panorama mozzafiato. La cosa che ho apprezzato maggiormente di questo corso, oltre alla preparazione e alla pazienza di Dhorte, è stato poter progettare e realizzare interamente un bracciale unico ed essendo fatto a mano.....irripetibile!!!! Esperienza caldamente consigliata!!
È stata una bellissima esperienza.....Il laboratorio è situato all'ultimo piano di un tipico casale toscano, dalle piccole finestre aperte su 3 lati si gode di un panorama mozzafia…
Jessica
December 2019
Going to Dorthe’s house on a Monday morning before Christmas felt like a special vacation. Her house is situated in the hills with fabulous views. The workshop where we had the lesson was full of authentic machinery and gave a sense of artians at work amongst the picturesque views. I learned also that she rents apartments to tourists. The lesson enabled me to make a special gift for my daughter at Christmas. I was able to start from melting down the silver through to the finished product - I experienced all phases of the work from drilling holes, filing and polishing and flattening. It’s given me an insight to jewelry making and I defiantly plan to go back for more lessons. The host was understanding and explained everything very well. She’s a lovely lady to know, patient and enthusiastic. A lovely day.
Going to Dorthe’s house on a Monday morning before Christmas felt like a special vacation. Her house is situated in the hills with fabulous views. The workshop where we had the l…
Eugenia
December 2019
Una experiencia fantástica! A quien ama trabajar, expresarse con las manos..la recomiendo al 100 por ciento. Aunque si era mi primera experiencia en el sector con la guía de Dorthe me lleve a casa una pulsera bellísima y hecha con mis manos!!! Gracias Dorthe por tu hospitalidad y por transmitirme tu pasión!!
Una experiencia fantástica! A quien ama trabajar, expresarse con las manos..la recomiendo al 100 por ciento. Aunque si era mi primera experiencia en el sector con la guía de Dorthe…

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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 10 and up can attend.

Alcohol

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

What to bring

Who has precious metal or maybe an heirloom that is no longer worn but has sentimental value, can bring it to melt down and rework.

Please let me know if there are food intolerances.