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Handmake your own silver ring

Bruges, Belgium

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Experience hosted by Richard

2.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You will join me in my workshop in the heart of Old Bruges and learn to handmake your own sterling silver ring.

During our time you will have hands on experience of forging, shaping and finishing your own silver ring.

First you will choose which finger you would like the ring for, measure your silver and cut to size using a handsaw.

Next you will learn how to hammer the silver into a ring shape using rawhide mallets and a triblet.

I will then solder your ring together while explaining the process of heating and joining the silver.

Your next step will be to learn how to file and shape your ring; this is where you will start to create your own unique design by choosing the shape and feel of your silver ring.

I will then show you how to add textures and markings to your ring. This is your unique ring and your time to really show your creative side!

The last step will be to choose the finish and polish; this could be highly polished to add some sparkle, a satin finish or even a rough forged look to your ring.

Finally you will have your own silver ring to keep, handmade by you in the Heart of Old Bruges, a fabulous and unique way to remember your trip to our magical city.
Other things to note
No previous experience of jewellery tools or working with silver is needed to enjoy the workshop and make a ring.

We will use 925 sterling silver for your ring.

We have a safe place to store luggage
You will join me in my workshop in the heart of Old Bruges and learn to handmake your own sterling silver ring.

During our time you will have hands on experience of forging, shaping and finishing your own silver ring.

First you will choose which finger you would like the ring for, measure your silver and cut to size using a handsaw.

Next you will learn how to hammer the silver into a ring shape using rawhide mall…

Richard's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    Belgian biscuits
  • Drinks
    English tea, tasty coffee, ice tea, water and soft drinks.
  • Equipment
    925 Sterling silver for your ring, silversmithing tools and equipment, very...
From $105
/ person
Sun, Dec 13
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Join 2 other guests
$105 per person
$105 per person
Mon, Dec 14
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
$105 per person
$105 per person
Mon, Dec 14
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
$105 per person
$105 per person

Meet your host, Richard

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 429 Reviews
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I studied Jewellery and Silversmithing at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham, one of the oldest Jewellery schools in Europe.
I have over 20 years of experience working as a silversmith and for the past two years I have been living in Bruges.
Recently I was asked to return to the School of Jewellery to work as an Artist in Residence; the scheme welcomes silversmiths into the school to help current students work towards their BA and HND qualifications, during this time, I discovered a real passion for teaching. I look forward to welcoming you to my workshop and sharing my experience of Bruges!
I studied Jewellery and Silversmithing at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham, one of the oldest Jewellery schools in Europe.
I have over 20 years of experience working as a silversmith and for the past two years I have been living in Bruges.
Recently I was asked to return to the School of Jewellery to work as an Artist in Residence; the scheme welcomes silversmiths into the school to help current students work towards their BA and HND qualifications, during this time, I discovered…
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Where you'll be

My workshop The Silver Hand is based within the heart of old Brugge, 5-10 minutes walk from the famous Markt Square and Belfry. Our retail store and workshop are set within a converted 18th century aristocratic home, which has many period features and alot of character! Your time will be spent inside the workshop area with access to our outdoor terrace (depending on the weather!) to enjoy a tea/coffee break!

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 429 reviews.

George
October 2020
Richard is an absolute gem. The ring making experience was a much needed highlight in amongst all the turmoil of 2020. Richard was patient and extremely knowledgeable, taking time to explain the techniques and processes that go into ring design. Myself and my girlfriend are incredibly happy with our unique personalised rings . If you happen to be in Bruges then this experience is an absolute must. He even let me name his pheasant. Say hello to Mr Fred when you go!
Richard is an absolute gem. The ring making experience was a much needed highlight in amongst all the turmoil of 2020. Richard was patient and extremely knowledgeable, taking time…
Daniela
October 2020
We enjoyed a lot making our own rings with Richard. He knows a lot and he's very kind and patient while guiding you through the process. Definitely recommend it and worth every penny. We now want to make more rings with him and take a beer when is allowed again :)
We enjoyed a lot making our own rings with Richard. He knows a lot and he's very kind and patient while guiding you through the process. Definitely recommend it and worth every pen…
Petrouchka
October 2020
Heel leuke workshop, veel uitleg, zeer professioneel maar wel toegankelijk. Je vertrekt met een uniek sierraad. Zeker de moeite waard!
Robin
October 2020
This was an AMAZING experience! Richard was very knowledgable and just generally a great teacher and person. Both my husband and I had a great time! I would completely recommend for anyone looking for a unique experience while learning something along the way! Richard also was very compliant with COVID measures but we still got but he still provided wrapped cookies and sealed drinks!! This was a great experience!
This was an AMAZING experience! Richard was very knowledgable and just generally a great teacher and person. Both my husband and I had a great time! I would completely recommend…
Joris
October 2020
Richard is a lovely Guy! He takes his time to know you, no rush. He wants your ring to be perfect. Definitely a very special experience!
Elisa
September 2020
Richard is really friendly. He's a great tracher and help you all along to create your perfect ring. I hightly recommend it if you are looking for something original and fun.

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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.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Glasses if you need them for working close up

Shoes with a covered toe, please don't wear high heels! Trainers or flat shoes would be perfect