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Handmake your own silver ring

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 418 reviews.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.
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…

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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 $104
/ person
Wed, Sep 23
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
$104 per person
$104 per person
Fri, Sep 25
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
$104 per person
$104 per person
Sat, Sep 26
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
$104 per person
$104 per person

Meet your host, Richard

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 418 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 418 reviews.

Kirill
September 2020
This was a great experience for me, my wife, and my daughter. The workshop is perfectly paced - there's no need to hurry, and there's enough time to get to know each other a bit and learn a lot about silversmithing.
Alfonso
September 2020
We booked the class because it sounded really cool, and it was. But it was more than just a cool class. Richard made us feel like we were hanging out with an old friend while learning something new and creating something meaningful. We are also really proud of what we made, now when someone complements us on our rings we can say: "This one? Oh thank you, I made it in Brugge". Highly recommended. You'll leave with a ring, good stories, good local recommendations and a better understanding of metalworking (we also got some drinks and snacks!).
We booked the class because it sounded really cool, and it was. But it was more than just a cool class. Richard made us feel like we were hanging out with an old friend while learn…
Raphaël
September 2020
Tout était parfait, nous avons été accueilli dans un lieu unique et original. Richard est quelqu'un de très gentil et passionné, nous nous sommes directement senti à l’aise. Grâce aux explicitions de Richard nous avons pu créer nos superbes anneaux en argent
Tout était parfait, nous avons été accueilli dans un lieu unique et original. Richard est quelqu'un de très gentil et passionné, nous nous sommes directement senti à l’aise. Grâce…
Francoise
September 2020
Une superbe rencontre avec Richard , passionné et très accueillant et une réalisation personnelle au delà des attentes ! Nous reviendrons !
Jara
September 2020
Amazing experience, lovely host and a handmade souvenir with a real story behind it. I would recommend this to all my ring-wearing friends! Thank you very much Richard for this cool workshop. Time flies when you´re having fun.
Mara
September 2020
Excellente activité, à conseiller vivement lors d’un séjour à Brugge ! Richard crée une ambiance chaleureuse et accueillante. Il nous a conseillé et guidé dans la réalisation des bagues en nous dépannant si nécessaire :) Vraiment à recommander !
Excellente activité, à conseiller vivement lors d’un séjour à Brugge ! Richard crée une ambiance chaleureuse et accueillante. Il nous a conseillé et guidé dans la réalisation des…

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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.

More tips

No previous experience of jewellery tools or working with silver is needed to enjoy the workshop and make a ring.

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