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Forge a silver ring with a gem

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 24 reviews.Haarlem, Netherlands

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Experience hosted by Aukje

5 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in German, English, French, Dutch

What you'll do

There is so much you can do with silver and gemstones!

The design:
The group is never more than four people. There is room to exchange ideas so we can design something truly personal. It helps when you a rough idea of what you want to make, I have a facebookpage with a lot of pictures of the jewellery that other people made. The page is called metzenallen.
They might be useful for inspiration on what can be done in 5 hours. After the designproces, we pick out the gemstone and the silver to work with. I have quite a collection of cabochons.
The experience contains material for a silver ring and a gemstone.
If you want you can also make stacking rings and use different or multiple stones. There can be an extra fee depending on the extras you choose. You will know that on forehand.

The making:
Some people are pretty handy and are able to do almost everything themselves. Others want a bit more than just guidance. I'll be there to assist you in anyway you want. We'll be cutting silver, filing, soldering, setting stones, etc. and we'll be handling all kinds of tools.

The ring:
Of course you can wear it straight away and have something to brag about ;-)
You will have your ring handmade by you in the heart of historic Haarlem, a fabulous and unique way to remember your trip
There is so much you can do with silver and gemstones!

The design:
The group is never more than four people. There is room to exchange ideas so we can design something truly personal. It helps when you a rough idea of what you want to make, I have a facebookpage with a lot of pictures of the jewellery that other people made. The page is called metzenallen.
They might be useful for inspiration on what can be done in 5 hours.…

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What's included

  • Food
    I have a large cookie jar on the table and sweets. There will be krentenbol...
  • Drinks
    There will be plenty refreshments available
  • Equipment
    Sterling silver and a gemstone. And all tools for a metalsmith. Hammers, to...
From $226
/ person
Sun, Oct 25
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$226 per person
$226 per person
Thu, Oct 29
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$226 per person
$226 per person
Sun, Nov 1
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$226 per person
$226 per person

Meet your host, Aukje

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 24 Reviews
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After more than 20 years in the corporate world, I became an airbnb host in 2015. That same year I finished my training and became a gold and silversmith. Designing and making jewellery, just as I loved to do when I was a teenager. I was very proud to be acknowledged when I exhibited my designs in an art gallery Amsterdam, two years later.

I have been making jewellery with my guests for years and they encouraged me to make it an airbnb experience.

Next to two rooms, I also have two experiences on airbnb now.
"Forge a silver ring with a gem", which takes 5 hours and
"Forge a sterling silver ring or earrings", which takes 2,5 hours.
After more than 20 years in the corporate world, I became an airbnb host in 2015. That same year I finished my training and became a gold and silversmith. Designing and making jewellery, just as I loved to do when I was a teenager. I was very proud to be acknowledged when I exhibited my designs in an art gallery Amsterdam, two years later.

I have been making jewellery with my guests for years and they encouraged me to make it an airbnb experience.

Next to two rooms, I a…
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Where you'll be

We will meet in my 150 year old house on the canal, in the city center of Haarlem. (10 min train ride from Amsterdam)

My studio is located on the ground floor overlooking the canal. I have a work bench with all the tools and material needed and a large table to work on.

Since we are in the city center, I'll recommend to explore this beautiful historic city afterwards. Its famous for its architecture and many good restaurants

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 24 reviews.

Elizabeth
December 2019
My partner and I booked this as part of a day trip to Haarlem while staying for a few days in Amsterdam. We had an amazing time learning about forging silver and we absolutely love our rings!
Joseph
December 2019
Fantastic experience. She even served us a phenomenal home cooked lunch from local sources. Great location and people to talk to. So happy we booked this and had the experience take us to Haarlem. 10/10 would recommend.
Kelsey
October 2019
Aukje is so welcoming. She explained the process well and gave me tips on how to care for my own jewelry. I've never seen a ring like the one she helped me make, and I'm so happy with it!
Debbie
October 2019
I am a lover of sterling silver jewellery and when I go on vacation I often buy a special piece to remember my holiday. This holiday is extra special as I have my very own handmade and custom ring to enjoy forever. Thanks so much for this wonderful experience Aukje and treating me so well. I will forever be grateful.
I am a lover of sterling silver jewellery and when I go on vacation I often buy a special piece to remember my holiday. This holiday is extra special as I have my very own handmade…
Bärbel
October 2019
Es ist ein besonderes Erlebnis einen Ring selbst zu gestalten. Aukje hat gute Ideen und berät sehr gut, was machbar ist. Bei der Umsetzung sorgt ihr Rat und ihre Fachkenntnis sowie ihre tatkräftige Unterstützung für ein schönes Ergebnis. Ich habe eine sehr schöne Zeit mit ihr verbracht mit einem Ergebnis, das sich sehen lassen kann. Für mich war der Tag eine interessante Erfahrung. Aukjes Begeisterung für diese kreative Arbeit ist eine Freude. Der Ring, den ich mitgestalten konnte, wird mich stets an diesen unvergesslichen Tag erinnern. Danke, Aukje!
Es ist ein besonderes Erlebnis einen Ring selbst zu gestalten. Aukje hat gute Ideen und berät sehr gut, was machbar ist. Bei der Umsetzung sorgt ihr Rat und ihre Fachkenntnis sowie…
Ilya
September 2019
It was a fascinating experience we had with Aukje and her family. She is a true master of art, creative and very friendly person. When working with her students she uses a very intelligible approach. The place she teaches at is so lovely we were in awe. Highly recommended!
It was a fascinating experience we had with Aukje and her family. She is a true master of art, creative and very friendly person. When working with her students she uses a very int…

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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 16 and up can attend.

More tips

When you want to earrings or a pendant instead, that is also possible.
Please contact me when your group is larger than 4 people.

What to bring

Don't wear too expensive clothes. We are going to work with torches.

When you wear glasses, please bring them