We start by choosing the finger you would like the ring for, pick out a design, measure the silver and cut to size using a handsaw. Now you will learn how to hammer the silver into a ring shape using a hammer and a triblet. When the ends meet we can solder it. Now we can can begin to give the ring it's desired personal touch. After filing and sanding, I show you how to add textures to your ring. The last step will be a nice polish for some sparkle. When you want to add gemstones or make multiple rings for stacking, please let me know. We'll need extra time. I will make room in my schedule :-) I am sure you'll understand there will be an extra fee for the extras you choose. 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! This experience is often booked by couples and some men don't like to wear rings, so they can make matching earrings or something else ;-)
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 4 hours and "Forge a sterling silver ring", which takes 2 hours.
The will be plenty of drinks available aswel as a large cookie jar and sweets.
Sterling Silver, and all the tools to make your ring
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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
Forge a sterling silver ring