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Become A Goldsmith For A Day

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 48 reviews.Vatolakkos, Greece

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Experience hosted by Wesley

4 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This experience was created to awaken your artistic side, as well as, delight your senses. Offered here is exclusive access to two very unique worlds of art and flavour. You and a group of friends will learn about the ancient technique of jewellery making through sand casting while enjoying the tastes of an award-winning Cretan boutique winery. Found nowhere else in Greece, this workshop is a hands-on experience for up to a maximum of 10 attendees including yourself. You will be taught the ancient art of sand casting and with your choice of silver (.925) or gold (10k, 14k, 18k) you will cast and polish a beautiful piece of jewellery to keep. This workshop will take place at the picturesque Manousakis winery, located just outside of Chania city. Here you will be surrounded by Cretan nature and indulge in the fine crafted wines and winery grown foods. The entire experience will take.place outside in a well ventilated area. All Covid-19 safety precautions will be in place to make sure all guests are comfortable and safe.

Included in the booking fee is your 4-5 hours of instructed workshop time. All of the tools needed for casting and polishing. Finally, you will be given organic wine produced on site and fresh locally grown snacks on our break.
This experience was created to awaken your artistic side, as well as, delight your senses. Offered here is exclusive access to two very unique worlds of art and flavour. You and a group of friends will learn about the ancient technique of jewellery making through sand casting while enjoying the tastes of an award-winning Cretan boutique winery. Found nowhere else in Greece, this workshop is a hands-on experience for up to a maximum of 10 atten…

Wesley's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Food
    Fresh locally grown snacks will be available on our break.
  • Drinks
    Organic award-winning wine will be available to taste on our break.
  • Equipment
    All tools and precious metals will be supplied. The final weight of metal w...
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Tue, Jul 14
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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ﺩ.ﺇ321 per person
Wed, Jul 15
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Thu, Jul 16
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
ﺩ.ﺇ321 per person
ﺩ.ﺇ321 per person

Meet your host, Wesley

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 48 Reviews
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I’m the founder of WildRock Co. a custom goldsmith business, featuring hand-crafted, solid silver and gold jewellery. I'm a Canadian goldsmith who studied at George Brown in Toronto. Growing up I always loved Greek mythology, as well as, gold and gemstones. It only made sense to teach a hands-on jewellery class for anyone wanting to make a special memory here in Crete, Greece. I, together with the guest will use ancient sand-casting techniques to create a ring or pendant. After casting you are taught how to polish to make a stunning piece of wearable art. Just like the ancient Greeks!
I’m the founder of WildRock Co. a custom goldsmith business, featuring hand-crafted, solid silver and gold jewellery. I'm a Canadian goldsmith who studied at George Brown in Toronto. Growing up I always loved Greek mythology, as well as, gold and gemstones. It only made sense to teach a hands-on jewellery class for anyone wanting to make a special memory here in Crete, Greece. I, together with the guest will use ancient sand-casting techniques to create a ring or pendant. After casting you…
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Where you'll be

The entire experience will take place outside in a well ventilated area with Covid-19 safty measures at an award-winning local boutique winery. Manousakis winery is a very popular destination for many tourist's who visit. You will have an exclusive look into the life of a goldsmith, amongst ancient olive trees and beautiful orange groves. You will have a chance to try organic wine, and indulge in some fresh snacks grown and prepared at the winery

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 48 reviews.

Nadia
November 2019
An absolutely unforgettable experience! Wesley was such an amazing host, very knowledgeable and super friendly and warm as a person. We immediately connected and felt comfortable and welcome. His experience, storytelling and fun way of teaching introduced us into the art of goldsmithing, and with his help, my fiancé and I crafted our two beautiful wedding rings, which turned out to be better than we imagined them to be. The process was really fun, and time went by so fast as we were making the rings, while enjoying some great wine and delicious food in the beautiful winery surroundings. Overall, it was one of the most rewarding and memorable experiences of our lives, which we will always remember every time we look at our rings! Thank you Wesley!!!
An absolutely unforgettable experience! Wesley was such an amazing host, very knowledgeable and super friendly and warm as a person. We immediately connected and felt comfortable…
Dahlton
November 2019
This is a must do if you are in the area! Wesley is a very knowledgeable and fun host. I did this experience with one other person and we both had a great time making rings, paired with tasting some great wine.
Odile
October 2019
Expérience unique, Wesley très attentionné et aime faire partager sa passion. Le cadre est magnifique et reposant, la collation à la hauteur du lieu. Moment plein de charme et de bonne humeur.
Kersten
October 2019
My husband and daughter participated in this experience as I stayed back with our younger child. The vineyard setting was lovely and Wesley provided a unique experience that both enjoyed. He is personable and friendly - a fellow Canadian. My husband’s ring turned out very well, he tells me it is nicer than his wedding band! My daughter’s pendant is well crafted and she looks forward to getting a chain to put it on. Food provided was tasty and plentiful and Wesley was accommodating for the fact my 11 year old daughter was not drinking. I imagine this would be a fantastic and romantic opportunity for young couple to create their own wedding bands. Many thanks Wesley for a great evening!
My husband and daughter participated in this experience as I stayed back with our younger child. The vineyard setting was lovely and Wesley provided a unique experience that both…
Sherry
October 2019
By far one of the best experiences on my trip. Wesley takes the time to ensure each participant goes home with an item they are happy with. The company, food and evening was great. Well worth the time, effort and cost.
Ryan
October 2019
My girlfriend and I were most excited about this activity during our trip around the Greek islands, and we were not disappointed. Become a goldsmith for a day is a casual experience filled with relaxing hands-on work (doesn’t feel like work), various wines, and a delicious lunch. Wesley is a great guy with knowledge of jewellery, wine, and the island of Crete. Thank you Wesley for an awesome experience!
My girlfriend and I were most excited about this activity during our trip around the Greek islands, and we were not disappointed. Become a goldsmith for a day is a casual experienc…

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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 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

The fee includes the instructor and all tools needed. Also the snack and wine provided by Manousakis winery. Additional fees will apply for final silver or gold used. Reach out to me before the experience for metal pricing estimates and what metals are available if it's short notice.

What to bring

Closed toe shoes are preferred

Covid-19 cloth mask, or face shield