Handmake your own silver ring

Brugge, Belgium

Experience hosted by Richard

2.5 hours, Hosted in English
Fun for couples
Something to try together.

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 choose from a wide selection of hand stamps to add a custom message onto the inside of the ring. This could be a name, date or your favourite beer!

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

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

Next I will 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 choose from a wide selection of hand stamps to add a custom message…

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...

Meet your Host, Richard

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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. I have been living in Bruges since 2017.
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. I have been living in Bruges since 2017.
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…
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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 496 reviews.

Wiebe
October 2021
Wat een top activiteit! We zijn hartelijk verwelkomd door Richard. In zijn prachtige werkplaats vertelt hij vol passie over zijn werk en begeleidt je bij het maken van eigen ringen. Hartelijke en gezellige gastheer!
Grace
October 2021
We cannot thank Richard enough! Such an awesome guy who was incredibly accommodating on booking! His space is so authentic and he truly is a skilled craftman. Richard is a great teacher who made you feel very comfortable with the experience. At the end of the experience you would love to call him a friend! We will cherish our hand made pieces and look forward to returning and recommending this experience to others! Thank you!
Agnieszka
October 2021
Richard is a gent. With his guidance, we came away with two beautiful rings that will be forever cherished. Highly recommended, a fun way to spend a couple of hours!
Pascal
October 2021
It was a super experience, we had much fun with a perfect result. We are very happy with our rings. I can just recommend it.
M
October 2021
Great experience, nice host, very good explanation of all steps required to make a ring, an amazing personalised result and a lot of fun
Chloe
October 2021
Richard was amazing! We had so much fun making our personalized rings in a beautiful shop. It was lots of fun and Richard was very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend/go again. 10/10

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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