Handmake your own silver ring

Brugge, Belgium

Experience hosted by Richard

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

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

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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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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Wed, Aug 4
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10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
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Sat, Aug 7
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Sat, Aug 7
ﺩ.ﺇ371 per person
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
ﺩ.ﺇ371 per person

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 464 reviews.

Viktorija
August 2021
I will for sure recommend everyone visit shop,is magical location, Richard is very great person,helps everytime, you can see thathe is real master of rings. For sure 10/10. I will come there for sure with my fiance for wedding rings.
Elan
July 2021
Great workshop in making and designing your own silver rings. Richard was great in helping with my personal request and great to talk too.
Muriël
July 2021
We had a nice time and really enjoyed the proces. Richard is a great host, has a sense of humour, and explains everything comprehensively. The feel and decoration of his shop are awesome! We all made beautiful rings!
Joris
July 2021
Had an absolutely lovely time with Richard. He was a kind, funny, and skilled host. We made a pair of stunning rings, which we are very happy with!
Bram
July 2021
We had a really great time making our very own rings. The work shop was beginner friendly, although the end result of the ring looks professional. The host was very patient and friendly throughout the process and made sure all difficulties were rendered null. We loved the atmosphere of the place and are all together very pleased about this experience. Great for group of friends, couples or on your own!
We had a really great time making our very own rings. The work shop was beginner friendly, although the end result of the ring looks professional. The host was very patient and fri…
Dominique
July 2021
We thought it was a fantastic workshop! You get a lot of explanations. You get tips and ideas but always you decide how you want to do it in the end. And the result is beautiful. Still in doubt? Just do it! We vonden het een fantastische workshop! Je krijgt veel uitleg. Je krijgt tips en ideeën maar altijd beslis je zelf hoe je het uiteindelijk wil doen. En het resultaat is prachtig. Twijfel je nog? Gewoon doen!
We thought it was a fantastic workshop! You get a lot of explanations. You get tips and ideas but always you decide how you want to do it in the end. And the result is beautiful. S…

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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