Forge a sterling silver ring

Haarlem, Netherlands

Experience hosted by Aukje

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English, German, French, and Dutch
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What you'll do

Is it going to be a silver ring or are you making a pair of earrings? Earrings are a great gift because there is no size involved.

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.
That is helpful to get a bit of inspiration of what can be done in two and a half hours :-)

We'll be handeling all kinds of tools because we are cutting with a jewellers handsaw, filing, sanding, hammering etc.
I'll show you the soldering is done with silver solder.

The last step will be a nice polish for some sparkle.

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.

Do note that 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. There is a price list for extra's so you'll know that in advance.

Of course you can wear it straight away and have something to brag about ;-)

Other things to note
Please contact me when your group is larger than 4 people.
Is it going to be a silver ring or are you making a pair of earrings? Earrings are a great gift because there is no size involved.

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.
That is helpful to get a bit of inspiration of what can be done in two and a half hours :-)

We'll be handeling all…

What's included

  • Drinks
    The will be plenty of drinks available aswel as a large cookie jar and swee...
  • Equipment
    Material and all the tools to make your jewellery.
    I have a lot of sil...

Meet your Host, Aukje

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 47 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 have two experiences on airbnb.
"Forge a silver ring with a gem", which takes 4 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 h…
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From $114/ person

$114 per person
$114 per person
$114 per person

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 4.96 out of 5 from 47 reviews.

Peter
December 2021
Aukje ontvangt ons in haar prachtige huis, is super gastvrij en gezellig en heeft ons meegenomen in het proces om een paar mooie sieraden te maken. Haar ervaring en creativiteit maakt het resultaat geweldig mooi. Echt een aanrader! Wilma en Peter
Kristine
December 2021
My daughter and I had a great time making rings for ourselves. While the actual activity is not so easy and makes you appreciate all the work that goes into a piece of jewelry, the time spent with Aukje was extremely pleasant. She is such a nice, warm person - I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for something different to do. Shout out to Yap, Aukje’s new kitten who was just the cutest helper!
Amy
December 2021
Aukje is amazing! So creative and shares her wealth of knowledge with you. It was a great experience and I absolutely love my new ring!
Colin
November 2021
Silke was super positive, warm and welcome. Hosting in the privacy of her own 19th century home in the center of Haarlem. It’s fun experience with wonderful strangers. I wasn’t aware of the additional costs for materiel when I arrived but it was worth it! Highly recommended.
Jayne
November 2021
Can’t recommend this enough!!! Aukje makes you feel instantly at home in her beautiful house! Such a wonderful personality and fun to be around! The rings turned out beautiful and got to learn new things. Will definitely be back!
Courtney
November 2021
I had such a lovely time creating this ring!! Aukje is amazing with what she does and I could not be more happy with my ring! Definitely will be back ❤️❤️

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  • Thu, Jan 20
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    $114 per person
  • Fri, Jan 21
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    $114 per person
  • Sat, Jan 22
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    $114 per person
  • Wed, Jan 26
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    $114 per person
  • Thu, Jan 27
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    $114 per person
  • Fri, Jan 28
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    $114 per person
  • Sat, Jan 29
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    $114 per person
  • Wed, Feb 2
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    $114 per person

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 15 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.