Forge a silver ring with a gem

Haarlem, Netherlands

Experience hosted by Aukje

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in English, German, French, and Dutch
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What you'll do

There is so much you can do with silver and gemstones!

The design:
The group is never more than two people. There is room to exchange ideas so we can design something truly personal. 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.
They might be useful for inspiration on what can be done in 4 hours. After the designproces, we pick out the gemstone and the silver to work with. I have quite a collection of cabochons.
The experience contains material for a silver ring and a gemstone.
If you want you can also make stacking rings and use different or multiple stones. There can be an extra fee depending on the extras you choose. You will know that on forehand.

The making:
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. We'll be cutting silver, filing, soldering, setting stones, etc. and we'll be handling all kinds of tools.

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

Other things to note
When you want to earrings or a pendant instead, that is also possible.
There is so much you can do with silver and gemstones!

The design:
The group is never more than two people. There is room to exchange ideas so we can design something truly personal. 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.
They might be useful for inspiration on what can be done in 4 hours. A…

What's included

  • Food
    I have a large cookie jar on the table and sweets. There will be krentenbol...
  • Drinks
    There will be plenty refreshments available
  • Equipment
    Sterling silver and a gemstone. And all tools for a metalsmith. Hammers, to...

Meet your Host, Aukje

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 26 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 also have two experiences on airbnb now.
"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 a…
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From $228/ person

$228 per person
$228 per person
$228 per person
Availability for this experience is rare.

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 5.0 out of 5 from 26 reviews.

Saleh
November 2021
It was an amazing experience, something never thought I would do And what made better is the location ( u will have to book to find out why 😉 ) Made a ring and anklet and trust me it is way better than any high end brand will u ever get because, there is only one piece of it
Edda
November 2021
I was staying in Amsterdam and looking for things to do over the weekend and stumbled upon this listing; spoiler alert I am SO grateful I decided to book it! Aukje made me feel safe and welcome from the very second I entered her home. I was offered snacks and coffee, the space was set up with everything we could ever need, everything was exceptionally clean and she took her time explaining the process and pricing to me. The actual experience of making the ring is a memory I will treasure forever, Aukje was very supportive and dedicated to make my idea come true. I’ve received so many compliments on my ring and people cannot believe I didn’t buy it. If you’re thinking about booking this 1000% do, this was one of the most wonderful things I’ve ever done for myself and I will be back if I’m ever close by!
Elizabeth
December 2019
My partner and I booked this as part of a day trip to Haarlem while staying for a few days in Amsterdam. We had an amazing time learning about forging silver and we absolutely love our rings!
Joseph
December 2019
Fantastic experience. She even served us a phenomenal home cooked lunch from local sources. Great location and people to talk to. So happy we booked this and had the experience take us to Haarlem. 10/10 would recommend.
Kelsey
October 2019
Aukje is so welcoming. She explained the process well and gave me tips on how to care for my own jewelry. I've never seen a ring like the one she helped me make, and I'm so happy with it!
Debbie
October 2019
I am a lover of sterling silver jewellery and when I go on vacation I often buy a special piece to remember my holiday. This holiday is extra special as I have my very own handmade and custom ring to enjoy forever. Thanks so much for this wonderful experience Aukje and treating me so well. I will forever be grateful.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 16 and up can attend, up to 2 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.