Jewellery Making Experience FAQs
We appreciate that you may have lots of questions about our experiences and we have tried to answer some of them here.
Should you still have questions please feel free to contact us and we will answer them for you.
Can I buy a Gift Certificate?
Yes you can and this is a very popular gift idea for birthdays, anniversaries and just fun days out with family and friends. When making your purchase just let us know the name of the person you want to be put on the gift certificate, what the message is and who it is from. Also let us know who to post it to, either to you or direct to the person receiving it. We will then wrap up the certificate and place it in a lovely envelope.
What happens if I have to change the date of the workshop?
That is not a problem, we fully understand that these things happen. Just give us as much notice as is possible. When you are ready to rebook, have a look at the dates available on the website and we will change your booking to the new date.
What do I need to bring?
Only a camera or phone to help capture your memories and laughter of your quality time with Ruth, your family and friends. All materials, machinery, tools and refreshments are included.
How long will it take?
Our Jewellery Making Experiences last between 3.5 and 4.5 hours depending on which package you choose. The time will fly by and we are relaxed about the timings, so let us know if you have other plans we need to work around.
Do I need any experience?
No experience is required as Ruth will explain everything. Should you want her to Ruth will even complete some of the work for you. Ruth has a natural talent for putting people at ease and any thoughts of 'I'm not very creative' will quickly disappear as you relax and enjoy the 'Craic' as the laughter levels increase in our workshop.
Where is NI Silver?
We are located in the beautiful Holywood Hills, County Down. We will send you our address once your booking has been confirmed. We are less than 10 minutes from Belfast, if the traffic is behaving itself.
What can I make?
You can make textured rings, bangles, pendants or earrings. These experiences have been designed for complete beginners. Ruth will take the time to explain the different making processes before you safely get involved. These experiences have been designed to fit in the 3-4 hours, so unfortunately we do not have time to cover more advanced skills such as stone setting. If you want to use gold or other precious metals please discuss this with Ruth before your experience. (email@example.com)
Can I bring my own design?
Of course you can, all we would ask is that you discuss your ideas with Ruth before your experience. This will allow Ruth and you to refine any design ideas, to confirm what is possible within the timescales and also ensure that Ruth has the right materials for you to work with.
Chains are not included with the pendants and can be bought separately - sizes 16-20 inch sterling silver snake chains in stock. We also have our own gift shop, just in case you need some other gifts :))
FAQs about buying our jewellery
Can I get it posted directly to the recipient?
Yes, when you are checking out just let us know who to send it to and we will do the rest. If there is a special message you would like enclosed just let us know. We will place the jewellery inside an eco gift bag wrapped in tissue paper. This will then be placed inside a protective envelope for posting.
Is there free postage with the UK and EU?
We are pleased to say just there is FREE insured postage within the UK and EU.
How much will it cost if I live outside of the UK and EU?
Our website will automatically calculate the postage charges depending on the delivery address, during checkout.
What if I live outside the UK and EU but the recipient lives inside them, what will the postage be then?
The postage will be free :))
Who will pay any local customs or extra delivery charges?
Unfortunately, we do not cover these charges and they will need to be paid by yourself.
What our Customers Say
The whole experience was amazing from start to finish. Ruth was so friendly and accommodating making us feel as if we were her lifelong friends. We loved making our rings (with lots of Ruth’s help of course) and we felt so proud of ourselves. Ruth and Steve welcomed us into their beautiful home and garden and provided us with a delicious array of food and drinks in their outdoor igloo. Overall it was a relaxing, creative and bonding experience which we would highly recommend.
My husband and I were gifted a workshop experience and we weren't too sure what to expect, but Ruth at NI Silver made the morning an absolute pleasure. She was knowledgeable and funny, chatting away whilst showing us the steps we needed to do, and then stepping back to let us have a good go! We all had a great time and I would 100% recommend the workshop experience to anyone - I'll definitely be back some time for another go!
If you're looking for that unique treat or experience,then a jewellery making workshop with Ruth at NI Silver is a must! I had such a fun time not only watching Ruth demonstrate her skill, but then making my own bespoke silver ring and of course enjoying Steve's great hospitality. What a perfect day! Thank you.