Lux Beginners Jewellery by You - Jewellery Making ExperienceJewellery making experience guided by our Ruth with your new jewellery piece either worn home or put into a jute bag with local cheeses, chutneys, crackers and mini Nosecco to take away.
Cost:£110.00 – £150.00 per person
About this experience
This "LUX Jewellery by You" (Luxury workshop) is a beginners jewellery making experience.
This experience combines jewellery making with the warmest of North Down welcomes. Come, enjoy the craic and hammer off some of the frustration of being stuck indoors for so long.
Guided by our goldsmith Ruth, each person will make their own piece of silver or copper jewellery (you choose) to take away.
Each participant on this 'Lux' experience will also receive their own recyclable jute gift bag containing a mini bottle of Nosecco, a selection of lovely local cheeses, chutney and crackers that they can either enjoy during the workshop or take home.
You will be hosted continuously with refreshments and there may also be a very pleasant surprise at the end of your making process, but you'll have to wait and see what the Northern Irish weather says!
So why not gift this jewellery experience to someone you love, or treat yourself, as we will post your jewellery making gift certificate/s in advance of the workshop.
These are fabulously relaxed and fun experiences, come and spend some quality time with your family and friends on a unique morning out that you won't forget. Then spend the afternoon exploring the Ards Peninsula - we have lots of great recommendations for afterwards.
No experience is necessary for this activity and the memories you make will stay with you forever, as will your new creation.
Timings are normally 10am to 1:30pm but if we run on a bit, no problem.
The workshop is located in the beautiful Holywood Hills, overlooking Belfast Lough, so you can take time to breathe in the tranquillity of your surroundings.
Book via the nisilver.com website. Max of 3 per workshop, however larger family bubbles can be accommodated by special request. Covid restrictions apply. Easy to access by car, train, aeroplane and parking available.
(Photo credit - Ards and North Down Council and NI Silver)
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?
This Jewellery Making Experience lasts around 4.5 hours. The time will fly by and we are relaxed about the timings, so let us know if you have other plans we need to workaround.
Do I need any experience?
No experience is required as Ruth will explain everything and should you want her to will even do some of the bits if you would rather not do. Ruth has a natural talent of 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 texured 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. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 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 :))
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.
Kerry and her Mum
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.
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!