Carve A Ring From Wax

Carve your own ring in our workshop & have it cast into sterling silver!

Our wax carving workshop is for you if you want to give wax carving a try and have some fun!

Learn the ancient art of lost wax casting in our brand new 2.5 hour workshop.

Cost is only €100. This  includes carving, casting and clean up of your ring, tea/ coffee, snacks and expert tuition.

You will carve your own ring on the day and it will then be sent off to be cast into sterling silver. The ring will come back approximately 3 weeks later and our team of goldsmiths will then finish the ring for you, by sanding and polishing it. 

This workshop will take place in our George’s Street location.

Benefits of Learning Jewellery Making Skills

There are many benefits to learning a new skill in general, but learning how to make jewellery specifically has its own benefits such as:

– Helps you start a new hobby and learn a highly skilled trade
– Connect back in with your creative side
– Improves focus and problem solving skills
– Unique and personalised gifts are a guarantee for your loved ones
– Working with your hands relaxes you
– There are so many different ways to do everything so you’ll have lots of fun exploring what works best for you!

What is wax carving and how does it work?

For centuries, Jewellery artisans have been sculpting their own Jewellery designs from wax!

You start by learning about the lost wax casting process. You will then be shown samples of wax rings before and after they were cast. Your tutor will then give you a sample piece of wax to practice carving before moving on to getting creative and carving your own ring.

You have the option to make a standard width ring (that is included in the price) Or you can choose a thicker ring for and extra €25, including casting.

Embrace your creativity with your designs while our expert will help you bring your idea to life, while learning new skills.

This wax carving workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those looking to learn something new while having some fun.

Once you’re finished carving your design, it’s then ready to be cast!

How long does the workshop run for?

The workshop is 2.5 hours. And this includes, all material and your finished sterling silver ring.

Casting

After the workshop we take your carving to professional casters who take a mould of your design. They then pour the silver into your mould to create your piece of Jewellery. It will be returned to us within 3 weeks and we will clean up your casting to your chosen finish – matte or shiny – and return it to you once that’s finished!

The finishing touches

Once your piece has been returned to us, our team of Goldsmiths are on hand to clean and polish your ring. This is included in the class fee. You will be contacted by text when it is ready for collection. Alternatively, if you need it shipped, it would either be €10 (within Ireland) to €15 (outside of Ireland) depending on where you live. Please note that it is at Owner’s Own Risk for items to be posted. We cannot accept responsibility for lost items once we leave them in our courier’s hands. We do all we can to but once they are gone to post, there is nothing further we can do. 

Gold Plating

We can offer a gold plating service, its €30 for a 14-21 day service turnaround. Simply let your teacher know and they will organise this for you. 

You will be contacted by text when it is ready for collection. Alternatively, if you need it shipped, it would either be €10 (within Ireland) to €15 (outside of Ireland) depending on where you live. Please note that it is at Owner’s Own Risk for items to be posted. We cannot accept responsibility for lost items once we leave them in our courier’s hands. We do all we can to but once they are gone to post, there is nothing further we can do. 

Cancelling and rescheduling

In order to cancel a booking, you must inform us by email at enquiries@silverworks.ie 

Your cancellation must be confirmed as received by us on or before the relevant dates, as set out below.  All cancellations and transfers are subject to an administrative fee of 10% of the cost of the workshop/course.

      • If your written request is received more than 30 days before the event is due to begin, you will be entitled to a full refund of the amount paid, less the administrative fee.

      • If your written request is received within the 30 day period before the event, you will not be entitled to a refund for your place.

      • Cancellations requested after the course/event has started will not be considered.
      • Transfer to an alternative course/event should be requested in writing at least 14 days before the course start date.
      • Transfer requested less than 14 days before the event may be declined unless a replacement student can be found for your place prior to the start date.
      • If you fail to attend a course, event or class, no refund will be given, and no transfer request will be accepted.

If a workshop is cancelled or postponed for reasons for which we are responsible, such as staff illness, we will make every reasonable effort to reschedule the class to suit the majority of attendees, or add missed hours onto remaining classes.

Please note that all workshop require a minimum number of attendees. If too few bookings are received, workshops may be rescheduled.

Gift vouchers are not refundable in any circumstances.

If you cancel a workshop and are entitled to a refund, we will usually refund any money received using the same method originally used by you to pay for your purchase. We will process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any event, within 30 days of the day we received your valid notice of cancellation. 

How much we talking?

Our 2.5 hour class is just €100. 

This includes all material, tea, coffee snacks, casting and your finished sterling silver ring.

You can choose to do a larger, wider ring and this will cost an extra €25 including the finished silver ring.

Health and Safety

We ask that you wear closed shoes. You will be provided with aprons to keep your clothes clean. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us today at enquiries@silverworks.ie

What’s Included?

A standard size piece of wax is included in the cost of the course, if you want to make a chunkier ring, there will be an additional cost of €25 for the wax and casting.

We provide Tea & coffee and some chocolate, for good measure!

All tools and equipment, materials (wax), drills & aprons are provided for the duration of the course.

Where are we based?

Based in two locations in the Heart of Dublin City Centre, on the lively Drury Street and at our new location on Georges Street. We are in a prime location for multiple bus routes as well as being within short walking distances from Luas Lines, Train Stations and Trinity College. For workshops in our Drury Street location you’ll find us above our sister brand shop named ‘The Collective’ which is home to over 30 Irish based jewellery designers’ and more at 24 Drury Street, D02 V658. Spot our Silver Works sign outside the building! For workshops based in our Georges street location we are at 4 South Great Georges Street, D02 NR59.

 

Some Dublin Buses that will bring you within a 2 minute walk to our location:

83, 83a, 9, 16, 123, 14, 15, 140, 40

Lauren, June 2023

This whole experience was so awesome to have been able to leave with something you can cherish from a great learning opportunity. I didn’t know what was going to be involved with this process but the night was overall a fun, stimulating experience. My ring came out prettier than I could have imagined. I would do this again!”

Greg, June 2023

This was definitely a highlight for my wife’s and my trip to Ireland. Jill was a wonderful teacher, and the process of forging one’s own silver ring was fun and very satisfying. Now we have a more interesting keepsake of the trip than a T-shirt or coffee mug just cannot compete with.”

Shannon, March 2023

“This experience was the most fun! My mom and I enjoyed this so much. We learned a lot and it was the best way to spend our last night in dublin! Couldn’t recommend more!!”

Michael, January 2023

This was so worth it! Fun, hands on, its nice chatting with the people taking the workshop with you, and the rings turned out GORGEOUS. Highly recommend to anyone considering.”

LZ OH July 2022

“My daughter-in-law was visiting, and we had a lovely time making matching silver rings. The 2-hour workshop was reasonably priced and the sterling silver ring was a perfect memento of our time together. Highly recommended! We both went back to the shop (The Collective) to buy some of their irresistible jewellery.”

Jayne Maree October 2022

“Fantastic must do in Dublin we both enjoyed this very much great memories to keep a pure joy & can’t wait to return” 💕💕

Melanie, March 2020

“I’ve been lucky enough to do this experience twice. Loved it both times.”

Lisa, March 2020

“Very friendly and welcoming, a gorgeous little workshop, enjoyed every minute xx”

Alex, March 2020

“There’s a reason this is the number 1 rated experience in Ireland. It deserves all the praise it gets. Such an enjoyable experience and a great piece of jewellery”

Amber, March 2020

“This was definitely the highlight of my trip. I now have a memorable ring from my short trip to Ireland.”

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