We have two locations now!

We have two locations now!

We have just expanded our Business thanks to all the love and support we have been getting for our workshops.

We now have two locations in the heart of Dublin City Centre. We are still on Drury street at 24 Drury Street, Dublin 02, D02 V658. Our lovely new building is at 4 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 02, NR59 just a two minute walk from our original building! It is a black door to the right of JT Pimms but don’t hesitate to call us if you need further directions on +353 1 6751818

When booking your workshop with us you will now book the workshops based off location. When selecting our workshops you will either select Drury Street or Georges Street if it is available in both locations and if it is only available in one it will still mention what street you are booking your workshop for.

Please make note of which location you have booked for, this information will be located on your ticket in your emails. If any changes are to be made to the location the workshop will take place we will contact you with plenty of time before you are due to arrive to us.

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. Some Dublin Buses that will bring you within a 2 minute walk to our location: 83, 83a, 9, 16, 123, 14, 15, 140, 40

We look forward to welcoming you to our workshops in either one of our fabulous building!

Dublin’s Ultimate Hen Party Experience: Here’s Why We’re the Best

Dublin’s Ultimate Hen Party Experience: Here’s Why We’re the Best

Looking for something a bit unusual for your hen party? Look no further than Silver Works.

Explore our unique Jewellery Making Classes designed for unforgettable hen parties in the heart of Dublin City. With over 3,000 5-star reviews and recognition as a 2020 Hen Supplier of the Year finalist, your hen party is in excellent hands when you choose us. Discover the fun and creativity awaiting you in Dublin!

Choose a Hen Party Workshop that’s right for you

We offer the choice of  3 of our most popular workshops, so you can decide which jewellery making class is right for you and your party.

 

Forge Your Own Silver Ring Class:

Our most popular class, a 2.5-hour adventure where you and your group craft beautiful silver rings with 3 finishes to choose from.

 

Make Your Own Charm with Your Initial:

Craft a personalised charm, wear it as a keepsake, or gift it to the bride-to-be as a precious token of friendship.

 

Wax Carving Class:

Unleash your inner artist by designing your own jewellery piece. Bring sketches or images to make the most of your time with our experienced tutor.

 

What’s Included?

We provide a complimentary glass of Prosecco, Tea, Coffee and some chocolates.  Guests are allowed to bring in their own special sweet treats if they prefer.

All tools and equipment, drills & aprons are provided for the duration of the class.

You can also BYOB (Bring your own bottle) – simply let us know beforehand and we can provide glasses. You can also leave your bottles with us the morning of the event so we can keep them chilled for you! If you would like us to provide more bottles of Prosecco we can do so at the extra charge.

 

Workshop Details

We have three workshops with varying capacities (12, 10, and 6 attendees).

Larger groups can book the entire building for a comfortable experience.

 

Pricing and Group Booking Information

Ring Making/Charm Making: €80 per person (Groups larger than 25, please inquire)

Wax Carving Class: €70 per person

Additional Costs (if casting and finishing in silver):

 

Elevate your Dublin hen party with our creative jewellery making classes. Craft unique keepsakes, enjoy complimentary refreshments, and create unforgettable memories with your friends. Don’t miss out—book your spot today!

Contact Us: Have questions or want to check availability? Drop us a line at enquiries@silverworks.ie, and we’ll get back to you promptly.

 

7 Essential Steps to becoming a Jewellery Designer

7 Essential Steps to becoming a Jewellery Designer

Have you always wanted to become a jewellery designer but didn’t know where to start?

Here are our 7 essential steps to help you kickstart your journey as a jewellery designer:

  1. Discover your passion: Explore different types of jewellery and styles to find what inspires you the most. Consider whether you’re drawn to delicate, statement, contemporary or traditional designs.
  2. Learn the basics: Familiarise yourself with the fundamental techniques and materials used in jewellery making. Start with the basics like hammering, piercing, filing and gradually expand your skills.
  3. Gather tools and materials: Invest in essential jewellery making tools such as pliers, cutters, and a workbench. Begin your collection of materials such as beads, gemstones, wire, and findings so you can experiment with different designs.
  4. Take classes or workshops: Enrol in a jewellery making course or attend workshops to learn from experienced professionals. This can provide you with valuable guidance, techniques, and industry insights.
  5. Develop your design style: Experiment with different design elements, such as shapes, textures, and colours to find your unique style. Look for inspiration from nature, art, fashion, or personal experiences to infuse your designs with meaning.
  6. Practice and refine: Dedicate time to practice your craft regularly. The more you create, the better you’ll become. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes; they are part of the learning process. Keep refining your designs until you’re satisfied with the outcome.
  7. Network and collaborate: Connect with other jewellery designers, artists, and industry professionals through social media platforms, workshops, or events. Facebook groups are a great way to get involved in the community.

How can Silver Works help you on your journey?

At Silver Works we run a range of long courses to help students who are serious about learning jewellery making skills.

Our Introduction to Jewellery Making 5-week Course is a curriculum based course taught by experienced industry professionals. This course will take you through the essentials of jewellery making skills that you will have for life.

Our 4 week Improvers Course is a follow-on course from our Intro and allows students to refine and further develop their new found skills such as soldering, piercing, gemstone setting and riveting.

For those who are ready to apply their skills to their own designs, we have our 7 week Design and Make Tuesdays . This is where the real fun begins, students can sketch out the piece they want to create and with the help of our expert teachers, their pieces are brought to life

*Please note this course is only suitable for those who have done our Intro course or similar.

Why choose Silver Works?

We keep our class sizes small to maximise the personal attention each student receives. Learning from the best will save you time and money so that’s why our courses are only taught by our most experienced teachers with years of industry experience behind them.  We pride ourselves on our relaxed and friendly atmosphere here at Silver Works which makes learning new skills a fun experience.

Places in our courses are limited, so if you’re ready to embark on your dream of being a jewellery designer, book here to reserve you spot!

We can’t wait to welcome you to Silver Works!

Teen friendly Workshops at Silver Works

Teen friendly Workshops at Silver Works

Did you know our Forge a Silver Ring workshop is suitable for kids and teens from 10 years and up as long as they are accompanied by an adult?

Whether you’re looking for a bonding activity with your teen or an exciting birthday experience, our jewellery making workshops in the heart of Dublin city centre are perfect!

How it works?

Adults can choose to participate in the class themselves or only pay the accompanying adult fee of €25 euro while the young people get on with the fun of jewellery making.

Why jewellery making is perfect for young people.

Our jewellery making workshops provide a relaxed and fun atmosphere for students to explore the world of jewellery creation. With our expert instructors, teens learn essential techniques and have a blast. All skill levels are welcome, ensuring a rewarding learning experience.

Participants not only express their artistic side but also develop fine motor skills, problem-solving abilities, and a sense of accomplishment. Plus, they get to take home their unique creations as lasting mementos of their newfound skills.

Why it’s fun to create together.

It’s not always easy to find activities that both adults and teens will equally enjoy but our classes are perfect offer the perfect solution. Engaging in creative activities allows for free expression, relaxation, and positivity, making it an ideal way for young people to connect and make lasting moments.  Shared creative activities have been known to foster strong bonds whilst creating cherished memories too.

Are there any other Silver Works Workshops that are suitable for young people?

Our Make An Initialled Silver Charm or Pendant is also a suitable class for our younger students. All our other workshops are suitable for teens 16 years and up. To make sure the workshop you are booking is right for you and your teen, email us at info@silverworks.ie or phone us on +35316751818.

*We encourage adults booking this class to be mindful that younger participants need to be supervised as we work with professional jewellery making tools which can be sharp and need a level of responsible care in using them.

Book here and let your child’s creativity shine in our jewellery making workshops!

 

The Ring that Soothes: Why Everyone Needs a Spinner Ring

The Ring that Soothes: Why Everyone Needs a Spinner Ring

If you’ve never made the connection with jewellery and anxiety relief, let us tell you why spinner rings are so beneficial.

Spinner rings, also known as anxiety rings or fidget rings, can be advantageous for several reasons:

Sensory Stimulation:

Spinner rings feature an outer band that can rotate around a central band. The act of spinning the ring provides tactile stimulation and engages the senses, which can help redirect restless energy and reduce feelings of anxiety or stress.

Grounding Technique:

Spinner rings can be utilised as a grounding tool, providing a tangible point of focus. By focusing on the sensation of the spinning motion or the texture of the ring, people can anchor themselves in the present and alleviate anxious feelings.

Calming Effect:

Engaging in repetitive motions, such as spinning a ring, can have a calming effect on the nervous system. This type of self-soothing behaviour can activate the relaxation response and help reduce symptoms of anxiety, promoting a sense of calm and tranquility.

Making your own Spinner Ring at Silver Works

We are very excited to be offering a new one day workshop here at Silver Works where students can create their very own Spinner Ring! Our skilled instructors will guide you through the process step-by-step, from designing and shaping the band to adding the spinning element. You’ll have access to a wide range of materials and tools to help you create a one-of-a-kind Spinner Ring that reflects your personal style.

Personalise it your way with a choice of textures such as bark, flat or pebble. You can also choose a matt or shiny finish for your ring depending on your taste. The spinning element can be particularly fun to  make with a choice of shape and finishes including plaiting metal strips together to form the movable centre band around your ring.

Workshop details

The workshop Cost is €175 and includes all materials and tools. The workshop runs from 10.00am to 5.30pm with an hour for lunch. Spaces are limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today. To register, following this booking link or call (01) 6751818.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be a fun and creative workshop.

We can’t wait to welcome you to Silver Works!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrating Irish Heritage: Our Claddagh Ring Workshop

Celebrating Irish Heritage: Our Claddagh Ring Workshop

 Claddagh Ring Workshop at Silver Works Dublin

Are you looking for a unique and meaningful way to express your love and commitment? Have you always been fascinated by the Claddagh ring and its rich history? Then join us for our Claddagh ring making workshop!

What is a Claddagh Ring?

The Claddagh ring is a traditional Irish ring that features two hands holding a heart, topped with a crown. The design symbolizes love, loyalty, and friendship, making it the perfect way to express your affection for a loved one or to honour your own Irish heritage.

The Claddagh ring has since become a beloved Irish tradition, with many people wearing it as a symbol of their heritage and as a reminder of the importance of love, loyalty, and friendship. Today, the ring is often given as a gift to loved ones or as a token of friendship. It is also used as a wedding ring, with the design representing the commitment of the couple to each other.

 

claddagh ring

 

 

The History of the Claddagh Ring

The history of the Claddagh ring is rooted in Irish folklore and dates back more than 300 years. The story of the Claddagh ring begins in the small fishing village of Claddagh, located just outside the city of Galway in Ireland. The ring was first created in the early 1700s by a local goldsmith named Richard Joyce. According to legend, Joyce was captured by pirates and sold into slavery in North Africa. During his captivity, Joyce learned the art of goldsmithing and created the first Claddagh ring.

After being released from slavery, Joyce returned to his hometown of Claddagh and presented the ring to his true love. The ring became a popular symbol of love and loyalty among the locals, and it soon spread throughout Ireland.

 

What happens in our Claddagh Ring Workshop

Our workshop will be led by experienced teachers who will guide you through the process of making your very own Claddagh ring. You will learn the traditional techniques used to create these beautiful rings, including soldering, shaping, and polishing.

No experience is necessary, and all materials will be provided. You will begin with a Claddagh Ring strip and you will then learn basic gold smithing skills to transform this into a beautiful, made to measure Claddagh Ring. You will leave with a beautiful and timeless Claddagh ring, made by your own hands, that you can treasure for years to come.

 

Who is this workshop for?

The workshop is perfect for couples looking for a unique and meaningful way to express their love, or for individuals who want to create a one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery that honours Irish heritage.

 

How can you book your place?

Our workshop is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to reserve your spot today.

Click here for all class details and booking link.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic date night idea or a fun activity with friends, our Claddagh ring making workshop is sure to be a memorable and rewarding experience.

 

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the traditional art of Claddagh ring making and to create a meaningful and timeless piece of jewellery. Join us for our workshop and discover the beauty and symbolism of this beloved Irish tradition.