Do we need prior experience to do this class?
Absolutely not this is a fun, interactive class designed for anyone to take part in! We teach you from scratch.
Do we get to keep the charm at the end?
Yes you do! It’s your charm to love and cherish after the class.
Can someone under the age of 18 take part?
Yes absolutely, this class can be attended by people as young as 8. However, anyone under the age of 8 does need to be accompanied by an adult, which means you making one too. We use hand tools such as hammers and files that could potentially hurt them so we need you there to watch over and help them.
Can I come and watch my partner/friend/family member make the charm but not take part?
Unfortunately not, due to our classrooms being small, every seat is like gold dust! However, on the odd occasion when we have a quieter classes such as a Monday evening we might be able to squeeze you in if you are accompanying a child/teenager but you would need to enquire with us beforehand to see if there is availability.
I would like to get my charm gold plated is this possible?
Yes! Leave it with us after the class and we will send it off to get it hard gold plated with 2 microns of 18ct gold plate. This process costs €25 + postage ( if you can’t collect it from our shop ) and it takes approx 2 weeks.
Can I make my ring in solid gold?
Yes! You absolutely can, we just need a couple of weeks notice so that we can order it in for you as due to its expense we don’t keep it in stock. The price of gold fluctuates but to give you a rough idea a 9ct yellow or rose gold piece that we use in class would cost approx €250 , if you wanted it in 18ct gold it would be roughly double that price. This is on top of the price of the class.
I have a stone I would like to set in this course, can I?
Unfortunately gem setting is quite hard and not something that we can cover in our 2 hour classes. However if you can either send us a photo by email or bring it along with you, we can get you a quote. We have some fabulous setters who can almost definitely do this for you. It takes around 3 weeks to get this set for you,
Can you get a stone for me and set it?
Yes! Simply send us an email with the stone and dimensions you would like and we can get you a quote. Leave your ring with us after the class and we will get it done for you. Stone setting normally takes 3 weeks on top of finding the stone for you.
I would like to customise my charm with letters – can I do this?
Yes! You can hand stamp your charm with 1 or 2 letters, your teacher will show you how to in class.
Can one of our group do the forge a ring class and one of us do the charm class?
Unfortunately not, as they are two very different procedures, they are really two separate classes that need 2 separate teachers.
If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to reach out by contacting Silverworks here.