Forge A Silver Ring Workshop

Learn the basics of silver-smithing from sawing, soldering, filing, hammering and polishing to create your own beautiful, handmade silver ring!

GEORGE'S STREET

DRURY STREET

Let your personality shine with our Forge a Silver Ring Workshop.

Every ring is individual, you can choose from 3 different textures – or combine them to make it even more unique! You even get to choose the finish you want – matt or shiny

The result is a stunning handmade gift for yourself or a loved one! Not to mention learning the basics of an incredible, ancient craft.

Many of our Forge a Silver Ring workshop goers have discovered a new hobby and love of the craft, and have signed up to our longer part time courses, to deepen their knowledge.

This Workshop takes place in both our Drury Street and Georges 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 will I learn in this workshop

You will learn the basics of goldsmithing, this includes:

– How to pierce ( saw ) through a strip of silver
– How to form a ring using pliers
– You will watch it being soldered whilst being explained the process by your teacher
– How to file the ring using different size hand files
– How to texture the ring using a planishing hammer choosing from 3 finishes; flat, pebble or bark
– You will watch it being polished on a polishing motor to your chosen finish – matte or shiny!

Come and join us for an evening of fun and creativity!

Our Forge a Silver Ring workshops have been awarded the Most Reviewed Experience in Ireland by Airbnb! We were also shortlisted as a finalist for 2020 Hen & Stag Supplier of the Year by Wedding Online. Due to our excellent reputation our workshops tend to book up, we recommend booking ahead to avoid any disappointment!

Can I come and watch my partner/friend/family member make the ring but not take part?

We can’t guarantee that there will be space for you, as classes get very booked up, however if there is space you can pay an accompanying fee of €25 to watch the class, but not make a ring.

    Duration of Workshop

    The Workshop lasts approximately 2 hours and costs 85 euros per person.

    Most of the taster classes take place in the evenings from 6:30-8:30pm and on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. 

    Please see below the booking area at the bottom of the page for our current availability

    If you are a group of 6 or above please let us know so we can accommodate your group. 

    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.

    Should you have any further questions, please do pop us a message to enquiries@silverworks.ie

    Why Silver Works

    Unlike traditional institutions, our priority is to help you learn & develop a new skill, not profit.

    This is why we offer only 6 places within our bespoke courses, so you get the most out of each class!

    You will be taught by highly experienced goldsmiths, working within the industry who has an abundance of Jewellery design experience.

    What's included

    We provide Tea & coffee and some chocolate
    All tools and equipment, drills & aprons are provided for the duration of the course.

    All the silver needed to make your ring.

     

    I don’t like the thickness of the band, can I make my ring thinner or thicker?

    We offer a standard 4mm size band in the classes- when you file it down you can loose some width, but if you want it thinner than that, email us and we will get hold of a strip that is 3mm if we know in advance. The cost of this is an extra €10 for the admin fee. If you would like a wider band of 5mm it costs an extra €12.50 and a larger size still of 6mm costs an extra €15.

    I have a beautiful stone I would like to set it in the ring, 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 4 weeks to get this set for you.

    Can you get me a stone and set it for me?

    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 workshop and we will get it done for you. Stone setting normally takes 4 weeks on top of finding the stone for you.

    Personalised Engraving & Gold Plating

    We now offer engraving on the ring you make! It is a one week turnaround time. Make it even more special by adding initials or a date. The cost of this is €30 if collected from our city centre shop. 

    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. 

    We can also 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. 

    Cancellation 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 class/course.

    • If your written request is received more than 48 hours 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 48 hours before the event, you will not be entitled to a refund for your place.
    • Transfer to an alternative Date and or time are allowed up to 24 hours before the event time.
    • Cancellation or transfer requests less than 24 hours before the event time will not be considered.
    • Cancellations requested after the course/event has started will not be considered.
    • If you fail to attend a course, event or class, no refund will be given, and no transfer request will be accepted.
    • If a class 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 courses require a minimum number of attendees. If too few bookings are received, courses may be rescheduled.

    Gift vouchers are not refundable in any circumstances.

    If you cancel a course 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.

    Health and Safety

    Do we need prior experience to do this workshop?

    Absolutely not! This is a fun, interactive workshop designed for anyone to take part in! We teach you from scratch.

    I have someone under the age of 18 that wants to take part, can they?

    Yes absolutely, this class can be attended by people as young as 10. However, anyone under the age of 16 does need to be accompanied by an adult.  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.

    Do we have wheelchair access into our workshops?

    Unfortunately, we are not wheelchair accessible at our location. There are a set of stairs up and down to our both our workshops. 

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

    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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