Design your piece of jewellery and make it

Fornacette, Italy

Experience hosted by Dòrthe

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in German, English and Italian
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes food and equipment

What you'll do

You will immerse yourself in the world of goldsmithing, typical Florentine work and more.
You take an active part in discovering this old craft with all its charm from the first to the last step. In private groups of up to 4 people we melt together, pull a silver wire, hammer, cut with a bow saw, file, grind, solder and polish until we have finished our own piece of jewelry. Of course, I will help and advise you on what you can do in a short time. I provide samples, but I am happy to help you with the creation of your own ideas.
For example, you can make a bracelet or earrings according to your own design.
In just a few hours, anyone can create their own piece of jewelry that will give you or those who wear it a lot of pleasure.
In between there is coffee or tea and for full-day courses (on request) a typical lunch with water and wine.
Otherwise note
You do not need to have any previous knowledge or to be able to draw to make a piece of jewelry. I am available for any help and ideas. Experience has shown that great pieces of jewelry are created and every participant is satisfied. The courses should just be a lot of fun.
You will immerse yourself in the world of goldsmithing, typical Florentine work and more.
You take an active part in discovering this old craft with all its charm from the first to the last step. In private groups of up to 4 people we melt together, pull a silver wire, hammer, cut with a bow saw, file, grind, solder and polish until we have finished our own piece of jewelry. Of course, I will help and advise you on what you can do in a short…

What's included

  • Food
    There is a snack for half-day courses and for full-day courses a simple lun...
  • Equipment
    A minimum of material such as silver, copper and saw blades are included in...

Meet your host, Dòrthe

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 19 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a professional goldsmith and completed my goldsmith diploma after 3 years of training in Florence.
I love the beauty of the shapes and the many possibilities to create an individual piece of jewelry with your hands from start to finish.
With me you can create your own piece of jewelry, just as the master goldsmiths did many years ago by first melting the material, then drawing wires and rolling plates.
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From £98
/ person
From £211 per group
Private groups only
From £211 per group
From £211 per group
Private groups only
From £211 per group
From £211 per group
Private groups only
From £211 per group

Where you'll be

The workshop takes place in my studio in the most beautiful setting in the country, in the middle of Tuscany.
In small breaks, which are necessary to be able to rest your hands, I demonstrate various work that you can later carry out independently under my guidance (e.g. melting silver, which is incredibly beautiful, soldering an earring or pendant or polishing with different waxes to make your creation shine)

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Rita
October 2021
A truly magical expierience! Dörthe made a lot of effort to accommodate our special request, and so we MADE our own wedding rings. Dörthe is a knowledgable and patient teacher, a generous host, we had great chemistry. Her place is a beautyful old farmhouse, lovely decorated. An absolute Must-Visit for everyone who wants to learn about craftsmanship, art and working with the most special materials. Loved it and will do it again!
Donald
August 2021
We had a wonderful experience designing jewellery together. Dorthe made our 2 small children feel at home and shared her experience and local food with us. A great way to discover what handcrafted jewellery making is all about in a wonderful setting.
Daria
July 2021
This is absolutely special and unique experience. It is incredible way to unleash your creativity and get a piece of jewellery as a memorable token of our trip to Tuscany. Dorthe was super friendly and such an expert in her area. We will definitely come back next year with other ideas to be brought to life.
Daniele
August 2020
Il corso è davvero stimolante! Dorthe è una host estremamente gentile e simpatica! Lo spazio è bellissimo in mezzo alle montagne e alla natura toscana. Ho adorato il corso e l'anello che siamo riusciti a realizzare!
Sophie
July 2020
We had such a lovely experience doing this class. Dorthe was very welcoming and had great English. Her workspace has the most incredible veiw of Tuscan hills and we came home with beautiful pieces of home made jewellery. This really made our trip. Would most definitely recommend!
Alessia
January 2020
bellissima esperienza vicino Firenze su dei splendidi colli, la consiglio alle persone che vogliono provare qualcosa di nuovo, Dörthe competente e molto simpatica, inoltre la consiglio a persone che magari sono già nel settore del gioiello o semplicemente apprendisti, perché vi garantisco che si ha molto da imparare da una persona come lei❤️

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    09:30 - 13:30
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    14:30 - 18:30
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  • Sat, 30 Oct
    09:30 - 13:30
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    14:30 - 18:30
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  • Sun, 31 Oct
    09:30 - 13:30
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  • Sun, 31 Oct
    14:30 - 18:30
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    From £211 per group
  • Mon, 1 Nov
    09:30 - 13:30
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    From £211 per group
  • Mon, 1 Nov
    14:30 - 18:30
    Private groups only
    From £211 per group

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.