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Create a jewel in a cuttlefish bone

San Gimignano, Itàlia

Abans de fer una reserva, comprova si hi ha restriccions locals a causa de la COVID-19

Experiència organitzada per Laura

4 hores
Inclou: menjar, equipament
Fins a 4 persones
Idiomes de l'experiència: Anglès

Què farem?

I will help you to create your own silver jewel with the ancient tecnique of cuttlefish bone casting.
The cuttlefish bone has a very porous side and that's why it is perfectly suitable to become the mold of our jewel!
You will choose a pattern from my proposals and we'll start shaping the model sawing and filing an hard wax. Then we'll work the cuttlefish bone and we'll press the model in it. After casting the silver and pouring it into the cuttlefish mold, I'll immediately show you the raw jewel.
When the work is done I'll offer you a small snack and you will also taste my family farm's wine!

You can pick up your jewel, that I will personally complete and polish, in the afternoon (for the morning courses), or the day after (for the afternoon courses).
If you can't come back to pick it up, I can ship it to your home (shipping fees not included).
Other things to note
Even if you have never done something similar, don't worry! I will follow you in every step of your jewel creation!
I will help you to create your own silver jewel with the ancient tecnique of cuttlefish bone casting.
The cuttlefish bone has a very porous side and that's why it is perfectly suitable to become the mold of our jewel!
You will choose a pattern from my proposals and we'll start shaping the model sawing and filing an hard wax. Then we'll work the cuttlefish bone and we'll press the model in it. After casting the silver and pouring it into…

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Què s'hi inclou?

  • Menjar
    I will offer a quick snack with olives, tortilla chips and taralli. (also v...
  • Equipament
    I will provide you with :
    Any jewellery tool that is necessary for th...
A partir de €110
 per persona
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Coneix l'amfitrió: Laura

Allotja hostes a Airbnb des del 2014
  • 5 avaluacions
  • S'ha verificat la identitat
Hi! I'm Laura!
I studied jewellery at the Art Institute of Florence. After graduating I worked for almost 8 years as a goldsmith in three different jewellery workshops , improving many processing techniques. In 2008 I took part in an international jewellery exhibition in Dubai. In 2012 I explored other job experiences, but now I'm getting back to this fascinating art that I was deeply missing, and I will be glad to share with you my renewed pleasure of craft working!
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On aniràs?

We will meet in front of Coop Supermarket, right outside San Gimignano's walls. We will work in an unique setting, a patio in a delightful bnb's garden, sorrounded by nature and with a breathless view. It's only 10 minutes' walk form our meeting point, or if you prefer driving you can follow my car!

Ha rebut 5 avaluacions i té una puntuació mitjana de 5,0 sobre 5.

Tom
agost de 2019
This was an absolute treat. We felt like we were a part of an ancient tradition! Laura is a trained goldsmith and her expertise and insight were incredible. We learned so much and it's so rare to be involved in an activity like this! I made a silver necklace pendant from scratch and I have zero experience working with jewellery. Laura is very patient and friendly and was happy to answer all of our questions. We also enjoyed the wine from her family's vineyard and nibbles while she poured the silver into the mold (glad she does this part herself!). The setting is gorgeous - views of a vineyard and Tuscan hills on one side and a stately villa on the other. Overall it was one of the highlights of our trip - something we will never forget and we have a beautiful silver necklace pendant to remember it by! Thanks Laura!
This was an absolute treat. We felt like we were a part of an ancient tradition! Laura is a trained goldsmith and her expertise and insight were incredible. We learned so much and…
Rebecca
juliol de 2019
Wonderful, unique experience which we would recommend in a heartbeat. We had an amazing time and learned so much about the process. Laura took the time to ensure that all three of us created beautiful pieces. We could never have purchased a souvenir so perfect and personal. What a fantastic reminder of our time in San Gimignano!!!
Wonderful, unique experience which we would recommend in a heartbeat. We had an amazing time and learned so much about the process. Laura took the time to ensure that all three of…
Jackie
juliol de 2019
What an amazing experience! It was so nice to have a morning to just slow down, enjoy the beauty of Tuscany and create a truly one of a kind souvenir! Laura led us to a beautiful shaded outdoor setting where she took us step by step through the old Tuscan tradition of making jewelry. We started by carving a wax mold, then pressing it into the inside of a cuttlefish bone (very sold chalky material) to create the caste, and then poured in silver to make our jewelry. She also treated us to some of her family vineyard’s delicious Chianti! A couple hours later she met back up with us and hand delivered our perfectly polished pieces!
What an amazing experience! It was so nice to have a morning to just slow down, enjoy the beauty of Tuscany and create a truly one of a kind souvenir! Laura led us to a beautiful…
Janine
maig de 2019
We highly recommend this amazing unique experience! Laura met us in the carpark and we walked together on a beautiful scenic path with views of San Gimignano. We arrived at the studio nestled in a lovely garden and everything was ready for us. The age old technique of casting silver jewelry in a hand made cast of cuttlefish bone was very interesting to learn and practice. We got to choose our design, make and file a unique wax stamp, carve the cuttlefish bone into the mold and then Laura melted the silver and filled each mold. We had delicious wine from her family’s vineyard and lovely snacks. 2 hours later Laura met us in the carpark with the polished and finished pieces, strung and in gorgeous little boxes. We were thrilled with the experience and the silver jewelry.
We highly recommend this amazing unique experience! Laura met us in the carpark and we walked together on a beautiful scenic path with views of San Gimignano. We arrived at the stu…
Melanie
juliol de 2019
So fun!

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