Jewelry Making in Taiwan

 

The rings that R and I made.
The rings that R and I made.

During the recent pre- anniversary holiday trip R booked a couple jewellery making workshop for  us to try out. It has been a long time since we attended a couple workshop.

If my memory doesn’t fail me it was the 2nd couple workshop which we  have attended together. The first one was a cooking workshop back in 2012 at TOTTS,

The jewelry workshop
The jewelry workshop

There were many stations for students at the Jewelry workshop.   There were about 5 couples and a single lady which attended the 2pm Saturday workshop that we signed up for.  It was really interested to see what went into the making of a silver ring.

Another view of the workshop
Another view of the workshop
The window view onto the road below
The window view onto the road below
The tools that we used
The tools that we used

It was the first time for me to be in a hands on workshop which involved the use of tools. I had fun playing with the different hammers and even used the blowtorch for wielding.

The apron that we had to use before starting the session.
The apron that we had to use before starting the session.
The key ring
The key ring

Each participant in the workshop had to use the key ring to self measure the size of the ring that would be made.  I was contemplating on whether to make a ring for index finger or my ring finger. In the end I decided on the ring finger as it would certainly sit more comfortably then on the index.

Engraving tools
Engraving tools

We started off the lesson learning how to engrave and were given copper plates to try out chiseling in the letters to form words.  It took me some time to decide what to engrave on my ring and after much consideration I decided on carving in our 5 names.

Our instructor for the day
Our instructor for the day

The pretty instructor taught us how to use the different tools that we will be using on our work bench. You can see her above giving instructions on how the blow torch was to be used.

The instructor showing how to knock the ring to size.
The instructor showing how to knock the ring to size.

We were taught how to knock the ring to expand it to our chosen size. It was interesting that a single piece of silver was able to shaped and molded into different sizes.

Creating the design for our double band ring
Creating the design for our double band ring
The finished product
The finished product

It took nearly 2.5hrs from start to finish to make the silver rings. It was certainly an experience which  both of us would treasure.

Have you made your own jewelry?

Grass Hill Jewelry

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27 thoughts on “Jewelry Making in Taiwan”

  1. Hari OM
    I have made my own earrings and bracelets and necklaces – but never a ring! Very pretty… YAM xx

  2. It looks like it would be a lot of fun making the jewelry! Thanks for hosting this linky party! I hope you are having a lovely morning and that you have a FABULOUS week! If you get a chance we’d love for you to link-up with us over at Party Under the Big Top the #BigTopBlogParty as well!

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  3. Looks great! when we were in Japan hubby has been saying he wanted to go to a jewelry workshop for a loooooong time but we never signed up. Maybe I should surprise him and start looking to see if they have any locally too!

  4. Thank you for joining us at the Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless Wednesday! I look forward to seeing you again next week!
    Mary
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

  5. How fun! I would love to do something like this. I took an Industrial Crafts class in high school, and we did things like soldering a jewelry box, sandblasting glass, etc. and it was my favorite class. I’m going to look for some cool workshops like this in my area.

    By the way, your rings turned out very nice!

  6. That’s a fantastic experience. I want to do the same thing but I need to find where are the jewelry makes here in our country.

  7. That is super interesting! It seems like a lot of work, especially the hammering and torching. But the result is so beautiful!

  8. I’ve strung beads before to make bracelets and earrings, but this sounds so much more fun! what an experience and a lovely output too 🙂

  9. Attending couple workshop is also nice bonding, we haven’t tried it yet. I like the ring you’ve made, it is really a treasure.

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