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VIP Beginners Jewellery Making and Relaxation Workshop

Holywood, County Down, BT18 0NJ
Numerous Jewellery Making groups smiling and pulling funny faces after finishing their jewellery making course in Ruth the goldsmiths studio in Holywo


The NI Silver VIP Jewellery Making and Relaxation workshop combines jewellery making with the warmest of Northern Irish welcomes.

Guided by our goldsmith Ruth, each person will make their own piece of silver or copper jewellery, (you choose), followed by a 'behind the scenes' experience relaxing in our tranquil setting overlooking Belfast Lough and the Antrim Hills beyond. 

During the workshop you will be introduced to basic metal-working techniques but with some more sophisticated skills/machinery in there as well.  Your personal handmade jewellery creation can reflect the blue/green elements of Ards and North Down, from our rolling drumlins to our rippling loughs, encompassing our beautiful scenery.  

Participants will have a go at numerous techniques including piercing, filing, soldering, hammering/texturing and polishing to create a lovely silver or copper ring, pendant, earrings or bangle.

The aim of the enhanced workshop is to showcase one of Ards and North Down’s hidden gems, tying in with the heritage of artisan craft and the natural landscapes.

Each guest on this VIP "craic-ker as we say" experience will also receive their own recyclable gift bag containing a mini bottle of Prosecco, a selection of lovely local cheeses, chutney and crackers that they can take away too.

NI Silver’s Northern Irish hospitality will shine through as after making your gorgeous piece of jewellery, you will sit overlooking Belfast Lough.  if it's warm enough for you, you can wrap up in our lovely luxury, locally made blankets, enjoying the fire pit, chatting with us over refreshments and getting to know each other or if it's too cold, you can sit at our elm wood table looking at the stunning view from the comfort of our home.  

We are well versed in the local filming industry as we have been 'extras' in a lot of recent productions and we have also travelled a lot, so will keep you entertained with plenty of craic (chat).  

This experience is suitable for all types of visitors/participants including children accompanied by their parents. 

NI Silver’s great location is easily accessible, located 10mins from Belfast up into the Holywood Hills, perfect for a special occasion, a fun day out with your friends or just relaxing.  We can easily sort you out with other award-winning local eateries to create a wonderful day out. Its closeness to other attractions including The 5* Culloden Hotel & Spa, Ulster Folk Museum, Helen’s Bay, Bangor Museum and Bangor Walled Garden, make it the perfect unique experience for your short breaks or just for a day out.

From the moment you arrive, these are fabulously relaxed and fun experiences, come and spend some quality time with your family and friends on an experience you won't forget.

No experience is required to enjoy this fun day of sterling silver jewellery making.

So why not gift this surprise experiece to someone you love, or even treat yourself.  We can post a hard copy gift certificate or an electronic gift card - easy peasy.




  • Activities accessible for visitors with disabilities
  • Additional lighting available for guests with visual impairments
  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors
  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for disabled visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Guided Tours Available

Establishment Features

  • Accommodation nearby
  • Experience level - beginner
  • Family Fun
  • First Aid
  • Gift vouchers
  • Groups accepted
  • Indoor Event
  • Lessons/courses available
  • Prior Booking Required
  • Shop
  • Talks
  • Toilets
  • Tuition Available
  • Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties
  • Wi-fi available
  • Workshop

Event Facilities

  • Booking Required

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Parking Free on public pavement between two drives. Please do not park outside neighbours properties or on our private drive as this needs to be kept clear at all times. Thank you
  • Coach parking
  • On site parking - Parking Free on public pavement between two drives. Please do not park outside neighbours properties or on our private drive as this needs to be kept clear at all times. Thank you
  • Station nearby

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted
  • Visa Debit Accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Coastal
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • In countryside
  • In Market Town
  • Max group size
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Unique venue
  • Village Location

Guide Prices

Book directly at or call Ruth or Steve

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Easy Access via the A2 Belfast to Bangor Road.  Address provided on booking.

Public Transport Directions

Airports: Belfast City (10 mins away), Belfast International (40 mins away).

Train: Belfast to Bangor line, get off at Marino.  6 min walk or we can collect (by prior arrangement only)

Car: A2 Belfast to Bangor Road, past Holywood, near 5* Culloden Hotel & Spa. 

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