Silver Jewellery Making in Ubud, Bali

The first time I came across a silver jewellery making course was on my last day in India only one hour before I needed to make my way to the airport. Of course I was disappointed that I couldn’t sign up to make some jewellery, but I knew that the opportunity would cross my path again. When I arrived in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, I knew that it was a town known for art and so I went out seeking a silver jewellery making course. I was able to find a place that did it, but I didn’t get the feeling that the teacher was a good one. So, I went with my gut and decided to hold off once again. It wasn’t until I arrived in Ubud, Bali and was walking down the street that I saw an article posted up on a window advertising “silver jewellery making classes.” I went to the address where the jewellery classes are held to check out the place and the teacher. It didn’t take long before I was handing over $25 CAD to enroll myself in a 3-hour silver jewellery making course.

The course included 5 grams of silver to play around with and if you exceed that amount, you only pay $1 CAD for every extra gram. The process wasn’t nearly as difficult as I had expected and was a hell of a lot of fun! I knew that I wanted to make a ring using a shell I had found on a beach on Gili Trawangan (also in Indonesia). I discussed some ideas I had for my ring with the teacher, whose name is Katut and the following is the design I created and settled on along with the process of making the ring”

Studio Perak is located on Hanuman Street in central Ubud, Bali

Studio Perak is located on Hanuman Street in central Ubud, Bali

These are the tools I used to create my ring along with a soldering gun and polishing machine.

These are the tools I used to create my ring along with a soldering gun and polishing machine.

Getting some tips from Katut

Getting some tips from Katut

Soldering the base of my ring together.

Soldering the base of my ring together.

The pieces of silver I bent and soldered together to make my ring.

The pieces of silver I bent and soldered together to make my ring.

Making the band to my ring.

Making the band to my ring.

Making the band to my ring.

Polishing my ring.

and….

TADA!  Final product!!

Let’s just say, this won’t be the last time I make my own silver jewellery.  In fact, I’m seriously thinking about building a studio in my own house and making this a serious hobby.  I highly recommend you give it a try:)

Have you ever taken a jewellery making course?

Kristen Sarah is a full-time traveller, tiny home owner and adventure junkie. She has one of the leading YouTube travel channels and is the head honcha of award-winning travel and lifestyle website, Hopscotch the Globe.

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8 Comments

  1. September 16, 2016 / 4:47 am

    Wow! Great Share..

    This is an amazing post. I love your ring. i would like to try this too. Very interesting and creative. Thanks for posting such an creative post.

    Cheers!

  2. Sneha chanda
    November 13, 2015 / 10:33 pm

    Want to learn to make Jewellery kindly send ur detail to following email I will be coming Bali in dec .

  3. October 19, 2012 / 9:16 am

    I was searching for jewellery making classes when I saw this. I am so keen

    • kristenj
      October 23, 2012 / 11:04 pm

      Are you going to be taking a jewellery making course? It’s so much fun. You’ll love it!

  4. March 18, 2011 / 4:53 pm

    Wow. That’s a pretty ring… would love to learn jewellery making myself one of these days. And great idea of using things you find during your travel as the center piece.

  5. March 4, 2011 / 12:06 pm

    Oh wow.. I have been having the same idea, would love to create my own silver jewellery! The ring looks lovely and is extra special seeing as it was made by yourself. I love combining perls crystals and silver, but eventually want to start working with silver in a raw way..

  6. Tanya Eubanas
    March 2, 2011 / 2:58 am

    That looks AMAZING 🙂 I love it and want to try it too.

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