Silver Works - Make Your Own Claddagh Ring

Tour Operator: Silver Works

What can I expect

  • Learn how to make a Claddagh Ring
  • Expert guidance from the team of Goldsmiths
  • Tea, Coffee and chocolate treats provided
  • Acquire new and unique skills

Make Your Own Claddagh Ring

Whether you are interested in learning a new skill or you want to create something in a fun and relaxed environment, this workshop is for you.

During the class you will learn how to make your own silver Claddagh Ring.

What is a Claddagh Ring?

This is a traditional Irish ring in which a heart represents love, the crown stands for loyalty and the two clasped hands symbolize friendship.

You will begin with a Claddagh Ring strip and you will learn the basic skills of goldsmithing that will allow you to transform this into a gorgeous, made to measure Claddagh ring that you will be proud to say you made yourself.


What you will learn

You learn the basics of goldsmithing which includes;

  • How to mark using a scribe and pierce your strip of silver with a jewellers saw.
  • How to form a ring using pliers and a ring mandrel
  • Watch it being soldered whilst being explained the process by your teacher
  • How the file the ring using different size hand files
  • How to texture the ring using a planishing hammer - if you want to
  • Watch it being polished on a polishing motor to your chosen finish - matt or shiny!


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We've been entertaining visitors to our town since 1988. We're part of the fabric of Dublin City and we take great pride in delivering a real and authentic tour experience to all of our visitors, one steeped in history but one that also celebrates the city as she evolves.