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Let's make authentic jewelry in a country hideaway.

Joetsu, Japan

Experience hosted by 雅子

3.5 hoursHosted in Japanese and English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 2 people
Includes food, transportation, and equipment

What you'll do

Enjoy making your own jewelry in our own hideaway.
As you relax, you can make jewelry in your favorite design using 925 Silver (up to 7.0g).

We offer design samples within 7g weight that suitable for beginners.
You can make high quality designed silver jewelry with solid volume from many designs available for men and women.

As you will be guided through every step of the making, please be at ease let loose your creativity and explore your own design.

You can add stone frames and / or other preprepared parts (e.g. clasp for pendant) as an option to adhere to your favorite design.
For additions such as adding more silver (weight of added volume) or gems, the cost will be extra. Please contact us for details.

Duration of workshop is about 3.5 hours with workshops offered in the morning and afternoon.
Other things to note
With our excellent support you will be able to bring home an excellent piece of art, make jewelry with utmost confidence and ease of mind.
We have sample of up to 7g of silver possible to be produced during the workshop timeframe.
These samples can be used as reference for your designs.
If you have a design in mind prior to attending the workshop, please share it with us via email so that we can determine if it can be produced during the workshop.
If you would like to make jewelry to give as gifts or presents, we will need the size (e.g. ring size) of the person who will wear the jewelry.
Enjoy making your own jewelry in our own hideaway.
As you relax, you can make jewelry in your favorite design using 925 Silver (up to 7.0g).

We offer design samples within 7g weight that suitable for beginners.
You can make high quality designed silver jewelry with solid volume from many designs available for men and women.

As you will be guided through every step of the making, please be at ease let loose your cr…

What's included

  • Food
    Refreshments-drinks and sweets.
  • Transportation
    Pick up/drop off from train station, bus stop or a meeting spot.
  • Equipment
    Paper cases or pouches as presents.

Meet your host, 雅子

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 4 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have 8 years of experience in screening pearls and jewelry making at Tasaki Shinju Co. Ltd.
While working at Tasaki I studied jewelry design during weeknights and weekends.
I have since been making jewelry prototypes for big jewelry brands and also designing, producing and marketing jewelries under my own brand - COLON.
As for my related qualifications, I am a certified gas welding professional. I have completed foundational courses in jewelry from National Jewellers Association, UK.
I am also registered with Niigata Prefecture's human resource bank as a highly skilled talent.
I offer courses on weekends for beginners looking to get experience in hand made jewelries.
I worked as a Senior Overseas Volunteer of JICA on two assignments in jewelry field - teaching at a University in Sri Lanka for 4 years and also teaching jewelry design and production at a public institution in Indonesia for 2 years.
At COLON classes we have had attendees from many countries including Korea, Taiwan, USA, Brazil.
Instructions and communications in English or Indonesian is possible. However, even if there is no common language to communicate, you will be able to have full experience with hands on, step by step instructions that are easy to follow.
I have 8 years of experience in screening pearls and jewelry making at Tasaki Shinju Co. Ltd.
While working at Tasaki I studied jewelry design during weeknights and weekends.
I have since been making jewelry prototypes for big jewelry brands and also designing, producing and marketing jewelries under my own brand - COLON.
As for my related qualifications, I am a certified gas welding professional. I have completed foundational courses in jewelry from National Jewellers Associa…
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Where you'll be

Our workshop is in a relaxed setting, surrounded by spreading ricefields of Niigata.
On the second floor of a small country style wooden house.
Western style beams and the trusses in the open ceiling create a unique healing space with fresh seasonal flowers are placed to make you feel welcome !
Angela
December 2019
I absolutely loved this experience, it went well beyond my expectations of an easygoing relaxing Sunday trying something I’ve never done before. I showed Masako-San a photo of a ring design I found online that I liked and we were able to produce something even better using that as inspiration (granted Masako-San gave me a lot of help with her years of experience ;)). Masako-San’s wonderful hospitality and warm personality made me feel really welcomed. I also enjoyed meeting her family and her homemade Japanese treats. Given that I learned Japanese and could still remember some words, Masako-San also ended up giving me a good practice in Japanese conversation. Her English is infinitely better than my Japanese!! I would highly recommend this experience not just in jewelry making but also as a glimpse into Japanese way of living in the countryside. I definitely hope to go back again and try making more pieces I or my family / friends would love.
I absolutely loved this experience, it went well beyond my expectations of an easygoing relaxing Sunday trying something I’ve never done before. I showed Masako-San a photo of a ri…
Lyra
November 2019
Masako san is a wonderful and kind woman. My friend and I arrived early, and she gave us tea and cake and asked us about what we wanted to make. Then she taught us how and helped us make our jewelry. She is very experienced in her work, and even though English is her second language, she is easy to understand. We talked a lot while working, about life and experiences. We were very happy with what she helped us make, and I would definitely recommend this experience!
Masako san is a wonderful and kind woman. My friend and I arrived early, and she gave us tea and cake and asked us about what we wanted to make. Then she taught us how and helped u…
Jo
November 2019
This is a FANTASTIC workshop. I came in with a dream design and left so delighted. You want to take this class, I promise.
Nina
April 2019
Masako-san is an amazing host and me and my mom had a great time with her! She’s a wonderful person and makes you feel welcome and she’s very knowledgeable with the things she teaches you. It was a great hands on experience that exceeded our expectations by far! Thank you Masako-san for this wonderful time!
Masako-san is an amazing host and me and my mom had a great time with her! She’s a wonderful person and makes you feel welcome and she’s very knowledgeable with the things she teac…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Please bring your eyeglasses, as you require.

Please wear clothes in which you can comfortably move around. Clothes may become dirty to work in the workshop.