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Make Your Own Glass Enamel Earrings!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 10 reviews.Asheville, United States

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Experience hosted by James

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

First we will orient you in the studio. You will learn about basic metal forming, the technique of dry sifting glass or vitreous enamel and how to fire the glass onto the metal substrate. These new skills will allow you to fabricate your own pair of enameled earrings which we will complete together before the end of the workshop. Snacks and drinks will be provided during the workshop.

James's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
    Light snacks.
  • Equipment
    All equipment needed supplied.
From ₹5,664
/ person
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Meet your host, James

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 10 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a metal smith and enamel artist, and the owner of Monty's Follies. I have worked in Asheville's River Arts District for the last eight years making jewelry and enameled objects. I have a graduate degree in the art and used to work as a restorer of Asian art. These days I enjoy exploring creating jewelry, and pushing the limits of my media in new and unusual directions.
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Where you'll be

You will visit my spacious private studio in the Phil Mechanic Building in Asheville's River Arts District.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 10 reviews.

Ryan
February 2020
My girlfriend and I were visiting Asheville for Valentine's Day weekend and I was in search of a unique date idea to surprise her with. We are both EXTREMELY happy that I found Jame's earring-making workshop, it turned out even better than I could've imagined and my girlfriend loved it. Such a unique experience and so cool that she actually will get use out of the earrings. The workshop itself was far more exciting than I (a typical dude uninterested in jewelry) had anticipated: involving soldering, power drills, and hammering. It was also a creative process, allowing us to design the shapes, orientation, and color of the earrings. James did an excellent job explaining each step in the process and offered to help us as much or as little as we felt comfortable with. James himself is a fun and engaging instructor, focused on the project but also conversational. My girlfriend and I were both super impressed with the experience and are already suggesting it to friends!
My girlfriend and I were visiting Asheville for Valentine's Day weekend and I was in search of a unique date idea to surprise her with. We are both EXTREMELY happy that I found Jam…
Susan
January 2020
What a fabulous time my daughter and I had making gorgeous one of a kind earrings with James! Highlight of our weekend together in Asheville. James was so fabulous and fun to spend time with too! Highly recommend!
Lila
December 2019
Monty was an excellent teacher and host. We had a great time. We didn’t just watch but we’re completely welcome to take part as much as we wanted to. It was a unique and lovely experience and we would highly recommend it!
Alberto
November 2019
Our experience wth James was wonderful and exactly as described. It was a really great way to actively participate in Asheville’s arts without needing to have prior knowledge or experience. In addition, we madea product that we could take with us as a reminder of our great trip.
Our experience wth James was wonderful and exactly as described. It was a really great way to actively participate in Asheville’s arts without needing to have prior knowledge or e…
Neil
September 2019
James is a very experienced and knowledgeable artist and instructor. His studio was amazing and was the perfect environment for inspiration and creativity. My wife and I enjoyed the personal, hands-on learning experience with James and were so proud of what we created together! We highly recommend this experience and look forward to taking another class during our next visit. Neil and Michelle
James is a very experienced and knowledgeable artist and instructor. His studio was amazing and was the perfect environment for inspiration and creativity. My wife and I enjoyed th…
Laura
September 2019
He was super accommodating and genuinely nice. Couldn’t have asked for a better instructor on making earring and the final product was wonderful.

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 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Pen and Paper

Any personal vision aids.