Jewellery Classes

Would you like to try your hand at being a jewellery designer, learn to weave wire necklaces or handmake your own silver ring? Eimear runs a number of jewellery making classes throughout the year in the beautiful surroundings of Inistioge in Co Kilkenny, Ireland. On this page you’ll learn a little more about the different courses, book your place (subject to availability, or arrange for a private party or even 1:1 instruction.

Viking Knit Wire Weaving

'Viking knit' weaving is a very satisfying and historic technique producing a strong, hand-woven, flexible chain that can be used for bracelets and necklaces for men and women. The beauty of this technique is that you don't need any previous jewellery making, or even crafting experience. You also don't need to bring any tools or materials. And if you want to continue making Viking knit jewellery, the equipment costs are quite affordable – Eimear can tell you more on the day. 
All of the participants will leave the workshop with at least one finished piece of jewellery, and hopefully a few new friends. You'll get lots of hands-on help from Eimear as well as printed step-by-step instructions in this fun and relaxed three-hour workshop. 
Classes are usually held in the afternoon (2 - 5pm); tea/coffee and snacks will be served. Classes cost €55 per person, and are limited to ten participants.

Wax Carve a Silver Ring

Join Eimear’s jewellery-making class and learn the ancient art of lost wax casting. Under her guidance, you will design your ring and then sculpt it using jeweller’s wax, which will be cast into sterling silver. 
No experience is required as with Eimear will guide you through the fundamentals of designing, sculpting and texturing your masterpiece in wax. Classes are small, limited to six participants (minimum 4), and each participant will have their own set of tools to use on the day. 
At the end of the workshop, you will have a wax ‘master’ that Eimear will send to a professional caster to be cast in recycled sterling silver. She will then hand finish your piece according to your specifications and post it back to you in a beautiful gift-wrapped box within 3/4 weeks max. 
You can also choose to cast your ring in gold at an additional cost, and have it set with gemstones, also at an additional cost; these extras can be discussed with Eimear on the day. 
The workshop starts at 11.30 am and during the morning sessions you will explore the tools and how to use them as well as designs for your ring. There'll be a break for lunch from 12.30 - 1pm, and during the afternoon session (1 - 3.30pm) you will make your ring! 
The total cost for the day is €165 per person, which includes all materials, tuition and lunch, as well as casting your piece in recycled sterling silver, finishing, polishing, a beautiful jewellery box, and return postage. 
This is a wonderful opportunity to create a precious treasure that is entirely unique to you, whether you decide to keep it or gift it to a deserving loved one.

Further Information



The workshops are held in the Cois Abhann Centre, which boasts several picture windows overlooking the River Nore in Inistioge, Co Kilkenny. If you've never visited the picturesque village of Inistioge, you're in for a real treat!

Known as the 'Jewel of the South East', Inistioge is a beautiful and historic village on the River Nore in South Kilkenny.  Its special character has made it one of the most visited places in the South East of Ireland for many decades, as well as the location for several movies including Widow's Peak, Circle of Friends, The Secret Scripture, and Love's Portrait. 

Nestling in the Nore valley it offers some of the best scenery in the region, particularly in the recently restored gardens of the Woodstock estate.  The Woodstock Gardens and Arboretum were developed in the Victorian Era and in recent years have been restored to their original glory. The gardens, set overlooking the River Nore, offer the visitor a wide variety of attractions and are a most relaxing and beautiful environment in which to spend a day. 

Private Classes

Eimear also welcomes private bookings for small groups of 4 to 10 participants (depending on the workshop): It’s perfect for family groups, small tours, girls’ day out, Hen parties, and visitors from overseas. 

During your private class, you’ll create unforgettable memories and a lasting keepsake. There’s something special about sitting around a table, laughing and chatting with good friends and family while you learn a new skill. 

Eimear will guide you through the design and making process in these fun and relaxed class. All materials and tools are provided, as well as snacks or lunch, as required.

Cancellation Policy

• If you need to cancel a booking, please email Eimear at with your request.  

• You are entitled to a full refund if you cancel in writing 21 days or more before the class is due to begin.  

• You can also transfer your class fee to another workshop, just contact Eimear to arrange it. 

• If your written request is received within the 20 day period before the class, you will not be entitled to a refund for your place.  

• However, you can transfer your class fee to another workshop. This can be arranged with Eimear.  

• Transfer to an alternative class should be requested in writing at least 14 days before the course start date.  

• Transfer requested less than 14 days before the class may be declined unless a replacement student can be found for your place prior to the start date.  

• Cancellations requested after the class has started will not be considered.  

• If you fail to attend a class, no refund will be given, and no transfer request will be accepted. 

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