This experience is about love, and metal, gold, and silver, alchemy. Guests from 1-6 people will arrive at the LYNCHINI design studio at 1714 Union St. in San Francisco. The 20 minutes of the experience is a review of basic goldsmithing and silversmithing hammering techniques, which is what all guests will learn culminating with a gorgeous, hand hammered finished ring or pendant. Guests will select a blank unfinished 24K gold, rose gold, white gold, or .999 Fine Silver ring in their chosen size. Before we begin hammering, we will identify the "Why" and the intention behind the creation, every stroke of the hammer will hold this energy. The next 45- minutes will be focused hammering the rings with help from the host where needed. With texture and shape complete the last 30 minutes, we will polish the pieces (done by the host) and stamp words into the interior or exterior of the ring or pendant to give them there final meaning and power.
Hi! I'm an experienced jewelry designer, goldsmith, and silversmith. I specialize in old world style rings featuring 24K gold and fine silver pieces. I've created scores of rings, pendants, bracelets and other items for happy customers. I have a particular affinity for pure metals...like pure silver and gold, they have magical properties; antimicrobial, antiviral, conduct electricity (thoughts) extremely well, gold is the only thing that can block solar radiation! To work these metals into jewelry they have to be hammered by hand to give them stregth.
Mediterraian style snacks
Beer, wine, bubbly water, coffee, tea
Guests will visit the LYNCHINI design studio and gallery at 1714 Union St. in San Francisco, California. The studio is well equipped with a design table, mandrels, hammers, lettering stamps, and other tools to complete the work of art.
Bring stories, notes or poetry for inspiration. Beginner's mind + zen mind, open to the possibilities, this is alchemy at its core. You create magic.
Gold/Silversmithing, you make the ring