After reading the many trip advisor reviews we gave this a try. Overall we were not that impressed by the experience. At 400,000 Rp or just over €30 we had hoped for a bit more. There was no doubt the guys there were firendly, but we felt that the expereince was lacking. Upon arrival we were give some books to take a look at or asked to sketch what we wanted to make. We chose a pendant for my wife to make, and I chose to make her some earrings. The pendant involved a lot of cutting with a small saw, and we were told that they would charge us extra as we would surely break many blades....ok we thought, but at 50,000Rp, an amount charged without counting the blades we broke, we thought they could have bought a lot more of these blades than we used. After cutting out the holes, the guys there took it and soldered a ring onto it, cleaned it, and attached a necklace...exerience over for my wife. It was pretty much the same case for me only quicker. I was given some silver wire to make the earings although I had chosen to make some with a flatter profile (too difficult perhaps), and after 10 minutes of bending the wire to the shape I wanted, it was taken by the guys and filled with solder, not at all the look that I was wanting. As with my wife, it was then taken and cleaned, ear pieces attached and handed back. The finsihed items of jewelry look decent enough (only up to our skill I suppose), but we learnt and experienced very little that could not have been done at home. We were not intimately involved as some reviews suggested, more like peripherally involved and paying for the privelage.
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