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“Great experience with a lasting momento” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chez Monique Silver Smith Class

Chez Monique Silver Smith Class
Ranked #2 of 56 Classes & Workshops in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Expert silversmiths teach students how to fashion 10 grams of silver into jewelry.
London, UK
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great experience with a lasting momento”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2012

This was a wonderful afternoon for both my girlfriend and (surprisingly) me too.
This is the first time we've attempted to create something out of silver, and we were taken aback by the quality of what we managed to produce with the help of Sunarta and his colleague.
The place is a little hard to find, but luckily our driver knew the way.
Once there, we were given a warm welcome, a cup of tea, and several booklets full of ideas for jewellery. This helped get the creative juices flowing allowing us to sketch some ideas on to paper. Once we'd chosen what to produce, the sketch was placed on to sheet silver and, following a demonstration, we cut out our designs. After which they were polished and finished up to a high quality pendant. Other options involved stamping, oxidisation and a number of other skills depending on what you decide to make.

It was a great experience with some lovely jewellery to take home as a momento.

Be aware that the price of the item will depend somewhat on the amount of silver you use! Sunarta is very upfront about this from the off based on your design, but take some extra cash in case you decide to make something heavier or larger than the included 10grams. The time is also dependent on the complexity of what you make! 2 hrs is fine for something simple, but more complex things will take longer unless you're a wizz at it!

Visited May 2012
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Melksham, United Kingdom
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“Best attraction in Bali”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

We found Bali overall disappointing after having heard for years about how delightful the people were, the pace slow and graceful and the island idyllic. However, the brightest star by far was the afternoon spent at Chez Monique in Ubud. The owner and staff were kind, gentle, patient, humorous, utterly delightful and so very helpful too. Not only did I come away with my faith restored in the gentle Balinese traditions, but I had a beautiful silver medallion as a keepsake of the best 4 hrs I spent in Bali. Thank you Chez Monique!

Visited April 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“good if you wanna have some sweet memory!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012

We have a lot of fun and spent around 2-3 hours over here.
this is the first time we have chance to create your own pendant/ring.
You will select what you wanna make from a booklet provided...
then once you decided what you want, then you will start doing it!
Don't worry that it will be too hard for you, once you facing any difficulties, they will help and assists you.
It's worth to pay a visit if you stay in Ubud...

Visited May 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A great day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

This was a fantastic day.
I made a ring which I love so much.
It was great to visit & be welcomed into a family compound.
Everyone was made to feel very welcome.
I would recommend that everyone gives this a go.

Visited May 2012
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Coolangatta, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

After checking put Trip Advisor for things to do in Bali, I knew I had to come and try this class and I wasn't disappointed! They make you create a design and assist in the process of making your own jewellery... We both made family pendants and love them! Thank you so much for such a great class!

Visited May 2012
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