Greeting by our staff and guided walk to the workshop
Three hours jewelry workshop in the Grand Bazaar Quarter
Neighborhood Maps (Online)
Transportation to and from the workshop
“Since I had been to Istanbul before and seen the main tourist sites, I was looking for something different to do on this visit. Luckily, I found Istanbul Tour Studio and signed up for the jewelry workshop. Instead of just spending the day hanging out shopping at the Grand Bazaar, I hung out in a real jewelry workshop with two very talented jewelers, and made my own piece of custom jewelry! Eren Usta taught me metal cutting, welding, polishing, and everything it takes to create a unique pendant to take home with me. Much better than anything I could have bought in the bazaar! Very cool experience, I would highly recommend it for anyone who wants something beyond the typical Istanbul tour!” Read more on Tripadvisor.
Most people go to the Grand Bazaar to try and buy a ring, bracelet or some other souvenir. But have you ever thought of going there to make one? You will be learning the art of jewelry making from Eren Usta (‘usta' means master in Turkish), a man who has devoted himself to this craft for over 25 years. The Grand Bazaar with all its hidden alleys and endless gems will be your source of inspiration.
Enjoy working hand-in-hand with an artisan in a small group: To be able to give personal attention to each participant, we decided to allow up to four people in our classes. After meeting each other and of-course having a cup of Turkish tea, we first start with the tools and objects which we’ll be using during our jewelry workshop.
Choose your favorite accessory and start making it. Following the short introduction, you’ll choose from among different styles. After you decide which accessory you are interested in making, Eren Usta briefs you on how to make it. We turn the music on and start!
Jewelry workshop is for up to four people. Hence, you may share the class with others. If you would like a private experience, please let us know.