Our store "butiga" is situated in the most beautiful Dubrovnik street called Stradun. Since it is a quite small store we are limited to maximum of 4 attendants. This makes presentation private and cozy. We can assure you that you will feel like time travelling in our 45 minute presentation since we will be making jewelry button "Konavoska puca" from the scratch, just like it was done in the 14th century. Our own handmade wires will be used in performing a beautiful round piece of a jewelry that was used in a traditional costume of Konavle region. Open flames jewelry making is a must see and an unforgettable experience. It is an unique souvenir that you can capture and relive every time you think of Dubrovnik.
The goldsmith family Vierda became famous for their craftsmanship in the early 20th century when my grandfather "nono" Matija, after whom I was named, founded this same store in 1914. Our store is often called "time machine" because it looks just the same as 105 years after my grandfather started it. Since I am licensed to teach craft, just like my "nono" taught my father and my father taught me, I am proud that my knowledge is passed on my son Giorgio who works with me in our store which we like to call "butiga". Traditional Dubrovnik jewelry is something we are passionate about bringing back to life and therefore we came up with this presentation of making one part of the goldsmith history and that is a making of a filigree button called "Konavoska puca". The presentation takes place in our butiga and you are welcome to be a part of it.
You will be visiting the 105 years old craftsman store that is run by Vierda family situated on the main street of Dubrovnik - Stradun.