DIY Bracelet:Tingklu in Hongdae
Come to Tingklu and make special bracelets for your friends and lovers!Exclusive discounts available for Creatrip members!
10 months ago
Namee Kim @creatripfromSeoul
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#1000KRW Discount #Customizaton

Today I want to introduce a place where you can experience making your own Korean souvenir in Hongdae, Seoul: Tingklu. Tingklu is a DIY workshop near Hongdae and Yeonnamdong where you can make your own bracelets. Many Korean couples and friends come to Tingklu to develop unique experiences and cherish memories.

I am in a good mood today, because not only did I make bracelets in Tingklu, but I also succeeded in making Creatrip the ONLY partner of Tingklu.
Of course, Creatrip members can receive an exclusive discount. Come along and find out! 

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Hongdae Bracelet Workshop : Tingklu | Recommended Reasons

  1. In Tingklu, you can make a bracelet with special meaning for yourself or with your lover/friends. You can select all of the materials by yourself. Also you can print out special names or initials for complete customization.
  2. The staff are very friendly that they will teach you very kindly about the whole process of how to make the bracelets. They will help you out if you are having any problems.
  3. The price of making bracelets is very cheap. Because you make it on your own, this shortens the sales process and thus, minimizes the price of your souvenirs. In addition, Tingklu's bracelets cost 30% less than other similar shops.
  4. The quality of the product and materials are definitely better than other jewelry stores.
  5. Similar to Tingklu's bracelet, it may cost around 30% in other Korean souvenir shops. The price of Tingklu is really cheap.
  6. The location of Tingklu is very accessible. It is just around the Exit 3 of Hongdae Station. It is not only a popular tourist attraction in Seoul, but also a popular store that many Korean locals visit.

Hongdae Bracelet Workshop : Tingklu | Business Information

  • Address:서울 마포구 성미산로26길 33
  • Telephone:070-4797-0796
  • Opening Hours:12:00~19:00(18:00 Last time to start)
  • 公休日:每個星期一,以及第二週與第四週的星期二

Hongdae Bracelet Workshop : Tingklu | Price

  • It costs ₩10,000~₩20,000 to make one bracelet
  • Creatrip members can get ₩1,000 discount for each person!

Hongdae Bracelet Workshop : Tingklu | Information

There is a staff who can speak English, but there isn't anyone who can speak Chinese.
Chinese charactersYou can engrave Chinese characters but you have to write down the Chinese characters with Korean pronunciation.
Cash and credit card can be used for checkout.
The price of the bracelet will differ depending on the material selected.

Hongdae Bracelet Workshop : Tingklu | Location

  • Address:서울 마포구 성미산로26길 33

Hongdae Bracelet Workshop : Tingklu | Roadmap Directions

After exiting Exit 3 of the Hongik University station, cross the road. Once you get to the other side, walk straight. 
Go into the alley between GS25 (a convenience store) and an apartment. 
Turn left at the second intersection and walk little further down. You will be able to see Tingklu!

Tingklu is a craft workshop where you can create your own bracelet all by your own.

The reason why Creatrip became partners with Tingklu was that we wanted to enable our members to make something that they can cherish even after they go back to their home country. We wish that Tingklu experience will become your happiest memories in Korea. 

I, representing the whole Creatrip team, bravely came to Tingklu to make a one-and-only bracelet.

First off, I had to select the materials before delving into braiding. The store manager showed me previous guests' works which were very impressive! Next to each material, I was able to find a sample bracelet. It was easier to spot the style I wanted. 

There were many different types of bracelets (I never knew there were so many!)

You can choose the material for your bracelet from the following: silk, leather, thick thread, chain, or initials. 

There are two types of silk bracelet depending on the thickness of the thread. You can either make your bracelet with thick or thin silk. The color and thickness all vary. 

The same rule applies to leather too. You can either make your bracelet with thick or thin leather strip and braid different colored ones together. 

There were so many options I could take. After choosing the type of thread, I decided to pick a matching pendant.

At Tingklu, you can choose your pendant. 

Try to choose the one that would best reflect you or your beloved ones. 

From simple ornaments to round pendants, you can find almost every pendant here. 

You can even engrave your name on the pendant if you want. 

Now, I was contemplating what to do next. 

Tingklu provides lettering service. You can engrave words or phrases on pendants. After choosing the word or phrase you want to engrave, pick the pendant and select the font. Make a request to the store manager. 

Write the phrase or word you want on a piece of paper. This is to avoid any confusion.

Tingklu can even engrave in English and Chinese! 

One thing to note, you have to write down the Chinese characters (With Korean pronunciation) if you want to engrave Chinese characters.  If you don't know how to write certain characters, you can look up on Naver Chinese dictionary  :)

Once you make up your mind about everything (including the engraving and the materials), go to the room next to the material room.

I believe many of you are worried about not knowing what to do with your selections. If you don't know what to do with your bracelet, just call one of the staff members and they will help you out.

As long as you follow the staff, you won't fail. 

In order words, the staff will not let you fail unless you give up. So don't give up! 

The above photos show how I made my pretty bracelets. After I finished my first one, the staff came over to help me. My bracelet was a little too long, so she helped me readjust the length.

After adjusting the length, the staff kindly helped me with the final touches. 

If you have chosen tassels or other ornaments, the staff will help you attach them on your bracelet. Tell them where you want to put the ornament. 

Finally! My bracelets were finished! 

Tingklu reduces the service price by minimizing the marginal cost for the craft materials. The competitive price is Tingklu's strength. 

But don't get me wrong! Cheap price does not always mean poor quality. In fact, Tingklu materials are all in great quality. When you compare Tingklu with other stores, you will spot the difference in quality right away. Furthermore, other stores would charge you about 30% more. 

If you have a chance to visit Yeonnamdong or Hongdae, I highly recommend you to visit Tingklu. 

Make a bracelet that no one else in this world has but you. Make something that truly belongs to yourself or your beloved ones. I guarantee, the bracelet you make at Tingklu will be your best souvenir. 

※ Take a photo of your day at Tingklu!

Tingklu has a photo wall saying "빛나는 너 (Sparkling you).' 

Take a quick photo here. Your photo will come out so pretty!

How can I get a 10% Creatrip discount at Tingklu? 

If you come in as a group, each person has to prove his or her member membership to receive the discount.  

Present your reservation confirmation and your Creatrip membership page to the vendor to enjoy the exclusive discounts and offers!

Creatrip Membership|How to Prove Your Membership

Creatrip APP

1. Sign in to Creatrip APP2. Click the account3. Show this page to the vendor

Creatrip Website

1. Sign in to Creatrip 2. Click the account3. Show this page to the vendor

The above was a short overview of Tingklu (팅클유) near Hongdae Station : Please read this blog post carefully and follow the instruction given in this post to get special discounts. If you have any further inquiry, please shoot us an email at   


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3 reviews in total

Ann LeefromTaipei
7 months ago
8 months ago
여정영 @creatripfromSeoul
8 months ago
此合作商家不用事前預約,抵達現場、結帳時,會員請點選APP頁面之「我的頁面(會員證明)」 並出示給店員,以享有會員專屬優惠。
a year ago
여정영 @creatripfromSeoul
a year ago
店員不會中文:) 但是簡單英文比手畫腳應該是可以的(現場比較多都是可以直接看到,做選擇的),因此不用太擔心語言部分