RINGS MADE BY THE HANDS THAT WILL WEAR THEM
Making your own wedding rings turns planning your big day into a hands-on experience. You’ll spend the day together in my workshop, making memories as well as rings.
It might sound scary, but you don’t need any experience of jewellery making to attend a workshop. I’ll walk you carefully through the whole process, demonstrating the techniques on a sample ring. You’ll work on your own or your partner’s ring, directly in the real metal.
MAKING YOUR OWN WEDDING RINGS
Wedding rings can be made in silver, three colours and four carats of gold, or platinum. There are options to make fitted rings, add hammered textures, and choose between a shiny or matt finish. I can also arrange stone setting or engraving (which is done after the workshop).
It’s also possible to bring family gold along to melt down and include in your new rings.
During a class you have exclusive use of the workshop, which is tucked away behind Carbon Gallery on the historic Penryn High Street. As workshops run for one couple at a time, you can select a date to suit you. Or you might like to make a weekend of it by staying locally. Penryn is just down the coast from Falmouth (which is filled with great pubs and places to stay) and across the river from the beautiful Roseland peninsular.
Previous Ring Workshops ...
How it works
We start things off with a friendly chat. Whilst informal, this part is still very important. We'll discuss dates, materials, and other key details.
If you're able to visit the workshop you can try on a range of samples; this really helps finding the shape, style and finish that's right for you. If you're further afield we can use Zoom to cover the distance and I’ve even posted out silver samples in the past to make sure that things are just right.
We'll talk through the precious metals, considering function, aesthetics and budget.
Wedding rings can be made in:
Sterling Silver (recycled)
9ct Yellow, Red or White Gold (SMO, recycled or fairtrade)
14ct Yellow Gold (SMO, recycled or fairtrade)
18ct Yellow, Red or White Gold (SMO, recycled or fairtrade)
22ct Yellow Gold
Following the consultation I'll need time to finalise a precise quote and to acquire the chosen metals. We also need to leave breathing room between the workshop and the wedding to allow for hallmarking and any special extras. But don't panic about timing – we’ll work it out together.
THE WEDDING RING WORKSHOP
Classes run Tuesday-Sunday at 10am.
I start by making everyone a cuppa, double checking your ring sizes, and handing out the aprons. Once everyone is settled the real fun starts. The workshop has all the weird and wonderful tools you'll need to transform your precious metal into real, beautiful wedding rings.
There really is no need for prior experience - I'll be making a sample alongside you and demonstrating every step of the way.
I always feel mean saying it, but you can’t take your rings away with you on the day of the workshop! After the class I send them to Birmingham Assay Office to have the metal standard tested and a hallmark applied.
I'll also arrange any stone setting or engraving.
Once the rings are back in my workshop I'll contact you to arrange delivery or collection of your finished, handmade wedding bands.
My partner and I made our own weddings rings at Becca’s workshop and we had an awesome day! Becca was very welcoming and guided us through each step of the process, making sure we were 100% happy with our rings before finishing for the day. We can’t believe how well we were able to make them turn out and are so pleased!
Communication with her was excellent right from the word go and she gave great advice about choosing styles etc. I would recommend the workshop to anyone in a heartbeat. Thanks so much!
Check the calendar below to see when Becca's available to teach or to have a consultation.