MAKE YOUR OWN WEDDING RINGS
PRIVATE TUITION, FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE, HOME COOKING & BEAUTIFUL SCENERY
Spend the whole day in our beautiful garden studio, where Hannah will guide you through the process of making your own wedding rings from scratch. Each one-day workshop is per couple, so you will have the workshop to yourselves and will not have to share with anyone else. Hannah will be there to explain the process and to provide as much help as you need, but we encourage you to take control and do all the making yourselves! The day is fun, relaxed and informal and you will leave with rings you are both delighted with. All genders and sexual orientations are equally welcome!
You can choose to make your rings from sterling silver, 9ct yellow gold, 9ct rose gold, 9ct white gold, 18ct yellow gold, 18ct rose gold, or 18ct white gold.
We just wanted to thank you for such an amazing day making our rings. You were so welcoming, we felt really at ease and loved your studio (and house and garden) and dog!! I've raved about you to everyone I know - please keep in touch with any other workshops you plan!
- Steph & James in June 2018
Please contact us via the Booking & Enquiry form at the bottom of this page for Make Your Own Wedding Rings workshops.
You will experience annealing, shaping, soldering, filing, forming and finishing, and at the end of the day each of you will have finished hand-making a wedding ring from precious metal, and you'll be able to take them away with you on the day.
Your workshop will run from 10am until 4pm, but may finish earlier or later depending on how you get on. Bookings are available seven days a week (please book early to avoid disappointment). We will provide morning coffee on arrival, a light homemade lunch, and a champagne afternoon tea once you have finished.
The price per day per couple is £300, plus the metal of your choice. We are happy to provide quotes for your silver/gold in advance of booking, but please be aware that metal prices quoted are valid for one month from the date of the quote (this is due to fluctuations in the gold index price) so we may need to recalculate closer to the date of your workshop.
We ask for a non-refundable £100 deposit to secure your date of choice. The remaining balance, plus the amount for your silver or gold, is due two weeks before your workshop. This is so that we have enough time to order your gold and are able to prepare it ready for you when you arrive.
Hallmarking is available on request. Please note that hallmarking means that you will not be able to take your rings away with you on the day, and you will need to allow a maximum of two weeks for your rings to be hallmarked. The cost for hallmarking is £20 per ring. Rhodium plating is also available for white gold rings at the cost of £30 per ring; please ask us if you would like to know more about this.
We are fully insured and provide all safety and protective equipment.
“I’m writing to thank you for the time we had on Saturday! You are awesome, and me and Ben loved the day we had. You really exceeded our expectations! The way you handled the workshop, giving us all the advice and letting us have the control and decisions about our rings was perfect! We could never imagine that from that two strips of metal we would have our perfect (with our little own imperfections) and unique rings! I would recommend you to anyone! When we will look to our rings, we won’t just be able to remember our wedding, but the lovely time we had making them for each other. It was an absolutely fantastic experience and we can’t thank you enough for all your patience and care!”
- Priscilla & Ben in October 2017
HOW TO FIND US
by foot We are situated just 5 minutes walk off the 74 mile long distance footpath known as The Weardale Way, which is a walking trail which visits many of County Durham and Sunderland's most beautiful locations.
by bicycle Our studio is a three mile diversion from the C2C cycle route at Stanhope.
by car On-street parking is available outside our studio location but can be limited at weekends. There is also a small amount of parking slightly downhill from us, which is on-street next to the primary school. There are also a couple of small car parks in Frosterley village (about 10 minutes walk away). They are free to park in for as long as you like.
by train The nearest station is Durham, which is on the main line from London to Edinburgh. Durham is approx 3 hours from London, and approx 1 hour 40 minutes from Edinburgh. Durham station is approximately 18 miles or 30 minutes' drive from our studio. You can book tickets on the LNER website. If you come on a weekend, we can normally collect you from Durham station. Please just let us know in advance.
by air The nearest airport is Newcastle International, which is approx 33 miles or 50 minutes' drive from our studio. You can fly direct from many UK and worldwide destinations including London, Southampton, Exeter, Jersey, Dublin, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Brussels, Barcelona, Madrid, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston, Sydney... we're very accessible! Please check out Newcastle International's website for further details. If you come on a weekend, we can normally collect you from the airport. Please just let us know in advance.
BOOKING AND ENQUIRY FORM