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.

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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.

We also offer One-Day Jewellery Workshops and Weekend Jewellery Experiences... please check out our JEWELLERY WORKSHOPS and EVENTS CALENDAR for full details and to book your place!

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.

 These are some of our workshop tools which you'll use; we're very well-equipped and have everything you need. Your choice of metal will be ordered in advance, so will be ready and waiting for you to work with when you arrive. 

These are some of our workshop tools which you'll use; we're very well-equipped and have everything you need. Your choice of metal will be ordered in advance, so will be ready and waiting for you to work with when you arrive. 

 Our custom-built jewellery studio is in a beautiful rural location, with stunning views over open fields and wide skies to the moorland hills of the North Pennines beyond.

Our custom-built jewellery studio is in a beautiful rural location, with stunning views over open fields and wide skies to the moorland hills of the North Pennines beyond.

 Our delicious homemade lunches range from curries, chillies and soups, to sandwiches, pasta bakes, and salads. We cook according to the seasons and use organic and local produce wherever possible. 

Our delicious homemade lunches range from curries, chillies and soups, to sandwiches, pasta bakes, and salads. We cook according to the seasons and use organic and local produce wherever possible. 

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.

 Enjoy a glass or two of champagne in the relaxed, friendly atmosphere of our home whilst you reflect on your day and some homemade scones are warming in the oven...

Enjoy a glass or two of champagne in the relaxed, friendly atmosphere of our home whilst you reflect on your day and some homemade scones are warming in the oven...

 Our homemade scones are always served with Cornish clotted cream, and either raspberry or strawberry jam.

Our homemade scones are always served with Cornish clotted cream, and either raspberry or strawberry jam.

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“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. 

 A pair of wedding rings entirely handmade by Adele and Dan in January 2018 at their one-day  Make Your Own Wedding Rings  workshop. They both chose to work in 18ct white gold. Daniel wanted to put a curve in Adele's wedding ring to fit around the diamond in his fiancee's engagement ring, and with our guidance he was able to shape and carve this beautiful bespoke wedding ring with no prior experience of metalsmithing.  Will you make each others rings, or would you rather make your own?!

A pair of wedding rings entirely handmade by Adele and Dan in January 2018 at their one-day Make Your Own Wedding Rings workshop. They both chose to work in 18ct white gold. Daniel wanted to put a curve in Adele's wedding ring to fit around the diamond in his fiancee's engagement ring, and with our guidance he was able to shape and carve this beautiful bespoke wedding ring with no prior experience of metalsmithing.

Will you make each others rings, or would you rather make your own?!

 A view of our main studio workbench and lots of our tools 

A view of our main studio workbench and lots of our tools 

BOOKING AND ENQUIRY FORM

your name *
your name
your partner's name *
your partner's name
first choice of date
first choice of date
second choice of date
second choice of date
If you know the metal you would like to work in, please let us know. Otherwise we are happy to guide you.
If you know your approximate ring sizes, please tell us below. This will help us give you as accurate a quote as possible for the metal you choose.
If there is anything else you would like to ask at this stage, please tell us below.