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!
What metals can we work with?
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.
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. Rhodium plating (for white gold only) and/or hallmarking can also be arranged with us.
Bookings are available on a date of your choice, seven days a week (subject to availability, please book early to avoid disappointment). Your workshop will run from 10am until 4pm, but may finish earlier or later depending on how you get on. We will provide morning coffee on arrival, a light homemade lunch, and a champagne afternoon tea once you have finished.
How much is it?
The price per day per couple is £300, plus the cost of 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 are fully insured and provide all safety and protective equipment.
All tuition and instruction
Use of the studio, tools, safety equipment and facilities
Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits throughout the day
A light homemade lunch
A champagne afternoon tea when you’re finished!
What's Not Included?
Precious metal of your choice. You can choose to work in sterling silver, 9ct gold (yellow, white or rose) or 18ct gold (yellow, white or rose)
Rhodium plating (for white gold) and/or hallmarking can also be arranged if required. Please contact us for up to date pricing.
Priscilla & Ben in 2017 … made in 9ct rose gold
“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!”
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.
If you have arranged to Make Your Own Wedding Rings with us, please click on the button below to pay your workshop deposit and balance. Here you can also access your bespoke payment for your precious metal, and also pay for any rhodium plating or hallmarking you have requested.