Ring Making Workshop
Make your own Wedding Rings Workshop
What could be better than making your own wedding rings for each other?
You can actually make your own wedding rings in my 'Make your own Wedding rings Workshops' in and around Harrogate. I will teach you step by step how to make your wedding rings. I'm Sally a PGCE qualified and experienced art teacher. I know how to help you make your wedding rings so you have an interesting story to tell about how you made your own, or each other's wedding rings.
You will be able to choose your precious metals, including Single Mine Origin gold, so it’s ethically sourced and you’ll be able choose every detail of your ring designs, from the style and finish of your rings, including textures. This is such a special start to a new chapter for couples celebrating their future life together and such a lovely thing to do.
You will be taught to make your rings with careful tuition, by me Sally. I'm an experienced teacher and will teach you to make your own wedding rings. You will learn step by step how to make each ring in an easy to follow workshop. Each stage of ring making will be demonstrated and explained so that you can actually make a ring to symbolise your special love for each other. Whether you would like traditional rings or something a little different, or to use wax carving methods and this will all be possible. Your workshop will be tailored to suit you.
How it works
First contact me to book your day.
This workshop is available by appointment depending on availability. The dates are by arrangement. I hire a lovely bright room in Pannal (Harrogate), or a room in Kirk Deighton, which is a lovely village hall great for easy access from the A1(M).
This workshop is for one couple to make their wedding rings.
First check the availability of the date you are thinking about. A £100 deposit will secure your date.
I hire a venue in Harrogate or Knaresborough and bring all the tools needed for you to make your rings. The workshop will run from 10am, with a break for lunch. It will run until approximately 4.30 - 5.30pm.
Choices you need to make about your rings before the workshop
You will need to talk to me about the ring style you would like, either by email, phone, or Zoom. You will then be able to decide on the style of rings you both want and I will confirm your requirements by email before ordering the metals required.You will need to choose styles of ring:
Traditional/D shape (flat inside and curved on the outside)
Court/Oval (oval profile, wider in height and narrower in depth)
Comfort/Inverted D shape (curved inside and flat outside)
Flat/Rectangular (flat on the inside and outside)
I will send you a link to my wedding ring Pinterest board if you need help choosing styles of ring. Simply send me your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll give you the link. I will also send you a ring sizer by post and simple instructions to measure your fingers. Or you can let me know your size if you have had it measured already.You will need to choose your ring box:
A double ring box (shown below)
Two single ring boxes
What happens next?
Approximately 4 weeks before your workshop day I will order your precious metal. You can choose from 9ct white gold, yellow gold or rose gold. Other options are 14ct white gold, yellow gold or rose gold, or 18ct white gold, yellow gold or rose gold. For 14ct or platinum we would make your rings using the casting process. There are less styles available in rose gold, but do ask what choices you would have.
If you would prefer you can make your rings in sterling silver and I will make a copy of your ring using gold once you are happy with the design. This will take a little bit longer and will add a small making charge.
You may choose to have your rings cast, They will then be hallmarked by the assay office. I will let you know the timings for this, as it varies at different times of the year.
At the end of the day your rings will be presented in a beautiful double ring box, or two single boxes if you prefer. You will now be ready and so excited for your very special day.
The workshop starts at 10am and will finish at approximately 4.30 - 5.30pm. The finishing time depends on the rings being made and the individual couples themselves.
Decisions you can make on the day:
I will bring in some examples of these rings, so you can choose the finish you would like.
High shine (no texture, the bright shiny polished traditional finish)
Hammered finish (round hammer marks which shine and catch the light)
Stripe (straight vertical hammer marks for flat surfaces only)
Matt (matt surface which appears slightly dull or frosted)
Scratch (scratched slightly distressed appearance, not shiny)
How much will the wedding ring workshop cost?
It costs £360 in total for you as a couple to have individual ring making tuition. This will include a step by step process showing you exactly how to make your rings. You will be shown each step and carefully supervised, so that you will be able to make your very own wedding rings.
You can choose if you'd like to be photographed during the day, and you have the option for photographs to be sent to you after the workshop as a lasting reminder of your day.
The cost of the raw materials (gold of your choice) is not included in this and will be an additional cost. The price of your materials will depend on the precious metals you choose and the dimensions. I will provide you with approximate costs once you choose your metals. Please note that your metal may cost more or less than the quote; the costs of precious metals goes up and down according to the financial markets.
The most common ring widths for women are between 2.3mm and 4mm. Usually the narrowest ring width would be 2mm.
For men it’s most often between 4mm and 6mm. Some men prefer a ring width of 8mm or more, particularly if they have longer fingers, or are wanting to make a statement.
This is rough price guide for you. I will discuss material costs and options with you on the phone or email and confirm all the details using email before you make your final booking. If you would like to I will arrange a zoom call.
Once I have all the details of the rings you'd like to make, I will get you a more accurate quote for your choices. The prices below are for guidance only.
Hallmarking costs are detailed below.
These rings were made using D profile 18 carat yellow gold, which means they are curved on the outside and flat where the ring touches the finger. The larger ring is 3mm wide x 2mm deep and the smaller ring is 2.3mm wide x 1.5mm deep. They are finished with a high shine polish.
Price guide for gold - estimates only
9ct yellow gold, rose gold or white gold
Ladies wedding ring £70 - £220
Mens wedding ring £150 - £320
14ct yellow, rose gold or white gold (NB. there is less choice in 14ct gold)
Ladies wedding ring £110 - £270
Mens wedding ring £200 - £500
For more widths, 14ct rings can be made in silver then cast - see casting costs (below)
18ct yellow, rose gold or white gold
Ladies wedding ring £195 - £550
Mens wedding ring £500 - £1200
I order Single Mine Origin Gold (SMO) which means the gold is traceable to a single mine. The miners are fairly treated and rewarded for their mining.
Plus casting costs (below)
For any 14K or 18K golds, it is possible to make your rings in sterling silver in the workshop, and we can send them off to a professional casting company.
There is the option of working in wax to design something more individual and unusual. Please see the examples on the Pinterest board and contact me for a quotation.
Your rings will then be cast in your chosen metal and will be an exact replica of yours when they come back from the casting company.
If you make your rings in silver first your silver rings will also be sent back to you, so you will be able to keep those as a keepsake too!
Casting costs are approximately £115 per ring plus the metal costs.
You will need to pay for any postage costs for casting or hallmarking.
Some styles can be made in the workshop using 14ct gold, but there are many more styles available in 9 or 18ct gold.
You may also choose to work directly using 18ct gold, as can be seen in the picture above.
Other charges and payment information
£45 for two rings of the same metal
£60 for two rings of different metals
There is an extra charge of £10 for postage and packaging if they need to be posted back to you. I can arrange for the hallmarks to be applied before you make your rings if you wish.
An invoice will be sent for the balance approximately 5 weeks before the workshop and this should be paid before the metal is ordered.
Any other costs eg casting, hallmarking, postage will be invoiced and should be paid before your finished rings are posted to you.
This workshop is to make two round rings with straight ring shanks. This is a traditional round design. Curved designs or wishbone rings can also be made to fit around your engagement ring. Some brides choose to wear their engagement ring on their right hand once they wear their wedding ring. If you would like to make a shaped wedding ring please contact me for further details; it may be possible, but I need to find out more about your engagement ring and which designs you like. Quite a few grooms and brides to be have made their own shaped rings, so please do get in touch if you would like to do this.
You may choose to design and make a ring for each other, or to each make a ring for yourselves.
By the end of the day, you will both have a beautiful handmade ring for each other, or for yourselves.
What to wear
No special clothes are required, but comfortable clothing should be worn. Closed shoes are essential and long hair should be tied back. Aprons, masks and safety glasses will be provided, or you are welcome to bring your own.
Parking for the workshop and where to have lunch in Harrogate
You will be able to park behind the workshop.
It's very handy for Betty's (Harlow Carr), so you may like to go there for lunch and talk about your newly acquired jewellery making skills! There are tea and coffee making facilities at the workshop venue.
Lunch will not be provided but you should enjoy a break at lunchtime. Other recommendations can be given for lunch. We are also close to The Wild Plum which is a hidden gem! Or you may choose to bring your own picnic and head to The Stray. Please note you should not drink alcohol while you are making rings!
After your workshop you may wish to celebrate your achievements and I have plenty of recommendations for restaurants and bars in Harrogate. If you'd like to have a celebratory meal or drink once you have finished making your rings you may consider The West Park Hotel for food and drink. For live music there is Blues Bar (it's best to check what's on first) or for more relaxed vibes with food and drink there's Major Tom's Social. There are also lots of places to eat in Knaresborough.
If you're travelling from further afield and want to stay locally it is worth looking on Trip Advisor for reviews.
How to book
You should contact me using the contact form on my website or email me at email@example.com
I will create a custom booking order for you to pay your £100 deposit once we have agreed on a suitable date for your workshop. This will reserve your date for you. Don't worry this workshop is suitable for complete beginners. No previous experience is needed.
If you don't have much time left before your wedding date it may still be possible to book your wedding ring workshop if there is availability. Please enquire by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Prices of gold listed above as a guide only and may go up or down as they are linked to the stock market. Prices updated 14/01/2023
Book a FREE Wedding Ring Workshop call with Sally today to find out more.
What happens if you want to postpone or cancel your wedding ring workshop?
In most cases it’s possible to reschedule your workshop to a more suitable date. Please see my cancellation policy for full details
UPDATE: wedding ring workshops are now being booked for September 2023 and October 2023, then January 2024.
Late bookings may be possible, please email email@example.com to enquire
Me and my partner recently did the wedding ring workshop with Sally and I honestly could not recommend this experience enough. Sally made this experience so special and amazing, it will be something we will treasure forever. From my initial enquiry, helping us pick out wedding ring designs to the actual workshop Sally always put my mind at ease. For the products you get the price is 100% worth it and I would do it again in a heartbeat. When we arrived Sally made us feel so welcome and took her time in going through everything including the plan for the day, she also reassured us that it was our workshop so we could take as many and as little breaks as we needed. We were complete novices going into this and didn't know what to expect but Sally was so patient and I was so surprised how hands on it was. We felt so at ease with her and she not once did we feel rushed and even when things went a little pear shaped Sally was able to jump in and reassure us that everything was fixable. What started as an anxious start with us not wanting to mess up the rings turned into such a great day full of smiles and laughs.
The intimate workshop also made it even more special because Sally was able to give us her full attention and talk us through all of the process including why were where doing certain things how the tools worked. Even more of a surprise was that she filmed and took photos for us so we would keep them as an extra memory.
Pricing was extremely reasonable and Sally was really transparent with us so we understood what the prices were with no hidden fees.
It's such a special and unique experience and with Sally she made it even more special. I can't wait to get our final rings back and I'm so glad that we did it with Sally.
Thank you so much again!
Had a wonderful experience making our wedding rings with Sally. Super enjoyable day, took us through the whole process and made us at home throughout. She completely put us at ease! A really unique experience and one I won't forget- would really recommend her to anyone. Her passion for her craft really comes through, and the results at the end are gorgeous- thank you Sally!
We had a wonderful time making our wedding rings with Sally. Everything from the initial calls to the set up of the room was excellently prepared. We loved how creative and thoughtful Sally was to work with. Would highly recommend to anyone!
Absolutely incredible workshop making our bespoke wedding rings. From concept to creation Sally was able to share her expertise, guide us through technique and advise on the best methods to make our beautifully finished pieces. The day was relaxed and full of laughter while also being packed with exciting things to learn and practice. We can’t recommend working with Sally enough, she’s an incredible teacher and a wonderful person to spend time with. Thanks so much 🌸
We really had the most amazing ring making workshop with Sally. It was an incredibly special day. Sally is brilliant - in the lead up to the workshop she pulled out all the stops to help us design the engagement rings we wanted, finding an array of gems from ethical dealers to choose from and helping us to decide which combinations would work well together.
The workshop itself was such a happy day, we couldn't stop smiling all day and for a long time afterwards! Sally is such a lovely person, and a wonderful teacher. She walked us clearly through every step and answered all of the questions we had. We really feel like we made the rings ourselves - with support and guidance from Sally of course - and we can't believe how beautiful they have turned out. We didn't want to take them off and we are so excited to see the end products when Sally has set the stones and had the hallmarks added.
I would unreservedly recommend the ring making workshop, it was the most special and joyful day and the rings we created have so much meaning because we designed and made them ourselves. I genuinely didn't want the day to end. We really can't thank you enough, Sally!
My fiancé and I had the most wonderful experience making our wedding rings with Sally. The day spent with her making the rings was magical - we learnt so much whilst also coming away with "perfect" rings as Sally kept such an attentive eye on us to make sure no mistakes were made! From first contacting her right through to receiving the rings she has kept us informed and made the process stress-free. We would highly recommend!
Thank you for such a wonderful day! We both had an amazing time and really enjoyed the whole process. Thanks also for the photos - we've loved looking through them and showing them to our family.
Samantha and Mark, Yarm
Me and my partner took part in a wedding ring-making workshop to make our wedding rings together. The whole day was bespoke, incredibly smooth and most importantly relaxing and fun. We spent the morning practising and learning different techniques and processes using silver. We then had a nice lunch at the garden centre. After that, we applied those techniques to gold which was a really exciting and special moment. It's given me a new appreciation for the material (and) the craft. Overall, we learned so much and Sally took lots of time explaining everything and answering our questions. The workshop is a fantastic way to create a memory which will last and I would highly recommend anyone who is even a little bit interested to take the plunge with Sally.
James Bradbury, Huddersfield
My fiancé and I made out wedding bands with Sally last weekend, and it was the most wonderful day! Sally was thorough and kind. She allowed us to take ownership of the making of our rings, while still providing guidance and help throughout. Before our session, we had a video consultation with Sally to talk about the design of rings we were interested in, and what karat of gold to use. Sally the ordered everything needed for the workshop to take place. We first cast the rings in silver, and then came back to cast them in the gold. This was brilliant as it means you end up with two rings each! Sally mentioned that some people choose to wear their silver bands when travelling etc to keep the gold ones safe The rings have turned out absolutely beautifully and we can't wait to wear them! Thank you Sally for the most wonderful day. We will remember the experience forever!
Hannah Bentley, Huddersfield
Absolutely fantastic! My partner and I created our wedding rings at Sally's workshop; it was such a fun and rewarding day. We are thrilled with the result and I would recommend the day to anyone. Thanks.
Dave H and El, Leeds
Had an amazing experience making wedding rings with Sally! She was so accommodating and patient with my back and forth regarding choice of materials prior to the workshop. My husband and I had a great time at the workshop itself as well - We had the chance to practice making silver rings prior to staring on the gold. Sally is a great teacher. Mistakes became happy accidents, and rings ended up looking flawless.
Chevonne and Joshua Tan, Singapore
This was such an awesome and rewarding day! Sally is such a great teacher; very knowledgeable and clear in her instructions while also being approachable, relaxed and fun. We never felt out of our depth - overall a really engaging day so glad we decided to make our rings with Sally!
Niamh D, Sheffield
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My fiancé and I did the wedding ring making workshop with Sally, and we loved it. First we made practise rings in silver and then we moved on to the gold. We chose to make each other's rings, just for extra pressure! Sally was patient and kind throughout and jumped in a couple of times to stop us going way off track, since we didn't have a clue, and making a piece of straight metal turn into a piece of round metal that fits perfectly is hard! I cannot believe how good they look, and we got it all done in a day - just really good fun and I'd recommend it to anyone.
Sally and Francis, Leeds