Rings have been exchanged as a symbol of the bond of marriage for centuries and in many different cultures. Even today, wedding rings hold a deep symbolic value. The circular form of a traditional wedding ring has no beginning nor no end: representing a wholeness and continued renewal of the couple's commitment to one another.

You can make this symbol of your relationship even more personal by CREATING IT YOURSELF! No previous metalsmithing experience is necessary. In these workshops you will gain hands on experience in crafting your own treasured traditional wedding bands. Danielle walks you through each and every step, giving you expert guidance---allowing you to feel comfortable and confident with the technical process while still having fun.

It is possibly the most romantic gesture you can make! This will be an experience that you'll never forget and will be a story you can share long into the future---generations even! Imagine recounting the story to your future grandchildren of how you hand forged your own wedding bands!

If you are looking for a romantic gesture above and beyond a trip to the jewelry store, and would like to add personal value and meaning to the most important ring you'll ever wear, this unique experience may be for you!

Wedding Ring Workshop Options

Craftsman Workshop

From raw material to final polish, you will spend the day under Danielle's tutorship, creating a perfectly made band for yourself and your partner.

In this workshop you will begin with raw metal. You will learn how to melt the metal, pour it into an ingot and then planish and mill it into your desired profile shape.Then you will measure, cut, file, form, solder, sand and polish the rings to perfection.

materials available:
•18k gold (yellow, pink)
•14k gold (yellow, pink)
•sterling silver
•*Due to difficulites in the pouring process white gold, palladium and platinum are not available for the Craftsman workshop. However, white gold, palladium and platinum are available for the Apprentice workshop.

Apprentice Workshop

In this workshop you will begin with pre-milled metal. You will learn how to measure, cut, file, form, solder, sand and polish the rings to perfection.

In this workshop you will begin with pre-milled metal. You will learn how to measure, cut, file, form, solder, sand and polish the rings to perfection.

materials available:
•18k gold (white, yellow, pink)
•14k gold (white, yellow, pink)
•sterling silver
•palladium
•platinum

Interested in learning more? Sign up for a consultation to Make Your Own Wedding Rings.