About the Course
Ring in a day and afternoon tea
-Make your own rings
We welcome you to the beautiful Wyresdale Park Estate where you will be spending the day lake side in the beautiful Lake House. Expert Goldsmith Rachel Elizabeth Wood is hosting an exclusive day where students will learn how to make their own ring using the ancient technique of wax carving.
At the end of the day wax finished masters will be sent to the casters for casting in sterling silver and hand polishing, before being posted out to students ready to be worn.
9.00 am Start & Welcome
10.00 am Demonstration and design session with Rachel
1.00 pm Afternoon tea courtesy of the fabulous Apple Store
2.00 pm Afternoon practical- Perfecting your designs in wax
4.30 pm Celebration of your work with a glass of fizz
You will learn:
Designing for wax carving
Properties of different forms of wax
Using wax carving tools to achieve your designs
Making finished wax carved masters ready to cast
Stay at Wyresdale Park- There is a range of accommodation to book.
Wyresdale Park is set within 800 acres of upland fell and ancient woodland in an area of outstanding beauty known as The Forest Of Bowland. The estate has plenty of opportunities to explore, including boating, fishing, wild swimming and walking.
On the estate the fabulous Apple Store Cafe is set in a restored Victorian glasshouse and serves quintessentially English cream teas, lunches, and hearty English breakfasts.
The nearby village Scorton is within easy each.
Please contact us to book a place using the form above.
Please note: If you are interested in making your own wedding rings (at additional cost) we can accommodate this in 18ct white & yellow gold and platinum. Please get in touch if you are interested in upgrading.
Please book your accommodation directly with Wyresdale Park. Please quote jewellery retreat
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
-All the tools and materials you need will be provided on the day you don't need to bring anything.
-Small Classes all taught by professional master goldsmith Rachel E Wood.
-Afternoon Tea- Selection of freshly made sandwiches & cakes, scones
jam & cream. Served on a traditional carousel with tea or filter coffee. Locally sourced and homemade by The Apple Store.
-A glass of fizz at the end of the day.
-Lots of fun and a great day in a beautiful place.
We attended the Ring In A Day with Rachel Elizabeth Wood to make our own wedding bands.
My partner and I have no experience of design or making and Rachel made us feel so comfortable. She is a very talented professional jeweller in her own right and helped us to design what we really wanted.
We went for the upgrade option and paid the extra metal costs to have them cast in white gold. On the day she showed me how I could adapt the contour of the wedding band to my engagement ring so it would sit nicely on my hand, something I hadn't even thought of.
The day was excellent value for money and we couldn't of asked for any more. We now have something to keep for a life time.
A must do!!
Thank you Rachel & Team
Anne - - #24270
Response from Rachel Elizabeth Wood:I am so glad you enjoyed the day. It was so rewarding to see you both make something so unique.
I had the most amazing day with Rachel at the stunning lake house at Wyresdale Park.
I was blown away with the professional standard and level of hospitality we received. The afternoon tea was lovely and we had it served to us over looking the lake. I felt at home from the very beginning. Rachel loves her job and she was a fantastic tutor. She is funny and very friendly so the atmosphere was great..
I was a little nervous at the beginning of the day as I hadn't done jewellery making before and had booked to attend the day on my own (Which as it had turned out a few of us had). The class was mixed abilities and Rachel adapted the lesson to each persons level. I felt very supported by Rachel and made the most amazing item of jewellery that I will treasure forever.
Highly recommended...will be going back!
Liz - - #24269
Response from Rachel Elizabeth Wood:Liz- Your ring was stunning! We look forward to seeing you again for another great day.
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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