About the Course
Getting Married? Having a civil partnership? Why not make your day even more special! Come to the beautiful county of Carmarthenshire and make your own wedding rings under the guidance of award winning designer and maker Mark Fenn.
Learn to make your own unique Wedding rings in Mark's studio workshop at Dolwerdd. Situated in Capel Iwan, in the stunning Welsh Countryside of Carmarthenshire Mark will guide though each step of the making process and by the end of the day you will complete your very own unique, one-off handmade wedding rings.
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What's included in the price?
All tools and equipment are supplied. The only extra cost is the price of the your chosen Metal i.e silver or gold ( please Note we do not offer rings making in Platinum ). The cost of the metal is worked out and agree before you attend. The day starts at 9.00am with a cup of tea or coffee and an introduction to the workshop and of course biscuits of which there is always a full tin of! We then start creating your rings, and Mark will demonstrate and guide you through each stage. By lunchtime you will have your basic shaped and soldered rings. A delicious home made lunch will be provided at 1pm, we can cater for all dietary requirements, At 2:00pm we will start the work of filing, finishing and polishing your rings. We have a little break later in the afternoon for tea & home made Cakes these are baked by Mark to your request i.e Chocolate sponge cake with chocolate butter icing, Classic Victoria sponge cake or Cappuccino Cupcakes with white chocolate & sour cream icing. The day will end with a glass of bubbly, and a glance through the photographs we've taken to document your day - these will be shared with you via Dropbox or by memory stick. You will also have a double ring box for you to keep your rings safe until the big day.
When we booked to make our wedding rings, we didn’t have much of an idea of what to expect. I think it’s safe to say that Mark blew us away. Throughout the entire day he went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and create a truly memorable experience. From the stunning vegan food and hospitable atmosphere his lovely Wife Jane created to the banter and fun we had making our rings. Mark was happy to pass on his knowledge which meant we learnt a great deal- he even showed us how to make earrings, which added another amazing element to what was already a great experience. The day truly exceeded our expectations, and even weeks after we can’t stop telling our story of making our very own wedding rings.
We have now received our rings from Mark (after sending them for hallmarking and engraving - another part where Mark went above and beyond to help us decide what we wanted to do) and we can honestly say that making them ourselves was the best decision we could have made. They are truly special.
So thank you Mark and Jane for helping us create a wonderful memory that we will take with us as we start a new chapter of our lives.
Ryan and Chloe - - #16797
Mark was a great teacher with enthusiasum and a big focus on us as a couple and it being all about us. Made us feel special and valued.
The venue was well set up with all the equiptment and more.
Also the hospitality of his wife with the food drinks and conversation was spot on.
Edward Doolan - - #16260
We had a lovely day, and enjoyed the ring-making process a lot!
It was a very special part of our wedding experience, and Mark guided us through it with patience and expertise. We are very happy to have these unique rings and memories, and would definitely recommend the experience to anyone.
It was wonderful to see the rings go from strips of metal to beautiful finished pieces, and the whole process was made into a pleasure by Mark's friendly conversation and Jane's delicious food.
Ivy & Jake - - #15980
We had such an amazing day making our wedding rings with Mark. He is a ‘genius’!! It was such fun learning the skills involved. We loved the opportunity to make two rings which are so personal to us. Just the best day, with never ending supply of tea and biscuits.
Jennie & Darren - - #10846
Sharon and I loved the day with Mark and Jane in their lovely home in the beautiful Welsh countryside.
They were incredibly welcoming with a delicious home made quiche, a formidable Victoria sponge and an enthusiastic hello from their two dogs!
We really enjoyed making our rings which was really fun and we enjoyed finding out about the process and getting stuck in. A huge thanks to Mark and Jane for creating such a special day!
Rob & Sharon - - #10207
What can I say...I was a little dubious when my wife to be mentioned making our own rings. But having already learnt that she is always right I looked forward to our day with Mark. I couldn't have been more pleased! Not only did Mark help us to create two perfect rings for each other but what a laugh we had along the way. Mark appreciated that not only did we want to make rings but that we were in love and that the whole day was an experience. Something that we have never stopped talking about to this day, great fun, memories and of course our wedding rings!!
Tom & kate - - #10092
We had one of the best days with Mark making our wedding rings. It was full of laughter and so special to make these rings for each other, priceless! We wanting something personal to us and for us, Mark made that happen, his skills and knowledge are amazing. We absolutely loved our day with Mark and Jane, would highly recommend doing this! Lovely people, beautiful rings and an amazing day. Thank you x
Adele - - #9941
We had a brilliant day with Mark! Firstly, a big thank you for being so flexible. It made a big difference that the day was tailored to work for us. Mark is clearly a passionate maker, and dedicated to making his craft accessible to all skill levels. We had a really creative, hands on experience, but somehow Mark also ensured that the unique rings we made for each other were finished to the highest standard.
One of the best and by far the longest lasting thing we spent money on for our wedding.
Fio @ John - - #9933
What a wonderful day! Making our own rings was definitely our highlight of the run up to the wedding.
Mark talked us through everything, showing us but letting us do as much as possible. He is a passionate jewellery maker and teacher, and made the day really exciting for us, sharing his knowledge and expertise.
I would recommend this day to anyone planning their wedding - it's a wonderful feeling every time we look at our rings to think we made them for each other. We can't wait to wear them!
Lara & Dan - - #9720
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