Couples can work together to create their own wedding rings, specifically in gold or silver. It's always great fun when couples work together! This is a 2 day Workshop designed to accommodate two people but is flexible, so if just one person wished to undertake the making of either one ring or two rings, this can be done. Please see booking options for the prices for one person or two people. COVID-19 Health and Safety requirements for students: Students are required to have had all their Covid-19 jabs and booster jabs. All visitors to the Workshop are required to have a lateral flow test before leaving home on the day they have booked. If you test positive Contact Lucy to re-arrange your date. Metals are not supplied. Gold is expensive and depending on the chosen design of your ring, it may require the making of silver prototypes. This is to ensure no wastage of your gold. What you will learn How to cut metal with a piercing saw. How to anneal and form your metal into a ring of the correct size. How to solder a seam with both silver and gold solders. How to file metal. How to finish and polish your ring/s to a very high standard. Previous experience is not essential, but it helps if you have some experience of making things with your hands. In advance of your session, you will be advised on suitable design options, what gold and/or silver to buy, and which bullion dealers to buy from. If you prefer to make your rings in silver a one-day workshop is feasible if your design is simple. Contact Lucy to organise/discuss.
What's included in the price?
A choice of wedding ring design projects in PDF format from which to choose supplied when you book your course. Contact Lucy to receive a preview of possibilities. Students provide their own gold or silver. Details of what to buy are specified on each ring design project with live links to suppliers. All silver solders are provided free. Students buy their own gold solder or, depending on their design, Lucy can sometimes provide this at cost price. A comprehensive Suppliers List with live links supplied when you book your course. Students are advised and guided as to what materials to buy and where to buy them from. If necessary, Lucy will do advance planning via phone and email to ensure you are fully prepared for the hands-on experience when you arrive at the workshop. All tools and specialist equipment are supplied. A stage by stage photographed record of the development of your project for your future reference. The workshop is fully equipped with hand tools, power tools and an enamelling kiln and has traditional jeweller's workbench spaces for two people. Easy and safe parking is available within 50 meters of the premises. Tea and coffee are provided throughout the day at no charge. Students usually bring a sandwich for their lunch. The workshop is set within its own beautiful private gardens in the Vale of Clwyd, North Wales - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is situated right on the Offa's Dyke Footpath. The village has a Brunning and Price pub restaurant - the Dinorben Arms - just a 10 minute walk from Lucy's Workshop. On warm days the garden is available for lunch and tea breaks and depending on the technique employed students can also work in the garden. There is a sheltered area for smokers. A varied accommodation list of locally selected places to stay, including caravan and campsites is available in advance of your visit.
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts
Lucy Copleston studied art and craft full time for 8 years and graduated from the Royal College of Art, London in 1970 with an MA. Subsequently she taught art, design and jewellery making to all ages and levels of ability. Her designs are inspired by the natural world and organic forms. Her jewellery Collections and unique style of jewellery can be viewed on her website. Students are encouraged to discover their talent and pursue their dream, believing it is never too late to learn a new skill.
- UK Holiday
- Intermediate level
- Public transport
- Advanced/pro level
- Suitable for beginners
Yes. Students supply their own silver and gold, but the Workshop does supply some base metals i.e. copper, brass etc.
No. The Workshop is fully equipped with all the tools required for a broad variety of techniques.
Yes. You can park right outside the property.
No. But tea and coffee are provided free throughout the day.