Bespoke Make Your Own Wedding Rings

Come and make your own wedding rings, here in Holywood Northern Ireland. No experience is required, so come and spend a relaxing 3 hours with your intended making your very own handmade rings for your special wedding day.

Cost:

£145.00 – £210.00 per person

Duration:

3h 30min

About this experience

NI Silver is in the business of 'creating memories' for people; memories of their time in Northern Ireland, memories on this earth and memories of special time spent with loved ones.  


We believe time spent with others critically important to us all mentally, especially now that we've come through a global pandemic and experiencing a financial crisis.  


So come and spend time with your fiancée, putting your creative skills to good use and make a handmade and handcrafted ‘Wearable Wedding Memory’.


Our 3 hour wedding jewellery making workshop is centred around the two of you to spend some quality time together and making something beautiful together.   


The workshops are great craic (fun) and very relaxing.  No previous jewellery making experience is necessary as Ruth (our goldsmith) will guide you through the traditional techniques of piercing, filing, soldering, hammering, cleaning and polishing your special creation.  


So come and relax in our contemporary studio.  You will be able create a basic wedding band (either plain, textured or patterned in silver or gold (price for gold will increase significantly and must be booked in advance). 


All of the workshops are for priced to include silver jewellery so if you want to create your wedding bands in gold, please contact Ruth (ruth@nisilver.com) with your requirements as there will be extra charges for gold and it varies due to the size of the rings etc.


After the workshop and a bit of relaxing, you can take home your magical piece of handmade jewellery, one that you have hand-created yourself in Northern Ireland. 


Based in beautiful Holywood Hills, we are 10 minutes from Belfast's City Airport, a 10-minute drive/train journey from Belfast City Centre, and/or a 7-minute walk from Marino train station. We are also 2 minutes away from The Culloden Hotel & Spa on the A2 Bangor Road.  


Our ‘make, take and wear’ wedding jewellery workshops are very popular and offer a totally unique experience.  With views across Belfast Lough to the hills of Antrim beyond, you can relax and enjoy a well-earned refreshment as your jewellery creation is polishing. 


We also have a beautiful cabinet of pre-made jewellery in our studio, if you are seeking something unique for Mother of the Bride or Groom or presents for bridesmaids or best men.  Hopefully you will find something in there that you would like to gift ie Dark Hedges cufflinks or a Crane necklace.


There are various options for your wedding jewellery making experiences depending on whether you would like to just make your wedding rings or you would like the fully hosted experience including Prosecco. 


Once the rings have been made and if there is time before the big day, we can arrange for them to be hallmarked with the Assay Office.  We can also have them engraved with symbols and wording you would like; Ruth can advise you of the expected costs for your engraving designs.


No craft of jewellery making experience is required, just come along and have some fun time creating!


Timings are approx 10am to 1:30pm.


We will need to have a consultation meeting before the workshop where you will decide band width/thickness and we can size your fingers; then we can get the gold ordered in ready for your workshop.


We look forward to welcoming you to our studio.


 

 

What do I need to bring?

Only a camera or phone to help capture your memories and laughter of your quality time with Ruth, your family and friends. All materials, machinery, tools and refreshments are included.

How long will it take?

This Jewellery Making Experience lasts around 4.5 hours. The time will fly by and we are relaxed about the timings, so let us know if you have other plans we need to workaround.

Do I need any experience?

No experience is required as Ruth will explain everything and should you want her to will even do some of the bits if you would rather not do. Ruth has a natural talent of putting people at ease and any thoughts of 'I'm not very creative' will quickly disappear as you relax and enjoy the 'Craic' as the laughter levels increase in our workshop.

Where is NI Silver?

We are located in the beautiful Holywood Hills, County Down. We will send you our address once your booking has been confirmed. We are less than 10 minutes from Belfast, if the traffic is behaving itself.

What can I make?

You can make texured rings, bangles, pendants or earrings. These experiences have been designed for complete beginners. Ruth will take the time to explain the different making processes before you safely get involved. These experiences have been designed to fit in the 3-4 hours, so unfortunately we do not have time to cover more advanced skills such as stone setting. If you want to use gold or other precious metals please discuss this with Ruth before your experience. (ruth@nisilver.com)

Can I bring my own design?

Of course you can, all we would ask is that you discuss your ideas with Ruth before your experience. This will allow Ruth and you to refine any design ideas, to confirm what is possible within the timescales and also ensure that Ruth has the right materials for you to work with.

Optional Extras

Chains are not included with pendants and can be bought separately - sizes 16-20 inch sterling silver snake chains in stock. We also have our own gift shop, just in case you need some other gifts :))

  • The whole experience was amazing from start to finish. Ruth was so friendly and accommodating making us feel as if we were her lifelong friends. We loved making our rings (with lots of Ruth’s help of course) and we felt so proud of ourselves. Ruth and Steve welcomed us into their beautiful home and garden and provided us with a delicious array of food and drinks in their outdoor igloo. Overall it was a relaxing, creative and bonding experience which we would highly recommend.

    Kerry and her Mum

  • If you're looking for that unique treat or experience,then a jewellery making workshop with Ruth at NI Silver is a must! I had such a fun time not only watching Ruth demonstrate her skill, but then making my own bespoke silver ring and of course enjoying Steve's great hospitality. What a perfect day!  Thank you.

    Anne F,

  • My husband and I were gifted a workshop experience and we weren't too sure what to expect, but Ruth at NI Silver made the morning an absolute pleasure. She was knowledgeable and funny, chatting away whilst showing us the steps we needed to do, and then stepping back to let us have a good go! We all had a great time and I would 100% recommend the workshop experience to anyone - I'll definitely be back some time for another go!

    Megan C

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