With This Ring…
Ever thought how amazing it would be to make your own wedding rings?
This is what Belle’s Events Quirky Boutique Wedding Fair visitors Liz and Emma did in preparation for their wedding this month. Rebecca met them at the event in Brighton back in May.
It takes just a day to complete the workshop, under the expert guidance of award-winning jeweller and jewellery tutor Rebecca Steiner. Students spend the morning making practice rings in silver, to the exact size and dimensions of the real rings. This session provides an opportunity to try out all of the techniques and to practice using the jewellery tools, as well as a chance to try the rings and make any necessary adjustments for a perfect fit.
After lunch, it’s time for the real deal. Precious metal is milled, formed, adjusted, soldered and polished to create beautiful wedding bands with a truly professional finish.
Wedding bands are the lasting commemoration of your special day, a solid and warm reminder of your lives together and a lifelong symbol of commitment. With the Mobile Jewellery Workshop, you can be taught to hand-craft your own wedding bands, so that you can each wear a ring made by your loved one.
How long does it take?
For traditional wedding bands, the day runs from 10:30 – 4:40, with a 30min lunch break. More complicated designs may require a longer day, or longer sessions over two days. This will be discussed during the consultation.
What if I mess it up?!
Don’t worry! You will be guided through the process from start to finish by your tutor, who is on hand to make sure the day goes smoothly. Rebecca has taught jewellery classes since 2009, with a 100% happy-couple-success rate! Read some testimonials here.
How much does it cost?
The initial consultation is £50, and a one-day session is £425. Materials costs will vary depending on the metal and design of the rings, however this works out significantly cheaper than buying ready-finished wedding bands. An average cost would be around £250 for enough metal for two gold wedding bands.
Where are you based?
We are mobile! Our workshop is a fully-equipped, solar-powered studio-on-wheels. This enables us to come to a location convenient to you.
Sounds good! Sign me up…
You will need to email us to arrange a consultation. You will then meet with the tutor to discuss your designs and to take measurements for your rings, as well as finding a convenient date for the workshop.
You an meet Rebecca and talk about this awesome opportunity to make your own wedding rings at The Seaside Vintage Wedding Fair at The Dome on October 18th.View Post Page
I love hearing about how my exhibitors got in to the world of weddings, it’s nearly always heart warming or a total accident, this time it is sisters that loved to sing and dance from childhood.
Here is the tale of ‘My Favourite Things’ who provide authentic vintage wedding entertainment, you can meet at The Quirky Boutique Wedding Fair on October 4th at Brighton Centre.
Once upon a time, there were two little sisters from the Midlands. One loved ballet, the other loved to tap dance. They would sing and dance to anyone who would listen and eventually found their way to the bright lights of London.
A new commercial rage had stormed the industry but they couldn’t shake off their boas and sequins. They missed the bluesy Gershwin melodies and harmonies of The Andrew Sisters. Deciding to go against the grain, they included all of their favourite things into an act, which they hoped would make others feel as happy as it made them.
The UK’s No.1 Vintage Sister Duo, My Favourite Things, also perform as a trio and with their live band. Entertaining audiences at Theatre’s, Retro Nightclubs, Vintage Festivals and Fair’s all over the UK, My Favourite Things aim to spread a bit of happiness to all. Providing authentic vintage wedding entertainment and combining authentic dance moves and classic hits from the 1930’s-1950’s, will they be your favourite thing?View Post Page