How to Create an Unforgettable Wedding Ring Story

How to Create an Unforgettable Wedding Ring Story

We all love a good engagement story, the proposal, the ring – we want to hear every detail of how it all went down. It’s one of those stories we find ourselves joyously sharing over and over with friends and loved ones. We keep it happily stored in our life tale archives to take out one day for the grandchildren. But what about the wedding ring story? Often it’s an unremarkable trip to the jewellers, nothing to shout about.

Wedding Ring’s Big Day

Here at Silverworks, we don’t want the magic to end and think it’s time that wedding rings got their own dreamy love story,  that’s why we created our Wedding Ring Workshop. What  better way to keep creating special memories in your pre-wedding adventure, than to make the rings that will adorn each other’s hands for the rest of your lives.

How it Works

Sitting side by side at our Silverworks workbench, you can share the experience of creating the most special piece of jewellery you may ever own. Even if you’ve never made jewellery before you can be assured that our team of talented and experienced teachers will guide you step by step through the making process so you can be sure to leave with something you will truly cherish.

 Why Handmade Trumps Shop-bought Every time

As a community of craftspeople and designers, we believe nothing beats handmade. We think having a ring made by the hands of your true love is handmade at it’s very best. The mark of the maker, the expression of love and care that is embedded in every piece. Every time you look at your beautiful ring, you will be reminded of your love for one another.

An Experience of a Lifetime

Our specially designed 4 hour Wedding Ring Workshop can be an unforgettable experience that is something truly unique. Dare we even say, your wedding ring story could eclipse your engagement story. Here at Silverworks we will certainly do all we can to make it a fun process that will hold a special place in your heart for years to come.

What to Know More?

Come and chat to us at the Wedding Ring Journal Live at Dublin’s Convention Centre on the 14th & 15th of January 2023 where you can ask all your questions to our expert. If you can’t wait till then, head over to our Wedding Ring Workshop FAQ page for all the details and book your place for the New Year.

 

Here’s How To Embrace Jewellery Making from Home

Here’s How To Embrace Jewellery Making from Home

Jewellery making from home is the experience you didn’t know you needed and here’s why.

Being that time of year where we are wracking our brains for gift ideas, consider the value of gifting someone a creative experience from the comfort of their own home.

 

When many of our customers hear about our jewellery classes in the heart of Dublin they are delighted at the options and convenience of our central location but we are well aware that there are many folks who would dearly love the ring making experience but cannot attend in person.

 

For those people, we have designed our at home Ring Carving Kit so you can enjoy creating your own beautiful piece of jewellery from the comfort of your own home.

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Designed by our experienced Jewellers and Goldsmiths our Ring Carving Kit will supply you with all the tools you will need to create your very own ring plus you will get access to detailed online tutorials guiding you step by step.

 

Some of us prefer to get creative on our own terms and on our own turf. Being at home and taking our time can really allow the creative juices to flow. Those who like to work at a slower pace and do the thing right can put as much love and care as they wish into each step of the ring making process.

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We have taken great care to create an at home experience that is valuable and fun. We know that having the perfect ring is all about sizing so for those of you that don’t know your ring size, we offer a ring sizing kit for just €5 including postage. For those who do, you can enter your size in the message box at checkout when purchasing your kit to be sure it’s right for you.

 

So you’re looking for a cosy and creative alternative to the slew of expensive and exhausting Christmas parties this festive season, look no further than our at home Ring Carving Kit. Creative activities for one or as a group can make for a fun and enjoyable night in.

 

Top Tips For Using The Ring Carving Kit

Top Tips For Using The Ring Carving Kit

Here at Silver Works, as ‘The Experience Creators’, we’ve put together our first-ever virtual experience and packaged it up so that you can enjoy creating your own ring from the comfort of your own home. The Ring Carving Kit is designed by our top jewellers and goldsmiths to supply you with all of the tools and knowledge necessary to create your own ring. 

The Ring Carving Kit is designed to be a fun, creative experience, a chance to explore a new skill, embrace creativity or even introduce a new career pathway to carry on outside of just the kit. The best part is you need zero experience in jewellery making or wax carving to enjoy it.

Once you have your kit and start your tutorial, our incredible Tutor will teach you, using different techniques, how to carve and file your design into the piece of wax. The wax is smoother and much nicer to work with rather than silver, the buttery material of the wax allows you to create textures and designs that you can’t create with metal. The wax is more sculptural and organic and this is why this technique is often used within the industry.

Have a look at a before and after example from one of our customers

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Here are our top tips for using your Ring Carving Kit:

Take your time

Wax is a really easy medium to shape and design on but in the same regard, it’s very easy to get carried away and take too much off. Take your time and make every mark on that wax an intentional wax. It will be worth it in the end.

Take breaks

The blue wax can be difficult to look at for long periods of time and intense focus is tiring. Set yourself a time limit of 30-45 minutes of work time with a 15 minute break. Go outside, let your eyes focus on something else for a bit and then come back to it. It really helps!

Aim to file in one direction

When filing, its very tempting to move the file back and forth to just remove all that wax quickly. But in doing this, we tend to rock out files. On the wax this translates as a curved surface of a surface full of unintentional facets. To keep a surface flat, always aim to file in one direction. So place your file on the wax, file forwards, lift and reset before repeating. You will get a more consistent action and you’ll be able to see exactly what you’ve done with each stroke. Control is key!

Keep your index finger on the top of the file

For extra control with a file, always keep your index finger on the top of the file as you use it. It will keep it balanced and make for a nice clean filing action.

Thanks,

The Silver Works Team (1)