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.
Booking your day
A) Contact Mark to book your day in Capel Iwan. To ensure you get the date that you want, please get in touch to check availability. If you need any further help or information fill in this FORM
and Mark will get back to you.
B) Come to my studio for a short chat (or we can do it over the phone or by skype if distance is an issue), where we will discuss your ring design, check on the sizing and give you an idea of your metal costs.
If you do not know your ring size click
here to use my easy guide to sizing your finger
C) A minimum of 8 weeks before your day we will order your metal
(don't worry – Mark will help you every step of the way!). You have choice of different ring profiles from the classic 'D-shape', 'Oval', 'Flat', 'Round' or “Square” in 9ct or 18ct white, yellow or rose gold, or 925 Silver. If you are thinking of having a White Gold
wedding ring please read my page "Things To Know about White Gold" or by clicking here
D) When you arrive your raw materials and Mark will be waiting for you. He will take you step-by-step through the making processes. Mark will give you demonstrations, guidance, assistance and supervision at every stage in the making process.
E) At the end of the day you will have completed your beautiful hand made wedding rings, boxed, polished and ready for your special day.
A one day workshop costs £275 plus the cost of your chosen metal for you as a couple or £150 + Metal Cost as an individual for your exclusive use of the studio for the day, including all tools and expertise of Mark.
Additional to the cost of the day is the cost of your raw material (the metal), which varies depending on which metal you choose.
We can discuss material costs and options before you make your booking.
The cost of the metal is charged at the same time the booking fee is taken.
It is advise able to book a minimum of 12 weeks before your wedding day.
As an extra we can organise hallmarking and engraving on request. Please ask for details.
The day starts at 10am 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 your tutor 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 to see what's on offer see here
. 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.