Post # 1
A couple months ago my husband and I made our wedding bands at a workshop in Toronto. It sounded daunting at first — and it took 6 hours!! But it was totally worth it. We have simple but very special rings.
Here are some pics of the process. I’d be happy to answer any questions if you are considering doing the same thing. (sorry for the massive pics!)
Here’s what we started with. During an earlier consultation we chose all the specs for our rings. Here’s how the materials arrived …
Though the materials were the right width and height, there was some excess length to cut off. I guess I should mention that I made the husband’s ring and he made mine. If you ask me he had the tougher job!
Next we hammered them into a ‘u’ shape and worked on closing the gap.
Time to play with fire! We soldered the seam — kinda scary, but definitely cool
lol concentration face
Almost done, lots and lots of sanding now. We were basically buffing out imperfections. Then we polished the inside of the rings (for comfort) but both opted for a matte ‘brushed-steel’ finish on the outside.
TL; DR we hammered things, played with fire and made our own wedding bands!
There are some steps not pictured, hammering the rings into shape, sanding, sanding …. so much sanding! But a pretty cool experience for two people who knew nothing about rings!
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Post # 2
I love this, such a great idea – and what a neat story to tell later on!
Post # 3
That is so cool! Where did you do this? My sister lives in TO and I visit her so want to check it out next time!
Post # 4
I love this so much! You now have me looking for a place to learn how to do it close to me so we can do the same. That is such a special thing and I love it so much!
Post # 5
This is so awesome!! How did you guys find this workshop? I love how they turned out and what a great story!
Post # 7
Awww, so sweet! My Fiance thought about making my wedding band (he used to work in a lab and still has friends there). I question his skillz. Yours turned out beautifully!
Post # 8
The Devil’s Workshop on Queen West — check it out!
My husband is definitely NOT the arts and crafts type haha, he was really nervous about screwing up my ring. But he did a great job! And the instructor guided us every step of the way. I don’t think they would have let us leave with a bad ring!
Post # 9
very cool! You’ll treasure those for years to come!
I took a jewelry class in college and had such a great time making rings and things. If you want to do more, look for ‘lost wax’ jewerly classes – WAAAAYYYY cool!
Post # 10
That looks awesome gorgeous job!
Post # 12
That’s so rad! What a special thing to do. I love this so much 🙂
Post # 15
looks like fun, and such a nice looking couple 🙂