DIY Wedding Band Workshop

Author: Terra Butler

Being a metalsmith, it seemed obvious from the beginning that Kelly would make her husband's wedding ring. And then the idea arose that he would make hers. After sharing the experience, Kelly decided to open up this opportunity to others and the DIY Wedding Band experience was born. 

In the DIY Wedding Band workshop, you will spend about 4 hours in the studio sawing, soldering, hammering, filing and finishing the piece of jewelry that your partner will wear daily, forever! Kelly is with you every step of the way, guiding the process and ensuring that you leave with heirloom quality rings that you both will cherish for a lifetime. No prior experience necessary; this workshop is created for beginners. Rings cost anywhere from $200-$1500, depending on the metals chosen.

Maggie reached out to Kelly about purchaisng a ring for her husband and when Kelly responded with an invite for Maggie to make the ring herself, she said yes!

Maggie Sam DIY Wedding band ring

"Ever since I was a little girl I loved working with my hands. I'm not super artistic, but always enjoyed picking up a hammer or drill to do a project. I had no idea that I would eventually be able to make my husband's ring. I was ecstatic when Kelly offered to instruct me on making his wedding band. The love and effort put into making the ring made it extra special and symbolizes my commitment to him every day!"



Want to take it next level? How about you both make each other's wedding rings. That exactly what Melanie and Aaron did.

"Kelly is such an amazing teacher. She is encouraging and patient. We had such a fun time every step of the way. And now we have these beautiful rings that WE MADE and will cherish forever! We loved this wonderful experience. Thanks Kelly!!!!!"

Don't let your wedding bands be just another thing on the wedding checklist. Making your own bands, the symbol of your union, will provide an experience that shopping online or at a jewelry store never will. Working with Kelly is laid-back, fun and informative. And, let's be honest, who doesn't love to play with fire?

Reach out to us with any questions and to get your workshop scheduled!

- Terra

MeritMade Commentaries - MeritMAKE Private Parties!

Did you know MeritMAKE throws private Make a Ring parties?! WE DO!

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MeritMAKE private workshops offer an awesome excuse to get together with your friends and family and make cool stuff! It's an awesome alternative to birthday parties, bachelorette festivities, family events, even corporate team building!

Private parties can be held at our studio space, Bonfire, in Mission, KS or at almost any place you can get the keys to! We have been hosted in living rooms, garages, maker spaces... anywhere that is okay with housing festivities and a little fire. The set up of the party is the same as a Make a Ring workshop; it's a 4+ hour engagement where each participant leaves with a handcrafted, sterling silver ring with stone that they designed! We are there to help and guide at every step.

In order to host a private party, you will need 3-6 confirmed attendees. Pricing depends upon where you are (do we have to travel to you?) and how much of the hosting you want to take on (do you want to handle food and drink on your own?). 

If you are interested in getting a quote for your own Make a Ring Workshop, please reach out!

- Kelly & Terra