DIY Wedding Ring – Your Guide To Groom-of-the-year
Stressed out about your wedding? Try this DIY wedding ring guide to create an amazing ring that was crafted with love by your own two hands!
A big part of the wedding and wedding ceremony is the exchange of the rings and the wedding ring remains one of the most cherished and sentimental parts of the wedding. It is believed that humans started wearing bands about 4800 years ago when sedges were made into loops around the finger at marriage ceremonies. When you shop around for wedding rings, whether from local jewelers, an online artisan or a national chain, you just shop for it.
Chances are that you have never thought there is another exciting option too – making your rings yourself for each other. You may not want to end up having the same wedding band as your friend and there are ways you can design your own ring to be different from others. This may seem to be a crazy thing to do, but it is certainly possible and fantastic to make your own wedding ring with the help of professionals.
There are many private ring-making workshops which give an opportunity for couples to handcraft their own rings instead of browsing through ring designs in a web browser or shop. These workshops can get you much less expensive rings and the method is highly appealing as it is more personal and romantic than buying those mass-produced rings for your special day.
How To Make a DIY Wedding Ring
To create your own handmade wedding ring, you get in contact with the jeweler holding the workshop and they explain the entire process and order the materials as you choose. You can choose from gold, platinum, silver, palladium and white gold. The total price of your ring depends on the type of metal you choose and the workshop you use.
Now if you are wanting to actually make your own ring, we have a couple articles to help you on that journey as well.
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There are a couple of different options – you can cast the metal yourself in which case you should see our article on Cuttlebone Casting Jewellery | DIY Cuttlefish Casting Process, or Making Molds & Casts – Creating Unique DIY Projects Through Part Casting if you’re wanting to make your own ring out of gold or silver.
If you’re wanting to make a ring out of resin, you can check our our article Resin Mold Making – The Complete Guide To Silicone Mold For Resin or if you want to make one out of wood see our article on DIY Wooden Rings – How To Make A Wooden Ring At Home.
But, if you’re wanting to design your own and have a jeweler make it then let’s continue on explaining the process.
The whole thing starts with a piece of metal. The first step is sanding down the ends of the metal piece. The ends which are tapered from the cut need to be sanded to get a flat and straight edge. Once the metal gets a smooth edge, the measurements are checked and the metal is cut to the right size.
The next step is making the ring round. The piece of metal is placed on the top of a wooden block with half circles cut out. With a round wood dowel kept on the metal, you use a hammer to get the round shape. Get the bottom half rounded first and tap the ends towards one another till you get a circular shape. Now, you work to get the ends touching match up perfectly without any gaps.
Once the ring is approved by the professionals, the ring goes through the next step which is soldering. The two touching ends are soldered so that there are no ends. Metal is melted and placed along the seam of the ring.
Now, you work to mold the metal piece into a perfect circle. It is placed on a sizer and banged around until it gets perfectly round. The next step is sanding it until it looks good.
Basic rings take from three to six hours to complete. They facilitate setting stones into the band and engraving for a highly personalized look.
There is something magical about knowing that your partner’s hands created the ring which you will be wearing forever. You can find a ring making studio or workshop to create your DIY wedding ring for an unforgettable experience.
DIY Velvet Ring Box
Now that you have put an effort to create a DIY wedding ring, why not make a Ring Box yourself too? If you are keen about getting everything perfect about your wedding, you would definitely want your ring box to be personalized and meaningful. There are many DIY ideas to make stunning ring boxes using a variety of materials across some really unique themes. For those grooms who like a fairy-tale announcement of their love, velvet ring box is a great choice. Tender and gentle souls would be pleased with the love-like feel of velvet ring boxes which can be created yourself and that makes them more special and one-of-a-kind.
For the outer layer of the box, cut two cardboard pieces 1.8 x 12.8 cm and 1.4 x 12.8 cm. Fold the pieces into square shapes and secure with the help of masking tape. Use a velvet ribbon to wrap the outer layer of the box and sew the sides together. Use a double-side tape to wrap the ribbon.
Cut the cardboard pieces in measurements 5.8 x 5.8 cm and cut 1.5 x 1.5 cm from each of the four corners. Also cut 5 x 5 cm and 1.1 x 1.1 cm from each corner. Fold the pieces into a box shape and secure using a masking tape. Cover the inner layers of the box using a velvet ribbon. Also cut cardboard of 2.5 x 2.5 cm and wrap it with satin cloth and glue it to the inside of the lid.
In order to make the velvet cover for the lid and the bottom, cut two pieces of cardboard in square sizes and wrap them with velvet ribbon. To give it a personalized touch, embroidery your initial using gold thread on the lid. Place the inner and outer layers and stick with a glue. Stick the velvet covers to the lid and bottom.
To make the sponge bed for the ring, cut the sponge in two pieces and wrap them with velvet ribbon. Stick the sponge into the box’s bottom and your vintage DIY velvet ring box is ready.
If you are really looking to make your wedding special in every possible way, consider this idea of DIY wedding ring. We hope this guide helps you move in the right direction to creating a special, custom wedding ring.