Memorial Ring Day Course

£200 inc. Vat

Memorial Ring Day Course to make your own cremation ashes, hair or fur ring. Based in Newport, South Wales, the sessions are on-to-one and cover silversmithing and creating a resin stone for your ring for yourself or as a gift for a loved one.

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Description

Memorial Ring Day Course for a cremation ashes ring, hair ring, fur or any other memorial items such as petals, pregnancy test or earth. A half day training session taught from my studio in Newport, South Wales here in the United Kingdom. You’ll be training one-to-one with me, Nikki Lovegrove with a course made just for you. You will need to bring in your loved one’s ring size (we can send you a ring sizer in advance) or we can find the right fit on the day, and also any ashes/hair/fur etc which you’d like to include.

No experience making jewellery necessary. We will measure, cut and form a length of silver wire into a ring shape. We will solder this closed, pickle and then form into a ring shape before preparing for the bezel cup (which will hold the ashes or hair). We’ll solder on the cup, sand and polish the ring then prepare the resin. I have taught children to do this, but for health and safety this course is usually for over 18’s only. Please get in touch to book for anyone younger or more than one person.

You can choose any colour for the resin and we will either create stones with the ashes or hair, or add them directly to the ring after a few practice goes. If we make stones, you can choose your favourite to add to the ring.

Rings Available

  • You can choose from the following bands: twisted, bubble, classic, minimalist, star (these bands are pre-made), wide or chunky with a textured (hammered), tree bark, brushed or satin finish
  • Bezel cup: round, oval, teardrop, heart. Any of these can be single or double and in almost any size
  • Colour: one of our thirteen resin sparkle mix colours, pale or pastel pearlescent or alcohol inks. You can even create a rainbow or swirl colours
  • Sparkles: Bronze, silver or gold leaf or other boobie awards such as platinum or palladium. Real precious stones or crushed glass, glitters and opalescent flakes
  • To practice, I have different types of hair and fur and some donated horse ashes.

Included

    • The silver needed to make a ring
    • The resin and sparkles to include with the ashes or hair
    • If there’s time, you can make additional pieces in stainless steel (free of charge) or solid silver (cost price)

PPE and Clothing

You will be given PPE to wear on the day (vinyl gloves and dust masks). Wear comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or stained; I generally advise jeans and layered tops with no floaty sleeves. Long hair should be tied back.

After Your Memorial Ring Day Course

If you enjoy this course, you can continue my studio training sessions which can be purchased alongside my startup kits on my main teaching website Keepsaker Supplies such as the Platinum Keepsake Business Startup Package which comes with the basic bronze kit, silver level tools and an eCommerce website with built-in SEO for your keepsake jewellery business.

If you like, you can watch my entire playlist on YouTube here to learn the basics. Then purchase my Memorial Ring Day Course and we will work with you to tailor a bespoke package to suit your needs. I aim to make the sessions memorable and fun. 

 

Nikki’s Teaching Background

I have a background in tech support having worked on the Tesco Electrical Helpline and as a second level data support technician for Orange. In 2012 I was a self-funded volunteer working with vulnerable children including teaching. Since having my second child, I’ve made YouTube tutorials helping people make memorial and keepsake jewellery since 2015.

On The Day

The day will usually run from 9am to 1pm in the studio in Newport NP20 (near the Newport Passport Office). You can take as many breaks as you like.

This is a LEVEL ONE course – no prior experience necessary. If you are unsure about whether this is the right course for you, call Nikki on 07577 575 017.

What does the course cover and not cover?

Making a solid sterling silver ring, polishing and finishing. Creating a stone or pouring directly with cremation ashes, hair or fur and sparkles. Does not include engraving.

What do I need to bring?

Just yourself and a sturdy pair of shoes (no open toes!). All your materials, tools and use of machines are provided. Long hair must be tied back and please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or stained.

What are the course times?

Courses run from 9am until 1pm. You can take as many breaks as you like. For accessibility, the course can run longer if necessary.

Accessibility:

We will try to make our courses accessible to all however if you have any disabilities or physical limitations of any kind we ask that you discuss it with us before booking. The shop is wheelchair accessible but the bathroom might be difficult with a wheelchair.

Looking for a gift?

Why not buy a course as a unique gift? If you’re unsure of a suitable date you can buy a voucher and let them choose their own! Vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase and need to be used to book a specific date within that time. A booking is not confirmed until the voucher has been validated against a specific date.

Cancellations:

Our normal cancellation policy is as follows:

For cancellations made 4 weeks in advance we offer a full refund or one free date change. For cancellations made 3 weeks in advance we offer a 75% refund or one free date change. For cancellations made 2 weeks in advance we can only offer a 50% refund. If we receive less than 2 weeks’ notice we are unable to offer a refund or date change on course places.  If a date change has been requested we cannot offer a refund on a subsequent cancellation.

Terms and Conditions

Usual terms and conditions agreed to on the checkout apply. In addition please note:

Studio training sessions are for one student only; for joint classes or groups please get in touch for prices. Monthly group training days coming soon. The training will be based around UV resin and we will cover epoxy in theory but not practice due to my allergy (sorry!) – see the Facebook group Epoxy is Not My Friend. Studio training sessions do not include any equipment to take home, this must be purchases separately by purchasing the supplies you need from us or various other sources or simply choosing a business startup kit.

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