A client came to me to ask is there was a I way I could make this Family Heirloom Brooch into a Ring to pass down the family.
I absolutely loved the stone and the setting in this brooch and the client wanted to keep this as a feature. I safely removed the stone from the brooch so I could work with the metal to recreate the brooch into a ring.
Instead of melting the metal down I was able to reshape the wire and make it into the band for the ring and reset the stone to make a beautiful new wearable ring.
This was one piece I didn't really want to see leave the studio, I had got myself quite attached to the beautiful stone!
This piece shows the transformation that jewellery can go through. You don't need to sit with jewellery that has been passed down from the family and keep it in the box as its maybe not your taste! You can have to remodelled and worked to make a piece you enjoy and would like to wear. I love working with pieces and revamping them either using the stones or the metal and the stones to make new family heirlooms!
Mike was looking to make his very own diamond engagement ring by hand from scratch!
So here is how it went!
Make sure you watch until the end and I challenge you not to get emotional!
Bridal Party at Gallery 48 making their own silver rings with Scarlett Erskine Jewellery.
All set up in Gallery 48 for a hen party, working with Gallery 48 the bridal party were offered an evening of making their own silver rings whilst sipping on G48's amazing gin cocktails and then a selection of tapas to enjoy once the rings were made!
Loved this beautiful headpiece made by Bluebell and Birch
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Recently I had Robyn and Rael in the workshop to Make their Own Wedding Rings with me.
They decided to make 9ct yellow gold rings with a hammer finish,
I took Robyn and Rael through the stages of making their own wedding rings teaching them how to saw, solder and texture their gold rings.
They spent the afternoon in the studio with myself learning new techniques in jewellery making (since neither of them had any jewellery experience) to make their beautiful wedding rings.
Robyn and Real spent the day making whilst I snapped some action shots.
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Make Your Own Wedding Rings at Scarlett Erskine Jewellery - I offer you the experience of making your own rings to treasure forever, you can have truly unique rings as you have made them, enjoy lunch and Prosecco (usually once the rings are made) and leave with a collection of photos from your day and your beautiful handmade wedding rings!
Robyn and Real chose to have a rounded hammer finish on their rings which I think looks beautiful against the 9ct yellow gold colour,
A customer recently came to me with a piece of Mother Of Pearl that a family member had in WW2 in Bethlehem. It had been a brooch but was now just the pearl. They were looking to have the piece made to pass the pearl down the family.
We came up with lots of designs but chose to go with a simple yellow gold design as the detail in the pearl was so beautiful and intricate.
Final Pendant 9ct Yellow Gold and Mother of Pearl.
Following on from the success of her ongoing workshops, Scarlett Erskine, in conjunction with Gallery 48, presents Make A Silver Ring, Mother's Day.
Enjoy a morning of jewellery making with family or friends or come along yourself and Scarlett will guide you through the steps to make your very own silver ring. Whether you have made jewellery before or are a complete beginner come along and have a go at sawing, soldering and texturing metal to make your very own silver ring.
In this 2 hour workshop you can choose to make a Silver Ring (£35) or a set of Skinny Stack Rings or one Thick Band (£45). Gallery 48 will also be providing you with a selection of tea and cakes.
Just bring yourself and Scarlett will provide you with all the knowledge, tools and materials required for the workshop.
Numbers for this class are limited so please book now to avoid disappointment and we look forward to seeing you there!
Once you have signed up to this class Scarlett will be in touch for payment and confirmation.
I had the lovely experience teaching Tracy and Stevie how to Make their Own Wedding Rings.
Stevie and Tracy decided to make their wedding bands in 18ct yellow gold and 18ct white gold!
Stevie and Tracy joined me for the day in my studio in Wasps Studios, Dundee.
They joined me for the day in the studio where we went through the stages of how to make a ring and then Tracy and Stevie had their turn at making each others wedding bands.
They went for a high polished yellow 18ct gold band and a hammer finished high polished 18ct white gold band.
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