Friday, March 6, 2009

Frugal Fridays: DIY Wedding Bands

So you've picked out your venue, the photographer, the bridal party, your dress, the flowers. Now it's time to pick the other ring you'll be wearing for a lifetime. Do you want it to match your engagement ring? Do you want you and your fiancé/fiancée to have matching bands? you even have budget for the wedding bands?!!?

I can only guess that band shopping is not for the fainthearted. After all, you both have to love the bands and that love could be pricey. This is where The Devil's Workshop steps in. Located on Queen Street West in Toronto, The Devil's Workshop offers jewelery making workshops, including a wedding band workshop. That's right, in one day, 6 hours to be exact, you and your better half can make from scratch your very own wedding bands!!! The workshop costs CDN $275 per couple, materials are additional. Silver starts at approximately $10 while yellow/white gold starts at approximately $150, depending on the size of the ring and the karat of gold chosen. You can also choose to set stones in your bands. Here are some wedding bands made at The Devil's Workshop:

I have to admit when I stumbled upon The Devil's Workshop, the thought of DIY wedding bands had me perplexed (probably because I'm so not artistic and don't trust myself near heavy machinery). However, on further thought, what a cool way to bond with your fiancé/fiancée, and your wedding bands will have such a great story behind them. What do you think? Would you consider making your own wedding bands?

The Devil's Workshop also offers other jewelery and silversmith workshops including metal printmaking, bead-working and wire-working . The Fused Glass Pendants workshop caught my eye. I might have to convince my friend Sheila to enroll with me. Look at this pretty pendant made at The Devil's Workshop.

If you're looking for something creative to do for a bridal shower or a girl's night out, book The Devil's Workshop for a Friday night of jewelery making. You can don the jewelery you made afterward when you paint the town red (or your bridesmaids can wear the bling on your big day)!

For more details on The Devil's Workshop, visit their website and their blog.


Mo said...

I think that's a whole lot more interesting and personal than just plain buying them. The price is also a steal! There is something like this in San Diego too, but I think it's over 1k USD:

Once A Bride said...

I would have done this if it had been available to fun!

Nicole said...

Yes, my sister really wants us to do the Devils Workshop thing. Thanks for featuring!

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