Wow, what an amazing month July has been. Last weekend was my lovely friend Fiona’s wedding and it was just the best day ever! I can’t believe she is now a Mrs! At the start of last month we had her hen party and it was just the best time ever! If you are looking for hen party ideas then have a read of these 10.
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For Fiona’s hen we, her bridesmaids, wanted to do something a little bit special that we would all remember so I decided to ask my lovely friend Scarlett if we could come along and do one of her make a ring workshops. We loved the idea of having a fun experience together but also having something beautiful that we could take home and wear on the wedding day. I had done one of Scarlett’s workshops a few years ago with my mum and we loved it so I knew the bridesmaids and Fiona would too.
Click here to find out more about Scarlett’s Workshops.
Scarlett is a jeweller based in Dundee, Scotland and owner of Scarlett Erskine Jewellery. She creates uniquely textured jewellery including wearable and stamen pieces – each with their own carefully crafted textures and character. I’m not a big jewellery wearer but I am in love with Scarlett’s pieces as they are so different and uniquely textured. My favourite pieces are new jewellery made from the clients own sentimental pieces that she has melted down and reworked into something amazing and beautiful.
When we arrived, Scarlett greeted us with some bubbles and yummy cupcakes and told Fiona that we would be making silver rings (we had kept it a secret from her). Everything that we needed to make our rings were neatly laid out in front of us and Scarlett gave us a demonstration, talking us through each step, and then it was our turn.
It is quite amazing; at the start of the workshop you think that you will never be able to create such a beautiful ring in just a few hours. But Scarlett is so encouraging and guides you through every step of the process. Manda and Lynn wanted to make textured silver rings, Fiona opted to colour hers black, and I added some brass onto mine so that it fitted in with the ring I had made previously.
Here we all are having the time of our life and making our rings. Our theme for the hen party was bright colours and glitter so you can see we are totally rocking it.
Here are our finished rings, we had the best time ever making them and all loved wearing them together at the wedding. If you are looking for something fun and a little bit different for your hen party, a birthday present or even just something to do with a friend then I 100% recommend booking in for a ring making workshop or one of Scarlett’s other workshops. To find out more information on them click here.
I have worn mine every day since I made it and I get so many compliments on it. It slots in with the other two rings I wear, one is the ring I made on Mother’s Day with my mum a few years ago and the other is a Swarovski promise ring from my lovely Jon boy. Let me know what you think in the comments.
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