With These Rings: Make Your Own Wedding Bands
Stephanie has a natural talent for guiding couples through this process. She set the perfect tone, offered guidance at exactly the right moments, and was sincerely honored to participate in our ring making experience. My fiance and I were able to create beautiful wedding rings that are as meaningful and collaborative as our relationship. And, we had so much fun!
Tia and Tim
Describe your business in 1-3 short sentences.
Why do you want to work with APW couples?
I discovered the APW community when I was engaged and have always felt at home here. Now that my business is growing I would love to connect with more couples who share my values.
What is your artistic approach to weddings?
I offer couples the opportunity to make your own wedding bands through guided instruction.I believe that jewelry has a way of capturing a memory or feeling and allows you to carry it with you. I have always loved that something so small can hold so much meaning, but in a very subtle and private way. I first became interested in making jewelry because I wanted to create meaningful heirlooms for people, now I am passionate about helping others make their own.
What are your non-work-related hobbies?
When I’m not in in my workshop I like spending my time gardening, biking, camping, hiking, exploring low tide and BBQs with friends. I also love a good lazy day at home with my husband and our dogs.
What's your favorite book?
I always come back to Still Life With Woodpecker by Tom Robbins and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
What's your favorite movie?
It is way to hard to pick just one… Little known fact I was almost a film major before I studied jewelry.
If you could have a one minute dance party at your desk, what song would you pick?
Today it would be “Road to Nowhere” by the Talking Heads.
When I learned about With These Rings, I knew that my fiance and I would be signing up! Our time with Stephanie was wonderful. She quelled any worry that we would mess up, guided us expertly through the process (with some really cool conversations about the science of metal), and was so much fun to spend a day with! The end product is beautiful, and I can't wait until we get to wear our rings every day! The opportunity to create your own wedding rings is such a gift and I am so thankful that Stephanie is sharing her skill with us through this amazing experience!
I agree with all the positive reviews below - this was such a wonderful experience! Stephanie is an incredible teacher, making it a foolproof process while allowing you to actually do everything yourself. I was really looking forward to this and, even so, the day was above & beyond my expectations. Can't recommend this enough to other couples!
With These Rings was the most magical part of the engagement process. I cannot recommend Stephanie and her workshop highly enough! It was wonderful to slow down and spend time together making these future symbols of our marriage. It was also so much fun! I laughed and smiled the whole day, even though I was nervous going in. Stephanie is a wonderful teacher, she sets you up to be confident in what you are doing, but also doesn't try to do anything for you.
Angela and Iain
We knew we didn't want to just go to a jewelry store and buy our wedding rings, but weren't sure of the alternatives. So we were thrilled when we discovered With These Rings and excited to spend meaningful time together to make each other's rings. Stephanie put any fears of us messing up at ease, as she provided careful instructions and encouragement. Her warm, welcoming personality also added to the wonderful experience. We're so pleased with the experience and the beautiful rings we created for each other. We highly recommend With These Rings!
Raul and Carlos
Incredibly helpful and easy to work with, Stephanie was incredibly welcoming and led us through every step of the way. We were very happy with the way our rings came out. It was wonderful to have one on one instructions throughout the duration of the workshop session. Thank you so much for making this a special moment!
Sarah & Erik
As soon as we came across With These Rings we knew we wanted to make our own rings. Stephanie was fantastic to work with and was very thoughtful in her approach, making sure we understood what to do at each step and that the outcome would be what we had envisioned. As excited as we were before the workshop, both the experience and the rings far exceeded our expectations.