“I can’t tell you how pleased we were to find Lisa to make our wedding rings. She talked to us at length about what we wanted (neither of us knew!), and by a process of elimination, and discussion of her techniques and approaches, we ended up with the best rings in the world. Dave, chose a lichen effect, thin silver band, and I decided on an experimental technique that involved placing a raw ruby in the sand-cast before pouring the molten silver in (I think!). People haven’t stopped complimenting me on it – the ruby peeks out from the silver like a shy kitten – and it reminds me of the jewellery you see in the ‘Romans’ sections of museums. Every time I look at it I smile.”
“Hi Lisa, I want to write you this message to thank you for designing my 21st birthday ring! I absolutely love it and the fact that it’s my granny’s wedding ring melted down and combined with leather from my horses bridle is just an amazing piece and one that I will treasure! The amount of detail and thought that you have put into it is mind blowing!”
“Dear Lisa, we just wanted to say a big thank you for the two lovely rings which you made for us. Suilven was bathed in lovely sunshine when we saw it on our honeymoon!”
Lisa, thank you so much for the lovely ring you designed for me on the occasion of my “Ruby Wedding” . My ring was very much admired on Saturday night at the party. It is now an heirloom and will be very much treasured. Thanks again Lisa”
“We are both delighted with the ring and look forward to Bobbie presenting it for your inspection on the appropriate finger!!”
When I decided that I wanted to learn how to make ‘proper’ jewellery, I came across Lisa’s website offering private tuition. After chatting on the phone I immediately warmed to her, finding her friendly, open and encouraging and couldn’t wait for my first lesson. Well, it was amazing, I came home with a silver ring. Not only that, I understood perfectly how to do it again and exactly what was needed in terms of tools and materials. I have since undertaken many lessons with Lisa and learnt so much in each lesson that it is really quite incredible, so much so that I now in fact run my own jewellery making business, something I could have only dreamed of before attending lessons with Lisa.
With Lisa’s private tuition you get a lot for your money. Firstly you have access to her extensively equipped workshop which is filled with every tool required to make jewellery from your first silver band ring to very complicated intricate designs. You are able to use the equipment such as hand tools, metal working machinery and soldering torches and much more with detailed instruction. Every step is clearly taught to you allowing you to fully understand the process and create beautiful pieces.
You will learn metal shaping, filing, cutting and soldering as basics then progressing to choose from techniques such as stone setting (e.g bezel setting, flush setting and claw setting), etching, riveting, chain making, clasp making, complicated soldering, highly skilled setting making, lost wax carving, melting and milling and more. With her years of experience if you want to learn a particular technique, she can show you how. If you have a design or piece in mind that you would like to make, you can ask Lisa and she will show you how to make it, guiding you right through the process until you leave with your treasured piece.
Lisa is a lovely person. She will share with you all her knowledge and skills, taking delight in your progress and moving you on quickly as you learn, maximising your time with her. She also has extensive knowledge of the jewellery trade and business and gives advice and professional mentoring in these areas also.
In taking private tuition with Lisa you have the opportunity to learn how to make amazing jewellery in a fully equipped safe environment, potentially learn a trade and gain a knowledgeable friend to boot. It happened to me!!
Thank you so much Lisa, you are a fantastic tutor.
Our wedding rings are unique and personal to us made by Lisa Rothwell-Young. She spent time with us coaxing out from us what is important to us in life and based a design on our musings. We love the rings and feel they are very special. Thank you so much Lisa.
When my (now) husband and I began to look for wedding rings we couldn’t find anything we liked. We dismissed making our rings because we thought it would be an expensive and laborious process. We couldn’t have been more wrong! When we began to talk to Lisa she was friendly and professional. Lisa spoke to us about materials and design. She helped us think about things we would never have thought about; including using stones which had been in old jewellery. I was able to use a combination of responsibly sourced ‘new’ stones and one which had been in my grandmother’s jewellery.
The day we made our wedding rings was amazing and such good fun! Lisa guided us through the process with her kind and patient manner. She was encouraging when the metal didn’t do what we wanted it to do. At every step Lisa answered our questions and made us feel at home. I learnt things about a jeweller’s work and tools I would never have known if I’d not made my own ring. I definitely have a new appreciation of the time and effort it takes to craft such beautiful things.
Our time and effort was worth it, the finished rings are beautiful and completely unique. But better than that we shared an experience with Lisa that neither me nor my husband will ever forget. I would recommend to anyone and everyone, make your own wedding rings and make them with Lisa Rothwell –Young!
“They arrived today Lisa and I love them! Thank you so much xxxx”
“Arrived and it’s lovely, thank you!”
“Pendant received, it’s gorgeous, many thanks”
“Lisa designed a beautiful ring for me using my engagement ring, wedding ring and my mums eternity ring, I love it x”
“The ring has arrived – it looks fabulous and fits perfectly. I couldn’t be more delighted”.
“I recently had a beautiful ring made by Lisa. I had a voucher to spend and really wasn’t sure what I wanted. I’ve never had the opportunity to design a piece of jewellery before! Lisa was excellent in giving me advice and ideas about what I could have. Once we decided I was going to have a ring made, the next step was to choose a stone. Again, I had no idea. Lisa showed me some examples of what I could choose and I immediately fell in love with a moonstone. Lisa involved me in every step of the design process and I am absolutely delighted with the finished piece. Lisa just got it so right and the ring is very ‘me’. It is very dainty but so, so beautiful! I just can’t stop looking at it when I wear it! Thank you so much!”