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DIY your own wedding bands and engagement ring with these La Prong workshops

Date: Saturday (8/26)

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Wedding Band), 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Engagement Ring)

Place: Dallas Makerspace in Carrollton

1825 Monetary Lane, #104, Carrollton, TX 75006

Cost: $195 (Wedding Band), $349 (Engagement Ring) PLUS cost of metals/embellishments

Website(s): https://goo.gl/fAuhTd and https://goo.gl/sSTekx

If you’re looking for a way to put your own touch on your upcoming nuptials or want to jazz up a wedding anniversary with a handmade gift, consider the La Prong wedding band and engagement ring workshops.

Both workshops will be offered this Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Dallas Makerspace in Carrollton.

The wedding band workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and has a base cost of $195 per person. The engagement ring workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and has a base cost of $349.

Both workshops will have additional costs due to metals chosen and any additional embellishments.

Metal cost ESTIMATES are as follows, though the price of gold does fluctuate and the exact cost will be based on current market prices the day of the workshop. All payment is due before the workshop, though the metal and embellishment payment will not be processed until the workshop is complete, in case there are any changes.

WIDTH

3MM

4MM

6MM

7MM

8MM

Sterling Silver

$89

$99

$109

$119

$129

14K White Gold

$365

$485

$735

$855

$985

14K Yellow or Rose Gold

$295

$395

$595

$695

$795

18K Yellow or Rose Gold

$425

$565

$855

$985

$1125

18K White Gold

$505

$675

$995

$1175

$1355

Embellishments can include an inside ring engraving ($45), a flush stone setting ($85), a prong or bezel stone setting ($149) and a rhodium dip ($59).

For more information please visit http://laprong.com/or the websites above.

In the engagement ring workshop, participants have a design consultation about what they would like the ring to look like. Colors for the engagement ring include white, yellow, or rose gold in either 18K or 14K, along with a choice of texture and finish. Additionally, diamonds aren’t the only stones that can be set, participants can set any type of stone. And, at the end of the day, participants can say their engagement ring was custom made and handcrafted with love.

The La Prong wedding band workshop is the only do-it-yourself (DIY), hands-on workshop in Dallas-Fort Worth where participants make their own wedding bands.

Colors for the wedding band include 14K or 18K white gold, rose gold or yellow gold.

Participants will a raw gold ingot into a symbol of their love through measuring, cutting, shaping, soldering, sanding and polishing.

“In the end, you are sure to have a unique ring that is quality made with the labor love, all for about the same price as buying mass manufactured rings from a traditional jewelry store,” the website reads. 

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