Our Story

Founder of Vanilla Ink Studios, Kate Pickering and Glasgow-based jeweller Katie Lees bring you a fun and relaxed workshop in exciting venues across Scotland, marrying handcrafted jewellery with good food and drink.

Our C A R V E workshops draw out your inner creativity, and combine it with our jewellery know-how. In one two-hour workshop you will have made a one-of-a kind ring, unique to you.

We hold pop-up workshops every month in a different location across Scotland. Join us on one of workshops for a bespoke and professional experience.

The Process

During our CARVE classes you'll use jeweller's wax and a selection of professional tools to carve and create a bespoke, one-off ring. The workshop lasts two hours and within that time you will be guided with expert tuition to help you achieve your ideas.

We then take the wax rings and send them to a company in Birmingham who cast the wax into solid silver (using the process of lost wax casting - watch our video above for the process). The silver rings are sent back to CARVE to be hand finished in our Glasgow-based workshop and posted out to their rightful owner.

Within 2-3 weeks you will have your ring to don upon your finger to impress the rest.

We have spent time carefully curating a Pinterest board to help you find some inspiration ahead of the workshop and see what others have created. We recommend taking a look before coming along, even if you have ideas, so you can get a feel for what you can produce in the time available.