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Customers who know me know that I love doing this. Do not ever feel that your idea is too hard to comprehend or that it is too silly. I am up to the challenge. I have a long history of doing these and find it an honor because it is often very personal and sentimental. You, the customer will be involved during the entire process. From the evolution of your idea, to approving all stages of this and a promise from me, that the end result will be what you hoped for and more.
There is no charge for custom work consults.
I have so many examples of creating custom work over the years. Here are a few that come to mind.
One woman asked me to put her puppy’s baby tooth in fixed clear resin on a pendant as a keepsake for this very special deaf rescue pup.
A woman came in one day with her grandmother’s plate. She told me that she was one of sixteen children and this was all she had. She picked my brain and said that she wanted to gift herself and her nine sisters with a keepsake. She basically left it up to me. I must admit I felt very responsible for this keepsake in my care! After wrapping the precious plate in a towel I broke it. I then picked the best pieces to work with and set them under resin for ten necklaces. This is a three-day process. They looked amazing!!! I also attached their personal birthstones to a loop on the bottom of each pendant. A piece of handmade paper was the “scroll” that I wrote their personal inscription on. Tied with a piece of waxed Irish linen. Then wrapped them all. She was ecstatic!
A woman walked in and said that she heard I do custom designs and wanted to do something for her mother who had just lost her 20-year-old parrot. She told me that her mom was so sad and that this was a big loss for her. After she told me several things about the bird and her mom’s relationship, I told her I would come up with a custom Charm Story Necklace. Charm Story Necklaces are a series that I started making years ago. People love them. They are charms that all interrelate to each other with a specific theme in mind. Anything from romantic to rock & roll. Usually there are only 3-4 charms however this was custom and very special and it warranted more charms than usual. When she came into pick up the finished piece; she welled up when she saw it. I integrated the specific color feathers to that species, included her initial, and a minuscule sterling silver English tea pot because they had tea everyday together!
I recently just created a bracelet with a woman and her boyfriend’s lettered baby bracelets with vintage pearls and Swarovski crystals.
It is always an honor to create these custom pieces of work, for you… my customers. Please contact me to get the ball rolling on a custom order.