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It’s no secret around here that I love to make custom jewelry and accessories. I view it as the ultimate win-win situation for the client (you!) and the designer (me!). The person ordering the custom jewelry gets to have a bespoke piece of handcrafted art to wear that is 100% suited to their desires. Meanwhile, I have the satisfaction of knowing that the jewelry piece(s) I made will be immediately cherished. There’s no better feeling for a creator!
If you’ve ever wondered about how to order custom jewelry and bridal hair accessories from J’Adorn Designs, this post is for you. I’m going to walk through each step of the custom jewelry design process, from inquiry to gift-wrapped delivery!
The first step in the custom jewelry process is as simple as a quick “hello.” Typically you would send me an email via the website contact form to express your interest. Here are a few inquiry examples:
We’ll exchange a few messages to establish a general concept and make sure we want to work together.
Next we start talking about specifics! I’ll schedule a meeting with you in person or via video chat, depending on your location & availability. You should bring any photos, color swatches, and ideas along if you have a specific or loosely conceived idea of what you want. If you’re not sure, we’ll have a conversation to figure it out together. I may draw some rough sketches during our meeting and will take copious notes.
At this point you’ll pay an initial retainer of $100 to reserve time in my design schedule and to pay for the design options that I’ll create for you. After the design fee retainer is paid and we’ve had our consultation, I will send you three sketches to choose from for your custom jewelry design. These sketches come with two rounds of revisions so we’ll be sure to land on your perfect choice. You’ll receive a final sketch of the piece(s) I’m going to make and a formal proposal with a contract and invoice for your project. Payment in full is due at this time.
At this point, we’ve finalized the design and you’ve paid for your custom jewelry to be made. I’ll get right to work creating the accessories you’ve commissioned. All you have to do now is wait!
This is the most exciting part of the custom jewelry design process! Your jewelry will be delivered personally or by post, depending on your location and our agreement. The custom accessories you ordered will be freshly wrapped in a gift box or pouch, then finished with a satin ribbon in the color of your choosing.
Whether you ordered custom jewelry for yourself or accessories for a loved one, all that’s left to do now is enjoy it!
That’s it! Ordering custom jewelry can really be that simple! Send me a quick message to begin if there’s a special piece or set of jewelry you’d like me to make. I can’t wait to get started on your custom jewelry!
This was an extra special styled shoot for Designer Ali. One of her besties, Mary, celebrated the upcoming arrival of her first child with a “cravings” themed maternity photo session. Ali chose all the jewelry, including our Amethyst Hair Comb, and even styled Mary’s hair herself!
Sporting a suit and stunning slate blue gown, Mary and Robby brought the sophistication to this decadently themed affair.
Ali didn’t want to distract from the main focus of this maternity shoot. The couple and their soon-to-arrive sweet baby boy needed to take the cake. So, delicate touches of sparkle were in order! Our best selling Crystal Spike & Pearl Accent Necklace made the perfect compliment to the gown’s neckline.
Our Aquamarine Silver Vine Bracelet makes a big statement without feeling heavy or clunky.
And trust us… “heavy” and “clunky” are two adjectives no glowing pregnant woman wants anywhere near them! Delicate, breezy and etherial goddess of all natural beauty are acceptable descriptors. So luckily, our botanically-influenced jewelry fits the bill!
Our wire wrapped jewelry is the perfect, crave-able push-present dream gift. Each wire wrapped piece is crafted with one continuous piece of wire. That mean, no gemstone or pearl will ever fall off. And no rogue wire ends will poke your wrists, or scratch baby’s sweet skin.
(And if you’re eying up those aquamarine and freshwater coin pearl drop earrings, stay tuned. They’re not in the shop yet. But they will be soon!)
Our hair adornments are all heirloom quality, using our standard single-wire wrapping technique so none of the gemstones, crystals or pearls will ever come loose.
Hair combs, especially this amethyst one, can be worn again and again for special occasions and celebrations. Or, just on a Tuesday! They add a pop of interest and sparkle.
Also, Designer Ali must be picking up some hair-styling tricks from the salon where her studio is! Just gorgeous!
And sidenote: if you come see us at one of our pop ups or shows, we always are ready to play dress-up with your hair! We bring pins and elastics to show our customers how easy it is to style our hair adornments.
Recently, at the Rehoboth Art League’s Outdoor Fine Art & Craft Show, Ali sketched out THREE different custom orders. And we’re featuring the first one here on the blog today!
During the show, a customer fell in love with our original Coral Branch Earrings and just had to have this look in her jewelry collection.
We kept the branch design, intricate wire work and coral gemstones from the original design. So, the overall aesthetic is the same. But this modified pair will keep their new owner happily ear-ache free whenever she wears them!
This well established event is in its 34th year. We are SO excited to have been accepted to showcase our handcrafted jewelry. So excited, in fact, that we are debuting our new autumn-inspired collection at the show!
(( This curated indoor event features only local fine artisans – no manufacturers or MLMs ))
We’re going to release the full collection soon… However, if you want to be among the very first to see it, get yourself to Rehoboth this weekend!
If you’ve been thinking that this is the year to give (or get) the gift of custom jewelry, now is the time to reach out. The process is easier than you’d think! In fact, we broke down all the steps right HERE. And you’ll have a treasured heirloom that you can enjoy forever.