Jewellery is very personal and every commission story is different. I love creating those one-of-a-kind pieces often with special stories and special meaning. It is also a chance to get something fitted especially for you - that necklace in the perfect length, super comfortable ring shaped exactly to your finger - earrings that hit your jawline just right.
Here is a quick guide to some of the questions I get asked most often.
You can be as involved in the design as you like or have time for. We start with an initial chat about ideas and what metals, colours and style you like - this can be in person, over email or phone. From there I'll develop a number of initial sketches to narrow down the designs. If it is beneficial I will make a card, wax or silver model to check scale and proportions before moving on to the final making.
Understandably this is a key question. It is no fun getting excited and spending time and effort on something which then turns out to be out of reach. The weight of precious metals and size of stones makes a huge difference as do the processes involved. Designs can be created to suit any budget but having a budget in mind helps me tailor the design to what is achievable.
If you see anything you like, but want to have it customised, get in touch to discuss combining a favorite colour stone or precious metal to make one of my existing pieces that is just right for you.