A few customers approached me lately to create bespoke pieces. As I soon discovered, custom orders require a lot more communication with the customer. The interaction has been both fulfilling and humbling for me, as I learn about the stories and ideas of my customers and create for them a wearable piece of art that we both love and know will delight the recipient.
The first bespoke piece I made was meant as a present from a daughter-in-law to her mother-in-law. J. had wanted a necklace created from the birthstones of her baby girl, her husband and herself. It's truly a meaningful gift... I can only imagine the mother-in-law will feel that her family are close to her heart whenever she wears this necklace.
Dandelion earrings in my Etsy studio and was inspired to create a single earring for herself. She has a clear love of semi-precious opaque stones and natural curiosities to precious sparkling gems. We finally decided on lapis kites and this was what I made for her. She is going to look really cool in this!