The way I see it, one of the most rewarding things about jewlery design is collaborating with customers to create custom pieces. Of the hundreds of wraps I’ve made, many of the pieces I am most proud of are the custom jobs, and I like to think that this is due to the inspiration and purpose that comes with creating a piece for someone in particular. The extent of the collaboration doesn’t matter; I’ve had people ask me to make them a wrap with all blue and green crystals, and I’ve had clients deliberate for months over which crystals from their collection they want to include, sitting with me for hours considering how they should be laid out. Regardless of the level of collaboration, in the end, these pieces always possess the incredible energy of a shared creation.
So, the question to be answered is: How can we create your perfect wrap?
Here are some basic considerations to help get started:
What kind of wrap?
Pendant, wings, ring, pin, or bracelet? Or, if you have a new idea, let me know, and we’ll make it happen!
I know that not everyone is super familiar with crystals, so if you are, feel free to let me know exactly which crystals you want, but if not, there are a number of ways we can pick out the right stones for you.
Color: if you give me a basic color palette, I can recommend a number of crystals in your price range, which you can then choose from, or, if you want, leave it all up to me.
Properties: all crystals have energies, and some are better at transmitting certain energies than others. If there is a particular energy you believe should be amplified by this wrap, let me know, and I’ll help direct you to the right crystal! (Often, people ask for crystals that help with stress relief, memory, creativity, meditation, cleansing, increase in energy, release from negative habits, etc. - even if you don’t believe they work, give me some guidance here. It can’t hurt, can it?)
In both of these cases, you will receive photos of the crystals with the estimate.
If you have a pretty good idea of what crystals you want, or if you have crystals of your own, let me know!
If you see one of my past pieces that you really like, or an element from another designer or piece of jewelry, send me a picture or reference and I can include similar characteristics in your piece.
Also, your level of contribution is up to you. If you merely want to suggest color palette or energy properties that’s great, but if you want a say in every step of the process, that’s cool too. This is your piece, so feel free give me as much input as you want!
Be sure to let me know if you need a piece in a certain time frame, especially if it is a gift or for a particular event and you need it by a certain date. Turnaround is usually two weeks to one month (after estimate, crystal confirmation, and down payment), but I can do rush orders upon request.