Monday, August 22, 2011

Get Your Custom Made Jewelry On

On occasion, I have a customer/client/friend/family member that sees a focal or beads that just speak to them.  However they don't know the first thing to do with such pretty beadiness.  The next action that transpires can be played in slow motion, with soft romantic music just like the love scenes in the movies.

They call (or e-mail) me to ask if I'd create custom made jewelry with the treasure they found!

I absolutely love creating custom made jewelry because I can bring the personality of the individual into the design.  That's what makes a piece so special... it wasn't design for just anybody.  It was designed especially for YOU.

Recently I had a set of beads sent to me that were orange raku.  If you've been following my blog for any length of time, one thing you'll see missing is anything in the color orange.  For some reason, my brain doesn't think well in orange or yellow tones.  So I had to wait for the right "ah ha" moment to strike me with what to design with these beads.

As I had hoped, I chatted with the beads and waited for them to b-mail me with how they wanted their party.  Once they decided and invited these funky vintage faceted beads to join them... and thus creating something that truly cannot be replicated.  Because vintage = mama ain't got no mo!

So if you see a set of beads or a focal pendant that are just shouting your name, and you haven't any idea what to do with it, consider asking for help from a jewelry artisan.  As an artisan, it brings me great joy to see a piece of custom made jewelry I designed put a smile on your face!

Have a fantastic week!

P.S. Only 8 days of my 34% off sale left in my Artfire Store!  Great time to do a little back to school shopping for mom! :o)


Anonymous said...

And this ladies and gentleman is just one of the many reasons Dawn Marie rocks! Love what you did with these beads! Now of course I have to go shopping with the bracelet to find the perfect outfit :) Ah shucks!!!! Thanks again for always letting me send you beads and making magic with them! -Jenna

Azure Islands Designs said...

lol...I know what you mean, some colors are take a great deal of thought as to what to do with them!

The bracelet is much so the happy owner is willing to buy something to go with it...that is something I would do!!! :~)


Stacy said...

You're always my go to girl for the bead-a-licious goodness! Love this one, but I'm with you on the just really doesn't speak to me.

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Thanks Ladies! Jenna, I'm so glad you love it... and that now you get to go shopping to find the perfect outfit to go with.

Heather, I know you and I are purple girls. So pushing outside of our comfort zone encourages growth!

Stacy, I really appreciate you asking me to turn all your bead finds into little works of art. Your trust in me means the world to me!


TesoriTrovati said...

You are so clever... b-mail! BAH! And I love that you are willing to put yourself out there for the bead-challenged of the world to send you their treasures. You, my dear, are one fine bead artisan!
Enjoy the day!
P.S. So I shouldn't make your simple truths pendant in yellow or orange you are saying? So noted!
I am working on it!

NEDbeads said...

Gorgeousness!!! I never work with orange, either - but have a few orange stones floating around that really need to be made into something. Now I'm inspired, and will try to get moving on one!! :)

Beadwright said...

Love this piece anything with orange and I am hooked.
Come by my blog for my new book giveaway.


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