is an efficiency factor connected to the reproduction of successful
designs, I enjoy the challenge of custom design. I will be pleased
to do special orders on jewelry items or accessories (scarf tubes,
scarf buckles, nightlights, switchplates, stitch markers or "softies".
Just send me an email with some details
and we'll get started. Some items that eventually have to be specified:
(size, diameter, as relevant)
in the form of round, shaped, or faceted beads such as amethyst,
apatite, aventurine, blue chalcedony,
carnelian, citrine, coral,
fluorite, garnet, iolite,
rainbow moonstone, peridot,
rose quartz, tourmalinated quartz. Many of these stones come in a
wide range of colors and shades.
come in many more shapes
and colors than this sample from my collection shows.
beads: amber, bone,
mother-of-pearl and other
clay beads and components come in
an unlimited number of sizes, shapes, patterns, and textures, and
more colors than the rainbow.
beads are available in Sterling silver and filled gold, as well
as copper and pewter.
picture shows how big some standard size beads are.
Do you want
the metal findings (clasps, hooks, wire, chain) to be copper,
Sterling silver, or gold?
findings have a layer of 14 karat gold bonded to a base alloy.
The layer is 20 times thicker than gold plate. I do not use plated
metal. Karat gold can also be used; it is considerably more expensive.
How long a necklace
do you want? If you have a necklace that is exactly the right length,
measure how long it is.
A 16" necklace
hits a "medium size" woman at the collar bone, an 18"
necklace about an inch below that. A 24" necklace falls at
about the top of cleavage, a 36" one, below the bust. A 48"
necklace will fall to the waist, or can be wrapped twice to fit
like a 24" necklace, or 3 times to fit like a 16" choker.
to be worn above the collarbone, measure the circumference where
the jewelry will be worn.
you can, provide the exact length of a bracelet of the same type
that fits well, or your best measurement with a tape measure of
how long the bracelet should be.
Do you prefer
wires, posts, or clips?
can be attached to reverse earwires, which require no stopper to