It can be daunting thinking about commissions, but it really doesn’t have to be. Read this guide then just take the first step and get in touch – that doesn’t mean you are committed to buying a piece from me. It means we can discuss your idea – whatever stage your idea is in! You can come to me with an idea in its infancy or a fully formed design, I’ll respond quickly (within 24 hrs – usually sooner).
Tips for commissions:
Here are some things to consider about your design;
- Who is it for?
- Is it for a special occasion? An anniversary, birthday?
- Something chunky/delicate/detailed or simple?
- What metals? Would you like to incorporate something else into the design?
- Is there a concept? (would you like the jewellery to represent something?)
- How much will it cost?
Obviously this question has a very variable answer, but here are some points to help you get an idea. First of all take a look at my shop and the prices of items listed there, if these pieces are beyond your budget – I’ll be honest – commissioning something is not for you.
If you want a small customization then the price will be very similar. (By small customisation, I mean something similar to an existing piece in my shop – not the size of the end creation)
If you want a unique commissioned piece, it is typically going to be more expensive than my ‘off the shelf’ equivalent.
That’s because I have made each ‘off the shelf’ piece in my shop many times before, I have spent the time working out the kinks and finding the best way of making it. With your unique piece I’m going to spend a lot more hours creating a refined one-off piece, one time, from scratch, whilst encompassing your unique requirements.
- How long will it take?
Again, this questions depends on the piece, please let me know if you need to receive your jewellery before a certain date and I’ll let you know if it is possible. Often after the design has been agreed I will usually create a piece in a week or two. I will always give a completion time estimation for each piece before stating work.
Need some inspiration? See some previous commissions here.
If you have your ideas ready or you need help then contact me (Emily) at [email protected] where we can discuss your ideas.