Custom Design

We'd love to chat with you about your jewels!

We use Calendly, a super easy online scheduling app,  to schedule your appointments with us so that we can ensure that your meeting will have our dedicated attention. 
You can choose to meet in person, via phone, or online via ZOOM.  

Not in Greenville?  No problem! We've designed many projects for out of state clients working entirely remotely! We can easily communicate everything necessary via phone calls, emails, and sharing high resolution images and video.  We're even able to help you choose the perfect diamond or gemstones remotely.  We'll walk you through how it all works during our first (free) consultation.  

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We would love to use this opportunity to help you sift through your jewelry box and come up with new solutions to lonely, unworn pieces  -- or do that redesign you've been thinking about for ages.  As a reminder, all of our work is completed -- from sketch to polish -- in house, by one or both of us.  

For more detailed information about how we're modifying our design process and studio traffic,
please check out our recent blog post here.


 

Our in-house designers at MAKE MADE specialize in creating truly original pieces with personality and presence.   We're a little different at MAKE MADE, as both owners/designers are more than just expert crafts-people:  we're also professionally trained (and hold professional degrees) in Design, an important factor many shops and stores often overlook.  Whether it’s an engagement ring, wedding bands, or a brilliant statement piece for a special occasion, we will work one-on-one with you to create a bespoke piece, tailored to both your style and lifestyle.   

We will start with a brainstorming session, work through hand sketches, and develop a piece unique to you that reflects you -- we don't just replicate or regurgitate others' designs.   We also strive to create heirlooms that will endure -- meaning we take into consideration design aspects dealing with ergonomics, durability and practicality.  Once we know more about you and your lifestyle, we can make design recommendations that will ensure you love your piece for years (and generations!) to come.  

In addition, we can source conflict free gemstones and recycled metals -OR- We are happy to work with your existing stones and gold to create your one-of-a-kind future heirloom. Using your own gold is an ethical choice, as no new gold has to be mined, but it also has the added benefit of cutting down on costs if we are able to recycle your existing materials.  

jewelry artists sketching and making custom designs

How it works:The Process

The process starts with an initial fact gathering consultation (via email, phone, video chat or a visit to the studio) to see what you are interested in designing. This step is free of charge and helps both of us determine if one of our designer's work will meet your expectations and needs. We will talk about your lifestyle, how you wear your jewelry, your color preferences and which MAKE MADE collections appeal to you. The design process often becomes a collaboration between designer and client. 

We will start by sketching ideas that express what we have learned about you and include any stones or elements that you have provided. Next, we review them together, with you. Once we've gotten feedback from you, and have worked through all the variations and modifications,  design details are finalized, and a non-refundable deposit is taken.  This deposit allows us to procure materials and start the work.  We then start the physical labor of fabricating your design, which may involve computer CAD work, hand fabrication, casting, or some combination of these techniques.  Once metalwork is complete, stones are set, and the balance is due before shipment or delivery of the work.


Beautiful handmade things take time to create.
 
Custom projects vary in time. It can be as little as a few weeks or up to several months, depending on the scope of the project. We will discuss the timeline during the designing process.


 

Please browse our gallery or custom jewelry and be sure to follow us on Instagram as well @MAKEMADEjewelry -- that's where we post our most current custom projects and redesigns!  They may inspire your own bespoke ideas!  

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what our clients are saying...

Katie does truly incredible work. She made an incredible engagement ring for my wife and endured hours of listening to my vision for the ring. She also took a lot of time to find the perfect diamond that fit the vision we had dreamed up.

Ray

So happy with Danielle's custom design work that she did for me. She worked with me, listened to my ideas, made suggestions, and produced an end result that I will enjoy for many years.

Melissa