Custom Design

Due to COVID-19, we've expanded our appointment options!

We're still meeting in person, but we are also available via phone or via Skype.  During this time of national crisis, we urge you to utilize Calendly to schedule all of your appointments with us so that we can ensure that your meeting will be private.  Click here to make an appointment with us!  

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 designers at MAKE MADE specialize in creating truly original pieces with personality and presence.   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 source conflict free gemstones and recycled metals -OR- We are happy to work with your own stones and your recycled gold to create your one-of-a-kind future heirloom. Using your own gold has the added benefit of cutting down on cost since we offer a credit towards your new creation.

jewelry artists sketching and making custom designs

 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. We will discuss the timeline during the designing process.


 

Please browse this gallery featuring custom jewelry made by the MAKE MADE designers. It 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