Creating One-Of-A-Kind Jewelry Using Gemstone Beads
Jewelry is so much more than just something pretty look at. Jewelry today is used to commemorate important events, special occasions and people in everyday life. Instead of walking into a standard jewelry store and being forced to choose from ready-made pieces, consider designing your own one-of-a-kind jewelry using gemstone beads.
How To Find A Designer
If you're confident in your own designer abilities, great! Get sketching! But if you're like most people and the thought of designing a one-of-a-kind jewelry piece you'll love to wear is intimidating, find a professional jewelry designer to help. Start by finding local jewelry stores that offers custom design services using gemstone beads. You'll want to be sure in your decision so take a look at recent pieces the designers have created and ask lots of questions of the designer.
Some questions to ask are:
How do they come up with their designs?
Will they be creating the final jewelry piece as well as designing it?
What types of materials are they comfortable using? Are they able to use gemstone beads as well as freshwater pearls?
How long does a typical jewelry piece take to complete?
Cost of design?
Are they able to buy wholesale beads, therefore reducing your cost?
Will your piece be one-of-a-kind or will it be replicated to sell to others?
How To Choose A Design
Once you have a designer, the next step is actually designing the jewelry. If you have ideas, share them with your designer. They'll want to know exactly what you're thinking, especially when it comes to the type, shape and color of the gemstone beads and freshwater pearls. Do you want the jewelry to symbolize someone special using certain beads? Your jewelry designer needs to know what you're looking for in order to create something beautiful that you'll be proud to wear.
Are you looking for just one piece or would you like a matched set of earrings, bracelet and necklace? The designer may have different ideas based on the different jewelry pieces. At this point, your budget is extremely important since the gemstone beads and freshwater pearls will help determine the design. Double check with the designer to make sure they're able to purchase wholesale beads and pearls and pass some of the savings on to you.
Creating The Jewelry
Once you have a design worked out, the wait begins. A quality piece of jewelry won't be finished overnight so patience is a virtue. Ask your designer how long it should take to receive the gemstone beads and freshwater pearls if they had to be special ordered and how long after that it will be before the piece is completed. A beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry designed with your input will be worth the wait.