Alterations/Custom Work

Please contact me if you would like me to re-size a piece for you, or re-make one in your favorite combination of colors.  If you'd like me to create a piece, you can send me a link with an example of what you have in mind, and we can talk about it.

Things to Consider Regarding Alterations & Custom Work:

What is the piece?  If it's jewelry, would you like a matching set, or just a single piece?

How long would you like it to be?  A good way to measure for necklaces, eyeglass chains, and lanyards is to take a piece of string and determine how long you would like the piece, cut the string, then hold it up against a ruler or measuring tape.  You could also compare it to other pieces you have that are the perfect length and cut it to that size.  If you aren't sure, you can request adding a short extending chain to the clasp to make it adjustable, at no extra charge.

Necklaces come in many standard sizes:

Chokers - 14" - 16" in length, wrapping close around the neck.

Princess - 17" - 18" in length, grazing the collarbone, while the longer 19"-20" sits just above the collarbone, but above the neckline.  Usually with a pendant.

Matinee - 20" - 24" in length, laying at just the center or just below the bust.

Opera - 28" - 34" in length, hanging on or below the bust, often wrapped double or knotted.

For bracelets, you measure just under the wrist bone with the piece of string, and that length is your wrist size.  To find your bracelet size, add the wrist size to the measurements below:

For a snug fit, add 1/4" - 1/2"

For a comfortable fit, add 3/4" - 1"

For a loose fit, add 1 1/4" 

And if you aren't sure, you can always request an extender chain.

 

How soon do you need it?  Once I receive the order, I will require a week to make and photograph it, then I will send it to you for approval.  If further changes are required, it'll have to be done and then re-shot, for approval.  If approved, I send it out first class USPS within a day, and notify you that it's shipped.  It's possible that the order may be completed sooner, but it might take that long.  So if it's a gift or you need it right away, please allow time for manufacture and approval, along with shipping time.  I ship all jewelry and accessories in a gift box, to protect it from damage, and it's ready to be given as a present or to keep and store.  

Note: if requested beads or supplies need to be ordered, please also allow time for the shipping of those materials.  Time expectations will be determined when order is placed.

What colors or color combination were you interested in? Possibly the most difficult question, I know.  I have a lot of colors to choose from, so tell me your favorite!

What kind of clasp did you want?  I offer lobster clasps, and toggle clasps.  You can add an extender chain to lobster clasps, but not toggle clasps.  I also need to know if you prefer silver plated or gold plated.  

Return policy: Customer can cancel order at any time prior to shipping.  I do not accept returns of approved custom work or altered pieces, except in the case of shipping damage or loss.  All packages are shipped with tracking numbers and insurance.