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The Custom Jewelry Design Process

Teresa Kiplinger Custom Memorial Jewelry Design Process Cleveland Ohio

If you are new to custom jewelry, relax! It's fun and collaborative. Soon, you’ll receive a unique, one-of-a-kind, handmade reminder of what's important – your story in luminous precious metal – to wear, to gift, to pass down for generations.

Here’s how it works:

1. Let's discuss your project

Contact me to chat about your project. 

I’ll ask questions to learn what's meaningful to you and get to know your story.

 My clients love this step of the process, and they like knowing that their input will play an important role in the design. Fully commissioned pieces typically start at $700 and range in cost depending upon the complexity of the design and the materials used.

2. Sketch and approval

I’ll sketch designs for a unique piece of jewelry to tell your story. I'll send the sketches to you via email. You’ll have the chance to approve the design or change anything that seems off to you. 

3. Fabrication


Once you sign off on the design, I’ll begin working in metal. The creation of your piece can take three weeks to several months, depending on the complexity of the design. 

4. Wear your story


The result will be a one-of-a-kind reminder of what matters most – your story preserved in luminous precious metal to wear, to gift, to pass down for generations. 


Whether you want to honor someone you've lost, send a message to someone you love, or just own a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art, I can create it for you. Take a look at my portfolio of work, and contact me here to get started.

Are you in a hurry?
Order one of my personalized pieces which ship in 10-14 days. 

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"Where Bluebirds Brood" An imagined wearable memory in three chapters, inspired by a photo found in a family album. Cuff bracelets. Sterling silver, enameled steel, bronze, rosecut pyrite, original poem and calligraphy. Electro-etched, lost wax cast, torch fired, hand fabricated. . . . . . .

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