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Designing Unique Jewelry With Gemstone Beads And Freshwater Pearls

Jul 15, 2008
Modern jewelry is much more than just pretty decoration. It is usually given to honor significant milestones in life or special people. If you're looking for a custom piece of jewelry that will turn heads, consider designing your own using gemstone beads and freshwater pearls instead of picking something off the shelf. Not only will your piece stand out, but it will also mean that much more to the person you give it to.

Choosing A Custom Designer

If you want to try your hand at designing your custom jewelry piece, go for it! For most people, though, designing a unique piece of jewelry is a daunting task and it may be better to turn to a professional. Local jewelry stores often employ designers instead of just salespeople and offer design services using gemstone beads and freshwater pearls. It's a good idea to see samples of past designs and ask lots of questions about the designer. A good designer will be willing to spend time with you to make sure your ideas fit together. Some questions to ask are:

- How do they think up their designs?
- Will they be responsible to designing the jewelry as well as creating the final piece?
- Will they work with gemstone beads and freshwater pearls? What other materials do they use?
- When should you expect a final piece to be completed?
- How much will it cost, including design and creation?
- Do they have a supplier for wholesale beads, which can reduce your cost?
- Will your jewelry be unique or will they mass produce it?

Choosing A Design

Once you've chosen a designer, you can begin to work together and design the jewelry. If you have something in mind, share your ideas with your designer. When it comes to ordering gemstone beads and freshwater pearls, they'll need to know if you have any specific requests. If you want the jewelry to stand for someone special, you can use a certain type of gemstone bead or color. Your designer will want to design you a piece you'll be happy to wear so he or she will need to know exactly what you're looking for.

Will you eventually want a matched set of earrings, bracelet and necklace or is this a single piece? The designer may have different ideas for a set vs. a single piece. You'll also want to talk about your budget since the amount you have available will directly relate to which gemstone beads and freshwater pearls your designer can use. If wholesale beads and pearls are available, your designer should be able to include the savings in the final cost.

Waiting For The Final Product

After the design is ready, all you can do is wait. Your piece of jewelry won't be completed overnight, but you should be able to get an idea of how long it will be from your designer. A good portion of your wait could be waiting on the gemstone beads and freshwater pearls to come in from the distributor, but your unique jewelry will be worth waiting for.

After your jewelry is completed, you'll have a beautiful piece that you're love to wear for years to come.
About the Author
Dakota Bressler is an author for Beads of Cambay, a company selling wholesale beads that specializes in gemstone beads and freshwater pearls for jewelry pieces.
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