Jewelry is a form of art and expression, and in many ways, it’s personal. It’s something you wear every day and in most cases, it becomes an extension of your personality. You can express yourself through your jewelry by choosing to make pieces that reflect the style you love or the things that mean the most to you. One way to make a piece truly yours is by having your jewelry custom-designed. Here are some tips you need to know before starting the process of making your own custom jewelry.

Find a jeweler you can trust

Finding the right jeweler is key to making your custom jewelry. You’ll want to work with someone who has expertise in your style and your tastes. In addition to being someone you feel comfortable talking to, he or she should be skilled at the jewelry-making technique you choose to make your pieces. A good jeweler will be able to have your custom pieces professionally sized and cut and ensure that your handmade creation is built to the highest standard. Check their website and social media profiles. When searching for a jeweler, look for recommendations from friends and family, and look for others who have had their custom jewelry crafted by them. You should also be able to find a website with information about them and their products.

Know what you want, and why

The first step in custom jewelry-making is to determine exactly what you want to create. There are a number of ways to decide what you want your jewelry to look like, whether that’s by creating a sketch, by sketching on paper or by sketching on your computer. But you need to know what you want. For example, there are more than three hundred types of pearl jewelry, and that means that there are hundreds of options you can choose from. One pearl might be a choice of yellow, black, or white pearl, and it’s that choice that creates a different look and feel for the piece. Even something as simple as gemstones has a huge variety of tones and shapes to choose from. The same goes for chain options, whether that be round, square, or flat.

Understand the different types of metals and stones available to you

Selecting the type of metal that you want to make your own jewelry from is a huge part of the process. Gold, silver, and platinum are the most common metals used for the creation of fine jewelry. If you’re creating fine jewelry for more conservative settings, then gold may be the best choice. However, if you want something more ornate or of a more avant-garde style, then silver is the perfect material. Platinum is a very precious metal and is expensive, so most people won’t use it. Platinum is used to create items of jewelry, but the high price will typically disqualify it from most people’s budgets. There are many different types of gold and platinum, but the two that are most often used in the creation of fine jewelry are plated gold and fine platinum.

Pick your materials

Choosing the right materials to use can make or break your custom design. Choosing materials that match your style and personal style can make your jewelry stand out. You can also personalize jewelry by choosing the type of metal you prefer to use. For example, if you prefer gold, consider using gold or gold alloy, or if you want to make a piece that’s modern and futuristic, opt for aluminum. Many types of materials exist, but they’re generally found in the jewelry industry. Choose your style and aesthetic When you begin the custom jewelry process, consider the look and feel of your piece. Think about what design you want, the colors, and the fabrications you want to use. Next, design a wire for your custom jewelry and think about the type of beads you want to use.

Look for inspiration from other pieces of jewelry you love, or from works of art that inspire you

If you have been longing to make your own jewelry, but don’t know where to start, I would recommend that you start by searching through the Internet for inspiration. You will be able to find thousands of unique pieces of jewelry online, and for each piece that you find you’ll be able to ask yourself: do I like this piece? Do I think it will look good on me? If so, where can I find similar pieces? This process can be incredibly fun, and there are so many fun websites and forums to spend time on looking for great ideas. Find a few that you love and go through their collections and give yourself time to think about your unique personal style and the kinds of pieces you would like to make. You should be able to find pieces that inspire you, and pieces that compliment your style.

Decide on a design and theme

You’re going to need to know what you want to make, and you need to know exactly how much detail you want your jewelry to have. Think about your personal style. Do you like clean lines and bold colors? Classic and sophisticated? Casual and trendy? Have a look at a few photos of your own pieces to see how you could use them as the base of your design. Consider the things you like about your current collection, and see if you can incorporate those into your custom design. Look for a professional who knows how to make your design come to life What you’re really interested in finding is a professional jewelry designer who can take your concepts and create something that captures your imagination and makes you happy.

Choose a style for your piece

Many people like to make an item that’s unique. However, this can be a lot of fun but can also be challenging as you get into trying to create a new piece that represents you and your style. To do this, look around online and look at what other people are doing with jewelry design. Consider your own style and the unique designs that you like to wear, and also consider what you like to do when it comes to jewelry. You can also take pictures of yourself and start getting feedback from friends and family to help you pick out what style you like. It may be difficult to find the right style for you to start with, but you can get some great advice and feedback by taking the time to actually try different designs out.

Pick a theme for your piece

It’s important to pick a theme and stick to it as much as possible. While you don’t want to focus on your life story, you can pick a color palette that is going to inspire you and inspire your jewelry design. These can be natural colors or muted colors. This way, you won’t run the risk of veering too far from your theme by including too much detail in your piece. Don’t fear the steps to design The beginning of the process can be a little daunting, especially if you aren’t sure what you’re doing. Don’t be afraid to step into the design box to play around with the design. Find a scrap of material, a pattern, a metallic, and just try different shapes and materials.

Consider the size of your piece and how it will be

When deciding on the scale of your piece, you need to make sure you make it as big as you want, as small as you want, or somewhere in between. There are a couple of ways to do this. One is to draw out the design you want, then scale it up or down, with a little consideration for how the pieces will be put together. Another way to decide on the size is to scale up your own favorite piece of jewelry. If you don’t already have one that is similar to the design you want, consider finding something similar at a craft or other store and using a similar chain or mount. Make sure you take into account the amount of metal your piece will use, and that it won’t end up looking chunky or bulky, and that it will fit your wrist comfortably.


Making your own hand-crafted piece of custom jewelry is one of the most rewarding things one can do. Skatell’s specializes in doing this all for you, in-house. With our GIA-certified experts, you’ll have no problem crafting and delivering on whatever your heart desires. Don’t just take it from us- look at any of our reviews! Our quality, reputation, and value speak for themselves. Let us guide you through this process, give us a call today at 704-544-1118.