Here is a more detailed breakdown of the Custom Design process:
1. Consultation & exploration
With zero obligation, I sit down with each prospective client to understand exactly what they are looking for. Sometimes people know exactly what they won't and many times they just have some rough ideas. I help guide this process and share references, past work, and rough sketches until we define a creative direction to head down.
We elevate the the sketching to more refined drawings and explore materials (metals, gemstones, etc..) to use for the project that meet the creative goals, and also budgetary parameters. After a few iterations and landing on a final design, we then shape the piece in detail out of wax, and/or go through a CAD imagine process for final approval before we go into production.
3. production and finishing
After final sign off on design and materials, we move the project into production. Within a few days/week the project is completed and ready to be picked up. When possible, I also like to pass on the original sketches as keepsakes. Lastly, I always offer a lifetime of free cleaning.