Thursday, August 7, 2008

I Love Custom Orders


I just got a couple of custom orders and I have to say I get really excited about doing custom orders. I find it challenging. It is nice to take a break from the daily to do list for my business and work strictly on a custom order. A few years back, I don't think I could have done a custom order for the life of me. Too much insecurity I guess. Now I just like the challenge of putting another person's idea or design into one of my products and still having it look good when it's done. My favorite custom order was for my sister, who just wanted an interesting copper necklace with an ammonite set into it somewhere. It took me a while to figure out what to do with it but when it was done I was really proud of it. I love that "I did it!" feeling. I have also failed at a lot of my attempts to pull designs together for other people, so the little successes that I do have are so appreciated. As much as I love being in my own creative world and hanging out with my own ideas, it sure is nice to visit someone else's world for a while.

9 comments:

kim* said...

wow that is a beauty.

nicaeli said...

thanks so much:)

SecretMe said...

that is really nice!

nicaeli said...

Thank you!:)

Cherry Lane Jane said...

great necklace..you should be proud! Custom orders are fun:)

AwtemNymf said...

Thats gorgeous! I love the piece!
Blessings!

nicaeli said...

thanks so much everybody!

Jewelry Rockstar said...

OMG!!! Fabu. Is that hammered??? Very talented.

nicaeli said...

Thanks! yes, hammered and woven with little brass rivets here and there:)