HOW IT WORKS
HOW IT WORKS
1. CONTACT us by submitting this inquiry form
2. CONSULT with Brenda about design ideas
3. CHOOSE GEMSTONES and discuss your design
4. APPROVE your design and estimate and the work begins!
The design consultation usually takes place when you come to Radford Studio, but I will come to your home if you prefer. There is a $25. fee for the initial consultation that will be used towards your jewelry, and a travel fee will apply for locations outside Stratford.
You can come to the meeting with a fully formed idea of what you want, or you might not have any idea about design. Either way, to help me understand your or your loved one’s design style, I will ask questions that lead me to that understanding, and possibly do some quick sketches on the spot to make sure we are in sync. I will make note of important dates the jewelry needs to be ready for, and I will ask for an email address that I can send virtual art renderings to.
I take measurements for whatever type of jewelry I will be making: rings, bracelets, necklaces or earrings. Size and length are important, but so is proportion and comfort. If you have a budget in mind that will be helpful. I can work within budget parameters to create what you want when I know what is important to you and whether I should suggest VVS or Si diamonds, AAA or A gemstones, South Sea or Freshwater pearls, and 10K, 14K or 18K gold. One type of design will require more hours of labour, and another will require fewer.
I enjoy helping my clients build or add to a Jewelry Wardrobe over time that serves them and suits them every day and on special occasions. Once I know your needs and preferences, I can make good gift suggestions to loved ones.