by Izzy Winterhart
Sometimes I love custom orders. It's flattering when a customer comes to you and says "I love your work" and "really would like you to make". Like recently when I made this ring. My first custom order from a guy.
Originally he wanted leopardskin jasper but I couldn't find a cabochon small enough to do a cold connection bezel. Then he said, "how about tiger eye". "Perfect", I said, because I knew I had the perfect one that was waiting for a chance in the spotlight.
I'm pleased as punch that this little guy turned out to be a beauty and so is my customer. I typically like to fly by the seat of my pants when it comes to creating, but occasionally it's nice to have a special request.
How about you? Are you a seat pant flyer or a custom order guru?