It is your story that will inform the perfect piece for you.
Creating a custom jewellery design is so personal, often emotional. When we collaborate…I listen and inquire about your passions, dreams and desires then design within my own signature style to create the perfect piece for you. Take comfort in knowing I’ll be making your custom jewellery piece from start to finish and you’ll be part of the process every step of the way. My goal is to exceed your expectations by crafting a fine quality jewellery piece of deep meaning and purpose…whether it’s to hold a cherished memory or make a bold statement. As a designer and maker, creating uniquely personalized jewellery is challenging and satisfying work… It’s a labour of love.
I live and work on beautiful Prince Edward Island in Canada but you don’t have to be local to work with me! Distance is not a barrier, in fact, most of my clients live all over the world!
If you’re interested in getting started on a special piece for you or a loved one please fill out the Custom Jewellery Request Form and I’ll get back to you right away.
“Kait’s ring is even more beautiful than in the photos. The engraving is magnificent, the diamond is mesmerizing and everything is perfectly balanced. I cannot accurately describe how happy I am with the ring and I know Kait will love it even more than I do. Thank you for your time and guidance throughout the process. I love it!”
Dave & Kait – Saskatchewan
I specialize in Heirloom Redesign
People come to me to repurpose old engagement rings, wedding bands or jewellery that is often inherited and sentimental. The new fresh and updated piece incorporates not only the recycled materials but the feelings of the previous sentimental heirlooms. Making a new piece from your old gold jewellery is a beautiful way to honour the past while embracing the present and future. I’ve found the act of recreation is also one of healing.
If you have unworn, outdated family jewels you’d like to redesign Click Here for more info on how we can create a new fresh design you’ll love to wear.
“Ohhhh, it is absolutely beautiful!! You captured everything I wanted and more. Thank you so much for your time, expertise and thoughtfulness in designing this for me. Your art is unique and top quality and I feel privileged to have this piece to wear and enjoy. Now I feel wrapped in the love and “energy” of those whose jewelry went into this ring. Such a great concept to recycle and keep the sentimental aspect going on for many more years.”
Vicky – Prince Edward Island
Please browse through the portfolio to view my signature collection of custom jewellery designs. If you like my style I’ll make you a beautiful piece of jewellery that is perfect for you.
I look forward to working with you!
If you’d like more information about the custom design processes please read below.
Design Style – I work within my own aesthetic but find inspiration injecting your personality into each custom piece to create something unique for you. I will not replicate another designers work. If you haven’t seen designs from my portfolio or signature collections that inspire you, I may not be the perfect jewellery designer for you.
Materials – Custom designs are created in 14kt, 18k and 22kt yellow, white, rose gold and platinum. I do not offer custom design in sterling silver or silver/gold combinations however you can choose a design from my signature collection of “ready to wear” designs.
If you are wanting to repurpose your vintage jewellery I can recycle your yellow or rose gold but white gold is too brittle and porous to reuse.
Design consultation – The creation process starts by hearing from you; from this website, by email, or phone. You have something in mind: an event to commemorate, a relationship to celebrate. You probably know you’d like to create a ring, bracelet, pendant or brooch. Booking an appointment begins the journey to the creation of your customized piece. If you are local we can meet for consultation at my Charlottetown studio (open by appointment only) or we can discuss design ideas by Skype, email, or phone.There is no charge for your personalized design consultation and sketches. Gemstones and diamonds will be sourced to suit your desires and budget; you’ll receive quotes for the project before any commitment is required.
Heirloom redesign – You may have old, unworn jewellery you would like to recycle into a new piece. We can weigh the gold and determine if there is enough to make the piece we want, or if more may need to be added. Gemstones (if in good condition) can also be recycled from old jewellery. By the end of our design consultation, you will have a general idea of what the cost will be, and if I can’t provide you with a quote on the spot, I will email you one for your approval. You can repurpose your yellow or rose gold (not white gold) to create a custom design or if you are wanting a sterling/gold combination please select a design from my “ready to wear” collection. I’ll customize your metal and gemstones to suit your selection. For more info about heirloom redesign please click here.
Drawings & Quotes – Upon our first meeting, I begin with sketches–I render drawings by hand. With your input, we create the jewellery, incorporating design elements and materials that fit your aesthetic and the meaning of your piece. We decide on the types of
metal (silver, gold, platinum), the gemstones and the size of the finished piece. At this point, we may decide to meet once more (or I’ll email a photo image to you) for you to see the carved wax model and make sure it’s the way you want it. Changes can be made if necessary at this point.
Payments – Once you are happy with the initial design, a deposit of half of the total price is required to start the work. The second payment takes place when the piece is completed. Your jewellery will be completed in 6-8 weeks depending on the time of year, the number of custom orders I receive, and the difficulty of the piece.
Your piece is made using slow ancient techniques – The majority of my work is made using the sand cast method, a technology dating back more than 3,000 years, to Mesopotamia. Your custom jewellery piece is made by me from start to finish in my studio. Once you select your design I carve a wax model then press it into sand, where it leaves a precise impression. Once wax is removed its negative space is where your custom piece will be formed.
Ready to get started on a special piece just for you? Just fill out the custom request form and I’ll get back to you right away.
I’d be honoured to work with you!
To schedule a free design consultation with Jeanette either on Skype or at Walker Studios located in Charlottetown PEI please click here.