I just finished this dogtag necklace that has the katakana (kanji) that says Alicia. I am loving this vivid red color 🙂
Yes, I can do more formal necklaces than the dogtag style if that’s what the customer wants (and have several examples onsite to choose from). But you know, the dogtag is really popular right now – I think because it’s unpretentious, and kinda goes with everything (well except dressy dressy) – and everybody can relate. And of course it can be for guys or girls – that goes without saying.
Even in red 🙂
These personalized earrings say Millie (or Milly) in Japanese katakana (more commonly referred to, here in the West, as Kanji). The vivid red color is a customer favorite, maybe because Christmas is coming? Not sure – but it really is a great color 🙂
And of course you can change the color – choose your favorite.
And the name. Choose your favorite 🙂
This teardrop necklace ssays Angela in Japanese kanji. This pretty robin’s egg blue color and antiqued silver “frame” make this design one of my most popular styles.
One of the great things about this style – besides the graceful shape and affordable cost – is that it can be made in antiqued brass or silver, and the personalized pendant can be any color. You can really make it your own. Your fave color, your choice of finish, your name. Personal is what it’s all about 🙂
P.S. And for an anniversary gift? Come on guys, this works!
These simple, geometric “Ashley” earrings are one of the new styles I’m working with.
They’re lacquered paper backed with brass – so they take less time – and they cost less. Plus they’re cute, and even with the brass backing, they’re still lightweight enough to be comfy.
And – stay tuned. This type of earrings can be personalized with your choice of phrases or words, as well as names. Got a secret code word? An acronym that’s full of meaning to you and your best bud, but nobody else? A symbolic word the meaning of life? (Yes, that could be 42. But then people might think that’s your age, and if it’s not, maybe that wouldn’t work.)
Think about it – what secret word would you like to see?
These “your logo on jewelry” earrings were a recent customer request. I used to do quite a few of these in various styles (and will be doing more). So this is just the tip of the iceberg lately.
The earrings were made for the Californai Science Teachers Assocation. They’re kind of fun, don’t you think?
More styles on the way soon!
These lacquered paper, personalized kanji earrings are made with one of my favorite shapes – the shield. It just works well, it’s graceful, the earrings are petite…but big enough to have presence – and the kanji is pretty!
These have the kanji that says Jenny:
And no, I didn’t make them for myself, I haven’t been called “Jenny” for a while now. And Jen or Jennifer use other kanji. We can do those too 😉
I’ve been playing with the idea of making some chain belts – accented, of course, with some personalized lacquered paper drops. For instance, this lariat necklace could be made with sturdier chain (or faux leather, perhaps) and become a very snazzy belt:
Stay tuned for a bit (or come back next week). I’m going to try it 🙂
I love the look of clear glass over golden brass – it’s clean looking, has a nice shine, and always looks fresh. Several people have requested custom necklaces lately and this is one example:
See what I mean? It’s not fussy, it’s fresh and modern looking – and it’ll go with everything. And, because my kanji graphic is printed on a clear medium over brass (under the glass cabochon) there aren’t the multiple layers of paper and lacquer that cost so much time (and therefore cost more money).
So – it’s affordable, it’s cute, and it’s personalized. This is a win 🙂
P.S. Also of course – it’s a great gift for Mother’s Day. Use your mom’s name, or yours, if you think she’d like that. Moms are funny that way 🙂