custom piece by Ash is an easy yet in-depth process.
Have an idea of what you want:
The first step is to get a general idea of what you want.
Even if the concept is as simple as a pendant with a stone that
is a start.
I will not copy an existing piece by another artist exactly
but we can use an existing piece as a starting point. The reason
I will not copy an existing piece exactly is because that is not
fair to the original artist and would be plagiarism.
If you have seen a piece in my portfolio section that you
would like please contact me. So long
as it is not a piece that was made as a one of a kind I will reproduce
Contact Ash with your concept for
The next step is to e-mail Ash using our contact
form with your concept.
Once I receive your concept I will look it over and come
up with ideas for making it work. If your concept is something that
I cannot do I will tell you straight out and offer alternatives
or if I know someone who can do it I will get you in contact with
Refining Your Concept:
To refine your concept and make sure I understand exactly
what you are looking for I will send you some questions to answer.
For example if you state that you want a ring with a stone in it
I would ask what kind of stone and if you would want a natural or
synthetic stone. Any question I send you that isn't self explanatory
will include an explanation of what the terms mean and any possible
pros and cons.
Once I have a clear idea of what you are looking for I will
send you drawings or scanned images for approval or alteration to
make sure that we are thinking along the same lines and that you
will be getting something you like. For most pieces I generally
come up with 3 semi refined images for you to choose from. Changes
in the design can be made until I have started actually working
on the physical piece.
Pricing and Payment:
As always I try to keep my pricing reasonable. I charge according
to the amount of time it will take to do a piece as well as the
materials involved. Along with the sketches I will send a price
quote. If changes in the design are made by you after the quote
has been given the price may change accordingly.
Payment for your custom order can be made several ways. I
accept check, money order, PayPal, and credit cards through PayPal
(you don't need a PayPal account to send a credit card payment).
Generally I will need three fourths down before I start working
on the piece and the remainder before shipping. If payment requirements
differ I will inform you when I send the quote.
Lastly I will be open and honest with you through the whole process
of creating a custom piece for you and I ask that you be the same
way with me to make the creation of special jewelry enjoyable for
us both. And remember I enjoy challenges so if you don't see the
type of thing you are looking for in my normal lines or in my portfolio
still let me know what you are looking for. If you ever have any
questions please feel free to contact