Tuesday, April 5, 2011

first offical custom order.

I created, packaged, and sent my very first custom order. I’ve made custom items for my friends and family before, but never for someone I’ve just meet. I was really excited about the whole thing. This awesome young man was at First Friday while I was set up outside of the Butter Toast Boutique and commented that he liked my button necklaces. He just wished the chains were longer and the pieces were larger. I assured him it would be no problem for me to make him exactly what he wanted.

This was defiantly a learning experience for me. Although I was kind of stressed out about making sure it was what he wanted it was fun to make something with someone in mind. I could picture in my head what he would look like wearing it, and it made it a little simpler to make. I also learned that I totally under charged for the piece. I am not going to make a big deal about it at all. I’ve never made a piece like it before so I was unsure of the cost of materials, lesson learned! Next time I’ll know better.

For some reason I had a lot of trouble taking a decent picture of this lovely necklace. I probably should have waited for better lighting.

I’m really happy with the way it came out. His idea was great and I’m so glad I could create it for him. It’s nice to sort of “collaborate” with other creative people ever once in a while.


  1. It is always so hard for me to figure out my pricing. I have finally agreed on a price that is worth it for me and my customers. But it was definitely a learning process!! It is a lovely necklace<3 I hope your having a lovely Tuesday afternoon!

  2. Wow, congrats! Love it! So happy for you!