a new sizeThe first custom request was simply for a different size of an existing design. I am always happy to do this for customers whenever I can recreate or closely recreate my designs.
Working with this design again inspired me to remake my most popular version of it.
here and the new rainbow is available here. You can see all of my in progress pictures of my rainbow piece in this post. I do still have buttons pulled for new purple and yellow/orange designs and will be putting these together at some point.
an existing color combination for a different designThe second custom request was for an existing color combination from a wrap bracelet/necklace for one of my earring designs. I have used almost this exact bead mix for at least three other pieces before. Of course I didn't mind pulling it out again. How can you not love blue?
a brand new bargello patternThe first two requests were from returning customers. The third request was from a brand new customer. She was interested in a wider version of this cuff. I bought this pattern from Carol Dean of SandFibers who as some of you know is one of the most accommodating saleswomen out there. I contacted her to see if she's be interested in working something up for me. She got me an in the works pattern that she's already developed but hadn't yet published within 24 hours...for free. You can't ask for much more than that.
I had worked the original pattern three times and thought that this wouldn't be too tricky. Most of it wasn't, but it took me a couple hours to get the first ten rows or so done because I did a lot more ripping out than beading. The effort was well worth it, though.
the feedbackI don't usually share customer feedback here, but all three of these customers left wonderful feedback within a week of receiving their purchases. It always makes my day when people take the time to do this.
#1: "beautiful..just as described.love em.will shop here again"
#2: "Really, really pretty! Rose makes gorgeous pieces. Thank you so much!"
#3: "This beauty arrived today. It's perfect. The craftsmanship is superb and it fits like a...well, I was going to say glove, but like a cuff bracelet should! I love it. If I want custom beaded jewelry in the future, this is where I'll come. :) Good job, Rose!"
As always, if you would ever like a custom version of anything that you see here on in my Etsy shop, don't hesitate to contact me. I am happy to help you in any way that I can.