It is a great privilege to be asked to design and make a bespoke and unique piece of jewellery. It's also a responsibility as it is so important to get it right! I'm very aware that the creation of such a special thing means putting into life the dreams and aspirations of someone, so this needs to be done very carefully.
There's a lot to consider. Not just the size and shape but how that relates to the wearer - is it proportionately correct? What about their style? Jewellery needs to reflect this accurately and I think that a positive outcome is not only that the wearer loves their jewellery, but that they feel fabulous and special when they wear it.
This blog post was written and researched by Kate Buchanan-Dunne of Manor House Designs, creator of "beautiful bespoke silver jewellery" in her Shropshire workshop.
Kate Buchanan-Dunne is an artist, designer and silversmith based in Shropshire.