Month: December 2015

Made just for YOU!

What do you think when I say “custom”? If you’re thinking of having something custom made, you may be thinking that it will cost a small fortune. That might be true when talking about mass produced items, but here at Drakestail Jewellery, we do things a little differently.

This is a baby shower gift - one of our beautiful Vintage bracelets - sized down for a newborn.
Baby shower gift – one of our beautiful Vintage by Drakestail Jewellery bracelets – sized down for a newborn. Lucky girl!

We do custom work. We LOVE custom work! There’s a great feeling knowing exactly where your hard work is going, and that it’s going to be PERFECT!

Customized leaves on a Tree of Life - peridot, malachite, and turquoise.
Customized leaves on a Tree of Life – peridot, malachite, and turquoise. A simple change can create perfection!

You probably know by now that everything we create is lovingly hand made. Very few pieces AREN’T one of a kind. So what’s the difference between what we’re selling and that perfect design floating around inside your head? Not much, really.

Opal and snowflake obsidian. This was to celebrate the end of chemo treatments. The instructions were "I think these stones look neat together"
Opal and snowflake obsidian. This was to celebrate the end of chemo treatments. The instructions were “I think these stones look neat together”

So, the big question… how do we charge custom orders? Same way we charge everything else. If you found it in your head or in our booth, it’s the same. There’s no need for us to charge more because our basic process hasn’t changed.

 Swarovski crystals and sterling silver- something special for a Maid of Honour.
Swarovski crystals and sterling silver – something special for a Maid of Honour.

Do you have a particular design in mind? Or just a half decided feel of what you want? We’ll work one on one with you to discover your personal style, and your budget, to create a piece that will make you feel fabulous! There’s really no reason not to find the perfect fit for you.

On the left, a gift of aquamarine & smoky quartz, stamped with the receiver's name. On the right - Swarovski pearl hair elastics for a lucky wedding party
On the left, a gift of aquamarine & smoky quartz, with the recipient’s name stamping. On the right – pink Swarovski pearl hair elastics for a beautiful wedding party

Come find us at Rideau High’s Crafts for Christmas sale in Ottawa on Saturday December 12th. We’re there 10am-2pm. We can help you find the perfect piece for Christmas!

Can’t make it? We’ll come to you! There’s still time to book your very own Home Party before Christmas and New Year!

First Avenue and a bonus table!

Saturdays are my favourite! Last Saturday Robyn and I were at First Avenue Public School for their Holiday Craft Fair. They had an amazing snacks table, delicious lunch, crafts for the kids, tasty homemade marshmallows, and of course, us!

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So many options! What are YOU wearing for Christmas?

The Craft Fair had a surprise for us this week! An extra table was suddenly available. Luckily, we were ready for it. We grabbed our extra supplies and had it set up in no time!

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Ready for any jewellery-related emergency!

Having two table was wonderful! We loved giving even more options to our guests, and having extra space to display the items we love.

Our next show is Crafts for Christmas at Rideau High School on Saturday, December 12th, 10am-2pm. It’s a fundraiser for the concert band, and a great place to cross off the “nice”s from your list and get a little something extra for yourself (hey, there’s parties to go to!) Can’t wait to see you there!

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