So here we are again, Happy New year to you all, little bit late to say the least I know but it’s the thought that counts right? Well With the end of January already here upon us we have a lot of new products in the pipeline and some ready to go. So here we have our new personalised bar necklace to tell you all about. For such a simple design it’s also a very modern, minimalist and elegant one. As you can see in the photo’s you can have a lot of variation with regards to the text and layout, also this type of design is great for personalisation as you have a bit of room front and back for the text or images. So on this particular piece we went for a sleek shape which is cut from a nice thick 1.2mm sterling silver sheet and we have used a standard size and shape but we can alter this if anyone wants to have something a little different just email or phone us or maybe even a carrier pigeon if you wish! As you can see we have used different fonts and types of text you can have so potential customers have an idea of what they can add, No stone left unturned here to help you guys decide what you need. As well as the horizontal design we have also given the choice to have it vertical (Yes I know we are just to good to you guys) which gives a whole different look to the same shaped piece. Both the necklaces are hanging from a lovely sterling silver belcher chain, Very strong but gives it that subtle look to keep in with the design. This necklace is one of those pieces that never goes out of fashion no matter what decade you like to be in so it’s great for any occasion. OK so I think I covered everything here but any questions please just send to us on a postcard! We will reply, Honest! So with Valentine’s Day fast approaching for all you love birds we have a new necklace to show you guys but that’s for another day so tune into the next instalment that is IndiviJewels, and Au revoir for now. Yes that’s right I’m multilingual too! So why not be different from all the rest and become an IndiviJewel, Just like us.
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Sunday morning! What a cold rainy and basically a typical British miserable winter day, Kids are clued to the ipad’s watching Minecraft on youtube, Yes I know what your thinking but what can you do! It would be funny but one of them is mine which I haven’t seen since the start of last week! Really looking forward to tonight as we are off to the O2 in Birmingham to watch “The Gaslight Anthem” That’s a rock band for those of you who are wondering! OK so our Secret Heart necklace is one of our bestsellers and we have been eager to add to the range so now we have finally got round to making one of the designs we had down on paper. So we came up with an elegant and vibrant Secret Heart and Pearl necklace which again just looks dreamy when you look at it and even better in the flesh. I love this necklace, The pearls are great quality (AA graded) and that’s what makes this necklace, The quality look and the components we use to make it, Another standout piece from us if I do say so. Now on this piece we are only offering the small and medium heart to personalise as the pearls are approx 7mm and the large heart doesn’t quite look right with the size of the pearls, We will have the large heart available when I can source some quality 8mm maybe 9mm pearls. So with all my pearl designs I use sterling silver rondelle spacers in between the pearls which again I have used on this one, It just makes it more classy and elegant, I can honestly say I cringe when I see pearl jewellery with no spacers. It just looks so wrong! So to finish the necklace off I have used my favourite toggle at the moment which is the heart toggle, And hey-ho we have a beautiful treasured keepsake necklace. So work is starting to get busy now with Christmas round the corner and I must just say this personalised secret heart and pearl necklace would make a truly special gift for Xmas because what it can offer the customer and the recipient. OK so sales pitch over now! You can all see how stunning this necklace is and its unique to IndiviJewels so the only place you can purchase it is from us, So at least you know its not mass produced and you can be an IndiviJewel just like us – I know I know cheesy or what! But true, Till the next time lol.
OK so two posts in two days, Whats going on I hear you say! Well I’m at home today as the little one doesn’t go nursery on Wednesdays so while he’s playing Scooby Doo I thought I would grab my chance to jump on the computer and do a little much needed work as ever. Now I very much doubt I will finish this post today but here’s hoping. Now another new product we have recently made is our range of personalised charm necklaces for girls, This has been on our to do list for some time so we are very relieved to have it finished and just in time for Xmas. For those of you that don’t no we now have the tools to make our own shapes now so they can be unique to us to which we think will help us grow the business as we become even more unique to potential customers. So for our first batch of shapes we went for the more well known ones, Heart, Star, Flower, Angel Wing and a butterfly but I do have a few more I would like to make but lets just concentrate on these ones, I do have a tendency to think to far ahead! So once we had decided on the shapes of these charms we cut them out and personalised them with an initial, added a sterling silver belcher chain and hey-ho a lovely cute personalised girls necklace which makes a lovely gift for numerous occasions such as Birthdays,Weddings, And christenings. We have also given you the option of adding a beautiful gemstone, Yes that’s right a real graded gemstone not some awful looking bead that you see elsewhere to add to the quality and the overall elegance of the necklace because that’s how we like to roll lol. Now as usual it’s not as easy as that a lot of hard work goes on before we send them out such as the hand polishing of these small charms which isn’t easy as some of you will know. I’m just in the process of making pearl necklaces with these charms, It’s amazing how many ideas you can make out of one design but they will be for another day. OK so it has only taken me a few hours to write these few words! But I’m happy I got it finished today lol so I’m off to play Indiana Jones with the little one, Till the next blog.
Well here we are again! I actually started writing this blog a couple of weeks ago when the kids were off on half term but that’s what happens when the kids are off, Yes that’s right nothing!, Although we did have a great super Mario games week but the blog got well forgotten. Right so onto our new product, This is new ground for us as this is our first necklace for men and its even personalised! Making jewellery for guys is really difficult, it just is, I should know I am one. Well I love wearing mine and I like to think I have good taste in fashion in general so I like to think a few others will share my views and maybe buy one. We really wanted to design something a little different from the rest, so the Personalized Secret Message Triangle was born! Now it starts off the same as the Secret Heart and the Teardrop necklaces in that we etch the text onto sterling silver sheet which is 0.7mm thick and cut it out and then the hard work begins! We firstly have to drill the holes and then shape the silver into a triangle, we can sometimes be easier said than done as if you don’t get the measurements and bends accurate the first time round, you can end up with a rather wonky triangle! So once it’s a nice even, straight triangle shape, we solder the ends and then file them to make the join invisible. Then onto the rather boring, but critical, filing and hand polishing to achieve a beautiful shine and then into the tumbler for a few hours to harden it up. Again it may look and sound simple but a lot of time and hard work goes into making one of these fine necklaces. It actually gets better as you have ten fonts yes that’s right ten fonts to choose from. So if your looking for a unique present this Christmas for the man in your life then why not give them a wonderful personal keepsake. Oh nearly forgot you can have it on Greek leather cord or a sterling silver chain. One last thing as it’s Remembrance Day Indivijewels would like to pay respect to all those fine men and women who give the ultimate sacrifice in the last 100 years “Lest We Forget” I can feel another blog coming in the not so distant future so check us out if you can spare a moment or two on our journey.
Brrr! it’s getting a bit chilly now, The days just seem to go really quick at the moment. So busy working on a couple of designs that should be finished soon I hope! But in the meantime we have our new Sterling Silver Love Hearts Necklace to show you all and have a little blog about it. Now this necklace is part of a range we have, We had already made the single heart and the three heart necklaces. I have no idea why we made them in this order but that’s just us I guess. Anyway, So we decided on the size of the joined hearts, Just like to point out that because we make our own jewellery we can make the size bigger or smaller if required, OK sales pitch over! So we have our size and not forgetting the shape as we all know hearts come in many shapes, We went for a more traditional one. Once we have cut the heart shape we engrave the two hearts with the initials of the loving couple, Then a polish, clean and a tumble and bang! there we have it, A beautiful shiny necklace for the lucky girl/women to wear, Well it isn’t that easy for such a small piece a lot of hard work goes into it. The one thing I really like about this heart is that instead of making it with a loop for the necklace to go through we made a simple but very effective decision to just drill a hole at the far upper corner of each heart so that it sits high and visible against your skin. This makes a lovely gift for such occasions as Weddings, Anniversary’s, and Valentine’s Day, Such a sweet and cute necklace that’s very unique which will sure to have people staring at you so don’t get paranoid it’s probably just our lovely necklace! OK so onto the next design, Hopefully you will tune in for the next installment of IndiviJewels or not!
Well here we are at our new home, Its been some journey but here at last can’t tell you how glad to have this off our work load! We can get to work filling the site with our new pieces of jewellery. We had a big input into how it turned out and are very happy and very pleased with the end product, We wanted it to be vintage in its looks but have some life to It, Like a new retro – Vibrant, Colourful but at the same time it still has the vintage look and feel to it which we were looking for. Now comes the hard and boring part moving across all our products and having to photograph new pictures for this website! We hope our customers have a great experience looking on the new IndiviJewels and its ease of use. So here’s a big thanks to Peter at c2 for having the patience in dealing with us. Now for our first post about what we have made I would like to add this love story, We had a customer from Australia contact us about making her partner a pair of initial oval cufflinks. The story behind it goes like this – They met in Europe but only after they had bumped into each other in three cities – London, Lucerne and Mykonos without actually realizing it until they met afterwards. We were chosen to make a treasured keepsake for the man in her life to remember those days with an anniversary gift. We hope when he puts them on he smiles and remembers the happy memories. We just love the stories behind our jewellery because its not just a business for us its about your stories.
Well it’s been a sad and tough last couple of weeks for us, We have had a couple of family bereavements one of which was our beloved fur-baby Broxi who was suddenly taken from us. We have had some great times over the last 12 years home and abroad and the workplace feels very empty without him. So we haven’t being making much over the last couple of weeks as you can image but we have got our new Mother’s Day personalised pearl necklace on the website, It’s a couple of weeks overdue to the above mentioned but sometimes work isn’t the most important aspects of life when it really comes down to it. It’s nice to see the nights getting lighter and a little bit more sunshine to boot, It makes you feel a little bit more happier. Anywho back to work we decided to go for more of a tradition necklace with this design and you cannot get more traditional than a pearl necklace! Of course we added a modern twist to the design with some personalisation. The pearls we used were 5.5-6mm and are a light cream colour, The quality is AA+ and they have a lovely lustre to them making them a wonderful starting componant for a new design. We added some sterling silver ball spacers between the pearls, It gives it that more elegant and classy look we feel, We do this with all our pearl range, It just adds something extra to it. Now the heart we cut measures 1.8cm wide by 2.5 high and is a nice sturdy 1.2mm thick, Because we cut our own shapes and sizes we can make the heart bigger if required but for what text we were using we decided on this size. There is so many personalised bits of jewellery out their that we wanted to design something a little different to your bog standard “Mum” centered on a heart. So we came up with idea of having “Mum” at a funky angle, It looks great, Something different but it did leave a big space on the heart so we thought about adding an image and the first one we thought of was a Rose as it goes hand in hand with Mother’s day really. Looking at adding other images at some point but we will just add that to the job list at the mo. On the reverse of the heart is where you can add your personal text, Depending on how much text someone wants we have the option of cutting the heart bigger but that’s a good thing! Flexibility that’s one of our main strengths. Overall this really does make a unique necklace, It has elegance,Class,Love all rolled into one necklace but if you would rather have something a little more subtle then we do offer this in a more simple design with it just on a sterling silver chain of which you have two choices, Trace chain or a Snake chain. Already I have a few new ideas for this design just from writing this blog, So onto the next challenge! Not sure what idea to start next but that’s all part of the adventure.
So onto our new necklace, We have been thinking hard to what we could add to our secrets range, something different, something new and exciting, something unique that’s how we like to roll – being different! So out of the ideas we had written down we decided on the Teardrop! I know the teardrop is not new but tears are used everyday in real life for a variation of reasons, Laughter, Joy, Love, Saddness so we thought that a tear is just as meaningful as a heart so we thought for the first addition to the secrets range we thought this went hand in hand with the secret heart range. Now to start with we cut out the length of sterling silver we needed for this one with the text we were going to use but like the secret heart you can have it smaller or bigger depending on the size of your text. So the next step was to etch the text onto the silver which if any of you know takes a little time but well worth it for the results. Now the next bit is the tricky part, Trying to shape it! I have a little scrap heap pile going on in the workshop. Now it may look a simple shape but it does take a little bit of time to achive this especially as its all made by hand, Any little wrong bend takes the whole piece go off course and it’s start again to which I have the evidence on my work bench. Doesn’t help when you have no patience like me and try to rush things! Once the shape is right the next step is to solder the two ends together which again sounds simple but what you don’t want to happen is for the solder to drop off and go in your text as this also adds to the scrap pile, Yes this also happened! but like the old saying goes you learn by your mistakes. As you can see by the picture we soldered it a fair way down the design just before the bend comes into play and there is two reasons for this. The first is that it gives it a lot more solid look from the top of the teardrop to make it more visual and basically gives it more definition and a more tear like shape. The second point is you need the soldered ends to be very solid so when you drill your hole for the chain it will not come apart – very important lol. Now the hole is a simple part to this necklace but it’s where you drill it that makes the difference, We could have drilled it right at the top so it gives it a longer look but we thought it looked best drilled half way down the join, Just gives it a more classy look with the top of the drop above the snake chain. The last two steps are to give it a damm good hand polish and bung it in the tumbler for an hour or so and there you have it a Personalised sterling silver teardrop shaped necklace. Now on to the next piece!
“Tis the season to be jolly la la la la la la” So who is in the Christmas spirit and who is feeling like a good old Scroooge? This is the best time of the year for me I just love it! It’s been a busy old couple of weeks as the orders pile up and I can’t believe the amount of orders on this website considering we haven’t kept it upto date as it should have been as we have been looking to get a new website for the last 18 months and just basically neglected it. Anyway our new personalised Tie slide is a completely new product from us but we are very pleased with it and sales are good so maybe next year if we get some time on it I would like to try making some new ones with different shapes but that’s for another day. We offer this tie slide in two fonts currently but when we get a little more time will add some more fonts as well as a signature one. I think I have already mentioned to death in previous blogs that we offer this as part of a set but nothing like talking up your own products so if you missed the last couple of blogs then here’s the link again lol, Personalised Tie shaped Tie collar siffeners and here is the personalised Tie shaped Tie cufflinks. Ok enough of boring you to sleep with this range and hopefully have something a little more exciting to show you next time. Right I’m off to finish the rest of Christmas decorations.
Personalised cufflinks! All the rage at the moment so we thought we would add our new personalised Tie shaped cufflinks to the mix! With Christmas round the corner we have been working on a range of Tie shaped mens accessories which include our new personalised Tie shaped collar stiffeners and our new personalised Tie shaped Tie slide. We thought this would be a refreshing new design to offer potential customers who seem to have the choice of the same style of cufflink offered by anyone and everyone due to the fact that everybody jumps on the band wagon and just copies designers work (Like us) I have to admit it really gets under my skin these people who call themselves “jewellery designers” when infact all they do is copy other people’s hard work. Anyway we offer these cufflinks in two fonts at thre moment, A children’s handwriting and a more elegant font but are looking to sell these with the customers handwriting (Signature cufflinks) as having checked out other companies offering this option and they are completely ripping people off in my opinion so we feel we will offer a better quality of product and a better service for a much better price.