An Unconventional Engagement Ring

When CustomMade customer, Mike, was shopping for an engagement ring for his sweetheart, he knew he wanted something a little different than the standard designs that he saw in most stores; however, he

Fused Glass: A Different Take on Jewelry!

Diana came to CustomMade looking for a maker to craft a gift for her boss: a simple pendant to celebrate the one year anniversary of For My Sister Friends, a company dedicated to empowering women. She

Not Your Typical Engagement Ring: Custom Jewelry for Gamers

Finding the perfect ring to get engaged with can be more than a little nerve wracking. Taking someone's entire personality and putting it into one ring is beyond a challenge. Right off the bat, Custom

The Olympic Tiger Maple Bench/Table: Olympics-Inspired Furniture by Thomas Miller Furniture

The Olympic spirit of competition has moved millions to show their appreciation of sportsmanship and their national pride.   CustomMade artisans, too, have honored Olympians and their accomplishments

It's all About Me

Another informative article written by Maker Success Team Member Heather Bailey. When sitting down to assemble your portfolio on CustomMade, one of the most overlooked components is the about me sectio

Cats Included: Custom Cat Furniture

No, our CustomMade artisans who create custom cat furniture are not shipping cats to their customers, but they will design custom furniture for your home with your feline pets in mind. What constitutes

Reclaimed Materials from Historic Locations

The diaspora of reclaimed materials from the world famous Coney Island park in Brooklyn, NY, was the subject of a recent article in the New York Times.   Over the past few years, discarded Brazilian i

Back to School in Custom Style: Student Gift Ideas

Fall is around the corner.  Looking for unique student gift ideas for your returning scholar? Have a CustomMade artisan create a truly one-of-a-kind accessory that will make your child the talk of the

Uncommon Beauty from Common Things: Upcycling Ideas for Unique Custom Creations

Upcycling involves reclaiming objects that would otherwise be thrown away and using them to create new works that preserve or improve the quality of the original objects.  If you browse our CustomMade

CustomMade Mythology: Designs Inspired by Myths and Legends

Are you fond of mythic characters and epic tales? What fabulous creatures, wondrous beings, and ancient gods would populate the mythology designs for your next custom project?   Custom artwork, custom

Custom Designs for Transom Windows

Beautify your home or place of business with transom windows by our CustomMade artisans.   A crown of glass above any door or window, custom designed to fit your style and specs, can add an eye-catchi

Educating the Consumer: Budget and the Mind of the Customer

Written by Maker Success Team member Heather Bailey. Having something custom built is a new experience for most people. I must confess, before I began working at CustomMade, I had NO idea how much it w

Prehistoric Inspirations: Dinosaur Designs for Custom Artwork and Jewelry

Custom artwork featuring dinosaur designs and themes can fire the imagination of the young and the young at heart.  Our CustomMade artisans can capture these magnificent creatures in a variety of styl

Stephen and Lorenz's Excellent Adventure: A Maker and Customer Collaboration Story

Written by Heather Bailey of CustomMade's Maker Success Team. It €™s not often you have the opportunity to see how the furniture you fill your life with is built. It €™s even more rare when you get to

Simplicity, Efficiency, and Versatility: Custom Shaker Style Furniture

For over two hundred years, Shaker style furniture has been prized for its elegant simplicity and exceptional craftsmanship.   Designed to manifest the values of the Shaker religious community, tradit

A CustomMade Employee’s First Experience as a Custom(er)

This article was written by Heather Bailey, team member and all around good person on our Maker Success Team. It was Monday morning when I was struck by an unexpected revelation. I €™ve been an employe

We DIG the Underground

Another great article written by Tammy Kingan from the CustomMade Maker Success Team. It happens in 65 cities across the US with an average of 750 attendees per city and 1200 new participating artists

Art Deco Jewelry: Custom Designs, Inspirations, and Restorations

With elegant yet simple geometric designs, silver screen star glamour, and Ancient Egyptian and other exotic inspirations with a machine age edge, the Art Deco jewelry in our CustomMade jewelry galler