Ring in the New Year with Refinery29 and CustomMade!

We're kicking off 2013 on the right foot... or should we say hand? We've partnered with Refinery29 - the fabulous content, commerce and community site that gives women a lens to discover their own per

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

Night and Day: Versatile Custom Earrings by Designs by Tracy Janule

Looking for someone to design custom earrings you can wear both casually and formally?   CustomMade artisan Designs by Tracy Janule can create contemporary and versatile designer earrings that can mak

Neon Depths: Paraiba Tourmaline in Custom Jewelry Design

With a vivid blue-green color like an ocean and a neon-like glow, paraiba tourmaline can make an eye-catching addition to your custom jewelry design. The unique color of this beautiful variety of tourm

CustomMade for the Bride, Part 1: Something Old

Something old, something new, Something borrowed, something blue, And a silver sixpence in her shoe. Planning your wedding? CustomMade can help you find the perfect jewelry, accessories, and clothing.  

Custom Works from Unusual Repurposed Objects

How are you spending Christmas Eve?  I started my morning by wheeling out a broken grill to the alley for bulk trash pick up day.  Later, I thought of that clinking, clanking, clattering collection of

Let’s Talk Treen

No, it €™s not a child developmental stage that comes before tween, but its boundaries, too, can be a little nebulous. Treen is an archaic word used mostly, appropriately enough, in the world of antiqu

Sunstones for Your Custom Jewelry

Don't look at the title of this post.  It's jewelry trivia time.   Name that stone. Formed in ancient lava flows, this gemstone is usually orange, red, or yellow in color and sparkles in the light bec

Custom Projects that Honor Veterans

Today is numerically interesting: 11/11/11.  Happens every hundred years.  However, 93 years ago, there was an 11/11/11 of monumental and historic significance.  The hostilities of World War I, “the w

Custom Lapidaries

Lapidaries are masters of the art of turning rough gemstones into dazzling multifaceted pieces or other forms.  Professional jewelry makers as well as the general jewelry buying public may turn to the

“The Cutting of a Sapphire” – A Gem Cutting Tutorial

Exquisitely cut gemstones are so often centerpieces in custom jewelry design.  Have you ever wondered how artisan jewelers are able to work their magic so precisely on these challenging materials? Dan

Choosing Metals for Your Custom Jewelry

When you place your idea for a custom jewelry design in the hands of a CustomMade artisan, “available designs” and “traditional uses” won’t restrict your metal choices.  You can have a gold wedding ri

Inviting Textures for Custom Jewelry

A pool of water begs you to join it, even if it’s only by running your hand through it.  Sand feels like nothing else, solid yet fleeting in your grasp.  The bark of a tree is rough but still soothing

What is Lost Wax Casting?

Since ancient times, artisans from around the world have made metal jewelry pieces, sculptures, and other objects with the lost wax casting technique.  Though the designs, styles, and, of course, fini

Custom Pink Tourmaline Jewelry

The unique and striking shape of this ring by William Travis Jewelry and the fun color of the stone caught my and got me wondering, what other jewelry does CustomMade have with this  "pink tourmaline

Little Words of Love: Custom Jewelry Personalized with the Names of Your Family

Custom made jewelry inscribed with the names of your true treasures, your children and other family members, is a wonderful way to show your pride and devotion to those you love.   If you €™d like to

Jewelryscapes: Adding Imagery and Scenery to Your Custom Made Jewelry

Is there a scene you’d like to have depicted in a custom jewelry design? Cameos and lockets can keep portraits and photographs of loved ones close to you.  However, if you have an idea for a big pictu

CustomMade on Fox News

CustomMade co-founders Mike Salguero and Seth Rosen were interviewed on Fox News, Monday, 4/25/11.   Check out the video and see how well they fared. “Meet CustomMade.com.  Road to Recovery: Online mar