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Looking for jeweller/artisan/craftsperson for small commish
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Looking for jeweller/artisan/craftsperson for small commish
Hmm, I think this is as close to the right place as possible.

I'm looking for someone to make me a small pendant (or perhaps a couple with slightly varying designs).

I bought one about a year ago for the princely sum of £2 while on a camping trip, and save for airport metal detectors and about two times that I've dressed up a little, it's not come off from around my neck. Unfortunately, it's now starting to go a bit, well, ick. That's a problem because I'm attached to it, you know? With the hockey season coming up it's going to get sweated on a whole lot and there's nothing more corrosive than goalie sweat, and oh, I shudder to think.

I could buy a replacement (or a whole stack of them) off eBay for that princely £2, but that's not the point. I'd like something a little more permanent and a little more personal. It's the symbol and the reason I wear it that has meaning for me, not the object itself, so I'm happy to replace it.

Aaaaanyway, back to the point . . .

I'm looking for someone to make me this pendant. Circular, diameter of about 2.2cm (that's errr about 7/8ths of an inch, to my American friends). Probably metal with the (simple) design painted in enamel or something like that, but I'm open to other options. Oh and my budget is rather more than the £2 I spent on the original <!-- s:-D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt=":-D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:-D -->

Let me know here or PM if anyone's interested in helping a shadow out. I feel naked without this damn thing. I'm stylish as all hell and I can't wear it much longer in its grotty state, but I'm also cool as all hell and if my neck turns up naked, well, people will talk, y'know?

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Well there are a few ways you could go. There's the obvious and simply getting the important symbol tattooed in which case it will never come off. <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink -->

The less permanent option of commissioning someone from dA. And there's also this place, which does custom jewelry, but they seem pretty pricey.

Of course, I'd be up for making you another antler pendant. Not sure how they hold up with water/sweat; have you worn your other one in the shower, etc?

Unfortunately, I haven't done any metal working although it is something I'd like to eventually get into. But painting on things I can do. <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink -->

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The antler held up awesome <!-- s:-D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt=":-D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:-D --> It's taking a brief time out now because some of the A symbol paint was fading very slightly, probably a coat of varnish of some kind (what do you recommend?) would solve it. And yes, I wore it near constantly, including playing hockey, sleeping, and showering, from the day I got it up to a few months ago . . . which is what, Christmas 2008 all the way to about April 2010? I like that Mark Defrates site, his stuff looks great, but I'm not looking for sterling silver or gold. It's not an issue of money so much as style.

I did think of you immediately but wasn't sure if you worked in metal . . . I'll PM ya with details.

Got any suggestions for DA jewellry makers?

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I do a lot of work in jewelry and wood burning. I could make a pendant out of wood for ya and burn the symbol in it for ya. Also, If you WERE looking for one in sterling or gold I too recommend Mark Defrates. He did an excellent job on my cross pendant. It is very durable and does well in the various conditions of constant wear. Unfortunately I too cannot do metalwork. I do not have the equipment for such things. If you want you can try this guy: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.freewebs.com/caput_draconis_jewelry/">http://www.freewebs.com/caput_draconis_jewelry/</a><!-- m --> He does engravings of magickal symbols and such on metal discs of copper, brass, nickel silver, sterling, and gold. I do not know of anyone who does enameling.

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My sister does some silverwork.
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As an addendum, I can do antler carving. I've only done two so far, one for me and one for my husband, which I then painted so the design definition is easier to see. But the texture, which goes into the piece, is nice. Same designs I can do with the painting, just textured and more expensive since the carving itself is much more time consuming.
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