If you’ve thought it would be nice to have a one-of-a-kind handmade metal piece made just for you but been afraid it would be too expensive and daunting to pursue, fear not! I explain the ABC’s of commissioning here in my FAQs, but wanted to give you a real-life example of how accessible the process can be.
My client, I’ll call her “Ms. W”, saw a trivet in my online store with a celtic scroll design. She liked the idea of a forged trivet, but really wanted it to be customized for her, with a “W” design.
Ms. W contacted me via Facebook and I sent her a couple of sketches of proposed designs, and let her know I’d price her piece the same as the one she’d seen on the online store. She agreed on the price, picked the “W” with the swirls pointing outward, and a couple of weeks later a package arrived at her house with her new trivet! See, easy!