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5 Steps to Jewelry Design - Handcrafted Gold & Silver Jewelry with Handstamped Names & Diamonds


Design your Handcrafted Jewelry Tutorial!

If you are looking for jewelry with a personal touch but aren't sure where to begin, then Metal Pressions' Online Jewelry Design Tool is perfect for you!





There are endless possibilities when it comes to creating a meaningful gift. Seeing your custom jewelry design online takes all the guess work out of shopping custom personalized jewelry.  You can tweak your design as much as you would like and then add it to your cart to purchase; save the design to your Metal Pressions account to access at any time; or email it to a friend (this comes in handy as a holiday, anniversary or birthday wishlist).


It's easy to use! There are 5 steps to start your jewelry design:

1 - Select your jewelry base component

         a. click the select product tab

         b. choose your item (chain, bracelet, charm, ring, tie clip, money clip, cuff links, etc.)

         c. click add/update item and it will show up on the art board


2 - Add your text

         a. click the add text tab and type in your names, initials, monogram, quote, etc.

         b. select font style & size, text effects & letter spacing

         c. click on the art board and you can move the text around on the jewelry component to determine your layout & orientation


3 - Add embellishments

         a. click the select product tab

         b. choose from gems, symbols, soldered elements & cutouts

         c. click add/update item and it will show up on the art board

4 - Design the back

           a. see step 2 above

5 - Email your Design or Save it to your Metal Pressions account  

        a. this is a great for sharing with a friend or your hubby (hint hint holidays are coming!)


Our goal is to help you design a gorgeous piece of one-of-a-kind jewelry that will be treasured for a lifetime because it was designed by you.  Personalized handcrafted jewelry has so much more meaning than cookie cutter styles.  We look forward to working with you!


Here are some side by side examples of jewelry designs create with our software and completed pieces. Click on the pictures and we will take you to our Online Jewelry Designer with these items pre-populated for you to play with!                                                 






You Design It, We Handcraft It, They Love It!!


Need some guidance from one of our design consultants?  We have a live chat that you can click on to get some help.  We can design with you over chat by sharing the link to your design and offer suggestions to make your item exactly the way you envision it, or you can call us at 1-912-771-1133.

Jewelry Design Help - Anatomy of a Good Design

Jewelry Design Elements That Inspire

The Anatomy of Good Design on Serendipity Charm


Sometimes inspiration for personalized fine jewelry comes easily - maybe it's a motivational quote you've loved for years or dates marking important milestones. Other times you may stumble upon a design that is just meant to be. Then there are those instances you may find yourself stumped in an endless feedback loop of jewelry designer's block (I must admit I've experienced this a time or two Wink). Here is a breakdown of a fun charm to break you out of the block and get inspired!


1 – Quality Designs Made of Quality Materials

I think we can all agree that anything worth making is worth making well. At Metal Pressions, we want our pieces to become lasting heirlooms, instantly. That’s why we only work with the finest materials – 14k solid gold, solid sterling silver and genuine diamonds.  Each character is hand stamped by me, meaning that you will own a truly one-of-a-kind piece.


2 – Creating an Emotional Connection

The jewelry people wear is a true representation of who they are. With every item we design, we aim to create an emotional connection with the wearer.  Our jewelry is more than just an addition to your wardrobe - it becomes part of you.  So much so, that many of our customers have told us they NEVER take off their charms! The key is to pick a theme that means something to you - what keeps you grounded?  What inspires you?  What/who motivates you to be better everyday?  The answers to these questions will immediately connect you emotionally to the piece you're designing.  The featured charm is about serendipity, but maybe it's happiness or joy that speaks to you.  Decide what matters most to you and go from there!

3 The Sparkle & Depth Factor

Beautiful charms that stand the test of time have depth that will continually grab and keep our attention. The 14K gold rim of the serendipity charm adds depth, in addition to the contrast of the silver and 14k gold metals. And who doesn’t love a little shimmer and shine?   Adding diamonds give life to what would otherwise be blank, negative space - grabbing and captivating attention. Empty space isn't necessarily a bad thing in some designs, but in active designs with lots of varying text a blank spot can stand out like something is missing. 

 4 – Mixing and Matching

Part of personal style is finding what works for you – blending parts into a whole. On some designs there might be an overall theme you want to be the main focus. For this design we highlighted the most important element/theme with a large stylized font and arranged it in in a fun curving pattern. The remaining complimentary words were filled in smaller simpler fonts to bring everything together.


The bottom line when you design your jewelry is to make something you absolutely love and will cherish for years to come. I hope to be making your next masterpiece soon!