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Online Jewelry Design Tutorial: Saint Patrick's Day Lucky Charm Necklace

 

Here's a quick design tutorial for a fun St. Patrick's Day charm. It only takes about a minute and a half.

To start from scratch and follow along, open the Online Jewelry Design Tool and click start designing, use this preloaded design link or watch our Video Tutorial

Start by loading up a silver charm with a gold rim by clicking Add Product/Charms/Rimmed Charms/Silver Charm with Gold Rim and select the style and size that you like and add it to the design board.

I added a 7/8" silver disc with 14k yellow gold rim:

Add a chain by clicking Add Product/All Categories/Necklace Chains/Gold 14K and select the style and length that you like and add it to the design board.

I selected am 18-inch, 14K yellow gold 2mm flat cable chain:

If you didn't know, St. Patrick's Day in Savannah is quite a big deal. We have one of the largest parades in the country next to Boston and New York. It started way back in 1824 with the Hibernian Society and they had a bunch of people come in and parade around the streets. Around 1870 it started to get a little more formalized. Apparently no alcohol back then. Who knows? Just kidding. It is a huge party the city swells to like 300,000 plus people come in to see this. It's ridiculous. It's a big fun mess! If you haven't been, you should definitely put it on your bucket list. 

Add some text top and bottom to commemorate your visit to Savannah for St. Pat's. Click Add Text and start typing in your personalization and select the font and size you like best.

I selected 1.5mm typewriter font and I've rockered it using the text effects option and arc amount dial:

Now we're going to find an accent symbol. Click Add Product/All Categories/Symbol Stamps and select the symbol that you like and add it to the design board.

I selected the four-leaf clover from the Animals & Nature Category:

I had to look up the difference between a shamrock and a four-leaf clover. A Shamrock has three and a Four-Leaf Clover, has, well four leaves...obviously. The three leaves stand for hope, faith, and love. The fourth is the Luck of the Irish!

Looks pretty good filling up space nicely. There's a little negative space left that's bugging me so now we are going to tune it up just a little bit and we're going to add a little color so we'll throw in some stones...green perhaps? (to keep those pesky leprechauns from pinching us!) 

Click the Add Product/All Categories/Gems/Flush Set/Diamonds Tab and select the color and size that you like and add it to the design board.

I added two 2mm light green diamonds:

Drag those into place and tada! You have a St. Patrick's Day charm in about a minute and a half. 

Watch our Video Tutorial

 

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.