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Bellabagu also takes custom commissions! Please read these guidelines carefully, and then get in touch—we look forward to creating a custom piece for you.
Bellabagu Custom pieces are designed and built by hand, in house. The custom relationship works best when the customer brings an outline of an idea, and lets the designer bring it to life. The making of each Bellabagu piece presents its own design, construction, and quality challenges, whether it’s part of our regular collection, or a whimsical, wonderful custom piece. Donna Domet brings years of experience in jewellery design and construction, retail buying, and visual art to the table each time she designs a Bellabagu piece. Let her design and construct a custom piece for you.
Here’s how the process works: After an initial meeting between client and designer to talk about the broad concept for the piece, Donna gets to work sourcing the perfect findings and devising a design to support them. Donna presents a visual representation of both findings and design, along with a price for the finished piece, and a date on which the first draft of the piece will be ready to share for feedback. At this time, a non-refundable 25 percent deposit on the final piece is required.
When the first draft is ready, Donna presents the piece in person if geographically possible, or in photo representation to the client. The client is invited to respond with up to two suggested changes. Donna will advise whether those changes are possible within the design, cost and timeframe agreed upon earlier.
The final piece will be delivered by the agreed-upon date, and the remaining cost of the item is due upon receipt.
Perhaps you want a custom piece, but you don’t have a clear idea of it? Let Donna’s imagination be your guide. With a little information about the occasion or the recipient, Donna would be very pleased to create the beautiful, original custom piece you didn’t even know you were dreaming of!
Perhaps you have a very clear idea for your custom piece—one you’ve already designed, and you’re simply looking for a technician to put it together. In that case, Donna’s probably not your girl, but she will do her best to help you find someone more suited to your needs.