How to Order Custom Jewelry

How to Order Custom Jewelry

Looking for a very special gift? Commissioning custom jewelry is a great way to express your love, affection, or friendship with someone. Not only is it beautiful, but also it reflects all the extra thought and effort by the gift giver.  Isn’t it a little more special knowing that a gift was made “just for you”?

If you really want to wow someone, having a few key pieces of information can help you create a memory of a lifetime.

Research the basic information

Most gift givers know to take note of the recipient’s favorite colors and even color schemes, to be sure the jewelry matches fits with their own personal style. But it helps to pay attention to the types of jewelry they typically wear to help you make the best choice.

  • Do they prefer a subtle, minimalist look or do they like to “make a statement” with their jewelry?
  • Do they wear large, small, or dangly earrings?
  • Do they wear necklaces, and if so - long or short?  Necklace lengths can vary from 12 inches to 36 inches
  • Do they wear bracelets? If so, with charms? Or do they prefer stretch bracelets that fit more closely?
  • Do they gravitate towards silver or gold metals?



Have a little fun with the design!  There are so many materials to choose from with custom jewelry.  You can choose from a wide range of semi-precious gemstones, Swarovski crystals, sterling or gold charms, stamped metal (in silver, 14K and rose gold-filled), an of course, the signature Elsie Kaye handcrafted glass beads.  Because we create our glass beads right here in the studio on the torch, when we say “custom” we mean “custom”. We guarantee there will never be another glass bead like the one we create for your beloved. Mix and match the materials to make a funky or elegant design.  Need some help? We can offer beautiful designs to choose from, or create your own. We never skimp on quality, so we always use sterling silver or 14K gold-filled discs to create your special message. But, we do offer a variety of options at different price points - such as stainless steel bangles  - that are perfect if you want a customized gift that fi within your budget.

Personal Touches

You can never go wrong with personalized messages!  There are so many options to choose from when working with stamped metals. If there’s a short meaningful phrase, like “love” or “namaste” or “BFF,” you can easily add this to a shape or symbol of your choice. Another special touch is to add children’s names or initials, or a special date or even map coordinates of a place that holds maning for the reception

Most popular custom jewelry gift occasions 

Custom jewelry will never go out of style as an impressive and thoughtful gift, especially for a special occasion. Our most popular custom jewelry gifts are commissioned for:

  • Mother’s Day gifts (with children’s birthstones or initials)
  • Custom wedding party gift for bridesmaids
  • Valentine’s Day o anniversary gift (with short loving phrase, initials, or a wedding date
  • Engagement or wedding gift for the bride and groom to each other 


There’s a reason that custom jewelry is so popular! It’s beautiful and from the heart, and it makes the recipient feel deeply special. And with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it’s a good time to get your order in.  Just fill out the form here.

Need some help or want to browse some of our oter jewelry to get ideas? Come on into the store and we’ll guide you through it. Elsie Kaye Glassworks is located at 3 Union St in Westborough, MA, right off the rotary behind Commerce Bank.


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