Tag Archives: Custom

Value, Price and Peppers

Peppers provide value in my cooking!
We all want value for our hard-earned dollars. But just what is value?  I think many people equate price alone with value.  I’d like you to consider that those things are not always the same. Low Price Good Value Low price and value can exist together.  I shop at a small community market where I know I can trust the food.  They stock mostly organic and they label conspicuously.  One of the first places .

Jim Harrison, Pride, and Lasciviousness

Smith River in California
As I lay inside the bathroom vanity I watch intently as the first gallon or two of water flow into and out of the newly installed sink through Ikea-designed plumbing.  I smile as I observe myself taking a lot of pride in seeing no leaks and immediately wonder if Jim Harrison ever had prideful moments like that. Did Harrison, one of my favorite authors, ever install an Ikea sink?  And if he did, did .

Jewelry Customization: The Service and Practice

Recently completed jewelry customization project, a bracelet made using black druzy agate and garnets in 14K yellow gold.
I was recently referenced in an article published by “Rapaport Magazine”, a subscription service specifically for the diamond trade.  It is an honor to be considered a voice of some authority in the field of jewelry customization. Not only is it my career, it is my love.   And I take that honor as a responsibility.  Both to my clients to be true to my vision of custom jewelry design (typically a full custom .

Gary Speaks With Confidence about Design

Gary Speaks very clearly with this unique, custom pin made of 14K rose and yellow gold, diamond and sapphires.
Superstition? Nope, not me! Great.  If I were superstitious, I might be worried. Maybe I am a little.  Of course I am, really.  Gary speaks very soon…presenting my latest research paper at the Santa Fe Symposium on Jewelry Manufacturing Technology on the day targeted in the chart below, May 21st, next Sunday. Looks like the cards are stacked against me.  Wait, I’ll be at a spiritual high on that day…Yay!  Wait, I’m speaking to .

Custom Confidential: Beginnings

Gary Dawson begins to reveal the stories of over 40 years of custom design...Custom Confidential!
I didn’t know it at the time but Custom Confidential was born on a hot summer day, long ago… Maybe I was a little drunk. I had been fabricating silver jewelry for a few years and decided to try my hand at fabrication in 14K gold.  Saving up, I finally had enough money to buy 6 inches of gold wire.   Using my best garnet, and putting extra effort into making it perfect, I made .

Get Your Fresh Custom Jewelry Today!

Fresh Jewelry!,” he yells to the street like a vegetable hawker in a residential Bangkok suburb as he turns the new ring with a cushion cut purple sapphire and diamond accents. Custom Jewelry a specialty, we welcome new clients!

This Trellis style ring was designed in Rhinoceros3D, printed and cast in 14K yellow gold.  Get with us to start your Custom Jewelry Design project today!