Commissioning Something Special.
I recently completed my first silverware commission - a caddy spoon.
The client, a fellow jeweller, was much taken with the Folded Fletch spoons but the compartments of the display case for her collection were of very specific dimensions, so she requested I make one to fit.
Fold-forming is not an exact science so it was necessary to make some trial versions in aluminium to obtain a template with suitable dimensions, whilst maintaining a pleasing curvature and the spirit of the original.
Once I was happy with the aluminium maquette, I sent images to the client referencing the bigger, silver spoon she had fallen in love with.
The client was happy with both design and price, so it was time to make the finished silver version. This is always a little nerve-wracking, but my experience of converting aluminium jewellery designs into silver serves me well.
She was keen to have a record of the provenance of the piece and naturally it needed to be hallmarked, but on this occasion we agreed to used larger display marks to add to the design.
The spoon was finished with a satin texture and sent to the client and shortly after receiving it she sent this lovely email:
The spoon arrived today, and i am delighted with it. It was beautifully packed (love the colour of the tissue paper!)
It is so very different in concept and in shape from all my other spoons so far, and I am thrilled. Thank you so much - you have been a delight to deal with, and I wish you every possible success in the future.
I do hope we meet again at a fair somewhere!
With love and thanks to you