Our custom design archives are images of real pieces designed and custom crafted for individual clients by Christopher M. Jupp. These particular designs are not for sale or duplication. All designs are copyrighted and all rights are reserved. They are here to show you the incredible variety and depth of Christopher’s custom design capabilities.
Check out this feature done by Steve Nichols at WAND TV for Illinois Made, Illinois Proud 2016
What is real custom design?
Christopher is a fine jewelry designer and an artisan. His work is sculpture in miniature. He works directly with the customer to define and sketch every project then hand sculpts the wax model for casting or crafts the piece directly from its metal components. Real Custom design is a very hands-on process and a very personalized one.
Most jewelry stores offer some kind of custom design service. Most actually order the mountings and the gemstones from an outside supplier and set them for the customer. This is a special order assembly process, not a real custom design process. There is also the Cad/Cam Process, where a design is produced using specialized computer software which then produces the wax model by machine to be cast.
Time is a valuable asset for all of us. When you want a truly wonderful artisan piece, please make an appointment to see the designer Christopher M. Jupp. This is the best way to get undivided attention to your project. Expect to spend about 45 minutes with him determining the details of the design. He will ask the right questions to help you determine the elements you desire most.
The cost of this service varies according to the materials used and the complexity and amount of detail required to ensure the design is exactly what you want. At the end of your appointment you will know the price of your custom-designed heirloom.
We require a 50% deposit at the start of a project with the balance due upon delivery. The crafting process takes 6 to 8 weeks from start to finish.