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  • LPDstudios Blog: Perfectly Personalized for Her

    It doesn't get much sweeter than giving hand made (with love) artisan jewelry to that special someone this holiday season. Except when it's personalized just for them!

    To help narrow down the many possibilities that LPDstudios offers for personalized and customizable jewelry, here are a few of my all time favorites.

    LPDstudios - LPDstudios was created by designer artist Lisa Parmer Ditty. All of her designs are handcrafted in her Pennsylvania studio. She has merged her love of leather, metal and metal clay to create a unique collection of custom leather handbags, metal and leather jewelry and even pet collars. Follow her studio blog and see what she is designing next.

    The Copper Hearts and Sterling Silver Ring is a whimsical accessory that you can personalize by adding one, two or even three initials of your favorite people, pets or places.

    LPDstudios - LPDstudios was created by designer artist Lisa Parmer Ditty. All of her designs are handcrafted in her Pennsylvania studio. She has merged her love of leather, metal and metal clay to create a unique collection of custom leather handbags, metal and leather jewelry and even pet collars. Follow her studio blog and see what she is designing next.

    The Floral Motif Rustic Leather Bangle with Hand Cut Rivets is a petite sized statement piece! Choose from vintage distressed leathers that are hand dyed in pumpkin orange, cadet blue and cognac colors. If you like these, also check out the Three of Hearts Vintage Leather Bangles that have heart motifs and come in vintage red, black and pink pearl.

    LPDstudios - LPDstudios was created by designer artist Lisa Parmer Ditty. All of her designs are handcrafted in her Pennsylvania studio. She has merged her love of leather, metal and metal clay to create a unique collection of custom leather handbags, metal and leather jewelry and even pet collars. Follow her studio blog and see what she is designing next.

    The Heart Motif Rustic Leather Wristlet with Hand Cut Rivets is a large and in charge kind of bangle with rocker personality. Great for a night on the town! Choose from black, pink sorbet, vintage red or peacock blue for a truly unique accessory.

    LPDstudios - LPDstudios was created by designer artist Lisa Parmer Ditty. All of her designs are handcrafted in her Pennsylvania studio. She has merged her love of leather, metal and metal clay to create a unique collection of custom leather handbags, metal and leather jewelry and even pet collars. Follow her studio blog and see what she is designing next.

    For him or her! The Anniversary Necklace is monogrammed with custom date and initials in sterling silver. They'll never forget the date again :)

    Interested in giving a personalized gift for the holiday season? Please place your order by 12/17 to get it in time for Christmas.

    Browse the entire jewelry collection for more options, and don't forget your fur family this holiday season with our personalize-able pet gift collection

  • LPDstudios Blog: Perfectly Personalized Pet Gifts

    LPDstudios Blog: Pet Gift Collection - LPDstudios was created by designer artist Lisa Parmer Ditty. All of her designs are handcrafted in her Pennsylvania studio. She has merged her love of leather, metal and metal clay to create a unique collection of custom leather handbags, metal and leather jewelry and even pet collars. Follow her studio blog and see what she is designing next.
    Do you have a pet lover on your Christmas list this year? Stop on over at LPDstudios Pet Gift Collection! You can choose from our whimsical line of dog tags and collars, like the Sassy Brass Dog Tag or the Durable Dog Bone Motif Leather Collar. Or you can customize the tag and collar to make it a perfectly personalized gift for every member of your fur family! Choose from different colored leathers, collar thicknesses and motif appliques, as well as customize the dog tag with your favorite pet name. Browse the collection and feel free to reach out if you have any other ideas you would like to bring to life for this holiday gift giving season.
  • LPDstudios Blog: Custom Corner - Copper Metal Address Plaque

    This custom copper metal address plaque is an order from a friend as a present to his wife. He knew she loved my work and that she wanted to steer away from the typical looking house numbers. So he put me up to the challenge of creating something totally unique!
    This project took a lot of forethought and planning prior to getting into my studio for the fun. Since the plaque needed to be seen from the road, I planned a sign that would be 9" tall x 14" wide. With copper clay, shrinkage occurs during the firing process, so I had to plan the copper clay letters about 30% larger than the final product to ensure they would be about 5" tall after firing.
    LPDstudios Blog: Custom Corner - Copper Metal Address Plaque.This project took a lot of forethought and planning prior to getting into my studio for the fun. Since the plaque needed to be seen from the road, I planned a sign that would be 9" tall x 14" wide. With copper clay, shrinkage occurs during the firing process, so I had to plan the copper clay letters about 30% larger than the final product to ensure they would be about 5" tall after firing.
    LPDstudios Blog: Custom Corner - Copper Metal Address Plaque. This project took a lot of forethought and planning prior to getting into my studio for the fun. Since the plaque needed to be seen from the road, I planned a sign that would be 9" tall x 14" wide. With copper clay, shrinkage occurs during the firing process, so I had to plan the copper clay letters about 30% larger than the final product to ensure they would be about 5" tall after firing.
    Once the numbers were distressed and the edges were smoothed, I fired them in my  special kiln designed for metal clay. The high heat of the kiln burned off the binder in the metal clay and the particles fused together to create solid copper metal pieces. The color drastically changed from a matte terracotta to a high luster copper.  
    LPDstudios Blog: Custom Corner - Copper Metal Address Plaque. Once the numbers were distressed and the edges were smoothed, I fired them in my special kiln designed for metal clay. The high heat of the kiln burned off the binder in the metal clay and the particles fused together to create solid copper metal pieces. The color drastically changed from a matte terracotta to a high luster copper.
    LPDstudios Blog: Custom Corner - Copper Metal Address Plaque. Once the numbers were distressed and the edges were smoothed, I fired them in my special kiln designed for metal clay. The high heat of the kiln burned off the binder in the metal clay and the particles fused together to create solid copper metal pieces. The color drastically changed from a matte terracotta to a high luster copper.
    My customer wanted a rustic look, so I used a variety of treatments to give the copper metal a warm and rich color.
    LPDstudios Blog: Custom Corner - Copper Metal Address Plaque. My customer wanted a rustic look, so I used a variety of treatments to give the copper metal a warm and rich color.
    Next, I needed to create a backing that the numbers could be affixed to.  I chose a 1.02 mm thick, 18 gauge, copper metal sheet . Here you can see the raw copper metal prior to hand distressing.
    LPDstudios Blog: Custom Corner - Copper Metal Address Plaque. Next, I needed to create a backing that the numbers could be affixed to. I chose a 1/16th inch thick, 18 gauge copper metal sheet . Here you can see the raw copper metal prior to hand distressing.
    I transformed the appearance of the copper metal sheet by using hand tools for distressing, as well as the same techniques I used for the numbers, to give the metal a low luster yet rich color. 
    LPDstudios Blog: Custom Corner - Copper Metal Address Plaque. I transformed the appearance of the copper metal sheet by using hand tools for distressing, as well as the same techniques I used for the numbers, to give the metal a low luster yet rich color.
    To give the numbers a floating appearance, I hand made individual metal tubes and soldered them onto the backs of each number.
    LPDstudios Blog: Custom Corner - Copper Metal Address Plaque. To give the numbers a floating appearance, I hand made individual metal tubes and soldered them onto the backs of each number.
    Once the numbers were affixed to the backing, and a clear coat was applied to the metal for protection, the plaque was ready to go to it's new home!
    LPDstudios Blog: Custom Corner - Copper Metal Address Plaque. Once the numbers were affixed to the backing, and a clear coat was applied to the metal for protection, the plaque was ready to go to it's new home!
    LPDstudios Blog: Custom Corner - Copper Metal Address Plaque. Once the numbers were affixed to the backing, and a clear coat was applied to the metal for protection, the plaque was ready to go to it's new home!
    Once the numbers were affixed to the backing, and a clear coat was applied to the metal for protection, the plaque was ready to go to it's new home!
    Come check out LPDstudios for more hand made gems!

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