Metalsmiths Askjel & Birte of Urweg combine a multitude of ancient
and modern Metalsmithing Arts with their extensive knowledge of
traditional motifs. Creating original custom jewelry designs tailored
unique requests. Let us help design and create a custom design
of wearable Art just for you, your Group or
Creating a Custom
piece need not be daunting nor expensive, we can make the process
easy and enjoyable. We provide a personal service from the initial
consultation to the delivery of the finished work.Each custom design is an original piece of art,
created exclusively for the individual client, never to be
duplicated. Every step of the creative process from original line art
to finished pieces of Jewelry is done by us. To begin, a
potential client should familiarize themselves with our work
found on these webpages. This
will give you an idea of our general design style as well as inspire
some ideas for the creation of your concepts. Look closely at pieces
that are of the same type as you are interested in.
Larger projects such as Weddings, Clan
Badges, Re-enactment and Theater
Groups or Organizations requiring multiple pieces and volume orders are
also welcomed. We operate our own in house foundry and casting
facilities. As well as a complete metalsmithing workshop capable of
larger production projects in a timely manner. We are aware of
clients needs of scheduling and deadlines. Our work may be found with
Collectors, Galleries, Living Historical Museums, the Entertainment
and professional Reenactment Groups throughout the U.S. and Europe. As
stated above, a potential client
should familiarize themselves with our work found on these
will give you an idea of our general design style.
is only a small sample of what we have created.
techniques shown here and on our other web pages include, but are not
limited to: Lost Wax Casting, Forming, Forging, Overlay, Stamping,
Etching, Repousse, Granulation, Reticulation, Trichinopoly and others.
Emphasis is always placed on the use of traditional handcrafting
Creating an Original Rough Design to Finished Jewelry
In creating custom designs, we will begin by
developing line art drawings from your original design ideas.
Consulting with you until a design is decided upon. Take into account
our style of work and realize that we can not step into the
art style of another artist. Upon the selection of the final
design, a final price and time schedule is arranged, a deposit made,
work scheduled. Remember also that as much as we would like it to be,
design time is not free. Exact time figures to completion vary
on size and complexity of the project. Major modification will be made
only after consultation with the client. Urweg reserves the right to
minor modifications to the selected basic layout, as are determined to
be consistent with good design and quality workmanship.
Upon acceptance of the art, the client agrees to provide an amount
equal to 50% of the total cost of the project. Or a portion as agreed
to in advance.
This includes the cost of the design work already completed. The
balance is due upon completion. The quoted price of each custom design
includes all artwork, molds, masters and originals paid for by the
client, excluding copyrights on Urweg original Art. Should final
payment not be received within ninety (90) days, or as previously
arranged, the completed design, object(s), mold(s), master(s) and
art remain the property of Urweg, and any deposit made is
Urweg retains full copyrights to the design(s) of its original art and
art metalwork. No commercial reproduction. The
customer agrees to allow photographs of the finished project to be
used in any future promotions by Urweg or its associates. Urweg strives to produce the
highest quality pieces of enduring Jewelry. All custom designs created
by URWEG are created to be durable and of professional
quality. We guarantee our workmanship and materials for one
year under normal use and care.
Thank you for
considering Urweg for your special project!