TIPS for designing your own jewelry.
Leave room around the edges.
Make Text as dark and as big as you can.
Keep your designs simple.
Remember, you are working on a very small piece of jewelry. What you see on the screen will need to fit on a 15mm to 22mm piece of jewelry.
All jewelry being designed is displayed in black and white even if 14K yellow gold is chosen.
If you are designing an Embossed Piece of Jewelry, please use the grey scale images. Please use white text.
Instructions for Personalizing Jewelry
Add an image:
Click on "ADD IMAGE". On the Add Images to the Editor Menu look to the right and click on DESIGNS and look for a drop down menu A-Z IMAGE LIST with several categories in the drop down list. Click on the image to add it to your jewelry design. You may add as many items as you would like.
You may use the handles on the image to rotate, resize, duplicate or remove. The buttons below the item offer styling (most options not applicable because all images must be black and white - you may need to use invert to convert an image from dark to light or light to dark), transform - allows you to flip the image or center it, sizing - allows you to size your image. (this is similar to the handles provided on the image. Both allow you to size)
Click on "ADD TEXT" and type your text in the box. You can use the "return" key to add multiple lines. Once your text has been typed, click on "ADD TEXT".
The formatting buttons are below your text.
"STYLING" allows you to change the font and choose how to align the text - left, center, right. Bold, Underline and Italicize are also options. Remember the jewelry is small and very small print will be hard to read. DO NOT USE TRANSPARENCY. The text should be as dark as possible.
"TRANSFORM" allows you to curve your text. To curve text click on "CURVED TEXT". You can adjust the curve using the "RADIUS" and "SPACING". Click on "REVERSE" to curve your text for the bottom of the pendant. You can use "FLIP HORIZONTAL" or "FLIP VERTICAL" and Centering options.
"SIZING" allows you to change the size of your text and rotate it.
You can also use the sizing and rotation knobs attached to the text or image.
If you need help with layering, click on the "LAYERS" tab and click on the image to the left of the title and slide to move to another spot. The images on the top of the list are the top layers.
Saving and Loading Images:
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU SAVE YOUR DESIGNS AS YOU GO IN CASE YOU LOSE YOUR DESIGN.
To save a design, click on SAVE PRODUCT on the Design Menu - You will be required to enter a email address and then a title for your design. When you want to load your design back in, click LOAD. Designs are saved on the product they were created on and cannot be brought up on another product.
Engraving on the Back:
For an additional fee, you can add some engraving on the back. And remember, jewelry is usually very small, so writing should not be scaled down so small that you won't be able to see it. Back engraving is not provided for earrings. Please contact us if you would like engraving on earrings.
To Engrave on the back, click on the 2nd image on the lower left side. This will bring up the back side. You can design text for the back. When you add back engraving to domed jewelry, depending on the text and images, we may not be able to dome the piece.
Some helpful tools are always available at the bottom of the screen.
PREVIEW LIGHT BOX
WANT YOUR OWN IMAGE?
We will be constantly adding to our library of images. If you do not see the clip art you need, please go to this link UPLOAD IMAGES in the SPECIAL ORDERS and upload your image. Or try uploading your own image. It must be simple black and white with no shadowing. NO PHOTOS. If in doubt, send us your design and we will get back to you with a quote of how much it will cost. Images must be black and white.
In ADD IMAGE - choose UPLOAD IMAGE and CLICK OR DROP IMAGES HERE.
Please make sure your image is black and white and simple. Vector Images or clip art images are the best. Do not include images that have shadowing or are complex. NO photos. Simple is best. Complex images will require a set up fee.
If you question if your image will work, please send us a copy of your image and we will let you know if there is a set up fee. Simple images do not require a set up fee.
PLEASE DO NOT INFRINGE COPYRIGHT LAWS. We reserve the right to refuse to use images or text that is not tasteful. If your image will not work, we will refund your money and send you an email explaining what we need to change to make your image work and set up fees.
DELETING AN IMAGE
Use the garbage can attached to the image to delete an image. Images can also be sized, duplicated and rotated by the handles attached.
IF YOUR CHANGES ARE NOT WORKING, TRY REFRESHING OR CLEARING YOUR CACHE IN YOUR WEB BROWSER.