full-size gold pendant
full-size gold pendant
The Kid Jeweler show-stopper! Your kid’s creation will be cast directly into 14 karat yellow gold, professionally-finished and hung on a gleaming adjustable diamond-cut bead chain necklace. Sized for substance and presence, this knockout of a gold necklace will surely get noticed.
Your design will also be high-resolution 3D scanned and archived by us so that it can be gifted in the metal and size of your choice infinitely.
Kid Jeweler projects shown here are for reference only.
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On receipt of your order, we will send you a kit for your Kid Jeweler to use to form their unique piece. The kit includes modeling wax, complete directions and a pre-paid mailer to return the finished masterwork safely back to us. All finishing, three-way shipping and gift wrapping are included. In addition, we will archive your Kid Jeweler’s design using state-of-the-art 3D scanning technology so your creation can be re-ordered in different sizes and metals.
What's in the kit
• A precisely weighed slab of soft modeling wax. Its measure is calibrated to create a wearable pendant when cast and finished in 14k gold.
• A 2nd practice wax
• Full instructions and inspiration cards
• Our signature Kid Jeweler packaging
• A pre-paid shipping envelope to safely return your completed masterwork to us
Full-size gold pendant details
• Your directly-cast and finished Kid Jeweler creation will be finished and hung on a coordinating 14k yellow gold diamond-cut adjustable bead chain necklace that is secured with a lobster claw clasp. Chains are available in two adjustable lengths: 18–22 inches or 24–28 inches.
• The average turnaround time from the time we receive your finished shaped wax is six weeks. You can expedite your project at checkout for an additional fee.
• The wax in your kit is measured to create finished pendant at a substantial yet wearable weight. The exact finished weight of a pendant may vary according the amount of polishing and refinement the design requires and the best way we determine to connect the pendant to its chain. For further details on this, please see the FAQs.
• All Kid Jeweler projects are priced according to weight not size. How large or small a Kid Jeweler’s finished creation appears is determined by their design: flatter designs will appear larger than three-dimensional designs. Please do not combine the two waxes or the finished pendant may be too heavy for regular wear and additional charges may apply.
• The finished pieces photographed here reference other Kid Jewelers’ creations made with the same kit. Your results will, of course, wonderfully vary.
Other services such as engraving or adding stones are available for an additional fee. Email us to discuss your dream customization.
I'm not a kid. Can I order a kit?
Absolutely. We don't check ID's! We welcome all Kid Jewelers, big and small. Have fun!
What is the difference between the gold and silver pendant kits?
14k gold is significantly heavier and more expensive than silver. We translate that difference to the size of the wax piece you receive. The wax in the gold kit is smaller than the wax in the silver kit to make the pendant a wearable weight and more reasonable price. The larger wax in the silver kit makes for a bigger, bolder Kid Jeweler pendant which we are able to offer because silver is both lighter and significantly cheaper.
I made something with the extra wax. Can I have it finished?
Of course! Drop us an email and we will set up the 2nd wax as an additional order at a 15% discount. Place the finished pieces in separate baggies inside the Kid Jeweler tin so they don't touch each other and mail them both back to us in the provided pre-paid mailer.
Is the wax safe? Will it stain?
Our wax is 100% non-toxic but don’t eat it or put it in your mouth, nose, ears or eyes. A responsible adult should supervise all Kid Jeweler activities and never leave children unattended with small objects. The wax-- like any wax-- can stain textiles and porous surfaces so prior to starting your project, prepare and protect your work area by putting down wax paper or cling wrap and wear appropriate craft-project clothing.
Can I help my Kid Jeweler?
Absolutely! You can shape the blank, art direct or help with ideas. Do whatever is appropriate for the age, artistic ability and attention span of your kid. Or be a Kid Jeweler yourself, if you like!
If your Kid Jeweler isn't up to making their piece, you can make a starter shape for them to sculpt, texturize, write on, press fingerprints into or otherwise help do the work that their hands cannot. Some of the most exciting and moving pieces we've finished are the simplest artistically. They all are so special in that they capture the fleeting moment of the Kid Jeweler's ability at that age.
How much time will the Kid Jeweler part take?
In our experience, most older (tween and up) Kid Jewelers start and finish their project within an hour. Younger Kid Jewelers work significantly faster–maybe 20-30 minutes.
What do YOU do with the wax?
We will carefully study your wax and any notes forwarded to us to make the most of your design and honor it while still retaining all the beloved marks of your Kid Jeweler’s hand.
Our intention is always to follow the lead of your Kid Jeweler. The more finely detailed a creation is, the more we will follow that design and clarify it. For example, we will refine any flat details to reflect the Kid Jeweler’s intention and make sure that any engraved marks are deep enough to make an impression in the finished, polished casting. On the more free-form and expressive pieces, we will use restraint handling your wax so that that original artistry is left unchanged. On all waxes, we will figure out the piece’s attachment to the chain or key ring (as selected).
We never seek to make any piece look conventional or store-bought but should that be what you want, you can email us or let us know that on your care-card. For a fee, any design can be ‘standardized’ and wiped of marks of the handmade if that is your preferred style.
How do I make more copies of my finished piece?
Easy peasy! You can have it all! We create a 3d scan of every Kid Jeweler jewelry design (not objects). This opens up lots of possibilities. We can make additional copies in any cast-able size and any metal. A bold pendant can become a teeny charm or earrings or whatever you can envision. Email us with your idea.
Who holds the copyright to my Kid Jeweler design?
Your Kid Jeweler does. We don’t acquire the rights to your design and we will never recreate or copy your piece. Full details this can be found on our Store Policies page.
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Pair a full-size pendant order with our beloved Mini pendant. Available in 14k yellow gold and sterling silver, Kid Jeweler Minis are a scaled miniature of your full-size pendant. Minis are the ultimate treat for yourself and make a cherished gift to loved ones. Also available is our Mini Junior which is our sterling silver mini hung on a simple 16” cable chain, perfect for your proud Kid Jeweler to wear.
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Our Mini pendants are the same as the full-size original Kid Jeweler creation just at a significantly reduced scale. Minis are scaled by weight so the finished dimensions of any Mini will be determined by the original Kid Jeweler design: flatter designs will appear larger than more three-dimensional creations. For Minis, we may modify the connection (the ‘bale’) between the Mini pendant and its chain for functionality and appearance.
Please note, these Mini Clones can only be purchased when you've already ordered the full size pendant. If you only want a Mini Pendant and not a full size piece, please place your order from the Mini Pendant page.
Mini Gold pendants are finished with a luxurious ultra-fine 18 inch 14k yellow gold diamond-cut bead chain secured with a lobster claw clasp.
Mini Silver pendants are finished with an 18 inch fine 1.0mm sterling silver polished bead chain secured with a lobster claw clasp.
Mini Juniors are the same as Mini Silvers but are finished on a lightweight kid-sized 16 inch cable chain secured with a spring ring clasp.