mini gold pendant
mini gold pendant
The Mini is the max! The Mini captures all the creativity of your Kid Jeweler rendered at a much reduced scale. Finished beautifully, no one will believe your Kid Jeweler made it. Your Kid Jeweler’s masterwork will be high-resolution scanned and reproduced in miniature in 14 karat gold and hung on a ultra-luxurious 18 inch diamond-cut bead chain secured with a lobster claw clasp.
Once you’ve purchased a Mini, you can make endless copies. ‘Clones’ in the same Mini size can be purchased below. If you want to make different designs — for example, if sibling Kid Jewelers will each be making a piece— purchase separate Mini Kits here.
Kid Jeweler projects shown here are for reference only.
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How it's done
To make a Mini, your Kid Jeweler creates a full-size wax and through a multi-step 3D scanning and CAD printing process, we reproduce a scaled-down replica of their original creation that we cast and finish in high polished 14k yellow gold.
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, because we've archived your Kid Jeweler’s design using state-of-the-art 3D scanning technology, 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
Gold mini pendant details
• Our Mini pendants are elegantly hung on an 18 inch 14k yellow gold super-fine diamond-cut bead chain necklace secured with a lobster claw clasp.
• The average turnaround time from the time we receive your finished shaped wax is six weeks.
• The scaled-down size of your Mini is targeted at a pre-finished weight of two grams. The exact finished weight of a pendant may vary according the amount of polishing and refinement the particular design requires.
• All Kid Jeweler projects are priced according to weight not size. How large or small a Kid Jeweler’s creation appears is determined by their design: flatter designs will appear larger than three-dimensional designs. Every piece is wonderfully different.
• The finished pieces photographed here reference other Kid Jewelers’ creations made with the same kit. Your results will, of course, wonderfully vary.
• Please do not combine the two waxes or additional charges will apply.
Other services such as engraving or adding stones are available for an additional fee. Email us to discuss your dream customization. We'll be glad to help you achieve it.
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!
If I buy the Mini Kit, later can I buy the original, directly-cast full size piece my Kid Jeweler made?
If it is still in our studio at the time of your request, you can purchase it, of course! The full size casting will be in sterling silver. The essential part of our direct-to-mini offer is that we aren't charging you for the casting and finishing of the full size item. As such, we may recycle that silver quickly as it is expensive for us to hold precious metal inventory for very long.
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, help with ideas—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?
From 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. 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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Plan ahead and pair your order with additional copies for your loved ones in 14k yellow gold and/or sterling silver. Minis are the ultimate treat for yourself and make a cherished gift. 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.
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These Mini clones are additional copies of the 14k Gold Minis offered above. Please note, you can only order a copy when you have already ordered the Mini above.
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.