Impulse buying is fun, but if you are after something very specific, shopping can be frustrating and time-consuming. If you need jewellery in a particular length or colour, why not have it custom-made? It need not cost the earth - a simple necklace and earrings could cost around £20.

  • perfect for a present for that hard-to-please friend or relative
  • choose your favourite beads from websites or shops
  • pick the kind of clasps and fixings you prefer
  • have something exactly the correct length - no need for bits of extra chain
  • combine specific colours to blend with that special outfit

Commissions can turn a sentimental shell or pebble into a simple and inexpensive necklace.

If you have a few more pennies to spend, why not have a set in your favourite semi-precious stone.