Customization Services

We offer Titanium Anodizing, Cerakote, Heat Colorization, and other finishing services on any of our spinners and beads.  We are also able customize items produced by other makers sent to us! 

Prices vary based on the amount of time necessary to achieve the desired results.  Please keep in mind these are artistic, not perfect, processes.  Results can vary based on a number of factors with each process, however, this is the appeal of customization.  Each one is a snowflake!

Contact Us via the link at the bottom of the page to make a custom order request, get a price quote, or to receive more information about these services.  

Anodizing

 

Anodizing on Titanium is an electrical process that has been used in the jewelry and medical industries for years. 

This process can only be done on ‘reactive metals’ such as titanium, niobium and tantalum.  When these metals are hooked up to an electric power source and submerged in a conductor solution, a thin film or oxide layer grows on the surface of the metal.  When you look through this oxide layer you see a color and as you apply more electricity the oxide grows thicker and other colors are produced.

The range of colors that can be achieved are based on the grade and finish of the material. 

The basic color scale includes: bronze, dark purple, deep blue, light blue, seafoam green, yellow gold, rose gold/peach, light pink, magenta, purple, aqua, teal, green, light green, bubblegum pink.  There are also slight variances possible with these basic colors with adjustments on voltages and amperages.  Sorry red, black, white, and true orange are not achievable with this process.

                               

Cerakoting

This process involves applying a ceramic coating being applied to metals, plastics, polymers and wood.  The coating offers abrasion/wear resistance, corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, impact strength, and hardness.  It also comes in a variety of colors.

       

Heat/Flame Colorization

This process is the heating of a metal, such as stainless steel or titanium, in order to build up an oxide layer.  When you look through this oxide you see rich colors such a bronze, straw gold, purple, and dark and light blues.  You may have also heard this process called tempering or hardening because it is used to chage the strength properties of the metal, especially in the making of knife blades.

    

Hammering/Texturizing & Brass Blackening

Hammering/texturizing is the process of adding texture to metal to give it simple yet dramatic finish.  This has been used to decorate metalwares for centuries.  The way textures are achieved is through using a small ball pein (or peen) hammer with a rounded or textured end. This is struck onto the surface using a series of blows to create a gentle dimpled or textured pattern.  We offer 5 unique texture options:  Traditional hammered, Diamond, Checkerboard, Wide stripe, and Rain.