On a Roll

David Holloway turns a random comment into an everlasting heirloom

Editor’s Note: Every custom jewelry designer has a memorable design or two in their portfolio, projects where opportunity, inspiration, and craft combine to create something that stands the test of time. In this profile, David Holloway shows how important listening is when discussing details with a client.

One of David Holloway’s most memorable custom designs began with a conversation between himself and the client—a fairly typical way to start such projects.

Except in this case, he says, the conversation took place while they were both standing "on a sawdust-covered floor in a house that was, effectively speaking, nothing but two-by-fours."