To conform to my shoe design, I have designed my own clasp for a piece of the shoe. I need a manufacturer to make a metal clasp. I have found endless lists of suppliers of jewlery clasps, buckles, etc. I have not found one contact that I can send my own custom design to and have it produced (I have professionally made CADs I would like to send to the manufacturer).
How do I go about finding a manufacturer for such a piece? I have contacted several suppliers who say they will not create a piece from scratch. Is this unheard of? Do I need to find one already on the market? Or am I just looking in the wrong places?
I would greatly appreciate any input or resources for funding such a contact.