Handmade jewelry has been a popular item for decades. They all are unique and inimitable; they carry a piece of the artist’s soul and inspiration. But there are other reasons as well. Why do people love handmade jewelry?
You are Supporting Real People
Investing in handcrafted jewelry means you get a connection with the artist. There is something very rewarding about knowing your money will go towards something good.
A Story Behind Each Piece
Each artist has a special reason for designing jewelry. It can be an artifact found in an antique store, or an idea that came in a dream, or an explosion of colors while visiting a museum. Their designs are sending a message. An important element of the purchase can be an attempt to unravel the artist’s message.
The Value of Time
It takes an incredible amount of time to produce just a single piece of handmade jewelry. I often spend hours designing a single piece of jewelry. That is a lot of devotion, care, and attention to each piece of jewelry.
The Designer’s Process
The maker has a very intimate relationship with each piece or design they create. As a maker my energy goes into the thing.
Handmade jewelry is absolutely different. No two pieces of handmade jewelry are the same. Owning a piece of handmade jewelry means you likely have a unique item which gives client a sense of exclusivity.
Locally Made with Love
Artisans and makers infuse love and energy into each piece of work. It is sometimes difficult for me to start selling a piece of jewelry, because I remember how I came up with it, how I did and remodel it. I love him like a child, and I want to give him into good hands.