Focusing on clothes, jewelry, and other goods that are either handmade and/or made locally produced is all the rage these days. We couldn’t be happier the trend is sweeping the country, because it’s the very philosophy our store was founded on. The blood, sweat, and tears that makers and artisans infuse into their work is evident in the masterpieces they create.
Handmade jewelry is literally just that – made with hands! There is no large machinery involved, used to produce hundreds of pieces in rapid time. Rather these artists carve, stamp, solder, and shape with their hands to make a finite amount of unique items.
Since there are no automatic machines used, artists spend a significant amount of time to create just a single piece. Hours can be spent visualizing the item, gathering materials, putting things together, and getting them to the hands of the customer.
Similar to the idea of “from the farm to your table” a piece of handmade jewelry has stellar quality for several reasons. The materials are purchased from reputable and ethical suppliers with minimal handling from the time the artist creates the item to the time it enters the store. The materials are also bought on a smaller scale and smaller quantities typically always mean better quality.
Makers are extremely proud of the work they produce. They aren’t going to let something of inferior quality leave their studio with their name on it. Each one infuses a ton of love and energy into each piece of work. Even if the handmade piece is part of a collection, no two pieces are ever exactly identical. You should feel excited knowing you will adorn a piece of jewelry no one else can or will ever have!