Obviously this is a topic I’m pretty passionate about, but I’ve reined myself in and stopped at only five reasons to choose handcrafted one of a kind jewelry. In a time when we have an overwhelming number of choices available to us, I hope you will consider choosing an artist’s work the next time you need a special gift. And here are some reasons why:
1. When you wear a one of a kind piece of jewelry, you need never fear you’ll run into someone who’s wearing the same thing you are!
2. Ever attended an event and had a hard time starting a conversation with someone you don’t know? An unusual piece of jewelry is a great conversation starter! “I love your necklace!” Such a lovely ice breaker, don't you think?
3. Jewelry is wearable, portable art. We can’t walk around carrying a painting or sculpture but we can display our unique creation for others to appreciate and enjoy in the form of a necklace, earrings, bracelet, or ring.
4. A quality, handcrafted, one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry is something that can be passed down and treasured from generation to generation.
5. You are supporting an artisan, someone who has poured her heart and soul into creating your item. She has spent countless hours pondering the design, choosing and ordering quality components, and finally, constructing the item with attention to detail and to the best of her ability - all with a hope deep in her heart that someone out there will love what she’s created just as much as she does.
So the next time you need a unique gift or would like to treat yourself, please consider a special, handcrafted item from an artist.