Earrings are a beautiful way of expressing your own style. A pair of earrings is always a great add on to any outfit and handmade statement earrings are even better. There are many options for you if you want to buy hand made jewelry or which makes them unique and so valuable. The personal attention and love that artisans infuse into their work is evident in the pieces that they create. What most people don’t understand is why handmade jewelry is more of an investment than those that are mass produced. Below are 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Handmade Jewelry!
1.The Creative Process: Artisans have a very close relationship with each piece they create. The design process is key to the value that is inherent in each piece. Emilie Shapiro talks about her process and says, “While creating jewelry, there is a very intimate relationship with my work. I know every curve and line (is) put there with intention. As a maker your energy goes into the piece.”
2. The Value of Time: since there are no mass production machine involved, handmade jewelry takes an incredible amount of time to produce just a single piece. I myself spend hours designing a single piece of jewelry for a client. The time to make the piece often can hours.
3. No Mass Production Machinery Products: handmade jewelry is literally just that, made by the “hands” of the artisan. The pieces are sawed, carved, soldered, sawed, and shaped without the use of heavy machinery. A machine can produce hundreds of units per hour while an individual can only make a finite number of pieces in the same amount of time.
4. Quality: the value of the materials involved in a handmade piece are in many cases of high quality. On a smaller scale production, Artisans are able to control the creation from start to finish is inherent in the making process and source their materials from highly reputable suppliers. Artisans are proud of the work they produce and wont let poor quality leave their studio with their name on it.
5.Made with Love: there is HUGE value in supporting artisans. We infuse love and energy into our creations. You are buying a truly unique, one-of-a-kind item that you wont find anywhere else. Even if the handmade piece is part of a collection – no artisan creates two pieces that are identical. You are the ONLY person with that specific piece of jewelry and that's what makes handmade jewelry the best!
Great handmade earrings are a staple of many different styles. The next time you purchase a handmade jewlery, know that you are supporting something bigger in that you have a special and unique piece of the artist heart in your jewelry.