Why Hand Made?
If there is one benefit to owning handmade jewelry it is its uniqueness. With millions of pieces of mass produced, cheap jewelry made in our day, it is nice to know that your treasure is one-of-a-kind. Whether it is a chunk of Anthracite Coal, plucked from the side of the road in Eastern Pennsylvania, a shell discovered while combing the beaches of Cape Cod, one early October morning, Fire Polished Czech glass beads discovered at a gem show, hand beaten metals or custom created Paper Mache, you can be assured that there will be no other piece of jewelry quite like yours.
One of the characteristics of factory made, mass produces jewelry is its uniformity. Each stone, every bead, all wrappings, weavings and braidings bear the distinct mark of a machine – monotony. Though this is desirable for some, those who enjoy handmade jewelry seek something more. To them, the variation of handmade jewelry is not a stigma or abnormality but the mark of quality. They believe it gives each piece of jewelry a character of its own, and they are right!
Factory made jewelry does not have the quality of permanence, it is made for the moment. It goes directly from the factory to the customer with little or no care for its quality. However, handmade jewelry is caringly labored over from its inception to its completion. A piece’s flaws and imperfections can be identified and repaired while its strengths and excellencies improved. All handmade jewelry is not only made for beauty it is made strong, it is made to last, it is made to endure.