In this day of mass-produced, generic items, handmade jewelry is a blast from the past. This artform has remained much the same since ancient times, producing pieces reflecting the individual tastes and whims of the creator. Handmade earrings, anklets, necklaces and other items are a direct expression of human creativity rather than mechanical precision.
The best fashion jewelry is made by human hands, not by machines. That’s what makes it special and unusual, and makes the creations of machines seem bland by comparison. A beaded jewelry necklace or handmade beaded earrings come straight from the hand of the artist to you, because that person knew it would look great, and because you saw it and knew it was right for you. It’s a personal, human connection that is rare these days, but nice when you can find it.
Handmade jewelry doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are a lot of affordable, beautiful pieces available from online sources, many of which are operated by the artists themselves. Inexpensive stones like tanzanite, alexandrite and quartz can give you a great look without a big price tag.
For minor adjustments, there are extenders. These let you add a little to the size of the piece while keeping it all in the same style. Be sure to get your extenders from the same source as the original piece to make sure it’s a perfect match.
To learn more about handmade jewelry and see some of it, go to SWCreations.net.