Why Buy Handmade

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One of the hardest parts about being an independent artist is in my opinion the selling. It can be exhausting always trying to convince potential customers that your prices aren’t totally outrageous. I came across this blog post “7 Things You Didn’t Know About Handmade” and it was like a hammer hitting a nail. If I still did art shows I would turn that blog post into a pamphlet and hand it out during shows. Handmade jewelry has been all the rage lately. The personal attention and love that makers and artisans infuse into their work is evident in the masterpieces that they create. What most people don’t understand is why handmade jewelry is more of an investment than its mass produced counterparts. Even if the selling side of things is one of the more daunting daily tasks, I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else for a living. Read … Continue reading