handmade is time and love and real people creating. every time i wear, eat, use, or gaze upon something handmade i think of its origins- of its maker. it warms my heart to know what went into its creation. the handmade maintains a little bit of its creator. that to me is magic.shenaisdivertida at fastmail dot fm
I think what I love about handmade is that you know each and every item was someone's total focus at least for a little while...there is no mass production, this isn't just one of thousands! I also really like that when you buy handmade, you are supporting a person's art and not a corporation's investment.Kari
Ok, so here is my thoughts about handmade things. When someone makes something handmade they are thinking about every little detail that they are going to add to it (whatever it is they are making). They put a bead, a knot, or a certain color on it for a specific reason. That person might even be thinking about something totally different but at that time that bead, knot, or color works perfectly. I love your shop and your blog and I'm also a new follower!Thanksfirstname.lastname@example.org
Ooh, I now have to stalk your etsy shop...I still need to get mine in "selling" mode.Handmade items benefit more than just the person who buys or uses them...the act of making things benefits the person who makes them too. Even though we can't always know where materials come from, a handmade object is at least one step removed from the sweatshop. It's an object created out of the desire to create, not out of need or under duress. I don't know what else to say...most of the handmade things I own are things I've made myself, simply because I'm driven to create things.
jihan, love your necklaces. the best thing about handmade is that it is often much better quality than store bought.
Handmade items are eclectic. These items are usually bespoke with the wearer in mind. Bespoke items are time consuming and labor intensive. Only someone who is passionate about their art would willingly dedicate the required time into hand crafting an object when there are so many other generic, utilitarian pieces out there. These items tend to become heirlooms, not only are they typically made from quality materials, because the wearer would often wear the item and a smile would come to their face as they described who made it for them. This sentimental value is what makes an item worthy of becoming a piece of family heritage. In addition, the artist has the ability to show their creativity. That is the best about handmade pieces, seeing freedom displayed in an object.