Sunday, January 31, 2010

Unique Handmade Items

Handmade items appeal to me on many different levels. I love knowing they were made by one individual who is usually very passionate about his/her craft. I love knowing who made the item, knowing his/her name and what motivates him/her.

I also love that handmade items are unique, different from the mass-produced items available at the local mall. Who wants to have the exact same item as all the neighbours? I’m my own person, and I want the things I own to reflect that.

Some handmade items are one-of-a-kind. Those are my favourite kind. One-of-a-kind pieces often seem extra special. Some are more complex in design and take longer to make than other pieces. Others are made with unique materials that can’t be obtained in large quantities. And some are very fanciful and seem to have pushed the maker’s creativity to new extremes. But whatever it is that makes a one-of-a-kind item special, if you buy one, you know that no one else will have an item just like it!

Here are some one-of-a-kind pieces from the members of the Starving Artists Team.



by Michele from MC Stoneworks



by Meredith from Meredith Hilt Desings



by Dianne from Dianne Karg Baron


by Jeanne from Two Chicks Too



by Melissa from Melissa Beads



Featuring artisan handmade creations by the etsy starving artists jewelry team. SATeam members create handcrafted jewelry and beads. More information about our team and its current etsy shop owner members can be found at SATEAM.etsy.com.


12 comments:

Cat said...

Beautiful and unique pieces!

angie said...

Gorgeous, one-of-a-kind, pieces of jewelry!

Marie Cristine said...

lovely! The fist piece makes me want to be sitting on a tropical beach with a fancy drink that has an umbrella in it!

RocknWow said...

Ooak isn't as easy to pull off as one would like. I think it's simple human nature to repeat what has been successful.

The other thing to keep in mind is related to memory. In the course of 8 years of jewelry making I could never remember every pattern I did. I know I've repeated some.

BeadSire said...

Gorgeous work - what a talented bunch!

Pat de Verre said...

oulala, it an amazing listing

Carole said...

Beautiful work...I especially love that ring.

AMDesignsbyAngela said...

Great post...the OOAK designs you chose are great examples of this team's talents.

mcstoneworks said...

Thank you for including my orchid with these beautiful pieces. Such unique work.

Nicole said...

OOAK is the way to go! Your posts lately have been really thought provoking, I really like them.

galadryl said...

Unique items. Beautiful.

Leilani said...

My gosh - I am drolling...truly beautiful!!