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Where to Find Handmade Fashion Jewelry

Write By: Valentin Rosca on

 

So you want to get your hands on some handmade fashion jewelry, but you are not entirely sure where to begin. It’s time to stop worrying because we’ve got your back in this one as well. Fashion jewelry is definitely something you need to look into if you want to make the right adjustment to your jewelry box. Add that vintage handmade vibe to your look and there will only be one word to describe how you look: superb. However, not everybody is initiated in the art of the search, so we will provide some shops that are bound to meet your needs when it comes to the subject. Before we move on, we need to clarify something very important.

 

We are giving our suggestions based on research and the things that we found and liked, but this does not mean that the search for exquisite handmades is over. Once you see some of these shops and take a look at some of their products, it would be wise to continue your search both online and offline so that you can actually find what you are looking for. The main advantage about online shops is that you often find huge diversity when it comes to jewels, but not everybody finds what they are looking for and the truth is that the experience of entering a shop, looking through jewels, touching and feeling them does not even compare to casually roaming through a few pages on a site. Now let’s take a look at the most reliable online shops where you can find the handmade fashion jewelry that you might need.  

 

 

Etsy

Girl-with-black-hat-sits-on-grassAt least if you are a crafter, you might not need an introduction to this site. Suffice it to say that approximately 1 million individual crafters run their shops on Etsy, making it one of the easiest, if not the easiest, online shop where you can find the handmade jewelry you are looking for. With over 12 million products on this site, you are simply bound to find something that catches your eye and caters to your needs. One of the site’s greatest features is transparency. Everything is clear on Etsy: the product, the materials that were used, price and shipping price and you also get the extra bonus of finding some of the coolest items around for quite affordable prices as well. All in all, this is a great site that should be on the top of your checklist. It is really easy to find, has a ton of items, it’s honest and it can be used as a great inspiration source. You can even look at all the jewels that seem to interest you a little bit and try to make a combination of what you like in your head. There are many people who look for three or four handmades, buy them, disassemble and reassemble them into what they like. This happens often with items that are very inexpensive.  

 

 

DaWanda

Girl-with-white-long-dress DaWanda is the second choice that you might want to turn your attention to, especially because it it based in Europe. Sadly, DaWanda is not even close to the number of crafters that Etsy prides itself with, yet that is not at all something that should sway you from your path. The number of jewels displayed on this site is absolutely astonishing and, if you will give it a go, you will see that there are tons of jewelry types: wristbands, bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings, gemstone jewelry, glass jewelry, ceramic jewelry, fabric jewelry, glass jewelry, mother of pearl jewelry and even leather jewelry. Really, the number of jewels you can find on this site is truly astonishing. And, as a life hack, you can think about the fact that there are only around 200,000 artisans selling their items here. That is a lot less than Etsy, but doesn’t this make these jewels unique? Everyone piles up on Etsy to both sell and buy products. This means that demands are higher, prices can be lower than an item’s actual value and, above else, you lose the unique touch. There are considerably higher chances to get your jewels from DaWanda and be the only one wearing them. With Etsy, things might not exactly be that way. Think about it from this perspective and you might end up wearing some unique handmade jewels in no time.  

 

 

Other Shops That Definitely Require a Check-Up

Girl-sits-on-wood-terraceIt looks like we are heading on the exclusive path, especially if we are going to be discussing about Bonanza. If you are going to access their site, everything is summed up nicely in a few words on the top left corner of the screen: everything but the ordinary. Bonanza prides itself with around 25,000 artisans and crafters working on super high-end fashion and jewels. This is the place you want to be if you are planning on keeping things unique for yourself. Apart from fashion jewelry, which features some of the catchiest items that we have seen in a while, you can also identify what pieces you need should you be looking for fine jewelry, specific handcrafts, wedding jewels, vintage jewels and even some cool watches. The most interesting designs that we have seen in the fashion jewelry section are the Hermosa (a handmade amethyst), the Flower Swarovski Pink Flower brooch, the Stylish Gold Leaves Owl necklace and the Sterling Silver Necklace Pendant.

 

Feel free to check out for other cooler items as well. If we were to rate jewels based on quality and beauty, these would be our top picks. An online shop that not many have heard of goes by the name of Zibbet. Zibbet is a rather young online jewel shop that has been around for around 7 years. It has seen some major improvements over time and it is an ideal place if you are looking to start your jewelry selling career and if you are looking for handmade objects specifically. The site is very owner and customer friendly, providing a pleasant shopping experience for anyone who ventures within. More and more creative have joined over the years, starting from a couple of thousands in 2012 and reaching almost 52,000 today. Given the fact that Zibbet has seen such an uprising, it is safe to assume that the products that they are selling are trusted by those who purchase them. We can also confirm that they are cost-efficient and they seem like they could fit in in anybody’s jewelry box or wardrobe. It would be a mistake to at least not try this one out. The last shop that we want to talk about is iCraft and the reason why we think this is the finishing touch is because of how modest it is. iCraft is located in Canada and apparently likes to show off with some of the cutest and most adorable pieces that we have ever seen. On top of that, this site sort of feels as if you were in a comfy house, waiting for Christmas. And it’s summer. And that feels right. We have always believed that getting your site interface right has a huge impact on visitor’s happiness and iCraft seems to be doing this the right way.

 

 

Girl-sits-on-the-bed As soon as you click, the message hits you: iCraft is THE place for Handmade Gifts! And it really is. Fashion jewelry is so easy to obtain on this site and it also provides a ton of other different objects in case you don’t think that the few things you want are not enough. Just kidding. Who wants few things, right? Funky jewelry, stylish jewelry, Indian jewelry, hemp and lampwork jewels, you name it. iCraft is also a great place for you to put your inspiration to the test and look for some of the coolest jewels your mind could even conceive. And if you really want handmade fashion jewelry, the extra touch of modesty that this site gives off might be the extra incentive you need to purchase that gorgeous bracelet. Ok, now coming back from our shop trip, we need to resettle two pieces of information. Firstly, the world did not begin and it will not end with these five shops alone.

 

There are plenty of other online stores you can search for if the above ones do not cater to your needs accordingly. Secondly, do not be afraid to go out. Local shops are some of the best places where you could find the handmade fashion accessories that you have been looking for. You exercise while going out, find out that some of the coolest jewels are only 5 or 10 minutes away from your house and you also help the local economy by not spending money on foreign jewels. Oh and, above everything else, you will actively encourage local artisans to pursue their dreams. There are a lot of people out there who really dram big when it comes to making jewels. Is paying a few pounds a bad way to encourage them to live their dreams? Not at all.

 


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