Why Buy Handmade and the Benefits to Buying Directly From the Artist

The benefits of buying handmade and particularly buying directly from the artist are many.

Buying directly from the artist, you can have all your questions answered by the exact person who made or is making your jewelry. The person with the knowledge of the materials and techniques used, the proper wear and care for this piece, and the person to turn to for special requests or if problems arise.

Customer service and support is unparalleled when the only two people involved are the customer and the creator of the jewelry.

Working directly with the artist allows for special requests as well as being able to communicate design decisions clearly between customer and artist.

While handmade and quality will always cost more than mass-produced imports, when you purchase your jewelry directly from the artist you cut out the middle man and the price increase that usually accompanies the use of a middle man.

Many if not the majority of self-representing artists care about the environment and take proactive measures to keep their designs in line with repurposing, recycling, and sustainability.

Independent artists also care more about how well their products are made and what materials they're made of. So buying handmade directly from the artist almost always ensures higher quality, longer lasing jewelry.

There's usually a story to tell, too. Buying a bracelet that came off a factory assembly line won't garner you as much conversation with admirers as being able to retell how the artist carved this charm from a nut that grows in Hawaii and how the artist used a saw to cut the design in this piece of copper, how this piece was made by firing powdered glass in a kiln, or that this piece was inspired by the artist's childhood memory of going to the Grand Canyon.

There are so many more reasons, and when all is said and done you also may feel a little joy knowing that you're helping small business and independent artists. We are certainly grateful of your business and do our utmost to deserve your consideration.

 

Comments

Buying direct from Artist

What I value most in connection w/buyer is understanding that my goal is not to "make maps" - but to "change the way people see" the natural world - not "flat" - but alive w/shape & form, variety & challenge. The response I value most is: "I never saw that before."

Reply to Marcia

Yes! Excellent addition.

Thank you

Thank you for this well thought and laid out testimonial to the life, Beauty, and art of our passion.

Reply to Jaspr

Thank YOU, Jaspr, for reading my blog, commenting on it, and adding your own handmade creations to the world of art jewelry.

This is a perfect article i

This is a perfect article i can share with my customers and dear ones! Thank you putting together what all artist around the world want to express in their work.
Would like to share it on my page.
https://www.facebook.com/Art4hearts.SoumyaSubash/

Thank you so much for the

Thank you so much for the kind words, Soumya. I hope we can share this info far and wide to give customers another way to think about their purchasing.

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