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Artisan Handmade Jewelry by Shadow Dog Designs

 

 

Since the autumn arts festival season is in full swing, I have been thinking a lot about handmade items, especially since I mostly make one of a kind jewelry.  People always ask me, “How do you come up with the design.” I reply something like this, “To tell the truth, I’m not sure. Most of the time it just happens.” Or, “The Muses were good to me.”  I’m sure a LOT of artists give some semblance of those answer since the “creative idea” is often elusive. But the answers definitely don’t take into account all the years and years of working to perfect your art through taking classes, people giving their opinions, selling (or not) at shows and by trial and error . . . and more trial and error . . . and more trial and error.  Then, suddenly, it just happens.

 

I found this poster at WalchaHandmade that pretty much sums up the process:  

Monday Twitter Tree - Artisan Handmade - September 10, 2018

 

 

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Monday Twitter Tree - Artisan Handmade - September 3, 2018

 

 

 

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Monday Twitter Tree - Artisan Handmade - August 27, 2018

 

 

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Second Page, Second Item - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade

 

 

Emmaline Bride, writer of The Handmade Wedding Blog, gave three reason to buy handmade:

 

Handmade is made with love

Handmade is made with care

Handmade is made just for you

 

 

I certainly agree with all three of these reasons.  Why buy mass produced items - your neighbor next door can be wearing the exact same thing - when you can buy handmade, which can be  one of a kind, and only YOU own it!

Monday Twitter Tree - Artisan Handmade - August 20, 2018

 

 

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Monday Twitter Tree - Artisan Handmade - August 13, 2018

 

 

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First Page, Sixth Item - Wonderful Handmade Wednesday on Indiemade

 

 

 

Lately, the days just seem to drift one into the other and I sometimes don’t remember which day it is.  Like today! Since I have a whole host of arts festivals to participate in this fall, I was creating some new jewelry late this afternoon.  Then I suddenly realized it was Tuesday . . . and I needed to pull together a Wonderful Handmade Wednesday blog. Yikes! But never fear, it got done.  With the help of my trusty “numbers bowl,” today’s theme is “First Page, Fifth Item” (as of when the items were added). You’ll find a wide range of unique items in this post, something just waiting for the woman who adores artisan handmade beauties. Also, browse more of the items in the artist's shops.  You'll be glad you did!  Enjoy!

Monday Twitter Tree - Artisan Handmade - August 6, 2018

 

 

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