1337 Art's handmade inspiration

I started making jewelry for myself after never being able

to find something of quality and value at department stores. I found out about
target="_blank">Etsy, and I was amazed at how many people have such an interest in all things handmade.

In the forums I have met a bunch of great people, and I have learned a lot of stories of the people behind the

shop. I fell in love with handmade items, and it is wonderful that I can support someone when purchasing a unique


I have also started doing Artist features on

My blog

That feature handmade artists. It is important for the world to learn the charms and joys of

buying handmade.

I much rather buy something that was made with someone's own two hands.

1337 Art, 21, Fashion Designer / Business Owner, 1337art.etsy.com
Washington, United States
Thursday, October 23, 2008 2:26 pm

Unique Items

I love to buy hand made items, as you can see the time,

care, love that is used to make them. If you purchase 2 items the same from a crafter, you would notice each one

differs slightly, making each piece unique and one of a kind just like people and have their own flair, unlike

something that is mass produced by a machine.

Linda, 42, crafter, hyenacart.com/Monkeybizness
Monday, July 7, 2008 4:50 pm

Handmade Makes You Happy

The reason I buy handmade is because I love the attention to detail

and love that goes into a handmade item. I am not presuming that the artist loves me, but I know that they love

their craft. I can tell when something is made well, and is unique, that the artist gets joy from making something

fun and pretty that will make other people smile.
My most recent purchase is a funky painting of a vintage

radio. I love it and hung it up in my office.

Betty, 44, designer, artist, SnappyShop.etsy.com
Los Angeles
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 5:57 pm

Bath Soap

I recently purchased some

bath bars. Absolutely wonderful products! her soap is amazing!


Stacey, 26, Pet groomer
Houston, Texas
Friday, July 24, 2009 8:13 pm

Old text flower brooch - Romance Novel Reincarnated!

I love the idea that each item has a story behind

it - this item has a literal one! Though one of my favorite romance novels fell apart, I am reincarnating it as

art - so that others can also own a piece of something unique!

Rebekah Holguin, 25, Artist, rebekahholguin.etsy.com
Los Angeles
Monday, November 15, 2010 11:20 pm

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