Handmade Jewelry: Past, Present, and Future
Handmade jewelry has been a part of the fashion world since the earliest of civilizations. Ancient Egyptians are notably known for jewelry made of fine gemstones and precious metals, such as gold and silver. Mummies of past reigning pharaohs have reportedly been found adorned with exquisite handmade jewelry, along with other amulets that were believed to assist the dead as they crossed over to the other side.
Healing and metaphysical properties have long been associated with gemstones and crystals for thousands of years. Two popular examples are turquoise and onyx. Turquoise is believed to be a protective and healing stone, found on Egyptian mummies such as Cleopatra and King Tut. Onyx, as a with most black stones, are popular protection stones as well. Many people choose handmade onyx bracelets as an easy way to guard their energy.
Today many artists and other handy people are turning to jewelry as both hobby and business. Handmade jewelry is still very popular today. Everyone likes the idea of being original and handmade jewelry offers this option because everything is made one-of-a-kind. Handmade jewelry is another way to produce a side income, dress up your favorite outfit, or support small business. Many people enjoy the idea of supporting a dream, which is usually at the foundation of most small businesses.
The best way to carry handmade jewelry into the future is by caring for it now. Handmade items are fragile and should be treated as such to get the longest life out of your pieces. Avoid wearing your one-of-a-kind pieces in the shower, while bathing or swimming to maintain the luster and quality of your jewelry. Try not to sleep in handmade jewelry. Jewelry could potentially catch on sheets or other bedding while the wearer rests and break. Handmade jewelry is a time honored treasure that will not be lost for awhile. Bring your handmade jewelry into the future with you by maintaining the fine quality today.
Our products at SWCreations keep this long held tradition moving forward, as we design each piece with creative care and originality. To learn more about our jewelry and what we do, contact us today.