14 February 2016

ONE OF A KIND


PHOTOGRAPHY | LUIS YOUNG
MODEL | NABALLAH CHI
JEWELER | STACEY CLIFTON

 

 I'm pleased to present the Therese 'One of a Kind' Jewelry Collection by artisan and jewelry designer Stacey Clifton. Her jewels are made from ethically sourced materials and are of stellar quality, exuding a rich and regal touch to your attire. Due to the fact that these necklaces are handcrafted, it means that none of the two items are alike. 



 There is a lot of buzz with “buying local” these days. There is HUGE value in supporting local from a sustainability and energetic standpoint. Along with the extra value inherent in handmade jewelry you are also buying a truly one-of-a-kind product. Even if the handmade piece is part of an edition – no maker creates two pieces that are exactly identical. You are the only person with that specific piece of jewelry which says a lot.


Handmade jewelry has been all the rage lately. The personal attention and love that makers and artisans infuse into their work is evident in the masterpieces that they create. What most people don’t understand is why handmade jewelry is more of an investment than its mass produced counterparts.
 By definition, handmade jewelry is literally just that, made by the “hands” of the artisan or maker.  


As previously mentioned, since there are no machines involved, handmade jewelry takes an incredible amount of time to produce just a single piece. As a designer myself, I know I often spend hours designing a single piece of jewelry for a client. The time to make the piece often can take weeks. The maker has a very intimate relationship with each piece or design they create. The design process is key to the value that is inherent in each piece. In almost every case, the value of the materials involved in a handmade piece are of stellar quality.


Jewelers are often dedicated to sustainability and ethically sourced materials. Smaller scale production is almost always higher quality because the ability to track and control the process from start to finish is inherent in the making process. Makers and artisans are extremely proud of the work they produce. They aren’t going to let something of inferior quality leave their studio with their name on it. If you're interested in any of these pieces you cant directly contact the designer, Stacey Clifton.



 The next time you consider purchasing a handmade piece of jewelry, remember that even though the piece may be an investment, you are supporting something even bigger. You should feel really good about your purchase knowing that you have a special piece of the artist in your jewelry collection.
If you appreciate designer handcrafted jewelry, with some individuality, then SHOP Therese's handmade jewelry for one of kind beaded necklaces.