Busting Common Myths about Handmade Jewelry


Ever since industrialization began, we have slowly lost the craftsmanship of handmade products. The comfort and security brought by products made from machines overpowered the unique and much more creative nature of handmade products. However, there are still some people out there who appreciate the art and craftsmanship of handmade products like jewelry, but not a lot of people know about it. Many people have developed a bias against handmade jewelry just because children make it in their crafts period. 

The prejudice around handmade jewelry is almost to the point of a stigma. Many people do not understand the variety and diversity they can find through the medium and only focus on theimage of handmade jewelry. Listed below are some common misconceptions that people have about handmade jewelry:

Handmade Jewelry is Cheap  

Many people think handmade jewelry is made up of cheap metals and plastic beads, because of the tiny kits that they saw girls play with when they were little kids. This idea cannot be far from the truth because handmade jewelry can be made from the same stuff that other jewelry is made from. People keep forgetting that the art of creating jewelry came before the machines and the industry.

Handmade Jewelry Breaks Easy

Another misconception that has developed due to experiences that a few people had is that handmade jewelry is not built with strong materials. You can have handmade jewelry that is just as sturdy as any other out there if you search at the right place. You can find a large variety when you go looking for handmade jewelry. You have to pay attention to the material that was used and the cost.

Only Gypsies Wear Handmade Jewelry

When some people think of handmade jewelry, they envision the stereotypical gypsy that we have all seen in movies and cartoons. This image has nothing to do with the actual jewelry that true artisans are creating out there.

Anyone Can Make Handmade Jewelry

Creating handmade jewelry is much more than just running a bead through some beds. It involves a lot of studying and practice to create the tasteful pieces. These people are professionals who have trained themselves inshaping metals and planting precious stones between them.

Handmade Jewelry is Not Elegant

Some people believe that handmade jewelry does not look that finished, but that's the beauty of it. The raw finish of handmade jewelry is what makes it different from what machines create. You can find handmade jewelry for any occasion and in many styles. You can find the big bulky kind that's unique and catches the eye if you want some extra attention. You can also find creative but elegant pieces that are fit for a wedding.

Final Thoughts

Handmade jewelry is not always cheap or made of fake materials. You can find it in numerous price ranges and for various occasions. You can even have them customized if you are looking for something more personal. Looking for or ordering personalized handmade jewelry can create a much more romantic gesture than that from a piece that you select at a regular jewelry store.


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I Am Powerful.


I Am Powerful.

Power. Wisdom. Strength.

Three bold words that I try and embody daily. With everything going on in the world today, these affirmations are something I can control. I am powerful. I have the wisdom I need. My strength is what drives me.

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I believe it. I feel it.

Not everyone needs the same words, but the feeling behind it is what matters. We all need something to make us feel like we are on the right path. For me? It’s these words and creating jewelry. This is what I’m meant for.

Many of the designs at Creations By Kristel will pose these attributes, if you couldn’t tell already.  From good luck elephant bracelets to the brilliant Buddha charms, you’ll find just what you need for your path here.

According to many Feung Shui practitioners, the elephant symbol with its trunk curving up represents prosperity, good luck, and success… something we all could use a little more of.  This specific piece is created with a Howlite stone, which is super calming and is said to relieve stress. This simple bracelet has you covered every which way you look, which is why it’s one of my go-to pieces. Pair it with a shimmery wrap bracelet and I’m ready to take on the day.

My beautiful Buddha beads also bring a calming feeling for my when worn. Buddha in its simplest form has a meaning of wisdom, being enlightened.

Some say wearing jewelry is like putting on your armor for the day. I love that saying! I feel it is very true, especially when wearing jewelry that is so meaningful. My armor makes me feel powerful; it protects me and has that beautiful shine to it that makes me feel special.

Do you have specific “armor” or affirmations that make you feel empowered and protected? Do you wear different pieces depending on your mood?

Share below what works for you, I would love to hear it!