Hi there! I’m Jessica from Bespangled Jewelry. I make handmade artisan jewelry, and specialize in a unique wirewrapping style that creates an elegant and yet simple, everyday look.
I recently was asked a somewhat thought-provoking question about the jewelry that I make, and although it took me almost a week to come up with the answer it seems (now) very obvious…and so very important! I’m kicking myself for not coming to the realization sooner.
The question was this: “What is it you think people like the most about your jewelry?” Well, my goodness! Why was that so hard to answer? Because all the obvious answers really apply to any and all jewelry, and not just mine. Pretty? Of course. Interesting? Definitely. Well made? Absolutely. But none of these things explain why someone shopping on Etsy would choose to buy from me and my little shop instead of from the millions of other jewelry shops on a site so abudantly stocked with handmade jewelry.
I had to get to the bottom of this!! After days of deep thought and consideration, I finally figured it out by asking myself the question. What do I like about the jewelry I make?
Ahhh, now we’re talkin’! That’s easy. It’s so easy it hurts.
I love the way most of the pieces I make can be worn with anything I own. I like to have a few signature pieces that I wear all the time. I don’t want to have to have a different necklace for every outfit, or a new pair of earrings every time I buy a new blouse. It’s hard enough for me to come up with an actual ‘put together’ look as it is; I’m not going to spend the extra time to accessorize when chances are I’m already at least 15 minutes behind schedule getting out my front door.
Large gold wire hoop earrings by Bespangled Jewelry on Etsy
I want my jewelry to be more an extension of myself and my personality instead of a piece of the ensemble. I wear it because I love it, not because it matches what I’m wearing. My favorite gold hoop earrings look great with my most loved t-shirt or my sweetest sundress; and that’s what I love about the jewelry I make.
I believe this is a big part of why my customers choose my jewelry as well. It is unique and well made with high quality materials, and the look is one that don’t go out of style when the season changes. I’ve often heard women say at my booth at craft shows, “I love these earrings – and they’ll go with anything. I’m getting them.“
It’s not just about the look, it’s also about the value behind the piece, and that is something I pride myself in being able to provide. Of course, I offer many colorful and trendy handmade earrings, necklaces, and bracelets in my Etsy shop too, but my ‘signature’ pieces – my bestsellers – are the type of pieces that can be worn over and over again, and that will go with 99% of the clothes you have in your closet!
I am currently hosting a giveaway for Hearts and Home!
In celebration of the newly redone Hearts and Home website, shop, and blog, I am hosting a giveaway on my own blog for one of H & H’s most popular sewing patterns: this adorable Retro Groovy Bag pattern by Lila Tueller Designs.
- Enter to win this Retro Groovy Bag sewing pattern by Lila Tueller Designs
I hope you’ll visit my blog to enter to win this fabulous giveaway!