Miri Hardy from Rincon Pottery is about to make a handmade supporter out of you! Check out her list of the top 10 reasons to buy handmade and find out how it can polish your personal style, help you make a statement, and get you some serious points with anyone on your gift list!
You can find unique, cool stuff that no one else has.
Even if someone else has said cool stuff already, many handmade items are one-of-a-kind, so their cool stuff is never going to be exactly like your cool stuff!
You can find high quality products that result from years of experience, creativity, and mastery.
You know exactly who made your stuff, and that’s kinda cool!
You can get close and personal with artisans to learn more about the creation process of your handmade item via social media.
If you have a REALLY fantastic idea, you might find an artisan who wants to make that item for you. Yes, this does happen… click here!
You get a warm fuzzy feeling knowing that your money is going directly to an artisan.
Good artisans make stuff to last, like they used to, not to break-down just as the warranty expires.
You don’t really want Walmart to be the only option left do you???
And the number 1 reason to support handmade artisan shops?
The ladies really dig one-of-a-kind handmade gifts!
Now get out there and get handmade!
[author] [author_image timthumb='on']http://www.handmademen.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/miri-hardy.png[/author_image] [author_info]Miri Hardy is a potter extraordinaire who creates mustache theme shaving mugs, cups, and other ‘useable art’ from her studion in Puerto Rico. Visit her here… http://www.etsy.com/shop/MiriHardyPottery [/author_info] [/author]