To be featured, pendants must be handmade or hand assembled and available for purchase at time of feature. We look for pendants that are well made, attractive, different, thought provoking and/or able to aweken that little something inside of us that makes us sigh or makes us smile.
Because of my interest in Handmade Pendants and because 99% of our customers are Pendant Makers, we come across many, many lovely pendants. We thought it would be nice to share a few of our favorites with you! Enjoy.
Hi there, my name is Norma and I collect pendants like other women collect shoes. Instead of a closet full of shoes, I have a jewelry box full of pendants. My favorite are handmade pendants. They are so unique, so different and so pretty. I get more compliments when I wear a handmade pendant than when I wear one that is store bought.
Over time I've accumulated lots of nice pendants that I've purchased as well as some that Ive made myself. Because of this I decided to purchase some nice cords to make my own necklaces so that I can mix and match with my pendants. Well, not knowing what I was doing I ended up with a HUGE bunch of cords (hey, the price was good and the colors were beautiful) more than I could use up myself. What to do?
I made a dozen necklace cords and offered them for sale. They sold imediately so I made a 2nd set of 12. Soon I started getting messages from potential buyers asking about "the cords you had for sale the other day" and asking if I could do them all black, or all long or all short etc. This got me thinking.
Two years and two Etsy shops later with lots of research, trial and error and listening to customers, I now specialize in custom handmade necklace cords. I still collect handmade pendants but now I have a huge variety of cords to wear them with!