Finding interesting pieces of jewelry on a Staffer’s budget can be difficult. This is why I, and so many of my readers, love Etsy. So when I discovered another website that allows you to purchase handcrafted, artists designed jewelry at surprisingly low prices, I knew that I had to share with the class.
Shapeways is a community of designers who create 3-D custom pieces at reasonable prices. I love this little ring, and at just $14, I don’t have to feel guilty about buying it.
If you’re really creative and/or tech savvy (not me!), you can design your own pieces. If you need a little help operating the site, Shapeways will pair you with a designer who can help you craft a piece that distinctly yours. What a great way to give your loved one a personalized gift.
Also, the site sells a lot more than just jewelry. You can find housewares, decorative items, games and gadgets. For example, I love this little egg cup. The bird’s nest design would be perfect for an Easter brunch or as a placecard holder at a wedding.
Shapeways is definitely a great resource for anyone who wants to own (or create) a unique piece of jewelry, a piece of art, or a meaningful memento. Now, if I could only stop myself from ordering all of the neat little trinkets that I find on the site. Must use self control…