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Top Spots For Handmade Jewelry In Houston

December 31, 2013 7:00 AM

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If you want jewelry that is unique and crafted with the care of an artisan, there are several spots around town where you can buy handmade jewelry. Don’t just box yourself into thinking that you have to go to a brick-and-mortar store. A wide variety of places sell handmade jewelry and include everything from high-end jewelry stores to booths run by the jewelry makers themselves on the weekends. Find the jewelry that you want for yourself or as the perfect gift for that special someone at Houston’s best places to shop for handmade jewelry.

First Saturday Arts Market
548 W. 19th St.
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 802-1213
www.firstsaturdayartsmarket.com

The best part about the First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights is the casual atmosphere. It’s like a farmers’ market for artists, and you can spend hours listening to the live music or browsing through the paintings, illustrations and crafts before you spot the several artists with handmade jewelry at their booths. Get there early because the sellers only bring a limited amount of jewelry and other handmade crafts with them. The market is held on the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

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Hello Lucky
1025 Studewood St.
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 864-3556
www.hello-lucky.com

The clothes, accessories, jewelry and more inside Hello Lucky are all from local Houston artists who handmake each piece. This is a great place if you are looking for a quirky piece of jewelry that you won’t find anywhere else. Things like buckles that feature cats shooting lasers from their mouths are found on shelves next to traditional-looking cameo pins. Because the supply is locally sourced, you may have a different shopping experience every time you enter this unusual store.
My Flaming Heart
3622-C Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 533-1147
www.myflamingheart.com

You can find eclectic handmade jewelry at My Flaming Heart that is just as unusual as the store’s name. The jewelry artists on hand have crafted pieces from things you would not ordinarily consider to be associated with jewelry, like vintage sink handles. You can even make requests of the artists at the store for what you would like your jewelry to have among the many recovered items the artists use. The jewelry here is definitely distinctive and rare, and while it may not be to everyone’s tastes, it can make the perfect gift for someone who has an individual style. This store also sells vintage-inspired clothes, many of which are handmade.

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Houston Crafts Beaded Jewelry
(281) 674-5162
www.houstoncrafts.com

The efforts of a mother and daughter in Houston have created the many jewelry designs you find at Houston Crafts Beaded Jewelry. You can choose from the jewelry selection online or have your own custom design created by emailing the owners. Choose from a selection of everything from children’s jewelry to bridal jewelry or crystal creations for everyday wear. There are also some pieces that use pearl and turquoise, too. Though there is not a physical storefront, you are still supporting local Houstonians who create their own handmade jewelry when you buy from this site.

Erica DelGardo Jewelry Designs
327 W. 19th St.
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 802-1977
www.ericadelgardo.com

Erica DelGardo is the designer who owns the store by the same name in the Heights. She specializes in metalworking to create custom pieces of metal jewelry that incorporate some stones like turquoise and opals. Everything you see in the store is made right on site, so you never have to ask where the jewelry comes from or who the artist is. The store is open Tuesdays through Sundays and closed on Mondays.
Crystal Hessong ia a freelance writer and a lifelong, fourth generation Houstonian. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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