When it comes to finding unique jewelry, the only true way to make sure your piece is special it to purchase an item that is handmade. When it comes to selecting a shop to acquire that special piece, the reputation of the artist and the price range you are willing to spend must be considered. With the five shops listed below, you can find handmade items with prices ranging from reasonable to the sky is the limit. It is all up to you but you cannot go wrong with a stop at any of these stores.
171 W. 9 Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220
If you are looking for a place to find handmade jewelry along with a wide variety of other unique gifts, Naka is the place to check out. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the jewelry offered is that the prices are very reasonable. There are copper rings and beautiful weaved metallic earrings that can be found nowhere else. Naka is the place to go for a reasonably priced but unique shopping experience.
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22202 Harper Ave.
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
When you are given the name of Cat and design jewelry, it only makes sense to call your shop Kitty Deluxe, and that is exactly what Cat Massof decided to do. Since 1990, she has been making creations of her own at prices everyone can afford. When someone says they have an “eclectic selection of her hand-crafted necklaces, bracelets, earrings, beaded eyeglass holders and many other goodies to adorn your body,” you have to know you will find something that is unique and will add dazzle to anyone’s look.
Yellow Door Art Market
3141 W. 12 Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072
Perhaps you are in the market for handmade jewelry from not one person but a selection of some of the most creative artists in the Detroit area. If so, then the Yellow Door Art Market is a place to spend some time. Each month, there is an “Artist of the Month” where his/her one-of-a-kind creations are profiled and offered. Yellow Door gives you the chance to find the most unique, locally crafted jewelry in southeastern Michigan.
415 E. 4th St., Suite B
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Downtown Royal Oak beckons to all of those looking for out-of-the-ordinary handmade jewelry, accessories and one-of-a-kind fashions. Studio Sandra is a place where you will find more than you can imagine, all created to add to the look you are seeking. From beads to bangles, necklaces and more, the selection will have you saying “just one more” with every visit.
Farmington, MI 48336
If you are looking for just jewelry, pay a visit to Just Jewelers. What you will find is a staff willing to create the jewelry of your dreams. From the large section of diamonds, gems and colored stones to gold, platinum and silver, you can either have the skilled artists create a special piece for you or select from one of the many handmade pieces offered in the shop. The design staff has worked with customers across the region and nation and has been the recipient of awards from various national design competitions. Just Jewelers is the place to go when you want that once-in-a-lifetime handmade piece of jewelry that will not only dazzle but will bear with it the handmade craftsmanship you seek.
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