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What does Handmade mean?

I wanted to take a minute to talk about what handmade means to me. I realize a lot of people have no idea what goes into making a piece of Nautical Wheeler jewelry but behind the scenes it’s all real people aka me! There’s no machines of mass production, no large corporations and no big flashy signs. It’s just me, hard at work, surrounded by various seashells and greenery. ⠀


Every piece has its own story and came out of its own spark of inspiration. I don’t design pieces because I think I can sell a lot of them, I design a piece of jewelry because I fell in love with it before I ever made it. When I come up with a jewelry design there’s an inherent need to create it, like an itch that must be scratched. ⠀


When I say handmade, I mean really handmade. From beginning to end, from scrap metal to a beautifully formed ring, I make everything by hand and send it off into the world to be loved and cherished by one of you! I put so much love into every piece, that’s part of the handmade process. If I didn’t love it, I wouldn’t make it. I only want to spend my time making pieces that bring me happiness and I believe all that love and happiness will be passed on to you, my customer. Hopefully in turn, you feel how important you are, to be part of the handmade journey every time you wear your Nautical Wheeler piece!!

 

I originally posted this on Instagram but really felt moved to share this on the blog as well to give everyone a deeper look into my line, Nautical Wheeler Jewelry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nautical Wheeler on Aftcra

Last month I was contacted by Aftcra, a site featuring products handcrafted in the U.S. and also a place that I sell some of my handmade jewelry through.  I was excited that they wanted to interview me about my jewelry line, Nautical Wheeler, and give people a sneak peek at my home office.  The interview went really well, and I felt that it gave me a chance to share my story as well as give some insight to the business side of things.  I love being on Aftcra because it gives you a chance to reach out to sellers who are handcrafting the product but it’s also important to know where the products you purchase are being made.  At Nautical Wheeler Jewelry all the jewelry is handmade in the U.S.A.!  Which I think is why Aftcra and Nautical Wheeler make such a good fit.  Check out the whole interview and more on Aftcra’s Blog!

Nautical Wheeler on Aftcra

Polishing jewelry in my home office. I love to keep things around me that remind me of the beach. That coral statue is a perfect example!

Nautical Wheeler on Aftcra

I keep pendants, rings and other pieces from my collection on display, in case I need to grab something quickly for a photo shoot or just to wear out.

Nautical Wheeler on Aftcra

I’ve said this on many occasions and I think it still holds true. I thought about starting Nautical Wheeler Jewelry for a year before I actually did it. That’s a whole year I could have been doing something instead of just thinking about it!

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Handcrafted Jewelry – New 14k Hand-Plated Gold Pieces

In case you haven’t been following along with us on Facebook or Twitter, I wanted to share the exciting news!  Nautical Wheeler Jewelry is now offering many of our popular pieces in 14k hand-plated gold.  We had received comments that you loved our handcrafted jewelry in Sterling silver but would like to see the same pieces in gold.  We’ve been working as fast as we can to get the new gold pieces up in the jewelry shop.  Take a peek!

Gold Nautilus Ring - Handcrafted Jewelry Peace Sign Ring - Handcrafted Jewelry Gold Peace Sign Ring - Handcrafted Jewelry Nautilus Bracelet - Handcrafted Jewelry Gold Wave Necklace - Handcrafted Jewelry


Gold Wave Bracelet - Handcrafted Jewelry Anchored Love Necklace - Handcrafted Jewelry Mini Wave Necklace - Handcrafted Jewelry Shark Tooth Necklace - Handcrafted Jewelry

Shark Tooth Bracelet - Handcrafted Jewelry

 

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