The Unique Charm of Handmade Jewellery

Handmade jewellery holds a charm and character that mass-produced items simply cannot replicate. At Coastal Craft Collective, we celebrate the beauty and individuality of handcrafted pieces that not only look great and are superb quality but can also tell a story. 

Artisan jewellery is much more than an accessory. Each unique item is carefully crafted by skilled makers using their creativity and passion for their work. Whether you’re looking for a very special gift for someone, or planning to treat yourself, a piece of unique handmade jewellery is often the perfect solution. 

Benefits of Buying Handmade Jewellery

As well as being beautiful, there are many other advantages of investing in a piece of handcrafted jewellery:

Quality and Craftsmanship

The quality of well made jewellery is always evident in its attention to detail. Artisans can spend hours designing and assembling each piece, ensuring a deeper personal touch and level of care. This meticulous process results in high-quality items that last a lifetime.

Supporting Local Crafters

Choosing local handmade jewellery supports the makers who contribute so much to the culture and economic vitality of our communities. Your purchase helps sustain traditional crafts, enabling artists’ skills to continue and develop and then, hopefully, be passed on to new makers.

Unique Designs

Jewellery artists tend to produce their work in small batches or make each piece to order so you'll get something that’s one-of-a-kind. Whether it's a handmade necklace or a pair of handcrafted earrings, each has its own identity.

No two pieces are exactly the same. Devon based Claire Moses makes beautiful semi-precious stone bracelets. Although some of her creations contain the same types of gemstones, each stone has a unique pattern, so no two bracelets are identical.

If you’re looking for truly unique handmade silver jewellery, Claire Hutchins’ new collection of handmade silver necklaces, earrings and bangles may fit the bill. Each piece is completely different and you can find something to work within many budgets.

Making It Really Personal

One of the biggest benefits of unique handmade jewellery is the possibility of having a piece specifically customised for you or a loved one. Many artisans will tailor a piece specifically for you, allowing you to be part of the creative process. They’ll make something that’s uniquely yours and reflects your personal style or has special meaning to you. They could even use a small item you have found or been given. Perhaps you could have a piece of sea glass that reminds you of a wonderful occasion made into a unique handmade necklace

Eco-Friendly Choices

Many jewellery makers choose to prioritise sustainability in their work. To reduce waste they can use recycled or upcycled materials. They often use natural, locally or ethically sourced materials, save energy working by hand rather than using machinery and avoid plastic packaging. Buying craft jewellery often means supporting environmentally friendly practices within the fashion industry. 

Emotional Connections

There’s something special about owning an item made by another person. Knowing the story behind the craft jewellery—where it comes from, who made it, and the inspiration behind it—can make it feel more personal and extra special. We’re based in a very beautiful part of the world and many of our local makers are inspired by our stunning coast and countryside. 

You may be looking for a piece to remind you of a special place or time, or to help celebrate a special occasion. Handmade artisan jewellery can have real sentimental value.  Cornwall based Jo Thomas handmakes necklaces and earrings for us containing sand from Seaton beach. They could make a great memento of a trip to our lovely part of the coast.


Make Your Own Custom Handmade Jewellery

If you’d like to try making your own jewellery and are searching for a class to help you, look no further! We work with experienced, professional local artists who offer jewellery making classes including sea glass jewellery, an introduction to jewellery making and macrame jewellery making. Along with friendly, expert tuition, we provide all the materials you need at each session, so you just have to come along and get creative.


Handmade jewellery can be so much more than just decorative. It is a celebration of skilled craftsmanship, a supporter of local economies and encourages sustainability. Choosing a piece that’s right for you can help you express yourself and will perhaps remind you of someone or something special.

We offer a distinctive range of handcrafted jewellery to suit many different styles and tastes.  Investing in good quality, handmade jewellery doesn’t have to cost a fortune! We hope you can find something that you love in our collection.