I had a really busy week rushing out new handmade accessory pieces for Artz de Scrap in preparation for the filming with Singapore Fashion Runway yesterday. We had very short notice, just a few days, where we got to know that for the filming, the accessories are to go with a monochrome black and white theme.

The Filming Set-up

It started off with waiting for the production team to finish filming with another group before it was our turn. Then we moved to the set, got to see part of how they set up the backdrop, the various props. Here’s a backdrop set-up which I like, see the interesting shadows created!

Filming Backdrop - Shadows

Shadows of the Filming Backdrop

Artz de Scrap’s Accessories Set-up

We too, Artz de Scrap, set up our table to display our handmade jewelry to act us a backdrop for the scene of the filming. Here was the set-up we did! I love the black and white theme, even our lightbox nameplate goes well with the display of handmade jewelry. 🙂 Sneak peek on all the accessories we created for the filming. I was so worried we will not have sufficient accessories to display on the table, I didn’t want the table to be empty!

Artz de Scrap's Accessories Filming Set-up

Artz de Scrap’s Handmade Jewelry Filming Set-up

Meeting the Amazing Team of People

The filming starts, we went through scenes several times for the filming crew to capture various angles of the same scene. It was an experience for us and we had fun though it was a tiring 12 hours. Throughout the day, I am so glad to meet so many wonderful people and getting to know these people through Singapore Fashion Runway. It feels great and honoured to see some of them wearing the accessories I managed to rush out over the past few days, and having them appreciate my works. Well worth the effort and makes my day! I would like to thank these wonderful people (fellow designers, models, make-up artists, filming crew, Singapore Fashion Runway). Here are just some of them which I managed to get a shot with. 🙂

Social Cause Model with ADS Accessories

Social Cause Model Kaeanne wearing Artz de Scrap‘s Handmade Rainy Day Brooch and Focal Black Bracelet, Kaeanne’s Mummy, Joanna, wearing Artz de Scrap‘s Rainy Day Necklace and Bracelet

Fellow Models and Designers during Make-up Session

Fellow Models and Designers during Make-up Session

Social Cause Model with ADS Necklace

Social Cause Model Natasha wearing Artz de Scrap‘s Pendulum Necklace

Fellow Designers Artz de Scrap is pairing with

Fellow Designers from Singapore Fashion Runway Ms. Eileen Yap and Mr. Simon Chan that Artz de Scrap is pairing with

Model Jean wearing Artz de Scrap's T-Scale Necklace and Pleated Twist Bracelet

Model Jean wearing Artz de Scrap‘s T-Scale Necklace and Pleated Twist Bracelet

More Updates to Come!

Can’t wait to see the outcome of the filming in all cinemas starting 20 July 2017! Dreams do come true in a fashionable way. We are so glad that Artz de Scrap can be a part to help our community (Fashion with a Social Cause) create a lifetime memory and experience!

We will be posting updates here and also on our Instagram and Facebook page frequently on what we are up to till the runway day in August 2017, so stay tuned!

Handmade jewelry is growing in popularity for a number of reasons. When it comes to jewelry, people are always looking for something unique. Handcrafted jewelry is beautiful, affordable and most importantly offers consumers a unique jewelry option. It is a jewelry that has been crafted and made by hand rather than using machines.

Handmade necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings are outstanding and interesting. In many cases, handmade fashion jewelry is environmentally friendly. Let’s have a look at some of the reasons why handcrafted jewelry is so popular and what are its benefits:

Enjoy High Quality, No Mass Production Machinery Involved

Handmade jewelry is a high-quality product as each piece of jewelry is handcrafted individually by skilled artisans. The personal attention and love that makers put into their work can be seen in the pieces that they create. There is no use of machines. Hence, handcrafted jewelry have a unique quality that machine made jewelry lacks.

Handmade Jewelry - Examples of Handmade Necklaces

Handmade Jewelry – Examples of Handmade Necklaces

Artisans take their time to create each piece of jewelry that is unique in design and pattern. This makes fashion jewelry such as handmade necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings very high in artistic value. A machine can produce many pieces per hour while an artisan can only create a smaller number of pieces in the same amount of time. Handcrafted jewelry is of high quality than machine-made pieces. Smaller scale production is almost always higher quality because the maker is able to control the process from start to finish. Most jewelers are proud of their work and craftsmanship to ensure each piece is perfect.

Handmade Jewelry are Exclusive in Designs

Handmade jewelry is meaningful because each artisan makes small quantities. Hence, you are unlikely to run into someone wearing the same piece or give a piece of jewelry that someone already has. As handmade jewelry are a product of the craftsman’s skill, each piece of handcrafted jewelry is truly exclusive. Artisans are free to create and not restricted by machine designs or popular trends. This makes it possible for them to push their creativity and come up with handmade jewelry pieces that stand out.

Handmade Jewelry - Examples of Handmade Rings

Handmade Jewelry – Examples of Handmade Rings

Sustainability

Jewelry Makers have often dedicated to sustainability and ethically sourced materials. Purchasing handmade products is almost always more environmentally friendly than purchasing mass-produced items.

Artisans produce handmade jewelry in smaller quantities than large companies. It is less likely to use up major resources, as resources are used in smaller amounts. There is less transportation, storage and packaging involved. Many jewelry artisans focus on using recycled and sustainable materials in their jewelry designs.

Handmade Jewelry - Examples of Handmade Bracelets / Cuffs

Handmade Jewelry – Examples of Handmade Bracelets / Cuffs

A handcrafted item takes a longer time to create and the buyer gets something that is worth the effort and at a much affordable price. Handmade jewelry is something that you will cherish for years to come. Artisans make them with much love, dedication, and passion.

Support Local Artisans

Reducing your carbon footprint and supporting local artisans is good for the environment and for everyone. Artisans and makers dedicate their love and energy into each piece of work. The maker has a very close relationship with each piece or design they create. The design process determines the value of each piece of handmade jewelry as you are buying a one-of-a-kind product. There is also great value in supporting local from a sustainability point of view.

Support an artisan by purchasing handmade jewelry, who generally has less resources than large manufacturers. You get to own a gorgeous piece of handmade jewelry and also encourage artists to live their dreams. Handmade necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings give artisans a chance to hone their craft and express their creativity.

Handmade Jewelry - Examples of Handmade Earrings

Handmade Jewelry – Examples of Handmade Earrings

When considering to purchase a handmade piece of jewelry, remember that even though the piece may be an investment, you are supporting something greater. You should feel good about your purchase knowing that you have a special piece of the artist in your jewelry collection. The handmade piece may be part of an edition, however, no artisan creates two pieces that are exactly identical. You are the only person with that special piece of jewelry which says a great deal.

Choose One of A Kind Handmade Jewelry

Now that you know why Handmade Jewelry is gaining popularity,  do check out the range of handmade jewelry we had specially picked out for you on our webpage. Whether you are looking for something to accent your outfit or one of a kind gifts for the loved ones, try handmade jewelry and make the memory timeless.