Handcrafted jewelry is never something to undervalue. Find one-of-a-kind designs to share as gifts or enjoy the wearable art for yourself. These shops and jewelry makers each bring a unique perspective to the plate. From beads to metal to wood, each artist spotlights their talents with fine accessories. Show appreciation for local designers by purchasing exquisite jewelry to show off and share.

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St. Louis Curio Shoppe
2301 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 771-6353

Honoring St. Louis in the best way it can, the St. Louis Curio Shoppe highlights all that the city has to offer by selling and consigning only items made locally. From films, books and music to art and house décor, the Curio Shoppe has plenty to offer, but the jewelry is certainly worth a second look. Double up on your pride of our city by snatching a pair of earrings highlighting our famous landmark, the Arch. Any readers who make their own designs should contact the store because St. Louis Curio Shoppe is always looking to sell more goods from fellow St. Louisans.

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Scarlett Garnet
2619 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 540-0300

Scarlett Garnet is a special line of jewelry created by two ladies who design from across the state. Katie operates the store here in St. Louis while Garnet resides in Kansas City, maintaining a private studio. These two women make jewelry based around a theme, releasing a few lines each year. Be sure to check out the zodiac line featuring unique designs of every astrological sign, which is currently being released. The owners highlight special events and new line releases on their blog, which fans of this jewelry will surely appreciate.

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Christiane’s Handcrafted Jewelry
449 N. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 398-0636

Located in the Central West End, Christiane’s Handcrafted Jewelry offers a delicate, contemporary line of exquisite jewelry. The artisan, Christiane, came from Germany where she honed her craft during an intense apprenticeship. Inspired by nature and the clever lines featured in architecture, shoppers can choose from simple tulip earrings to cuff bracelets modeled after waves. Check out the events link to learn where you can find the next place she’ll unveil her fine artistry.

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Sutton Lasater Jewelry
Available at Byrd Style Lounge
8117 Maryland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 721-0766

Sutton Lasater Jewelry is mainly sold online but can also be found at Byrd Style Lounge for those who prefer an in-person viewing. This young designer taught herself the fine craft of jewelry making. She was first inspired by a collection of costume jewelry she inherited and decided to rework those pieces into modern designs. Now, her line is full of statement pieces begging to be worn. From a tribal horn to tassel earrings, pieces from Sutton Lasater are sure to receive compliments. She continues to fine tune her skills with crafts classes and online tutorials, so be sure to check back often for more exciting designs.

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Looking Glass Designs
1917 Park Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 621-3371

Located in Lafayette Square, Looking Glass Designs promises a unique shopping experience with customizable gifts galore. Choose from artwork to fashion accessories and consider personalizing your pick with a monogram. If beads suit your fancy, this is the place to visit. The lines offered are full of bright, vivid colors to warm up the wardrobe. Find chunky bracelets and dangly earrings that are sure to please all.

Living in St. Louis, Amanda Dahl is a freelance writer specializing in dating tips and ways to stylize your life; whether it be through house decor or finding a perfect pair of shoes. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.