When a piece is handmade, it carries the mark of its maker in many ways: Through technique, artistry, choice of materials, and workmanship. It's labor intensive. There's so much thought, energy, emotion, and research going into it that the piece seems to come alive. This creation energy begins the conversation with wearer and those who view it.
You get artistry, a personal touch, the beginning of a conversation, and maybe a friend. You won't find anything like it anywhere since each maker is different.