Handmade vs. Hand-Assembled

by Autumn Boutcher.
(United States)

The key and wire were mass produced, but I crafted the pendant

The key and wire were mass produced, but I crafted the pendant

 

My question for you all: Where do you draw the line between “handmade” and “hand-assembled”?

I think it’s different for each person. For me, I’d much rather make all components by hand. Unfortunately, that’s not always possible due to physical or technical limitations.

Some of my stainless steel components (ear wires, headpins and jump rings) are purchased. I still consider my items “handmade” despite this.

Autumn Boutcher
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