Handmade vs Handcrafted Jewelry - ZeesPieces

Handmade vs Handcrafted Jewelry

handcrafted jewelry made by a work-at-home mom of four

Handmade vs Handcrafted Jewelry

I have been making jewelry for a while now. As it happens, I began labeling everything as "handmade". But then I saw the term "handcrafted" and wondered if that was more accurate.

A quick Google search says that the difference between handmade and handcrafted is simple. Handmade is “made by hand, not by machine, and typically therefore of superior quality.” Whereas handcrafted is defined as “Made skillfully by hand.” (Prestige, 2023)

While it is always a work in progress, and skills are improved over time, I like the term "handcrafted" more. Yes, the original materials are made by machines, but they are skillfully designed and assembled by hand, so therefore I believe that my pieces of jewelry are categorized as handcrafted.

Making something "skillfully" takes a lot of time and practice. These two terms are generally used interchangeably, but I feel as though "handcrafted" is more exciting. Crafting something feels like an art. Anyone can make something, but crafting it makes that item more exceptional.

Take a look at my large inventory of handcrafted jewelry and see which pieces you enjoy most. They range from very simple to more complex, and they come in a variety of colors, styles, and designs. Everything is dreamed up by me, a work-at-home mom of four with a dream of spreading happiness through jewelry that is handcrafted with love.

Every purchase helps me buy more jewelry supplies and take care of my family.

Prestige, February 7, 2023. https://prestigesolidwood.ca/what-is-the-difference-between-handmade-and-handcrafted-furniture/

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