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Here’s a little preview of what’s to come in 2014! I made this last week and it’s already at it’s new home. Be on the lookout for similar designs at www.erindonnellyellis.etsy.com #naturalquartz #naturalstone #mtidaquartz #arkansasquartz #handmade #handcrafted #handfabricated #starjewelry #jewelry #jewelrystudio #jewelryartist #erindonnellyellis #designerjewelryforanactivelife #sterlingsilver #silver #quartzjewelry #starpendant #reiki #reikiinfused #creativesharkies

Just finished! This beautiful dragonfly over natural Arkansas Quartz will be available at www.erindonnellyellis.etsy.com #erindonnellyellis #designerjewelryforanactivelife #jewelry #handmadejewelry #handmade #handcrafted #handfabricated #sterlingsilver #silver #dragonflyjewelry #dragonfly #quartz #arkansasquartz #etsy #etsyjewelry #creativesharkies

I need to vent/rant. I am getting really sick of seeing piecework jewelry being labeled, and sold as, handmade. I’m so sorry but it is not even close to handmade. It’s usually machine made pieces being put together by someone. They are piecing other peoples work (or machine made parts) together. I really wish we would start calling it what it is. I truly create my designs by hand (and hand tools). I start with flat sheets of metal or wire and go from there. I do not buy chain, I make it. My prices reflect the amount of time it takes to make it from scratch. Anyone can buy pieces and put them together, it is not now, nor will it ever be, truly handmade. This bothers me more everyday. I have respect for all artists, including piecework artists, however it is confusing for non artists when you label your work as handmade. Please, if you are a piecework artist, I am not discrediting your work, but please stop calling it handmade jewelry, because it’s not. Not even close…
(This also goes for any CAD design that it 3d printed, program a laser, or a CAD design that is cast, only an artist that hand forms wax models can truly call their work handmade). Please just label it what it is… Piecework jewelry, CAD jewelry, 3D printed jewelry etc… Thank you ❤️ #pieceworkvshandmade #handmadejewelry #jewelry

Just finished! New Chicago flag design. This sterling silver pendant is now available at www.erindonnellyellis.etsy.com #handmade #handcut #handfabricated #jewelry #jewelryartist #erindonnellyellis #designerjewelryforanactivelife #sterlingsilver #silver #chicago #chicagoflag #chicagopride #sweethomecgicago #etsy #etsyjewelry

Chicago Flag Pendants, back at www.erindonnellyellis.etsy.com #chicago #jewelryartist #jewelry #chicagoflag #chicagojewelry #erindonnellyellis #designerjewleryforanactivelife #handmade #handcut #jewelrydesign #jewelrystudio #jewelrybench #copper #silver #sterling #etsyjewelry

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