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Ellen's Great Aunt Margaret's Copper Disks - Series 1

A couple of years ago, my sister-in-law  Ellen gave me a box full of silver and copper.  It belonged to her great aunt Margaret who had made jewelry and done copper enamaling into her 90s (we should all be so lucky to stay active that long!).  Ellen and my brother were in the process of selling their house and retiring to the coast (nice!) and she decided that maybe I could use the metals in the box.  I think she just didn't want to move it.

What constitutes handmade?

I was on ArtFire in a chat room a while back and there was a question about getting your shop "certified handmade."  It's a big deal on sites like Etsy, ArtFire etc.  But, the boundaries have been blurred - as new ways of creating jewelry have been discovered, it becomes more difficult to determine what is "handmade."

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