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Handmade, With Love

"In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe."
                                                                                      -Carl Sagen

What do you know about where your products come from every day? 
Generally speaking, the less you know about the products you buy, the happier you are.  We have become so accustomed to hearing terrible news about working conditions of factories world-wide that we are suspicious whenever something seems to offer a better solution.

I want to start by letting you know what "Handmade" means in my shop, and to think about how this fits into my view of myself as an artist, and of us all as collaborators.

I make my own earwires, chain links, and clasps. 
I buy the wire, then use small hand tools to clean it, bend it, hammer it, file it, and fashion it into exactly the shape I need for each individual project.  I even resist making "batches" of these items, because I like to adapt and chang…