Today I am not going to show much - I am going to ask you a question instead:
What do you understand by handmade and what does it mean to you?
I am going to provoke you a bit.
Pretty much everything can be considered handmade, it all depends on the point of view.
Sometimes the point of view can be such that it puts artists and crafters into a very small niche of ridiculous people who can't really be taken seriously, leaving all the rest of the 'handmade selling space' to manufacturers and resellers who claim their products have been made by hand. Who's hand? It does not seem to matter...
Now, to me it certainly does matter who's hand has been involved into making a piece I believe is handmade.
Like this one:
Do you like these hair sticks?
I like them very much myself.
Now, let me present you the hand that has made them:
It's the artist's or the crafter's hand that makes the difference between the handmade and the rest of the world.
Or, at least, it should be...
Wooden hair forks by The Ancient Muse
The photo of The Muse's hand is borrowed from her blog.