16 CFR Part 23, Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries; Project No. G711001 #00063

Submission Number:
00063
Commenter:
Sharon Berkan-Dent
State:
Michigan
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 23, Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries; Project No. G711001
It is important to me that casting be allowed to called handmade -- I spend many hours designing and sculpting original designs that are unique. I pride myself in doing high quality work. I don't understand how someone who purchases beads and strings them without much creativity or uses found objects or purchases charms can call their items handmade and I cannot. My work is higher quality, more detailed, truly creative - yet because I use equipment or have reproductions made cannot call it handmade. It makes no sense and is totally unfair.