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Handcrafted vs. Handmade

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Handcrafted vs. Handmade

Handmade? Handcrafted? What’s the difference? Of course, every maker will have their own ideas about what these two words mean. Let me tell you what I’m saying when I use these terms. When I say that something is handcrafted, that means that I am using a commercially available base product, and then adding my own personal touches to make it something unique. For example, if I am selling a handcrafted soap, that means that I am using a melt-and-pour glycerin soap base. From there, I choose what color and scent to add, what other additives to add, and what mold...

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