Friday, March 2, 2012

Which One Is Handmade?
Let's have some fun!  If enough people participate, I will do this on a weekly basis. I've had a lot of feedback on my article on spotting the mass-produced from the handmade, so let's see if you can do it.  The pictures, descriptions and prices shown are quoted directly from web listings.  Can you spot the mass-produced item? Check out the two items below and vote for the one you think is handmade.  I'll reveal the answer on Thursday! 
Item 1
Item description:
  • Finish:  Matte
  • Material: Nickel-Free Metal
  • Decorative Accents: Gemstones
  • Closure Style: Fish Hook
  • Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean With a Dry Cloth
  • Overall Dimensions: 2.0" L x 0.5" W

 Price:  $9.99

Item 2 
Item description: 
These dichroic bead twirly whirl spiral earrings are amazingly lightweight and measure approx. 3" from bottom of sterling silver ear wire to bottom of dichroic bead.

The beads are gorgeous - just gorgeous! Alive with color - pink, gold, blue, green and more. They explode with color whenever the light hits them. My photographs do not do these beautiful beads justice!

A shiny silver colored bead has been added to the dichroic bead, and both are wire wrapped to the twirly spiral earrings. 

Price: $15.00

So what do you think?  Is Item 1 or Item 2 mass produced?   Vote in the comments section and check back on Thursday for the results!