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What does "Artisan Crafted" mean to you?

I used to think it meant made in Bali or Indonesia.   Now I take it to mean totally hand made items with intricate scrolling and beadwork.  Country of oriigin doesn't seem to matter anymore.  Should it?

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Re: What does "Artisan Crafted" mean to you?

No it shouldn't.  To me "artisan crafted" means hand made, not mass produced, and country of origin is irrelevant.

 

 

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Re: What does "Artisan Crafted" mean to you?

@depglass 

 

I've always thought it means that the original or prototype was desiged and made  by hand by a skilled craftsman -  no matter what the country of origin.  

 

When you are selling thousands of an item - must be mass produced.

 

Same as when they are saying something was hand crocheted - and sell thousands of identical pieces.  

 

 

 

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Hand made by an artisan or artist/craftsman anywhere. 

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Re: What does "Artisan Crafted" mean to you?

Nothing at all to me.  It's two words strung together to make a sales pitch!

 

Like "greatest", "newest," "revolutionary," etc. etc. 

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Re: What does "Artisan Crafted" mean to you?

From the dictionary:

 

 
 
 
ar·ti·san
/ˈärdəzən/
 
noun
  1. a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand.
    "street markets where local artisans display handwoven textiles, painted ceramics, and leather goods"
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Re: What does "Artisan Crafted" mean to you?

It has come to be a marketing ploy.  Trying to be something handmade and special.

 

Once you find bread in the grocery labeled as such, it is over.

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Re: What does "Artisan Crafted" mean to you?

It doesn't have to be jewelry either....there are all kinds of things that are "artisan crafted" such as woodworking, pottery, glass making, paper craft, quilting, leather craft, fiber craft, etc.

 

Why would one think it is just jewelry made in certain countries?  Many of us who make handcrafted items that we sell on Etsy like to think of our goods as artisan crafted.

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Re: What does "Artisan Crafted" mean to you?

I would say handmade and not by machines.

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Re: What does "Artisan Crafted" mean to you?


@depglass wrote:

I used to think it meant made in Bali or Indonesia.


QVC used to have jewelry from other countries in their Artisan Crafted Collection. 

 

Taxco Traditions - Handcrafted Silver from Mexico premiered on January 19, 1999.

Handcrafted Silver Jewelry from Bali premiered on February 18, 1999.

Handcrafted Silver Jewelry from Thailand premiered on October 3, 2000.

Treasures of India -Handcrafted Silver premiered on December 29, 2000.

Native American Artisan Jewelry premiered on May 16, 2001.

Baltic Mystique -Handcrafted Silver Silver premiered on September 28, 2001.

Artisan Jewelry Treasures from the Silk Road premiered on January 16, 2002.

Treasures of India -Handcrafted 18K Gold premiered on April 23, 2002.

Treasures from Portugal -Handcrafted 18K Gold premiered on May 23, 2002.

Artisan Crafted Jewelry from Jaipur premiered August 23, 2007.

Artisan Crafted Silver Jewelry from Beijing premiered on August 5, 2009.

Artisan Crafted Silver from the Andes premiered on January 27, 2010.

Artisan Crafted Silver from Africa premiered on August 3, 2010.

Lois Hill Artisan Crafted Silver premiered on August 3, 2010.

Artisan Crafted Silver Jewelry from Nepal premiered January 11, 2011.

 

That's in addition to Western Jewelry, which premiered in May 1988 and was considered part of QVC's global jewelry collection.