Handmade means that all my jewelry has passed through these mitts! I try hard to mix up production and creation methods to make sure I am not getting burnt out on any one technique, but every piece is made in my studio. Some pieces are hand fabricated from scratch (ie. starting with wire and sheet metal), some are hand fabricated with a cast element, some are hand fabricated with beaded elements, and some are made using cast elements with other materials purchased from another small business, etc. Either way, save for earring posts, chain, and other small findings, all pieces are completely handmade!