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Art vs. Craft: Is it an issue?

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This is the topic of Etsy Bloggers "Blog carnival" for the month of May. When I first read this topic headline, I thought to myself,"Ooooh, this could be a controversial subject; I don't want to step on any one's toes!" But, I'm thinking of this as a "challenge" writing for me, and maybe it will stir up some responses and comments from others, whether you consider yourself an artist, crafts person, or not.

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Being fairly new in the jewelry making business, I really feel that I have not been around long enough to make a complete and educated opinion on this topic. But I do call myself a jewelry "artist" in my bios, in my shops on-line and else where.
Because, there is alot of creativity, design elements, layouts, drawings that I do prior to putting together a piece of jewelry. Now of course the more talent you have, the cost of materials that you use, the level of difficult in your design; these are all things that…