"...let us show you the difference between handmade and
handcraftjewelry. A handmade piece of jewelry is made from raw
materials and puttogether by hand. Handcrafted jewelry simply means
that the jewelry wascreated from prefabricated parts, such as
settings, and then put together by a Native artisan."
The way I read the Jewelry Guides there is no difference. If you
append the word hand to a description of the process of fabricating
jewelry the FTC says it must be made from raw materials.
23.3 Misuse of the terms "hand-made," "hand-polished," etc.
(a) It is unfair or deceptive to represent, directly or by
implication, that any industry product is hand-made or hand-wrought
unless the entire shaping and forming of such product from raw
materials and its finishing and decoration were accomplished by hand
labor and manually-controlled methods which permit the maker to
control and vary the construction, shape, design, and finish of each
part of each individual product.
Note to paragraph (a): As used herein, "raw materials" include bulk
sheet, strip, wire, and similar items that have not been cut,
shaped, or formed into jewelry parts, semi-finished parts, or
(b) It is unfair or deceptive to represent, directly or by
implication, that any industry product is hand-forged,
hand-engraved, hand-finished, or hand-polished, or has been
otherwise hand-processed, unless the operation described was
accomplished by hand labor and manually-controlled methods which
permit the maker to control and vary the type, amount, and effect of
such operation on each part of each individual product.
James Binnion Metal Arts