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Amazon takes on Etsy, launches craft site Handmade

SEATTLE _ is finally launching a long-rumored marketplace to rival handcrafted e-commerce site Etsy.tmpplchld Handmade at Amazon went live Thursday, already populated with more than 5,000 sellers and more than 80,000 products, the e-commerce giant said.tmpplchld The bar for a craftsman to get wares onto Handmade is pretty high. Sellers have to apply and be vetted to check on the materials they use and to ensure all products are made by hand.tmpplchld Judging by an early look at some of the artisans' goods, Handmade is full of gold rings, decorative art and thousands of other products that fit into six categories: jewelry, home, artwork, party supplies, kitchen and...