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Blazing recovery

After a fire destroyed her manufacturing workshop, metal artist Wendy Stevens built a new business around her passion: creating steel handbags.

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Wendy Stevens creates her bags by hand in her rebuilt Boyertown, Pa., studio. Pictured here is her metal-and-leather drop bag.

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