Thursday, October 1, 2009

Jewelry from Broken China

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Not only did I have fun going round the booths at the recent online fall expo, I won a pendant too! Not just any pendant but one made from broken china. Tanya of Broken China Treasures on Etsy made the gorgeous heart shaped blue willow pendant which is now on its way to Canada. I can't decide yet whether to wear it plain with a chain or make a special necklace for it. Thanks Tanya for giving me such a delightful dilemma.

Florida based Tanya has been making broken china jewelry for years. Needless to say, this artisan is eco minded for she gets her material from "garage sales, auctions, antique stores, flea markets and from any clumsy person I can find!"

One lovely creation is her Blue Starburst Flower earrings which has quite the story behind it. These are the leftover shards from a heartbreaking accident where the Polish handmade wedding pottery of a fellow Etsian got broken. Tanya was able to make a really gorgeous bracelet for her with the larger pieces.


If you want to learn how to create your own broken china pottery and master foiling and soldering, check out her tutorial (US$9.95).
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5 comments:

  1. i have been saving saucers until i can figure out how to make them into jewels - am off to see Tanya, thanks for sharing Pearl - peace for all

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  2. I love this pendant Pearl!!! It will make a gorgeous necklace!

    I clicked over to Tanya's blog, saw the bracelet and pile of glass shards...stunning bracelet! Wonderful story.

    I checked out the tutorial...just might be interesting???

    Cheers

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  3. Love the pendant in blue and white. One of my favorite color combinations.

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  4. What a fabulous idea for repurposing art. Beautiful pendant that you won too, congrats.
    -Stephanie

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  5. I have a large picnic basket FULL of china pieces. I was intending to do some kind of mosaic table-top but have never done it. Hmmm. Other uses, other uses . .
    And I'm totally jealous of your pendant!

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