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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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