6.07.2007

She Breaks Plates!


The Broken Plate Pendant
Originally uploaded by dandelionblu

Several years ago I inherited my Grandmother's China. My Grandfather worked for the State Dept. and so they lived all over the world. Being the wife of a Statesmen (sp?) my Grandmother was expected to host elaborate dinner parties for other important government types. When she died I inherited china settings for 20. Unfortunately, due to some careless and lazy movers 75% of the china was broken before it reached me. Unable to throw it out, but not sure what to do with it, the china has now been boxed up for years, moved to three different houses, and pondered over wondering what should be done with it. Enter The Broken Plate Pendant Co.!
I handed over broken shards of china and got back these two beautiful pendants! Juliet carefully composes which areas to break, finishes, and then sets each piece to be worn as a pendant or brooch. There is careful consideration given to how each piece will hang. She gives new life to broken plates! Check out her work at her etsy shop as well. Now, what to do with those 18 other broken plates.....

5 comments:

Juliet said...

Thanks so much! I was a pleasure to make them! It is so much more special to make custom pieces then to break up random goodwill findings, thanks for letting me!!

PS-congrats on starting the blog, I think you will find that just like keeping a journal it really helps you to develop and explore your own person aesthetic, helping it evolve. I can't wait to see it grow...

maia (glassbeach) said...

What lovely pendants and what a lovely story! I love when beloved things get a new life!

Your blog looks beautiful!

Mama C-ta said...

That's so cool the dishes used have such a history and meaning. What an awesome way to treasure them, I love her jewelry!

tracey said...

OK. That is so cool.

Circular Accessories said...

oh, these are absolutely gorgeous!!!