Jewelry from Your Family’s Dishes

It would be my pleasure to turn a piece of your family china in to shard jewelry. The process begins with a discussion about the shard and the memories you are trying to preserve. From there, I work to create the perfect piece based on your specifications.

Antique Shards

Many of the dish shards I use in my artwork date back more than 150 years. During that era, English transferware in colors such as blue, brown, mulberry, and red were among the most popular.

It is also common to discover dishes with handpainted designs, art glass, and porcelain with gilt decoration.

A majority of my antique shards are recovered along the southern coast of Ireland and other locations on the Emerald Isle.

Special Commissions

Schedule a piece of shard jewelry from a piece of family china.

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Visit my online store and browse over 100 shard pins, pendants, and necklaces.

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A New Batch of Shards Turned Into Jewelry

I’ve been busy working on several new pieces of jewelry from broken china, and they are ready just in time for the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts. Here’s a bit about a few of my favorites… It is always a pleasure to work on Haviland china, but this piece with its brilliant blue background […]

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A Celebrity Shard Spotting for St Patrick’s Day

I was delighted to find out one of my pieces of jewelry was worn at the White House this morning for the St Patrick’s Day festivities. Megan Smolenyak from the book and TV show “Who Do You Think You Are?” was wearing a piece when she posed for this photo with Ireland’s Taoiseach (Prime Minister) […]

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Dishes Salvaged in Ireland

I’ve been spending some time uncovering dishes in Ireland this winter, which is always a pleasure. It’s been even more fun because my Irish cousins have gotten in on the action. They now set aside every shard they find in the garden, in the ditch, as well as the pieces they break at their own […]

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My Private Collection Adorns the Christmas Tree

Since I don’t really wear shard jewelry, each year I turn a few pieces into ornaments for my Christmas tree. Each December, I get to relive jewelry seasons past. This year before I take down the tree, I thought I’d give you a peek at a few pieces from my private collection.

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Ten of My Favorite New Patterns for Shard Jewelry

When I’m asked to choose my favorite pieces of shard jewelry, I often think, “Gee, that’s like being asked to choose your favorite child.” I like each piece for a different reason. However, I must admit there are a few standout pieces that rise to the top. Below you’ll find ten pieces I’ve worked on […]

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