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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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  1. JJT
    January 2, 2014 at 10:10 am #

    Wow, these are terrific. Thanks for sharing!

    • Pat Strain
      January 7, 2014 at 4:34 pm #

      Thanks,Liam! Your tree must be amazing! The Toby mug shards brought to mind the collection of Toby mugs my great aunts had. Also the reminders of past winters and Christmases, and the Christmas story itself. What you do with pieces of dishes- bringing back memories and at the same time saving space- is a wonderful gift to us all. I am so pleased to know you, at least through your art.

  2. Bonnie
    January 2, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    These are beautiful. You are creative and talented. Thanks for sharing

  3. Jana Lauderdale
    January 2, 2014 at 10:18 am #

    They are so fabulous. I love the Toby face shards and all the traditional Christmas shards, Rudolph, snowmen, etc. all are wonderful, thank you for sharing!


  4. Donna Curry
    January 2, 2014 at 10:22 am #

    What a wonderful treat to see your personal Christmas Collection!!
    All are just lovely! Thanks for sharing….you are so very talented!

  5. Cathy
    January 2, 2014 at 10:41 am #

    What an awesome idea using the shards to decorate the tree! The shards are beautiful and I’m sure your tree is just as beautiful.

  6. Joan Parks
    January 2, 2014 at 10:48 am #

    What wonderful treasures! You certainly have chosen shards that would become my treasures too! Rudolph is a joy! Love the Wedgewood and the shards with faces! Great that you shared them! Thank you much!

  7. Donald
    January 2, 2014 at 11:11 am #

    They are wonderful and inspiring. I have to do something similar for my tree.

  8. Cynthia Jill Cherny
    January 2, 2014 at 11:37 am #

    How nice of you to share your private collection of outstanding and beautiful shard ornaments for your Christmas tree. You could easily have a new line of tree ornament creations in addition to your lovely shard jewelry. Best wishes for a Happy New Year!!! Thank you. Jill

  9. roxie gould
    January 2, 2014 at 11:38 am #

    Love Rudolph. Reminds me of childhood.

  10. Linda via email
    January 2, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

    Thank you! Happy New Year to you, too.
    Are any of these delightful Shard pieces available for purchase?

    • Liam
      January 2, 2014 at 12:54 pm #

      I’m afraid, the ones on the tree are the pieces I get to enjoy, so they are not for sale. If there’s one you’re particularly fond of, I can keep an eye out for similar broken dishes to work with in the future.

  11. Barbara via email
    January 2, 2014 at 12:27 pm #

    Love the idea.

  12. Mary via Facebook
    January 2, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

    Beautiful collection you’ve made for yourself.

  13. Mary S via Facebook
    January 2, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

    Beautiful…as one would expect….like all your work !

  14. Suzie via Facebook
    January 2, 2014 at 1:01 pm #

    Gorgeous, Liam. You do awesome work.

  15. Jann Lynn
    January 2, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    First happy new year back at you. Second thank you for sharing your lovely pieces. Third I have two of your pieces on my tree right now. They are out in front near the top and next to a light so they can be seen clearly. I would love and cherish more for the tree next year. Please keep your eyes open for new shards to transform my special tree for 2014 . Jann

  16. Janice Mahoney
    January 2, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

    Liam, What an original and lovely collection of ornaments. Have a healthy and profitable new year! Jan

  17. Julie Nault
    January 2, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    Love them all Liam! I get a lot of compliments on my pendant I got a few years ago! I love it! Maybe time to add to my collection!

  18. Janet Britton
    January 2, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    They are great!! Love them all!!!

  19. Christine
    January 2, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

    Liam, this is FANTASTIC. You may have to consider sharing this with your customers. Very creative.

  20. Mary S via Facebook
    January 2, 2014 at 6:58 pm #

    Your tree has memories every time you decorate.

  21. Barb via Facebook
    January 2, 2014 at 6:58 pm #

    Each shard has its own story.

  22. Kathy
    January 2, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

    It looks like they all decorate your holiday tree. What an idea…I purchased the hummel trumpet. So many compliments…

  23. Mary
    January 2, 2014 at 8:47 pm #

    Excellent collection, Liam! I hope you have a lovely time in Ireland, and best wishes for the new year :)

  24. Jessi
    January 2, 2014 at 9:17 pm #

    Beautiful pieces! Did you receive my email about my “one of a kind” piece? Thanks,

  25. Marsha
    January 3, 2014 at 2:14 am #

    Wonderful! I’m sure it is nice, after the busy show season leading up to the holidays, to relax and enjoy the pieces you have chosen. All treasures, which is how I feel about my pendant — I keep it where I can see it every day, not just on the days I wear it. Best wishes to you, Liam, for 2014.

  26. Barbara Doepp
    January 3, 2014 at 7:48 am #

    Do you make any small tree ornaments to sell?

  27. Barbara
    January 3, 2014 at 1:38 pm #

    How lovely! Have you ever considered adding ornaments to your items for sale? I’m sure there are many of us who would love to have some of these adorn our Christmas trees, too!

    PS – please come back to Arizona!!

  28. Heidi via Facebook
    January 3, 2014 at 11:34 pm #

    Wonderful! I love the Dickens one at the top!

  29. Carol via Facebook
    January 3, 2014 at 11:35 pm #

    What a great idea!

  30. Judith Wood
    January 4, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

    Your ornaments are so beautiful–thank you for sharing them with us!

  31. Cheryl Preusch
    January 6, 2014 at 11:51 am #

    What a lovely idea. Maybe I’ll keep this in mind when I’m picking out some of your lovely shards.

  32. Irene G
    January 7, 2014 at 12:19 pm #

    Gorgeous…what a wonderful idea…

  33. Sue Nelson
    January 7, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

    Wow. These are beautiful. Do you sell as ornaments as well as jewelry? Love them!!

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