- My unique wearable art
pendants are hand cut out of second use china dishes. The edges are sanded smooth,
set with a high strength jewelry epoxy, and finished with a complimentary cement grout
border. There are a minimum of twelve steps in the process and the finished pieces
have a wonderful contrast between the delicate china and the industrial nature of
- The desire to use
recycled materials comes from my belief that our everyday items have a second life -
the challenge, and fun, is in finding out what that is. I love the
process of taking cracked, broken or cast off objects and turning them into functional and
beautiful pieces. From a young age, I observed my grandmother as she salvaged
seemingly useless things, turning each into a creative endeavor by of pair of well worn
hands that never kept still and I am now happily repeating her habits.
- Because the china is repurposed the availability of
each design is limited, and no two pieces are the same, which means that the available
patterns will be ever changing. All
bezels except for the belt buckles are gold or silver plated base metal; chains and
findings range from sterling silver and gold-filled to base metal mesh depending upon the
style; all earwires are sterling silver or gold-filled/vermeil.
- Note: Not all lines may be
available for wholesale and new styles are added regularly.
- Darcy Thompson
- Seattle, Washington