Sunday, December 31, 2006

Damn Plastic.

Imagine my dismay when I discovered that these amazing plates from Pop Ink are made of Melamine! Sighh...

Hella Jongerius

Always on the hunt for interesting plates that I would like to break, I stumbled upon Hella Jongerius. Some really cool stuff!

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Gourmet Collection

The Gourmet Collection, by Lorena Barrenzueta, is a series of porcelain reproductions of common disposable aluminum "take away" containers. The artist has graciously donated a piece to the Kim Family Benefit Art and Craft Auction.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Merry Whatever!

Merry Whatever,
and a Happy New Year!

(ladder courtesy of Apartment Therapy)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Better with age.

These mugs by Bethan Laura Wood have been pretreated to improve with use. As the mug is used over time, the stains from coffee or tea, reveal the pattern inside.

My My!

These pendants can now be found in the Featured section of My My!!!!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Kim Family Benefit

Over 40 different artists have contributed auction items in a wide range of media to benefit the family of James King. You'll find paintings, prints, ceramics, soft toys, jewelery, paper goods, home decor and more. 100% of the auction proceeds will go to the Kim Family Fund. Bidding will begin January 3rd and end January 7th. Please check the auction blog for a preview of the auction items in the coming weeks.

Suddently, I love toile!

I Just found this work by Richard Saja ....I need this couch. There is a lot more about him on his website Historically Inaccurate.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Pillows and Trees

I can't show any photos of new jewelry that I have made because most of them are Christmas presents! But here are three I can share. The one on the top left shows new pillows that Coryn and I made, the top right is our x-mas tree, the bottom photo is the tree in my kitchen. My favorite green.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Home Again!

A selection of Broken Plate Pendants can now be found locally (in Baltimore) at "Home Again" on York Road in Stoneleigh. They have lots of cool furniture, art, accessories, antiques and resident birds!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Modish December Giveaway.

Sign up for the Modish newsletter and be entered to win one of two giant giveaway gift baskets worth $620 each! (One of which contains a Broken Plate Pendant, of course!)
Good Luck!

Whooo Hoo!

Yeah! I just got word that MY MY will carry some of my stuff! I made them 4 pieces today, I hope they will be up before the holidays are over!


My jewelry will make a cameo at the BUST Craftacular in Brooklyn, NY this weekend, without me unfourtunatly! Stop by and say HI to Annie of Imogene.

In Stores Now!

Broken Plate Pendants are now available at Why Ever Not! in Louisiana and Kebbie Loves Ken in Skaneateles, NY! Thanks Clar!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

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Saturday, November 25, 2006


New necklaces on my new mannequin (Thanks Jack!) The two side pieces hanging above the pendant are stained glass.


Behold...the new broken plate earrings! More available on Etsy!

Thursday, November 23, 2006


Had to share this! I think all toast should be this beautiful!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Thanks poppy!

Thanks poppy for featuring The Broken Plate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Modish Gift Guide

Broken Plate Pendants are featured in the Modish Holiday Gift Guide!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Craft, Shut Yo Mouth! is up!!

--These stickers are available on my Etsy site.

Damnnnnnnnnnnn Right!

Friday, November 17, 2006

New neckalce

Here's my new necklace! I was trying to make a bracelet, but I got too excited and messed up some links. I will be trying to make some new creations with plates, beyond the simple pendant.
PS-I changed my settings so anyone can leave a comment for me. be nice.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Handmade Arcade!

Handmade Arcade was fantastic! Thanks to everyone who visited my table and gave me lots of encouragement. And of course a big thanks to those who purchased from me! A million thanks to my sister who was my right hand man, I would have been a much crankier person without you (and good job with the sweatshirt!).

Thanks again to Annie of Imogene for making me do it! She has a great photo on her blog of the chaos that was Handmade Arcade.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Modish Holiday Gift Guide

Broken Plate Pendants are now featured in the Modish Holiday Gift Guide!
Check under "Is that Made from Hemp? (Eco-Friendly Gifts)

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Melted slide pendant

This pendant is made with an old slide of my artwork. It is sandwiched in glass and then heated until it starts to melt. The top piece of glass cracked, but the melted plastic holds it together nicely, and gives it more texture. This is photographed with a light source behind it. When it is worn it is a lot more subtle.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Almost ready.

It feels really good to lay everything out and see what I have ready! I just need to make about 50 more leather cords and a few display boxes. I hope all of this work pays off.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Porn for a good cause?

I met this cool guy at the Fells Point Flea Market selling all sorts of cool stuff to donate money to his church. One of the things was a box of old slides he took in the 70's for a porn company in CA. How could I resist? Porn for a good cause! They are much cooler in person, it is hard to take photos on a light box.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Great Day!

I had a great day yesterday! I sold 4 necklaces! One necklace was bought by someone who just came in to look at the gallery. It is always nice when someone I don't know personally likes my stuff because I don't feel like they were guilted into it. Later, I sold 3 to a person whose tastes I really admire.
After work I found the motherload of great plates (above). AND while I was in Sal's Boutique looking at the plates, a woman came up to me and asked "are you the woman who makes mailboxes??" I told her I was. She said that she met me a little while ago at a Goodwill and that she always looks at the plates for me now. She wanted my card so she could look at my mailboxes. While I was talking to her about Handmade Arcade I heard someone say "Did you say Handmade Arcade? Are you Juliet?" It was Annies friend Melissa! She figured it was me because I was in the plate section. I had a great conversation with her about post-collage "art". When I went to check out, the lady behind the counter remembered me and we talked about my work. I felt like a celebrity for a minute (so what if it was in Salvation Army)

I was brought back to reality later in the day when I thought I could have a good time trying on dresses. Not so much.

So thanks to all who made my day great.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Sneak Peek.

Just a little less then a month away, here is a sneak peak of some of what I have ready for Handmade Arcade.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Mosaic Pavers

These are the bricks we made at the mosaic workshop.
from left to right - Jason, Coryn, Me

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Handmade Arcade Postcard

Send your address if you want one in your hot little hand!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Happy Birthday Alison!

Melon's Porch Bar now open! (there's a sign at least)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Handmade Arcade

I got in!!!!!!!!!!
Everyone has to come visit me November 11 12-7!!

(Thanks Annie!)

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Family Craftherapy.

Coryn and I had some quality craftherapy time last night. I like her being grounded, I get a crafting partner. After homework, we stayed in the studio until almost 8pm! She made her first stuffed dog, I made my first bag! She's got plans for a whole line of animals (watch out Etsy, the holidays are coming!)
(Mable didn't make anything but she insisted on being in the photo, typical.)

Life gave us lemons...

We made lemonade!

Our new shelves look SOOO much better! (and I am kinda diggin the new plates more then the last ones too.) I guess that which does not kill Coryn, only makes our house stronger. Maybe she can move her distruction into the bathroom next.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Broken Plate Karma??

Well, this could be taken a few ways. Either the kitchen gods are getting back at me for breaking countless plates, or it was a gift from crafting heaven, OR it was just bad construction! Either way, every dish I own came crashing to the floor last night, but not before a stop on Coryn's head! The good news is, Coryn has a hard head, and you will be seeing a lot of new turquoise work from me! I had been looking longingly at those plates for a mosaic (and a few necklaces) anyway. Luckily I had a few unbroken plates in the basement that have gotten a new life as dinnerware!