Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Gesine Hackenberg

Gesine Hackenberg sure does have a thing for spoons! Check out her line a broken china spoons. An artist after my own heart!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Melanie Bilenker

In the spirit of Victorian Memorial jewelry, Melanie Bilenker creates jewelry using her own hair to capture line images of mundane, everyday life. (found via Cool Hunting)

Monday, January 29, 2007

Marimekko Aukusti Coffee Cup

From the Beautiful Ceramics that I'd Like to Break files, this is the Aukusti coffee cup from Marimekko.

Anna Built

This wonderful recycled tin owl from Anna Built is only one of the many cool recycled goodies she has on her website. Be sure to check out the recycled can earrings and wine bottle stained glass windows that look anything but recycled! (found via Great Green Goods)

Plates With Purpose™…design that makes a difference

Looking for a way to give back to the community, Riverside Design Group created Plates With Purpose™, a series of custom glassware that artistically reflects the missions of six vital non-profit organizations. These beautiful plates are available in six understated and abstract designs.
The sheaf of wheat above represents the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Please go to their website to see the other 5 designs!

Sunday, January 28, 2007


Not sure what to do with Fido or Uncle Bobby after their death? Why not make a diamond out of their remains? LifeGem® is a company that can help you do just that. The LifeGem® is a certified, high-quality diamond created from the carbon of your loved one. From beloved pet to crafting supply, not sure how I feel about that one, but it sure is interesting!


I am proud to introduce my sisters new shop ButchnFemme.
"For the Butch n' Femme in us all! Gay, Straight, perhaps a little of both on any given day? There is a little butch and a little femme in all of us. Why not let her shine??"

Etsy Shop of the Week - Trixiedelicious

In case I don't pimp Etsy enough, I decided to introduce the Etsy Shop of the Week to my blog. Above is famed Etsy plate artist, TrixieDelicious! This self-proclaimed vintage vandalizer paints ironic words and images on recycled plates. All plates are non-toxic and food safe so you can actually eat off of them, or simply hang one on a wall for a great conversation piece.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Little Flower Designs

Little Flower Designs' teapots are so cute that I wouldn't even break them! Well, not right away at least! (Found via MyMy.)

Pencil Art

Above is the amazing colored pencil art of Jennifer Maestre! The top image is a sculpture from her website called Aurora, it is inspired by the form and function of the sea urchin. The next two pieces are available on her Etsy site! They are made of laminated pencils with a protective coat of epoxy. SO Cool!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Cufflinks for the masses!

I have been struggling for a while with how to make some "man-friendly" broken plate jewelry. I finally diecided on cufflinks in the hopes that they come back in style with a vengence. Target has a new line of dress shirts, bringing cufflinks to the masses. We know what Jason will be wearing!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Grapevine Series

New pendants made from this Grapevine Series are available on Etsy!!

Selma Bowl

The Selma Bowl, from the new collection, from GreenGate. Reaaly pretty! (Smaaaaaaaaaash!)

Esprit Fry Pan Collection

Very exciting! The Esprit Italian-Made 10" Fry Pan Collection is now available at Target!

Monday, January 22, 2007

Cul de Sac

You never know when you may need a gun plate from Cul de Sac design.

My My!

My My is back and better then ever! (And I am not just saying that because they sell my stuff!)

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Green Pearls

Here is my new green pearl broken plate necklace!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Great Green Goods!

I was just sent a link of a mention of The Broken Plate from back in December! Old, yes, but still cool, and a great site! Check out Great Green Goods!

Flying Bird Plate

To further make up for the "love eggs," please take a look at this Fine Bone China Flying Bird plate from Another great plate that I would love to break!

Wonderband Loaf

To make up for the "love egg" post, check out Sarah Troper's Wonderbrand rings! The "loaf" of rings are made of sterling, acrylic, resin, and enamel.

Love egg. Hmm.

You never know where a blog link may take you. I just discovered intimate jewlery by Possess Me. This solid silver egg is designed to "help your woman feel fulfilled and intimately decorated." Hmmm.

Friday, January 19, 2007

New work.

Three new pieces just added to the Etsy store!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


If you would like to spend a few solid hours exploring the world of contemporary jewelry, I highly recommend a visit to GalleryDing. This site was created by goldsmith, Maarten van der Vegte and is a great resource of contemporary jeweler's websites, blogs, books, galleries, and many other things including his own blog. Above are two of Maarten's own creations. I was honored that he added my name to his lists of artist websites and blogs *blush*.

Thanks Adrienne for the link!

Monday, January 15, 2007

Inspiration to Creation

I am entering this piece, and it's matching plate, into a contemporary jewelry show highlighting the theme Inspiration. The show, taking plate the the Towson Commons Gallery, will be open January 19 - January 30, with an opening reception January 19, 6-9pm.

Two more from Rosanna.

I had to share two more from Rosanna. I can't seem to get enough of wallpaper prints and chandeliers!


Above is a new arrival from Rosanna called Fluer. I recently found a Spode reproduction platter that looks very similar. I can't wait to break into it, that is definitely my favorite green (as you may have been able to figure out already!)

Thursday, January 11, 2007

New work.

Here is an image of my newest necklace made from a plate from Pier One and stained glass. It hangs from a silver toned wire necklace. I will take it as a good sign that I still want to keep almost everything I make.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Land Of Tuh

Not Much I can say about Land of Tuh , except next time you are looking for a time killer, go there.


My first two days as a full time crafter were spent sneazing and coughing! I somehow managed to make and post one necklace yesterday, simply because I was so excited to have salvaged the one small fragment that I wanted from that plate, the backprint. The only work I can do right now is break plates and look at cool plates online. This plate, found via design*sponge, is from a French shop called La Marelle which has everything from plates to bags with designs by Mlle Héloïse.

Sunday, January 07, 2007


Wonderfully bizarre plates from MM-BC. According to their website, "MM-BC is a Irreverent Collaboration focusing on Custom Ceramic Stoneware and Gallery, Museum or Public Works Ceramic Installations."
More images can be found on their website. I love the backgrounds, they really add to the image. Dr. Phil on a mattress with what looks like cigarette burns on it...who could ask for more??

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Esther Derkx.

Bidding has begun for the Kim Family Art + Craft Auction on eBay and will end on January 7th.

This teapot by Esther Derkx was donated by Reform School. Esther does some pretty interesting work with screen printing on porcelain, including plates, teapots and toilets!

*** Update, according the the auction blog, the auction is temporarily down, but will hopefully resume as soon as issues with eBay are resolved.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


In case you need some help keeping your New Years resolution, may I suggest Nutri-Plates. These clever plates are based on the idea that through repeated use, one will develop better nutrition by learning the facts about caloric content, metabolic rates, and caloric expenditure. Although educational, I have never wanted to break something more!

Scott Rench

This is the work of ceramist Scott Rench of His work is made with computer generated images that are printed with a ceramic glaze onto a large canvas of clay. His ceramics feature an interesting mix of classic images and computer related themes. There is a detailed interview of him on WebEsteem.