Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hey Slackers!

Have you changed your bookmarks yet??? Now come on over, or these plates will get it. Oh wait...

Hope to see you soon! =)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Please change your bookmark to!
(thank you!)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

We've Moved

Although it is still a work in progress, I am excited to announce that the new and improved is ready. It will be the address of my new blog! So PLEASE change your bookmarks and come in for a visit. Please bear with me as I learn Wordpress and add new and exciting things. If you don't check in there every once in a while you might miss my BIG announcement coming up...(tease, tease...) Go check it out and let me know what you think!
The image above is from Macaroniandglue.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


One of the coolest gifts that I have ever received was a little jar of random vintage goodness from my former boss, Amy. It was filled with crazy buttons, findings and other odd stuff. This was probably 2 years ago, but I consulted this jar just last week when I was stuck on a project. A few days later, through the magic of the Internet, I found Amy and her new Etsy shop, Apvintage! She makes jewelry out of this random vintage goodness, and I just had to share.

Sticker art

Check out what SilviaC did with her bumpersticker! SO cute, thanks Silvia!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Please Stand By

As some of you may have noticed, the main website is down right now. I am pretty www-stupid, so I have a team of other folks working on it. I will make a big announcement when the new site is ready! Thanks!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Matt from Etsy

We (BEST) were lucky enough to have a little date with Matt, VP of Communications of Etsy this weekend! I was a little (ok, a lot) late so I missed out on the group picture, but Matt was awesome and wants to come for a proper dinner with us sometime in the future! Thanks Matt!
See more photos from Tigerlillyshop's Flickr.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Not often that there is a parade in your neighborhood...

York Rd
Katie Hoff
Mama Phelps
Michael Phelps.
To see cute photos of Nolan at the parade, check his blog. =)

Friday, October 03, 2008

Shop update

Just updated the shop a bit, adding 6 new pieces. I will hopefully be adding much more in preparation for the big holiday season which, I hate to be the one to tell you, is FAST approaching!

BEST Fall giveaway

The Baltimore Etsy Street team is excited to announce our new Virtual Giveaway! In preparation for the holiday season we have decided to giveaway $10 gift certificates from each of the following Street Team Members shops!
Holy Smokes! That's a lot of cool stuff you can win, worth $200! Check the blog to get the rest of the scoop!
(photo courtesy of JenMenkhaus)

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Checking in.

Sorry I have been M.I.A. - Life is a little crazy in Broken Plate land. I am busily filling some wholesale orders since Crafty Bastards cleaned me out a bit! Bastards was awesome despite the random rain showers. Shoppers were prepared with umbrellas and were not going to let a little rain hold them back. It was hardcore. To see a whole bunch of photos from the day, check out some on Flickr here . As soon as Tya gives up the goods, I will post some of my own. The photo above is from sande1974 on flickr.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

New ring!

The rain won't let up enough for me to take a good photo of my new ring, but I had to get it up here anyway, even if it meant posting a snapshot. My supplier of the oval scalloped ring has run out so after hunting around, I think I have found a suitable replacement. What do you think?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

New work!

It was inevitable - I always invent something new the week before a big show. It is half to procrastinate, and half to reinvigorate. Either way, it was fun!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Baltimore by Hand Crafty Bastards preview

Christy over at The Baltimore Sun's craft blog, Baltimore by Hand, has put together this cute treasury of Baltimore artists that will be at Crafty Bastards! I hope to see you all!

New stuff at MuthaCrafter!

Two kinds of tote bags and long sleeve maternity t-shirts are now available in the MuthaCrafter shop!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Crafty Bastards in 5 days!

I just saw the countdown on the Crafty bastards blog, and am now officially nervous. The lovely Whitney has always run my booth for Bastards, and I have yet to experiance the mayhem as a vendor. It is now time to obsessivly make jewelry and hope I am prepared for the Super Bowl of Craft! =)
(click on the map to see larger)

Monday, September 22, 2008

New promo stuff

New earring card
Stickers and tattoos!
For some reason, I could not seem to break plates this weekend. You would think that I would be feverishly preparing for Crafty Bastards, but I am feeling pretty calm and prepared. Instead, I was inspired by Yummy and Company to design a tattoo for some promos. I also created these stickers and earring cards inspired by paintings by Susan Homer. They probably won't arrive in time, but at least I felt kinda productive.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

20 Things

Check out the Baltimore Etsy Street Team blog if you want learn 20 things you might not know about me.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

30 Minute Meals tonight!

Don't forget to tune in tonight @6 to 30 Minute Meals on Food Network to (hopefully) see Rachael Ray in my necklace! I'm saying hopefully because I am going on a tip from a customer, I won't believe it till I see it! =)
**Update! It was my necklace!! Here is the episode infoin case you want to catch it again! (and so I can find it later)

Congrats Annie!!!

Best Local Jewelry Designer, Imogene!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Australian Broken Plate love.

So in love with this work by Mel Robson!
An interpretation of the Willow Pattern by Gerry Wedd.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

A Good Day

I am having a good day! Well, at least The Broken Plate Pendant Co. is. When I checked my email this morning I was excited to find an email from a fabulous customer of mine telling me that Rachael Ray wore my necklace on 30 Minute Meals this morning! It will re-air on Wednesday, I will be sure to get a screen shot for you. Next, I got an email from Dorset Hill Beads to tell me that I am on the front page of Etsy today! Awesome. Then an email from Amy Quarry told me that I was on her blog, Thanks! To top it all off, the fabulously detail-oriented Jen told me that I was in Baltimore Magazine! I would have never noticed, Thanks! (The model is wearing my ring.) I am so glad I have people around to tell me when good things happen to me, I would never notice! =)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Getting ready

Gearing up for craft show season! First up - Hamdenfest this Saturday!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


I will be at Hampdenfest this Saturday with members of BEST! We will be selling our wares and collecting any unused craft (or office) supplies or gift cards for Art with a Heart, a Baltimore charity which provides interactive, hands-on art activities to disadvantaged families and children, and to people with developmental and physical challenges. they lost many of their supplies to a fire this summer! When you donate, you will receive a coupon for 10% off any one purchase from a BEST member at the show! For a complete list of needed supplies, visit the best blog. see you there!

Cover Girl!

Check out my logo on the cover of Compleat Mother Magazine! What a cool surprise! Thanks Jody!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

YOU by Crocs

I have been weening myself from my Crocs for a few months now, after finally realizing that I will regret having worn them in 10 years when some VH1 show dogs them out as an embarrassing trend of 2007-2008. I am about to relapse. The shoes above are the new fall line called YOU by Crocs. Can you believe it? I am back on the bandwagon! Screw VH1 and their snarky documentaries!

Monday, September 08, 2008


I am so excited to announce that my Tya has been bit by the crafting bug!! She just opened a new Etsy shop which will soon be chock full of new goodies made from the yarn of recycled sweaters. Her little headbands are not up yet, but are ridiculously adorable on adults and kids. Check back soon! She has also started her blog back up and will chronicle her crafting/photographing/nannying life. Bookmark her!

In other news...

I am proud to announce that Mr. Broken Plate has reclaimed his chili cook-off champion title (and hand crafted trophy!)

Friday, September 05, 2008

Jon Stewart for President

We should not even be talking about Sarah Palin because it's sexist. I could not resist posting this.

Emo for Obama

Funniest button ever.

Thanks Baltimore Mama!

For mentioning the Baltimore Street Team! What a cool blog!

Craft business

Be sure to check in with Modish to read her new series of post on how to make your crafty business stronger! Learn about finding your niche here.

Threadless sale

Art print sale at Threadless -- all prints are marked down to $19 (originally $35).

From the ridiculous celebrity post-baby body file...

2 weeks? Seriously? I am surprised she is not wearing a half shirt! (Sorry for the snark so early in the morning.)

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Won't you be my friend??

Introducing my new line of "You Complete Me" friendship necklaces - now you can wear a little matching broken plate instead of a broken heart!