Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Richard Ginori china from Italy

I've been having a great time creating jewelry from the beautiful Limoge plate given to me by my cousin. I came across another beautiful plate with a terrible crack in it. It was Richard Ginori china from Italy. This china too has been a delight to work with. So thin and yet a very strong china with such a beautiful pattern.

However, the way the pattern was scattered across the plate, I was only able to get very small pieces, except for one large piece. I have none that would be the right size for a pendant. The large piece made a lovely brooche. I scalloped the edges and decided to leave off the wire. I liked it just the way it was. This pin is 2-1/2" long.

I'll be making quite a few pairs of earrings from this china. Here are a couple that I've finished.

Next up, I'll be using some of the pieces that are a little too large for earrings and will be incorporating them into wire crochet necklaces and bracelets. What's nice about this pattern is that very few of the pieces are the same.

I may not be able to upload this jewelry to my website before I go to a craft show this Sunday. I have to concentrate on getting ready for that. So if you're interested in any of this jewelry, please contact me soon. I will be taking all of the jewelry to the show on Sunday and will have it available there for sale.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I absolutely love that brooch! Just beautiful! Great work as always!