Sunday, March 15, 2009

Blue Willow custom order started

I had mentioned before about the custom order I've received to design china from a customer's Blue Willow china platter. This china belonged to her aunt whom she loved and admired greatly. Unfortunately, the platter fell off the top of the refrigerator and broke into far too many pieces to salvage. The customer has requested that I design jewelry from the china for her to give her relatives this Christmas. Since it is a Christmas order, I hadn't done anything with the china when it arrived. But I've now broken it into the desired pieces. I can't believe my luck that I was able to save the two birds and the boat which are such an integral part of the Blue Willow tale. To read the fascinating tale, please check out my prior blog posting.

Here are some of the pieces that I'll be using to make the pendants. In talking it over with my customer, we decided not to use the tree piece. Instead we may be using another one of the oval designs which is located in several places around the border of the platter. All of the pieces shown here are in very rough form and still need to be shaped and smoothed.

These pieces will be transformed in several pairs of earrings.

And these will be used to make men's tie tacks. I'm very excited to be branching out into men's jewelry and will be adding more of this type of jewelry to my site in the very near future.

So stayed tuned to see the final designs from this beautiful Blue Willow china platter.


Lou's addictions said...

I cant wait to see what you come up with for mens items.

ChezChani said...

The pieces will work very well with your style. Looking forward to seeing it.

Anne said...

To take the shards of a broken piece of china, match up patterns, then shape, smooth and wrap them takes a very talented person indeed!
I have seen a few of the items you created, but wait impatiently to see the results of the willow pattern.

Catwalk Creative said...

It's so heart warming that you're able to save something from this broken china. Wonderful work and looking forward to seeing the end results.