Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Heirloom jewelry custom orders

As the holidays approach, I've been hearing from customers who want heirloom jewelry designed from china that holds sentimental meaning to them for family members. China is sometimes a part of a family for generations and so many memories can be attached to it. Turning a broken plate into a wire wrapped creation is my way of prolonging the life of those memories.

So create a special memories piece of jewelry that will be treasured for a lifetime. Or have a signature piece created for yourself.

I will work with you to develop the perfect piece. Ideas for your custom piece can be taken from the pieces that are presently for sale or have been sold on my website. Or come up with your own ideas and give me a challenge! Or you can leave it up to me to create a design from the china that you send to me.

Often times, beloved plates with great sentimental value are broken. There's your grandmother's favorite bone china teacup from England that now has a broken handle. The oriental vase that graced your parents' table for so many years slipped out of your hands last week, broke into pieces and now resides in a bag thrown in the back of your closet. Or perhaps you'd like something special created for your teenage daughter - maybe something out of that Beatrice Potter dish that she loved as a child. Don't despair! Just contact me and I'll be glad to work up a jewelry item from the broken pieces that will have special meaning for you and your family members.

Here's a testimonial from a very happy customer for whom I designed jewelry for her whole family last Christmas:

"The pendants were absolutely perfect! As you can imagine, this Christmas was difficult without my grandmother. On Christmas Eve, my mom and aunt brought some of my grandmother's old photos to share with their cousins before dessert. After everyone was done looking at and talking about the pictures, my mom told them that she had a special gift that she wanted to give to them early. Everyone was really amazed by the pendants and by how they were made! And the cousin who my mom thought was least likely to wear the pendant was the most moved by it! She and everyone else put them on immediately! I cannot thank you enough!"
Tara Napolitano
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Catwalk Creative Vintage said...

You're doing a grand job Marjorie. Just re-tweeted this post! Lovely, lovely pieces as usual. :)

Marjorie said...

Thanks so much for the compliment and the RT, Louise - appreciate it! :)

Itch2stitch.com said...

How beautiful they are! suzie. xx

Marjorie said...

Thanks, Suzie. :)

Jyun said...

I've never came across cracked plate jewelry. It's beautiful but some antique plates I have have a picture of an entire story, Those are hard to take apart.

Marjorie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Jyun. Yes, some plates do tell a story, like Blue Willow china. I did do a custom order for a family using Blue Willow and made a "piece of the story" for each family member. Some china, though, is difficult to do that with.