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Yet Another Shard

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  1. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Here are the other photos…

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  2. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    What is it, about cobalt blue and white that is so lovely? A beautiful design!

  3. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Now I’m wishing I had a plate from my grandma’s blue willow pieces. They make such gorgeous shards for neccklaces. The blue porcelain beads go so well with them.

  4. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    I love the shard designs. I actually found a piece of pottery on my walk yesterday and picked it up. Pam, maybe you could find a blue and white piece in a thrift store. I’d really like to do something like this with a broken piece of cut glass, but it would have to be smoothed and drilled. You’ve inspired us Sweetjane.

  5. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Are these shards China dishes? I guess I’m not understanding what they are, but they’re certainly beautiful. I love that blue and white I’ve seen the China jewelry at shows- some I’ve seen with silver around the edges.. they’re beautiful Jane! The beads are a perfect match!

  6. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Thanks you all!! K…if you could get a rock tumbler, or maybe there is another way to smooth the edges..Google it. Then you just glue on a bail in the back. Robin..this lady, on Etsy, sells all kinds of pottery shards. I’ve got a few more, but am burnt out on them.

  7. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Ditto everyone’s comments! Nice use of the porcelain beads with the shard–and I love the leather back. Mixing both a refined feel from the ceramics & grounding vibe from the leather has a great effect. I so totally want to try to make some of these shards! :)

  8. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I guess I never really took a good look at that last blue shard necklace. It is gorgeous. I love it.

  9. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Love all 3 pieces but the pink earrings are so beautiful. And the little snowman is adorable. Love your work with the shards.

  10. nutkitten
    nutkitten says:

    nice way to repurpose. The shard reminds me of a porcelain teapot.

  11. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    I love all of them. No surprise, I love your style! Funny about burnt out on the shards, I should be over beads by now with that statement. Hasn’t happened yet. I agree with others that the shards are pretty and I really was glad to see how you attached them. Did you tumble yours? I would be afraid to do that thinking that the tumbler would be full of much smaller shards at the end of the tumble.

  12. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Your shard designs are all wonderful! This one is no exception. Great choice of color and styles in accent beads.
    The little snowman is priceless and the color of the ear rings is fantastic!

  13. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Jogi…I had nothing to do with the making of the shards…I just bought them. But I tell you I’m a little concerned about this one. I glued the bail on with super glue, and it seemed a strong connection. I sold this one. But, I had one that the bail had come off. I really think this one is o.k…but I messaged the buyer and told her if it came off I would refund her money immediately. I haven’t heard from her.

  14. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Jane, maybe an epoxy might work better?

  15. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    Jane, I agree, an epoxy or I might even try E6000 too. I just wonder how she softened the edges. If the tumbler works, I have some to try. Not that I need to go down that rabbit trail….

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