Uniquely handcrafted items make thoughtful and lasting gifts
~ ~ ~
Discovered Treasures Home ~ My Online Shop ~ Recycling Works! Home ~ FaceBook
~ ~ ~
and now, here are the

Bringing exposure to wonderful artisans whose shops have gone unnoticed or under appreciated.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Broken Vintage China is Reborn

I never would have thought that a broken dish could look so lovely, but here is a remarkable artist who has not given up on shattered cups and saucers. Laura has a wonderful Etsy shop, dishfunctionldesigns, where you will find true one-of-a-kind jewelry made from the china designs of years past. I was noticing how plain my dinner plates look in comparison to the lovely patterns she has in her shop.

Laura hand-cuts and shapes each broken piece of china into a shape that best displays the vintage pattern. She then creates a custom lead free silver-tin alloy bezel, making each piece a unique treasure. Browse her selection of necklaces, pendants, earrings, and charms to see if you recognize any of the delightful china patterns. Her artistic pieces of jewelry are perfect for the woman who enjoys a special flair with matchless vintage beauty.

If a piece of your grandma's china has accidentally broken, save the pieces! Laura can make unique pieces of jewelry from the shards, and they can be given to family members as an heirloom remembrance of their loved one.

Laura brings life back to broken china in Pennsylvania and ships internationally. You can also find her on Facebook or on her website. Thank you Laura for showing us that with the skill of a craftsman, thoughtful ingenuity, and resourceful creativity - recycling really works!


  1. These pieces are truly beautiful! I am going to her shop and heart her.


  2. Absolutely amazing! So creative and lovely.

  3. these are beautiful! what a lovely idea to make use of broken items :)