TheBrokenPlate

Broken China Jewelry - Upcycled and Repurposed Jewelry

Maryland, United States · 3252 Sales

TheBrokenPlate

Broken China Jewelry - Upcycled and Repurposed Jewelry

Maryland, United States 3252 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(930)

Announcement   **Shop is going to be restocked in May!
***Local folks! I will be exhibiting all of my stock at BUZZ in Baltimore on April 30th at 2640 Space. All work will be discounted to make room for new work.

As seen on Rachel Ray & Real Simple Magazine! Welcome to The Broken Plate Pendant Company, where you will find my broken china jewelry designs and other unique home goods. From rings and pendants to cuff links and earrings, even belt buckles and wine stoppers, you'll find beautiful creations using vintage china pieces. Unique - and sentimental - creations that also serve to upcycle and repurpose!

My jewelry has been featured on:
Baltimore Magazine
Style
30 Minute Meals with Rachael Ray
Boho Magazine
ReadyMade
Green Craft Magazine
Real Simple
and more!

Do you have a piece of Family China that you would love to have made into a special jewelry piece as the ultimate keepsake? Just contact me to discuss.

Wholesale inquiries are always welcome!

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 24, 2016

**Shop is going to be restocked in May!
***Local folks! I will be exhibiting all of my stock at BUZZ in Baltimore on April 30th at 2640 Space. All work will be discounted to make room for new work.

As seen on Rachel Ray & Real Simple Magazine! Welcome to The Broken Plate Pendant Company, where you will find my broken china jewelry designs and other unique home goods. From rings and pendants to cuff links and earrings, even belt buckles and wine stoppers, you'll find beautiful creations using vintage china pieces. Unique - and sentimental - creations that also serve to upcycle and repurpose!

My jewelry has been featured on:
Baltimore Magazine
Style
30 Minute Meals with Rachael Ray
Boho Magazine
ReadyMade
Green Craft Magazine
Real Simple
and more!

Do you have a piece of Family China that you would love to have made into a special jewelry piece as the ultimate keepsake? Just contact me to discuss.

Wholesale inquiries are always welcome!

Juliet Ames

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Juliet Ames

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(930)
Keli Bucci

Keli Bucci on Jul 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love the necklace for my mom! Quick and easy transaction and shipping

baileywhitefield

baileywhitefield on Jul 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Such a wonderful experience. I bought this as a gift for my mums birthday, it is almost a direct piece of the urn we had for my grandmother and she was so happy when she received it. Juliet was AMAZING. She answered all of my messages quickly, was wonderfully friendly and went above and beyond for me. I would give this 10 stars if I could. Wonderful shop, amazing necklace, I couldn't be happier!

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Updates

Baltimore Maryland Love section is restocked! More Orioles coming soon.

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Broken China Jewelry Pendant - Maryland Crab
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Finally filling up my Etsy shop and taking custom orders after a crazy April!

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About

The Broken Plate Pendant Co. From Trash to Treasure

Juliet Ames is a Baltimore, MD crafter who has enjoyed getting her hands dirty and making things since she was a small child. While she played with Lego’s and Play-Doh she would have never dreamed that one day she would break plates for a living!

As an Inter-Disciplinary Craft major at Towson University, Ames took a peculiar mix of classes that exposed her to many different mediums from metal to glass to paper. After graduating in 2005 she decided to learn about the non-profit world of art and took a job at a local arts council. While surrounded by creative people at work, Ames couldn’t stay away from crafting for long! Inspired by her colleagues she dove back into the creative waters headfirst.

Juliet’s first new project was a simple, mosaic that repurposed all of the plates she had collected from thrift shops over the years. When the mailbox was complete, Ames was left with a pile of broken plate shards that were begging for a new life. She wrapped one in solder and made a pendant out of it. The public demand for more pendants grew, and thus, The Broken Plate Pendant Co. was born. With encouragement from her friends in the crafting community, Ames attended her first craft show in November, 2006. She’s been hooked on breaking plates ever since!

The Broken Plate Pendant Co. has evolved to cater to more custom work, but breaking unique, vintage dishes is still the foundation of the business. Ames soon discovered that broken plate shards hold a lot of sentimental value for many people. Her job has become incredibly rewarding, as she transforms broken pieces of a shattered family dish or wedding plate into wearable heirlooms for a client’s family.

Ames’ work has been featured in magazines such as Readymade, Real Simple, Smart Woman, Urbanite, Baltimore Magazine, Style and more. Broken Plate Pendants are currently in wardrobe at the Rachael Ray Show and the Food Network’s 30 Minute Meals.

No one likes to see something break-even if that thing has no relationship to them whatsoever. Even if they’re completely unattached. Why is that? I wonder. It is, after all, the inevitable fate of a plate, isn’t it? If it’s not away, that is. If it’s put to its intended purpose-as a vessel, something useful, something human hands are meant to handle and interact with. The natural fate of a plate-and therefore the appropriate one-is hat it be chipped or cracked or broken. Why should that decrease its value? –Stephanie Kallos

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  • Juliet Ames

    Owner, Creator

    Your friendly neighborhood plate breaker and jewelry maker, mom to a boy, resident of Baltimore and wannabe chef.

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    Maryland, United States

    Custom porcelain manufacturing

Shop policies

Last updated on April 8, 2014
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I expect payment through paypal within 2 days of purchase. Please convo if other arrangments need to be made.
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