ArtcycledMosaics

Broken China Jewelry & Belt Buckles - upcycled dishes

Announcement    Artcycled Mosaics transforms broken china plates into recycled and upcycled jewelry bordered with cement grout. My one-of-a-kind pieces include unique earrings, necklaces, belt buckles, bracelets and rings. Once treasured dishes are reborn as fun and functional upcycled adornments.

Each piece is the actual item shown and is ready to ship. Broken plates, vintage china or family heirloom pieces can be made into bespoke jewelry, please convo me for more information on custom pieces.

Please visit me at @Artcycled or http://www.artcycled.com to see my larger garden art, bird baths and more for the home and garden.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 1, 2022

Artcycled Mosaics transforms broken china plates into recycled and upcycled jewelry bordered with cement grout. My one-of-a-kind pieces include unique earrings, necklaces, belt buckles, bracelets and rings. Once treasured dishes are reborn as fun and functional upcycled adornments.

Each piece is the actual item shown and is ready to ship. Broken plates, vintage china or family heirloom pieces can be made into bespoke jewelry, please convo me for more information on custom pieces.

Please visit me at @Artcycled or http://www.artcycled.com to see my larger garden art, bird baths and more for the home and garden.

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About ArtcycledMosaics

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On Etsy since 2009

One of a kind upcycled adornments created from broken china dishes and bordered with grout.

I am a self taught mosaic artisan who has been creating unique mosaic garden art for over fifteen years. Around 2005, after inheriting a box of jewelry findings from a great aunt, I began developing my mosaic jewelry line. Finishing the borders with cement grout was a natural choice for me because it is the same material I use on all my larger pieces, and it has now become a signature of my jewelry work. My one-of-a-kind pieces ranges from small delicate earrings and necklaces to cocktail rings and bold statement necklaces. As the china is repurposed, each pattern is limited and no two pieces are the same.

The desire to use recycled materials comes from my belief that our everyday items have a second life; the challenge, and fun, is in finding out what that is. I love the process of taking cracked, broken or cast off objects and giving them a new lease on life. From a young age, I observed my grandmother as she salvaged seemingly useless items which she always transformed into something wonderful. In keeping with her spirit I try challenge myself to be as creative as she was and create unexpected pieces out of everyday objects.

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  • Darcy

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am a self taught mosaic who started creating jewelry after inheriting a box of jewelry findings from a great aunt. My desire to use recycled china comes from my beleif that every days items have a second life, we just need to find out what that is.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2023
Each piece of ArtcycledMosaics jewelry is lovingly handcrafted out of recycled or broken china dishes. As the plates I use are upcycled there may be slight wear marks in the piece, these marks attest to the history of the china and this will in no way affect the use of the item. For additional info about my work please visit www.Artcycled.com.

My unique adornments are hand cut from a cracked, chipped or broken plate, the edges are ground smooth, then the ceramic is set onto the bezel. After the piece is set I choose the border color and then cement grout is individually applied to frame the piece and protect the edges of the china. My final steps are to seal the piece and set it in the jewelry findings.

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Cancellations

Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 24 hours of purchase

Privacy

Your information will only be used for communication with you about your order. If you request to be on my email list you will receive infrequent emails from me and I will not share your info with other parties.
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More information

Last updated on May 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

When I have the time I love to create custom pieces to suit and individuals taste. A particular favorite of mine is utilizing broken or damaged china patterns to create bespoke pieces out of family heirloom china. If you are interested in having me create a custom piece for you, simply contact me and we can discuss how to create your new adornments. Custom work can utilize your china or a pattern I have on hand

Available pieces

Each piece listed on Etsy is the actual piece for the sale. If you are interested in a different shaped piece in the same, or a similar pattern, please let me know and we can discuss how to create the perfect peace for you.