Tuesday, November 16, 2021


The Aubergine plate shards from
the English Enoch Woods "Castles" bowl,
discovered and 'sharded' by
Emily Cohen of Catfish Studio...


Enoch Woods Vintage Plate Shards
with TierraCast hammered copper bails
and a copper Gingko leaf hangie.


Enoch Woods Vintage Plate Shards
with hammered TierraCast copper ovals
and thin slices of Amethyst hangies.


Enoch Woods Vintage Plate Shards with
Tierracast silver finished bails and earwires
which accommodate their own 4MM
semi-precious round bead complement.


Enoch Woods Vintage Plate Shards
with Tierracast silver finished bails and earwires
which accommodate their own
4MM semi-precious round bead complement.
The hangies here are facetted plum crystals.
 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Feng Shui Indoor Wind Chimes to Sooth the Soul...

Feng shui is an ancient Asian art of placement;
the term means "wind-water" and refers
to the art of harmonizing with the environment.
Wind chimes are feng shui remedies
that help to balance existing chi.
They work with feng
-- wind energy --
to redirect or enhance chi.
A wind chime hung by a back door that is directly
in line with the front door will prevent
all the good chi from rushing right through
and out of your house.
Wind chimes near an open window keep energy
circulating when you are away all day.


Thick pottery shard pieces cut and tumbled by
Emily Cohen married to some of her hand cut 
red plexi-glass discs, semi-precious stars and 
my own garden bamboo.


Mel the Bell has been transformed into an indoor
Feng Shui chime with a nice red tongue clapper.
African trade beads and EMILY pot shards
form the bell cord.

 

My long tongued Giraffe bell of stoneware
clay has, in addition to it's clapper legs, beaded
strands to lightly strike the bell body in a moving
breeze...
The gently tinkling music of wind chimes in
a soft breeze is meant to relax all within earshot.
Hang your wind chimes indoors,
where they will amplify the good energy of your
home and contribute melodic interludes
as an occasional draft stirs them.
Beach glass, pottery plate shards, metal beads,
found objects, bamboo or wood all make musical
and ornamental indoor wind chimes.



This is my IT TAKES A VILLAGE
Wind Chime; by reading where all the
parts came from, you can see why! 



 

Friday, August 13, 2021

Awesome Aubergine Vintage Plate Shards





I only have four plate shard pendants in this
incredible color and am taking my time fashioning them
into statement Pieces to wear... and share!


 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

It Must Have a PAST...


The ceramic pot shards used to make these
reversible fun-to-wear pendant necklaces
had another life entirely before this one...



The thick red glass hand-cut heart hangie
on this piece was found sunning in the sand...




Beach glass finds, Plate & Pot Shards...


If you plan to flaunt it and wear it
be sure it has a PAST!

 

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Pottery & Plate Shards

 July 24th 2021 from Noon - 4PM,
Blue Santa Beads & Boutique, Media, PA
will host "The Allure of Porcelain Blue'
a WORSHOP by Barbara Hanselman
on upcycling Vintage plate shards
into Art-to-Wear...


The pot shards in these first four pictures
are from ceramic plates, pots & trays which met
untimely mishaps in their functional existence...


Their breakage in no way detracts from their
appeal to be worn; the creators' energy shines
through their tragedies...


Their continuance is credited to the craft artists
who saw their potential to become even more
than they once were...


Vintage Blue & White Shards from English 
Johnson Brothers, Coaching Scene Plates,
will be featured at the Blue Santa event


As well as assorted Ceramic Clay Shards from
area Clay Artists. All of these shards spoke to
Emily Cohen and Barbara Hanselman, insisting
on the validity of their continued existence...


We're sure they will speak to you as well!
Barbara is also offering Workshop participants
the chance to transform their own broken & chipped
heirloom dishes into finished shards they can use
to create that special piece to wear...


Simply bring your sized plate shards to the shop
before the 4th of July with an indication on them
as to where you want holes drilled in them.


These raw plate shards ARE QUITE SHARP
so handle them carefully. The easiest way to
break them into small enough raw shards to use
as jewelry components is to place them in a
folded towel and whack them with a hammer.


Notice that shards don't have to match, only
complement each other to be used as earrings.


This pair was made from pot shards which had
patterns on each side, making them reversible!