Posts tagged heirloom
Another lovely commission....

Another lovely commission that I worked on recently was a pretty special request from a lady for a vintage china pendant. She wanted it to be created from a china teacup which had belonged to her mother (who had passed away) in order to gift it to her niece. She had a specific part of the teacup that she was looking to be made into the pendant which is shown in the pictures below along with the finished piece! What do you think?

 

 

The finished piece was then given by my customer to her niece just before her wedding day. Her niece now has a unique and special necklace created from a part of her granny's teacup - a pretty special and thoughtful present just before her wedding I think

If this is something that you're interested in doing for yourself or for a someone else, just pop me a mail at forgottenchina@gmail.com or leave a comment below. I often receive pieces of china through the post from customers living outside of Dublin/Ireland who are looking for jewellery pieces to be created from their own china so this is something that can be arranged, regardless of where you're based! xxx

One of my favourite things....

One of my favourite parts (and there are many!) of Forgotten China is taking commissions from customers who are looking for me to create new pieces of jewellery from their own china.

The latest commission was from a lady who received a china set as a wedding gift over 40 years ago and had recently broken one of the teacups. Instead of throwing it out, she contacted me and asked if I could create some jewellery pieces as gifts for her daughters, son and niece.

These pictures show some of the original broken pieces and two of the finished pendants. I also made cufflinks and earrings for her but of course, I forgot to take pictures of those pieces :-( :-:-( What do you think?

I love the fact that each piece is unique and special but more than that, I love that there's a story behind the pieces; that the broken china wasn't thrown away but instead, it was used to create beautiful gifts of handmade heirloom jewellery to be worn and passed down through the generations

If you're looking to do something similar with your own china/pottery for yourself or for gifts, just get in touch at forgottenchina@gmail.com, 086 8440795 or leave a comment below :-) :-)