Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thank You Thursday: The Broken Plate and Jezze


This past Christmas, I ordered a beautiful Jezze mug for my dear friend, Ursula.  It was sitting so pretty in Ursula's favorites so I snatched it up and was exited to give it as a gift! I couldn't wait to see Jesse's beautiful work in person.  So, I placed the order and waited for the mug to arrive.  Unfortunately, along the way from South Africa, the mug was broken.  This was a one of a kind and I was devastated.

I remember looking at the poor mug and admiring Jesse's designs.  As luck would have it, the break occurred just on the handle so the designs were still intact.  I then thought of  The Broken Plate.  The Broken Plate offers exquisite jewelry made from recycled plates.  The shop is amazing.  Here is a bit about the process...

Each plate is carefully selected from various thrift stores, antique shops, and department stores, and then lovingly broken, using a hammer and tile snips. Pieces are selected by color, design and shape, ground to create smooth edges, and wrapped in copper tape and lead-free silver solder using the Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass method. The solder is patinaed to give each piece a bold, rustic black border.  The Broken Plate

So, I contacted The Broken Plate and sent the mug.  No time passed and the mug was turned into these!  


Can you believe it?  Fabulous, right? 

This is why I am thankful.  I am grateful to Etsy for these connections.  Through this little accident, a whole new light has been shed.  Ursula gets her favorite mug as a gorgeous pendant.  I bought one for myself and Jesse.  Also, Jesse has contacted me to let me know that The Broken Plate is selling the rest with part of the proceeds going to a South African Charity for feeding school children (Peninsula School Feeding Association)!    

Incredible!  This is what happens when you buy handmade.  

Below are just a couple of pendants for sale.





6 comments:

Nesta Usa said...

That is sooooo cool! It seems like it was almost meant to happen that way ;)

Cicada Studio said...

I saw this on Jezze's blog- how cool it was you!

Anna+Lila said...

wow, that's so fantastic!

Katie said...

How cool! The pendants are beautiful.

Ursula said...

I am SO SO SO lucky to have such an awesome friend as you, Rikkianne! You treat me so well, and I agree that this is was a perfect finish to a potentially devastating situation. Love Jezze, love The Broken Plate (and the charity!), and love you!

Inkspot Workshop said...

You win the award for MOST RESOURCEFUL!! I just love the new pendants.