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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Jewelry from China

First of all, yes we survived the storm last night.

There was awhile that it was a tad scary, listening to the wind howling, the transformers blowing and lighting up the sky, with no power it's very quiet in the house. But we survived. However there are still people out there without power. Apparently, 14,000 people lost power last night. A blogger friend asked me if we live in Canada. No. Indiana!

Anyway, on my Rainy Day Boots post I said I'd tell you about "Jewelry from China".

And on the Shopping Trip (before Thanksgiving) post

I said I'd tell you about this picture.

Well, inside those gift bags that my Sister is holding, are pendants for necklaces. They were all different shapes. Each one of us on the shopping trip got one. And they were all made from our Mom's china. This is the china that she used to serve every holiday dinner on. That we always complained about because she refused to put them in the dishwasher. UGH...washing all those china dishes.

Who knew it would someday be turned into jewelry. I wonder how many times I've dried this pendant! After flipping someone with the towel....ouch. My Sister sent one of Mom's plates to this lady, who broke it into pieces and made these pendants for us. And to think of the trouble we would have been in if we would have broken one of those plates! Thank you Mom. And thank you Sister. It was my Sister's idea and her and Mom went together and bought these for us. What a wonderful keepsake.

Years and years ago, my husband bought me this bracelet at a booth at the Cincinnati Flower Show and I have always loved it. It's also made from china. I never ever thought of having a piece of Mom's china made into jewelry though.

I think it's a wonderful idea for a unique gift. And I have contact information from the lady that made the pendant, and she said I could share it with you.....however......

Keepsake Jewelry

Lois E. Miller



The bad news - It's too late to get something made from your own china before Christmas. The good news, she has a lot of pieces done that she is willing to e-mail pictures of to you. It's something to think about for next year or for Birthdays, Bridesmaids gifts, etc. She also has Santas and snowmen and such.

Anyway, that's the story of the "Jewelry from China". See, told you it wasn't going to be what you expected. Was it?

Cindy Bee


  1. Cindy, I totally love that jewelry.How very sweet of you mom and sister. Smiles, Susie

  2. What an awesome idea! it!

  3. Hey maybe Indiana is the new Canada it is nice and green here :) don't worry I am sure that will change. I am happy you made it through.
    That jewelry is beautiful. I would love to break some china for that. B

  4. Glad you made it through the storm. It has been crazy warm here. I love the china jewlery. It is beautiful. What a great keepsake.

  5. HI Cindy - Ellen here from Alexandra Mackenzie. THanks so much for your interest in my blog. I have added the follow by email button. Is the bar at the top, the blogger bar that has DASHBOARD, FOLLOW, REPORT etc showing? that would be the easiest way or you could use the ADD button on your reading list and copy and paste my address into it.

    If none of this is working let me know.

    THe pendant is so gorgeous - I have a large box of broken crockery thats all vintagey and flowery and I have always wanted to make jewellery out of it.

  6. What a fantastic idea!!! And the china is gorgeous.

    I love the bracelet too. At first I thought jewelry made in China and I was like "everything's made in China." LOL

    On a side note, I thought I was already a follower, but apparently I wasn' I am now! :)


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