Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Always Searching for Plates

Although we are out of town this week Trisha managed to find
 some plates to break. Oh, and there happens to be a bead store in this town. Look for some new designs coming soon! 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Shop Plate Breaker at The Graceful Giraffe

It's official! Plate Breaker Jewelry is now sold at The Graceful Giraffe, located on Alabama Highway 117 in Mentone. Be sure to visit during the Rhododendron Festival to purchase Plate Breaker Jewelry at our first authorized dealer. 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Plate Breaker Now at Graceful Giraffe in Mentone

We are pleased to announce that Plate Breaker Jewelry is now available at The Graceful Giraffe, located in Mentone, Alabama. There you will find a display containing bracelets and necklaces by Plate Breaker Jewelry.

The Graceful Giraffe is located at 6160 Alabama Highway 117 in Mentone and specializes in globally and locally handcrafted items including jewelry, ceramics, and more.
Click here to link to Google Maps.

Be sure to drop by to visit Rick and Debra Fey the next time you are in Mentone.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Caught Wearing Plate Breaker Jewelry

Here, Trisha is caught wearing original Plate Breaker bracelets. Want to show off your Plate Breaker Jewelry? Just send a snapshot of you wearing Plate Breaker and we will post it on the website. Email it to Mike.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Proud to be Made in DeKalb

You might have noticed that we added the Made in DeKalb logo
on the right side of the website. While most of the companies who display this logo are manufacturers, we proudly display the logo indicating that our goods are made in DeKalb County, Alabama.

In these days in which so much manufacturing has moved overseas, we are pleased to support the Made in DeKalb initiative and celebrate the items that are made in this county. 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Plate Breaker Participates in Verbena Trade Day

Here are some photos of our booth at the Verbena Trade Day in Verbena, Alabama on May 11. Our next show is the Baby Dinosaur Marketplace on June 8 from 9 am - 5 pm on the Courthouse Square in Huntsville, Alabama. Check this site often for more news about where to find Plate Breaker Jewelry.

Our tent/booth all set up and ready to go!
Necklace and pendant display.
Bracelet tree.

A closer view of the back table.

Our upcycled window display case.

Stained glass window necklace display.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Broken Plates Transformed

Illustration A
A few days ago we posted a photo of some of the pieces on which Trisha was working. At this point they had been shaped, smoothed and drilled. (Illustration A)

Now, these pieces have been transformed into pendants for necklaces and are ready to be worn. (Illustration B, enlarged below)

Pretty cool, huh?
Illustration B

Thursday, May 9, 2013

More Cool Pieces Coming Soon!

After a brief hiatus, new pieces are being created every day in preparation for upcoming shows. Here, Trisha is smoothing the edges of a piece with a grinder.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

New Shows Listed

The Upcoming Shows page on this website has been updated to include shows in:
  • Verbena, Alabama
  • Scottsboro, Alabama
  • Henagar, Alabama
  • Huntsville, Alabama
 Let Trisha know if there are other shows that we should attend. 

Monday, May 6, 2013

New Designs by Trisha

By its very nature, every piece made by Trisha at Plate Breaker Jewelry is unique. Only a few of her designs are posted in the Etsy Store, but new designs are created each week. The best way to see what is available is to visit one of the shows at which she exhibits. More shows will be added very soon. In the meanwhile, contact Trisha if you see one you'd like to purchase.

This photo shows some of the plate pieces that she is working on this week.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Verbena Trade Day Rescheduled May 11

Due to expected rain, Verbena Trade Day has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 11. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Broken Dishes...Or Inspiration?

Most of us see these shards of broken plates as just that...But in the eyes of the artist, these are beautiful pieces of jewelry. Want to see them transform into works of art? Keep an eye on this site and our Etsy store to see what they turn into.

These discarded items will soon be turned into a wearable piece of art. You may call it recycling, being environmentally friendly, being green, or even upcycling, but your friends will call it stylish and unique.

Check out our Etsy Store or contact the artist to learn more. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Preparing for Saturday at Verbena

The days are counting down for Verbena Trade Day on Saturday. Be sure to join us if you are in the area. We are getting the tent and displays ready!