"Sampan" 🛶 Beautifully Broken Pendant - Upcycled China in Sterling Silver
This pendant is made from a section of a broken china plate by stone cutter Sierra Stone Studios. The pattern is of a Chinese sampan (boat), with soft blue in creamy white. Sierra Stone Studios upcycles broken pottery and china by creating cabochons from the broken pieces. Jewelers like myself buy them to create unique, fun jewelry that promotes reusing materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill.
This setting for this piece is completely hand-fabricated by me in sterling silver. The pottery is set in a smooth, simple bezel. 17.5" bright sterling silver cable chain with lobster clasp closure. The entire piece is oxidized with liver of sulphur and buffed and polished to bring out the highlights of the metal.