Thought I would spend a little time with some of the questions and comments we get here at RB Cottage. Love this first one from Carol...

" Love your broken china jewelry and like that they are sterling. I want to design my own bracelet and take my time to get my favorite pieces but am afraid they won't look good or match when I am done... "

 Good news! When it comes to color, they don't have to match. Nope. Not at all. Look at this bracelet.

There is a dark green china charm (right) along with some Royal Albert Lady Carlyle (center) and antique Austrian china white background pieces. What makes it work? The silver charms and pearls between each one.
Which leads us to an important tip: repetiton

Repetition:  It's easy when we love similar designs that have similar elements like this bracelet. It works because of the crystals around each charm.

 But when we are designing with favorite pieces from more than one source or bought one at a time, they often don't match. This can easily remedied by using a repetitive pattern in between them.

So go ahead, get a couple of pieces of these little treasures of the past!
You can't go wrong. Promise.
Of course, we always stand ready to help.

You can contact me at [email protected]



Date 5/8/2014

Your jewelry is awesome Kim!!!! Cindy and Chynna Rose

Karen Furman

Date 8/2/2014

Gorgeous items you have for sale...I have a gorgeous, antique, badly chipped Meito China platter belonging to late 96 yr old aunt..would love to try and make pendants out of pieces of it to give to relatives..have not found suitable settings to do this and also how do I go about grinding the pieces to fit. Chemo patient with lots of time on my hands and love to do projects like that. Have saved you on my favorites and will do some shopping on your site...just my style of home decos and jewelry...thanks

James Burnett Jr

Date 9/29/2014

Do you ever have Spode Woodland pieces to make a bracelet out of and if so, what would the price be?


Date 10/1/2014

Will definitely look into it, James.

Add a Comment. We'd love to hear from you!