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Transform Grandma’s China Into Memories – Bregjes Design


Grandma’s China is one of the sweetest things I can think of. The special plates and settings that made each family holiday just a bit more fancy.

China can invoke all types of feelings and emotions. The thoughts of the people who you sit with. The memories of times together.




Chinaware is beautiful. Coming in so many forms and styles, each showcasing the person who owned them. From white, pure glass giving you a classic look. To reds and purples, giving deep colors and a bold look. Pastels showcasing a light and delicate look.

Many people have been blessed with receiving either new or old China dishes. Whether you received them as a gift or after a loved one passes on, you feel connected to these dishes. They are more than just another place-setting, they have emotions tied to them.





Oftentimes the old china dishes just sit on a shelf and sadly collect dust, or more often, in a box in your basement or garage. But why are we not transforming these classic items into something you can enjoy and show off? This was the thought that Bregje of Bregjes Design had. She loves the history behind each piece. All of people who ate off those plates. The drinks laughed over in those cups. They hold just a little something more inside each one.


By taking the courage so many of us do not contain, she holds her head up, smiles and smashes that beautiful classic piece of China. With each shatter she creatively scours over the pieces and as many artists can, she sees what we layman cannot. She takes those broken pieces, buffs them to perfection and makes them into the most delicate and dainty jewelry you can imagine. Sometimes adding accents of gold or silver to her pieces, she makes each one different.



By making her pieces from different pieces of China, and by breaking them into different shapes, there are no two pieces that will ever be the same.


When you purchase a piece of jewelry from Bregjes Design you never have to worry about finding someone wearing the same piece as you. You can joyfully showcase your one-of-a-kind piece with pleasure.



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Bregjes Design can custom make a piece from broken China you mail to her, or you can purchase pieces from her already made selection.  Be sure to “heart’ her Etsy page so you can see her stunning new designs as they are added to her site. With each piece coming in at affordable, everyday prices, you will be be able to afford to grab a piece today.

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  • Reply Dana Rodriguez

    Those are so pretty and unique. Great way to preserve memories in a stylish way.

    August 25, 2017 at 10:20 am
  • Reply Melissa Storms

    This is such a unique idea. I love the finished pieces and have a few things myself that hold memories and would be better served as a lovely piece of jewelry.

    August 25, 2017 at 10:43 am
  • Reply Pauline Gorczycki

    That’s a great idea

    August 25, 2017 at 12:33 pm
  • Reply vickie couturier

    interesting,,wouldnt have thought of making jewerly out of it

    August 25, 2017 at 12:48 pm
  • Reply shannon fowler

    I really love this. These are so beautiful!

    August 25, 2017 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply Gabrielle

    I love these pieces. They’re both eccentric and classic at the same time. Bregje is a really original and fun jewelry brand.

    August 25, 2017 at 5:45 pm
  • Reply Christina Graham

    I love how unique these are. The ring and necklace set is adorable. I also love that it is repurposed.

    August 25, 2017 at 6:20 pm
  • Reply Dorothy Boucher

    I love the artistry that when into thinking and making these, I think they are such beautiful pieces.

    August 25, 2017 at 9:28 pm
  • Reply annette fisher


    August 25, 2017 at 10:59 pm
  • Reply Paula K

    What an intriguing concept. It would really help with letting all the children having something special from Grandma.

    August 25, 2017 at 11:01 pm
  • Reply Linda Manns Linneman

    This is such a beautiful idea. A great gift idea that would be very personal for a family member. Thank you so much for sharing this. God Bless

    August 26, 2017 at 8:17 am
  • Reply Julie Waldron

    The rings are a little too large for my taste but I love the necklaces. They are so pretty!

    August 26, 2017 at 10:02 am
  • Reply Karley Moore

    This is really beautiful jewelry. I’ve never seen anything like this.

    August 26, 2017 at 10:32 am
  • Reply Sandra Watts

    That is really quite interesting and beautiful! Great idea!

    August 26, 2017 at 1:18 pm
  • Reply Janice L.

    Necklaces are really pretty.

    August 26, 2017 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply Vickie Gallo

    Love it!

    August 26, 2017 at 3:21 pm
  • Reply Calvin F.

    I like the different pieces idea, very unique. Hardly ever seen those before.

    August 26, 2017 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply Jessie

    I love this idea simple and complex a way to bring what was put away back to life

    August 26, 2017 at 10:46 pm
  • Reply Jodi Hunter

    I love how unique these pieces are.

    August 27, 2017 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply denise low

    Thank you for sharing. This is a great idea. I had never thought about something like this.

    August 28, 2017 at 10:30 am
  • Reply Sylvia Zajis

    Whata very unique idea and the end product is really so personal since each piece is an original. This is such a great piece of a fond memory and you can have it with you at all times…. Just Wow!

    August 28, 2017 at 11:01 pm
  • Reply Megan Goetz

    So delicate and beautiful

    August 28, 2017 at 11:41 pm
  • Reply Lisa A

    These pieces are so beautiful and creative!

    September 2, 2017 at 10:30 am
  • Reply Cathy Jarolin

    I love this Jewelry. How personalized your special piece can become. Their ceramic Jewelry is simply Gorgeous..

    September 2, 2017 at 11:47 pm
  • Reply Alice Rios

    These are simple and pretty. You are creative!

    September 3, 2017 at 1:27 am
  • Reply Sandy P

    Oh my goodness, to think of all the broken pieces of China I have thrown away. What a fantastic way to give a meaningful gift to a special family member.

    September 4, 2017 at 2:49 pm
  • Reply Maria Ancona

    How great to be able to extend the use of a family item. Not everybody wants to use ‘old fashioned’ kitchen items but would gladly wear it and still keep those memories alive. 🙂

    September 4, 2017 at 6:38 pm
  • Reply Jeri Accardo

    I’m a jewelry artist by trade and that is one of the most unique ideas I’v seen in a long time. I have some old china that is a little broken or cracked in some of the teacups and saucers.

    September 5, 2017 at 4:05 pm
  • Reply Lyndsey R.

    These are very unique and special. Very creative thinking!

    September 5, 2017 at 4:36 pm
  • Reply Gabrielly

    These are so beautiful. I love it.

    September 6, 2017 at 12:18 pm
  • Reply Laurie Strebe

    Can custom design from piece or pieces sent in! What a wonderful idea. We all have this stuff just lying around. Why not enjoy it, reuse, recycle! I adore this concept!

    September 6, 2017 at 10:01 pm
  • Reply Michelle Garrity

    They are so pretty and different from any jewelry I’ve seen.

    September 7, 2017 at 10:34 am
  • Reply Margaret Sarsfield

    such a lovely idea to reuse china. and unique!

    September 8, 2017 at 12:10 am
  • Reply Richard Hicks

    This is a wonderful idea. Lots of people will be doing it.

    September 8, 2017 at 9:39 am
  • Reply Jocelyn R

    These are very neat, especially for situations where you only have one piece of a set.

    September 8, 2017 at 10:43 am
  • Reply Kathy Pease

    What unique jewelry..These would make beautiful gifts.

    September 8, 2017 at 12:56 pm
  • Reply Gina G

    The necklace with 3 china pieces is absolutely to die for!!!! So gorgeous!

    September 8, 2017 at 8:32 pm
  • Reply Rust

    What a very neat idea! So unique for gift giving!

    September 8, 2017 at 9:04 pm
  • Reply LINDA H

    What a great idea. They’re really cute!

    September 8, 2017 at 10:51 pm
  • Reply Kristen H.

    I really like these jewelry designs. I think it is so cool that each one is original, especially since I love wearing original things, whether it be clothes, shoes, jewelry, etc! Plus, I like how by making jewelry pieces out of old china dishes, Bregje potentially helps to keep more trash out of our landfills.

    September 8, 2017 at 11:39 pm
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