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If it ain’t broke don’t fix it–but if it is…

Upcycle it!

Upcycled objects made from broken ceramics hold a special place in my heart due to the fact that I am extremely clumsy and I have some amazing ceramics at home–it’s not the best combo :P

I just fell in love with this jewelry created by multi-talented artist Deana Mattos Diefenbach. The necklaces and belts kind of remind me of the exhibits at the archeology museum in Istanbul–where bits and pieces of broken pottery were pieced back together to make breath-taking pots, jugs and vases, part old and part new.

Check out Deana’s Etsy shop for more of her artwork. She also has some gorgeous paintings–her watercolors are among my favorite of her painted pieces.

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Alternative Text Justina Blakeney

Designer, artist, stylist & mama. Founder and CCO at The Jungalow. Crazy for color, pattern and plants!

8 responses to “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it–but if it is…”

  1. So cool! I love these pieces as well! Deana is the queen of upcycling (next to Justina, of course)! A very talented artist indeed (who also happens to be my cousin)! Love the post. Xx, s

  2. Mattos says:

    Hi Shannie, you are the sweetest. Thanks for commenting.
    Justina, I love this post, Thanks so much. As usual so nicely written.
    Made my day, actually my week, things have been so stressful, this was a cheerful pick me up. :)

  3. you know i love this, j! such a beautiful way to keep the pieces close to one’s heart :)

    xo

  4. So pretty! I would paint the edges of the pieces gold, just to add a bit more gypsy sparkle! And sorry if someone has already said this, I’m too tired to read all the above comments :

  5. Mattos says:

    Hi Lauren, I never thought of that, thanks for the suggestion, I may just have to give that a try. Since I am a painter I happen to have gold on hand.

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