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Irish Belleek Shard Pendant – Giveaway Day 18

December 18, 2008

Today’s prize is Belleek Shard Pendant from Lamplighter Studio

This gorgeous pendant is made from a broken piece Irish Belleek pottery and was crafted by the Fireside’s Liam Hughes. He has made a business of recovering antique and contemporary china and turning it into wearable art.

Visit his website at Use the coupon code: FIRESIDE to get 10% Off through Dec 31, 2008.

Listen to Liam’s appearance on NPR’s To the Best of Our Knowledge “Reconsidering Craft” – Click the arrow below to begin clip.

Listen to the whole 53-minute show at or by clicking below

Read an article about him at

This prize goes to Jessica Lancer from Portland, Oregon.


We’ve got a few $5, $10, $15 or $20 gift certificates for to giveaway (mostly $20’s!). Leave a comment below about Liam’s shard jewelry and we’ll send a gift certificate your way.


10 Comments leave one →
  1. Judy permalink
    December 18, 2008 9:46 PM

    Every time I wear my Belleek shard pin/pendant I receive compliments and inquiries. People are fascinated by the fact that it used to be a saucer!

    Liam has really been busy; so many more pieces on the website and such a variety!


  2. December 18, 2008 11:25 PM

    Liam’s been a very busy guy. He’ll be thrilled to read that you get great comments from his pieces.

    A $20 Gift Certificate is coming your way.


  3. Talia permalink
    December 19, 2008 2:49 AM

    These pieces are so beautiful. I can’t believe something recycled could be so nice. I love the really old flow blue piece from Ireland.

    Love it. Love it.

  4. Amanda permalink
    December 19, 2008 12:26 PM

    Liam, your jewelery is amazing! I periodically check your site to drool over it all, but I don’t think you had nearly as many pieces last time I looked, you must be working nonstop these days! Wonderful work, its all incredibly beautiful.

  5. December 20, 2008 12:03 AM

    Amanda – $20 Gift Certificate is coming your way.

  6. Karen permalink
    December 20, 2008 6:19 AM

    Liam, I never put two and two together and realized the shards were made by you. I had my husband look at your site with a possible HINT for my Christmas. I love your work! So clever & very unique. Makes me want to find some dishes to mail you to break up and use.

  7. Liam permalink
    December 20, 2008 10:52 AM

    Hey everybody…..thanks for the great comments. I appreciate them all……

    I have been working pretty steady on the jewelry since I returned from Ireland. I have already started production on my Spring collection. There is very little down time in the studio. Oh, and I almost forgot……I have to start planning on Ireland 2009.

    Karen your certificate is on it’s way……


  8. Karen permalink
    December 20, 2008 2:34 PM

    Thanks a lot for the certificate!! I have already picked out what the one I love the most and will order it whether my husband took my HINT or not 🙂 MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Enjoy your Holidays

  9. Merlene permalink
    December 24, 2008 3:29 AM

    It’s so hard to pick. All the pieces are beautiful. I particularly like the Shannon Crystal Shard necklace & earrings.


  10. December 24, 2008 6:50 AM


    The Shannon Crystal Shard is a wonderful pink color with some great beads. Enjoy your $20 Gift Certificate.


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