China Jewelry

In 2006, a board member for the shelter came up with the idea to make jewelry from broken china. That board member, along with two staff members, attended a training session with an artist who assisted them in learning the process of making the pendants from broken plates. The initial goal for this project was to sell 200 pieces. The board of directors at the time sold the pieces. After the initial 200 pieces sold, the project lost a little momentum. It was quite a labor intensive project for only a couple of people to produce, in addition to doing the demanding work of the shelter. In 2007, shelter volunteer Linda Fullerton stepped up as Jewelry Project Coordinator. She then learned the process from staff and took the entire project offsite. This jewelry has been hand crafted by a group of dedicated volunteers who meet to produce, package and sell it, ever since. The scope of the project has widened considerably. The project has generated operational funding for the shelter in a time when grant funding and private donors aren’t steadily increasing. In addition, major projects have been completed with funding from the Broken China, including replacing the shelter roof, and purchasing a vehicle for transporting shelter residents.

What sets this project apart from other fundraisers, is that it is so relatable to the cause. Victims of domestic abuse often feel broken, they feel used, they feel as if their lives are not the same as they used to be. However we believe that victims can transition to survivors, and that they can be independent and beautiful. The process of making the jewelry changes broken dishes, broken china, into independent, beautiful pieces of jewelry that have a new purpose in life. It mirrors the path the victim walks to become a survivor.

If you would like more information about the jewlery project please contact Jewelry Project Coordinator, Linda Fullerton at 501-514-5022 or thejewelryproject@hotmail.com.

The China Jewelry pieces can be purchased in person at the following locations:

CONWAY

Furniture Consignment Place
501.450.6380
1052 Harrison Street
Conway 72032
Tues. – Sat. 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Something Special
501.548.0011
1105 Fendley Drive
Conway 72032
Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm
Sat. 10 am – 5 pm
Sun. 1 pm – 5 pm

Moore Art Supplies & More
501-504-6968
1015 Deer St.
Conway, AR 72032
Mon. – Sat. 9 am – 6 pm

NORTH LITTLE ROCK

THEA  Foundation Center for the Arts
501.379.9512
401 Main & 4th Street
North Little Rock 72114      Mon. – Fri. 9 am – 5 pm

Oak Grove Pharmacy
Phone: 501-907-2095
5308 JFK Blvd. Suite 3
North Little Rock, AR 72116

Oak Grove Pharmacy
Phone: 501-851-3636
11114 MacArthur Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118

LITTLE ROCK

Beyond Cotton
501.221.9195
10700 N. Rodney Parham Road
Little Rock 72212
Mon. – Sat. 10 am – 6 pm

Catering to YOU
501.614.9030
8121 Cantrell Road
Little Rock 72227
Mon. – Fri. 10 am – 6 pm
Sat. 10 am – 5 pm

Shoppes On Woodlawn
4523 Woodlawn Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72205
501-666-3600
Hours 10am-6pm

BENTON

Montalvo Interiors
101 N. East St.
Benton, AR 72015
501-794-6677

Upcoming 2017 Events Open to the Public Where Jewelry May Be Purchased:

June 6,7 AR Home Extension Craft Fair, Hot Springs Conv. C.
July 15 & 16 Antique Alley, Conway Expo
August 26 Great Escape, Conway Expo Center
Oct 6,7,8 Hot Spgs. Arts & Crafts Fair Garland Co. Fairgrounds
Nov 2,3,4 Garland & Glitz, Benton Conv. Center
Nov 11-12 Antique Alley, Conway Expo Center
Nov 16,17 Holiday Craft & Gift Sale, Jacksonville
Nov 16,17,18 Dazzle Daze, Conway Expo