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Created Primarily From Recycled China

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UPCOMING SHOWS

September 13 - October 12th City Peoples Garden Arts Show, Seattle, WA

Tues. Nov 11th Trunk Show at Tandem Wine Bar Bothell, WA

December 5, 6 & 7 Bainbridge Island Studio Tour , Bainbridge, WA
At the Waterfront Park Community Center

Additional events to be posted as they are confirmed.

"Sustainable Gifts That Keep On Giving" Seattle Times November 24, 2013 http://seattletimes.com:80/html/pacificnw/2022201893_greenmarketxml.html.  
I am thrilled to be featured in a short list of environmentally friendly gift giving ideas for the holidays in the Pacific Magazine of the November 24, 2013 Seattle Times.  
"For the gardener: Seattle’s Darcy Thompson has created Artcycled Mosaics, a collection of upcycled jewelry, garden art and home accessories. The pieces are made out of recycled materials such as broken china mosaics, repurposed into new works such as bird baths, small tables and outdoor-friendly mirrors that add a pop of color to any garden. Thompson brings her work to art shows around the Seattle area. Check her website for her nearest show or order online."

Artcycled Mosaics offers handmade, one of a kind upcycled mosaic jewelry,  garden art and home accessories.  My garden art ranges from  bird baths, mosic fish, tables and outdoor friendly mirrors.   My unique broken china jewelry includes pendants, necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets and belt buckles all hand cut from upcycled and recycled china plates.

I love to transform cracked or broken plates, china dishes and serving pieces into unique and new works, giving those old treasured items a new lease on life with my broken china mosaics.   My unique handcrafted mosaic garden art is designed to enliven any garden setting.   Distinctive birdbaths, birdhouses, tables, jewelry, gifts and garden art are created,  in the picassiette style, with recycled tesserae (tile, pottery, broken china, glass and found objects) when ever possible.  

 

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NEWS

On July 15, 2014 my work was featured on KOMO TV
for a Green Living segment by King County Eco Consumer Guide Tom Watson
http://www.youtube.com/embed/UPX25eAe6IQ?rel=0#YouTube
Stop by the darling shop SugarPill on Capitol Hill where I am showing a nice variety of jewelry. The shop is full of culinary, apothecary and naturapathic delights and an assortment of other items.

For my one of a kind mosaic jewelry please visit me at a show, see a list of the shops you can find my work or visit my Etsy shop, ArtcycledMosaics.Etsy.com.   Each location will have an ever changing variety of pieces available. 

 

My handcrafted garden art and  jewelry pieces make great gifts for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, housewarmings or any occasion for the garden enthusiast!  I hope you enjoy your visit, if you see something you are interested in please contact me for price and availability. Custom orders are welcomed and can be designed to suit a particular theme, color combination or special occasion.  Turn around time depends upon the season and what my current schedule looks like.

I generally work in a traditional mortar and grout process because I feel that this process holds up the best for exterior pieces.  I also do my own welding and copper work and design many of the stands used to display my work.

What does Artcycled mean?
Artcycled is a name I came up with, and is now widely used,  to express my desire to utilize recycled, repurposed or reused materials when ever possible.    It also reflects the fractured nature of Picassiette pottery or broken china mosaic which is the primary style of my mosaic garden art. Recycling or upcycling items into new uses is a great eco friendly alternative!  
 
Recycle + Upcycle = Artcycle
 
Raspberry and Buttercup Floral Cocktail Ring  from Upcycled Broken China
Brown & Pink Transferware Vintage China Belt Buckle Upcycled Creative Reuse
Turquoise Floral Recycled China Necklace - Sterling Chain
Timeless Floral Broken China Plate Necklace- Sterling Rolo Chain
Black and White Upcycled Broken China Earrings
Broken China Plate Pendant Recycled Daisy Floral
Bright Floral Recycled Broken China Plate Pendant
Blue and White Transferware Broken China Bracelet OOAK
Special Projects

For the 2011 Northwest Flower and Garden Show I had a blast working with Susan Browne Landscape Design to provide some fun and colorful elements to her Gold Medal "Run Little Pigs Run" display garden.  I created some truely unique flowers for the entry to the wolf den as well as an assortment of teal, orange and black flowers in front of the straw house.  

Ravenna Park Playground, Seattle, WA
Installation Spring/Summer 2008
This project features a large "Tree of Life" medallion in front of a historic park building.  In addition a mosaic butterfly, woodpecker and turtle were installed in the new "tot lot" sandbox area.
Click here to see   photos of this project.
 
Judkins Park Apartments Courtyard Art Project in Seattle, WA.  
Installation Spring 2006.  
Click here to see photos of this fun project that turned a bland courtyard into an inviting, colorful and playful area.
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Artcycled
Darcy Thompson 
206-325-4295
Seattle, Washington
 
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