Dishfunctional Designs

Author of BoHo Chic Jewelry: 25 Timeless Designs Using Soldering, Beading, Wire Wrapping and More

and Soldered Alchemy: 24 Jewelry Project Using New Soft-Solder Techniques

Artist. Jewelry designer. Creative upcycler. Free spirit. Rocker. Daydreamer. Mom.



Why I Will Never Pay You To Promote Me On Instagram

It happens every once in a while. I see a little icon in the corner of my Instagram profile, indicating that someone wants to send me a message. I go to the page and scan the message ....more

What's New In My Shop This Week & Fun Announcement!

Hi friends, Here is a quick update on what is new this week in my Etsy shop. The autumn leaf necklace - this is a one of a kind! I only had one small shard from a plate in this china pattern - which is hard porcelain - I think it turned out great ....more

Bacon, Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Crostini Recipe

Hi friends! In my last post I shared my recipe for Easy Fresh Tomato Basil Crostini and promised another version to follow. Here it is! ...more

Easy Fresh Tomato Basil Crostini Recipe

I think it's undeniable...more

New China Patterns In My Etsy Shop! New Broken China Jewelry

Hi friends! It's hard to believe that August is right around the corner. I hope you are all having a great summer and that you get a chance to relax and reflect! ...more

A Peek At My New Designs In My Society6 & Redbubble Shops!

Hi friends! I've been falling behind with my blogging so I figured I would do a few updates to share what I've been up to. I have a habit of getting interested in a project and then throwing myself into it, and when I do that, everything else sort of disappears ....more

New In My Etsy Shop This Week & Happy Summer!

Hi friends! I hope you are all enjoying summer! I sure have been! ...more

Easy Beginner Tutorial: How To Make A Basic Elephant Necklace

I remember when I first got the idea to make jewelry. When it came to the technical aspect of tools and components, as a beginner, I had absolutely no idea where to start....more

New Broken China Jewelry In My Etsy Shop!

Hi friends, I hope you all have been enjoying the weather where you are - we had a little heatwave here in PA this week but I'm happy for the hotter weather to finally get here! I love spending time outside!I look forward to the end of the school year as much as my daughters do, and we sure had a busy one this year. Both of my girls worked so hard this year, and both received academic awards ....more

DIY Tiered Jewelry Organizer Made From Vintage China Plates & Teacups

Today I'm going to show you how you can turn your thrift store and flea market teacups, plates, and saucers into a pretty tiered organizer. This organizer is great for holding jewelry or other small collections, makes a unique candy dish, and is certainly a conversation piece. All you need are a few supplies ....more