Dish 'n Chips

American Made Since 2005

Carey Chelenza

Langhorne, Pennsylvania
I use traditional metalsmithing techniques to create unique jewelry with sterling and fine silver, gems, and broken china.
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Tell us about your business.

You may be wondering.... Why does a jewelry artist have the name Dish 'n Chips? My business originated from creating works of art with vintage china. I expanded my business to create unique pieces of jewelry, some of which include pieces of broken china. I primarily use sterling, fine silver, gems, and broken china in my jewelry. Sometimes I include 18k gold to add interest and value to my work. I strive to expand and perfect my skills through taking classes for the past 12 years. The knowledge I've gained from master jewelers has greatly influenced the style and construction of my jewelry. I am a juried member of the Bucks County Guild of Craftsmen and also an active member with the PA Society of Goldsmiths .

Tell us about your workspace, shop, or studio.

My studio is in my basement and it is my retreat where I go to relax and create jewelry. It's the place where the cares of the day disappear and my creativity takes over.

What inspires you?

What inspires me are other artists whose work I admire. I am also inspired by the beautiful flowers in my garden and my work tends to have a Victorian flare.

What makes your business stand out?

I tend to incorporate pieces of broken china along with gems using traditional silversmithing techniques which makes my jewelry business different from the rest. I pride myself on excellent customer service and follow through with the sale.

What advice would you give an aspiring creative entrepreneur?

I would advise an aspiring creative entrepreneur to not give up as it takes a lot of time to get your work noticed and have repeat buyers, especially in the jewelry business.

What does American Made mean to you?

American Made means that the craft has not been imported from a foreign country, but rather made by a craftsperson in the United States.

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