The name behind Broken Plates, Gillian Preston creates her jewelry by cutting from hand blown glass into dynamic and angular wearable designs. The process begins in a hot glass studio, where layers of bold, crisp colors are applied to molten glass and blown into a flat surface (or plate) that serves as the blank canvas for these glassy wearables. Preston cuts each plate into pieces before they are polished and composed into their final form. Broken Plates makes reference to the work’s origin, and the result is a line of jewelry that offers a new perspective on current trends and captures the stunning qualities of hand blown glass. For this year's Urban Sparkle exhibition, Gillian has gone above and beyond with an incredible statement necklace as her centerpiece.