Welcome to the As the Crow Flies & Co maker page. We’re Mike & Wilder Scott-Straight, partners, parents, history lovers and serious (broken) plate collectors. It all started way back in the ’00s when Mike broke Wilder’s favorite antique plate, a stained glass jeweler by trade he thought he could make something meaningful from the shards. Now, the majority of Mike’s time is spent scouring local secondhand stores and flea markets for unique plates he can put to use while Wilder tidy’s up the photography and internet side of things. Our pieces are one-of-a-kind adornments with a mysterious past, made to tell a new, miniature story.
About Our Products:
Our jewelry is made first and foremost from antique and vintage plates! They are beautifully well worn. They are set in two styles: soldered with lead-free silver solder (a silver alloy) or cut and set into sterling silver bezels. All chains are silver plated, all ear wire is sterling silver. We recommend using silver polishing wipes periodically on the silver parts to keep their bright shine. They should not be submerged in water as it could do damage.