Why not wear stripes with polka dots? Who says clothes and patterns have to be staid and somber? I remember a conversation with my grandmother many years ago when she was horrified by the idea of leopard-print bed sheets and insisted that sheets should only be pastel. I’ll continue to challenge the old rules when it comes to color, pattern and self-expression, and this pendant does the same. With polka-dots, checkerboard, stripes, a splash of orange, and an explosion of yellow and green, the piece, made from sections of two different dinner plates, somehow comes together into one cohesive whole where each pattern and color is welcome.