How to Make a Ring From Broken China Cup

2 materials
$5
1 Hour

I love recycling broken things ans breathing new life into them and jewellery is a super way to upcycle.

I especially like the vintage old English blue willow pattern as it’s so recognisable and nostalgic.

how to make a ring from broken china cup, Materials to make a Broken china ring
Materials to make a Broken china ring

I gather the broken piece of china and a blank ring that has open extendable fit any size back. Epoxy resin glue for jewellery and small mini grinding hand tool with hard Sanding stone wheel attachment.

firstly give the back of the china a sanding to rough up surface so that glue holds well.

how to make a ring from broken china cup, Broken china
Broken china
how to make a ring from broken china cup, Sand back ready for glue
Sand back ready for glue

Safety aware -Be sure to wear protective goggles and mask whilst grinding.

how to make a ring from broken china cup, Smoothing edges
Smoothing edges

I sand the edges to make the piece smooth and no sharp bits.

how to make a ring from broken china cup, Sanding edge of china
Sanding edge of china

Next to mix epoxy resin glue. I do this by mixing equal parts of hardener and epoxy on a piece of plastic with spatula. It has a few minutes before hardening so begin to smooth onto back of ring and china ready to hold in place.

how to make a ring from broken china cup, Mix glue
Mix glue
how to make a ring from broken china cup, Glue back of china
Glue back of china

I put the glue onto back of ring and place china piece into position and firmly hold in place.

how to make a ring from broken china cup, Glue together
Glue together

I leave it to dry for an hour

Then look wow so proud of result and ready to wear this unique vintage china ring!

how to make a ring from broken china cup, Broken china ring
Broken china ring
how to make a ring from broken china cup, Broken china ring
Broken china ring
how to make a ring from broken china cup, Broken china ring
Broken china ring

Suggested materials:

  • Epoxy resin glue   (Amazon)
  • Ring blank   (Amazon)

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