How to up Cycle Old Ceramic Tableware Into Beautiful Brooch.

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I love to up cycle old vintage broken ceramics and then transform these beautiful interesting old pieces into amazing unique jewllery creations which are so pretty and one of a kind.

how to up cycle old ceramic tableware into beautiful brooch, Old broken ceramic
Old broken ceramic

I see some interesting pieces to cut and save and shape using wheeled tile nippers. I always wear protective eye Goggles to prevent shards injury.

how to up cycle old ceramic tableware into beautiful brooch, Wheeled tile nippers
Wheeled tile nippers

I shape the pieces I want to use and turn them to look at the pieces from various angles and once cut is time to sand and shape smooth. I

use a mini hand held sander with carbide stone attachment. Slowly and gently I smooth edges until it’s looking and feeling nice.

how to up cycle old ceramic tableware into beautiful brooch, Smooth edges
Smooth edges

It starts to take shape and now The brooch is ready to glue a pin on the back and I begin by sanding the back a little with sander to enable the fixing to adhere better

how to up cycle old ceramic tableware into beautiful brooch
Mix epoxy resin

I use two part epoxy resin to create a nice mix of the hardener and glue especially for jewellery making . It sets quite quickly so not much time o get ready with the brooch pin to sit in position of glue on the back of ceramic.

how to up cycle old ceramic tableware into beautiful brooch
Brooch pin on back of ceramic

After a about twenty mins it is ready to wear!

I’m so pleased with the result and it’s so unique!!

how to up cycle old ceramic tableware into beautiful brooch
Beautiful brooch
how to up cycle old ceramic tableware into beautiful brooch
Ceramic brooch

Suggested materials:

  • Vintage china   (Amazon)
  • Mini hand held sander   (Amazon)
  • Brooch pin   (Amazon)
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