I love working with old vintage broken crockery and all the vintage English designed ceramics are so delightful to breathe new life into.
Transforming Broken Crockery Into Keepsake Pendant
Recent bargain buy box. I choose a few pieces I think will make nice shaped pendants. Using wheeled tile nippers and protective eye goggles I begin to cut and shape the pieces to the size I want.
Slowly and carefully I nibble at the ceramic pieces until i get shape I like.
When I’ve got some pieces roughly the shape it’s time to sand smooth edges with a mini hand held drill with carbide stone. This whizzes around the sharp pieces and smooths it all in no time.
I also drill a hole into the china using a diamond tipped drill piece and keep the tip cooled in between drilling into the ceramic with water .
It’s slowly slowly drill into china for a count of 5 and rest to cool for count of 5 too. Otherwise the tip burns out and this helps preserve.
At last I have a piece I’m happy with and all that I need to do is choose a silver bail to loop into the hole to thread the chain into . It just pinches either side of hole and I use round nosed pliers to squeeze into place .
Just thread chain through and I choose a sterling silver snake chain.
so happy with the results!
- Crockery (Amazon)
- Snake chain silver (Amazon)
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Mrs B on May 21, 2021
Beautiful! Do you use some kind of a clear sealer to protect the design? I have a box of odds and ends I have been saving knowing someday I would find a use - this is it!!