How to Create a Beautiful Pendant From Broken China
Up cycling Queen I’m often called as I can’t bear to see old pretty items go into waste or be forgotten and left unloved. So with this box of old crockery donated to me I found so much to transform into jewellery keepsakes.
Pendants are what I’m focussed on today and I use wheeled tile nippers to break through and shape the crockery easily. Eye goggles to be worn to protect against flying china.
I love the vintage pretty florals on teacups and plates from the 50’s and 60’s and they really make unique pieces to treasure and gift.
Next I drill a little
hole into the top of the piece ready for fixings. The diamond tipped drill piece helps to cut through it and water keeps the tip cool .
I use a mini sanding carbide stone attachment to smooth edges and shape the china pendant. Mask on to protect dust inhalation.
The bail of choice goes in to the hole and I pinch it shut with a pair of pliers.
Choosing a bail with the right sized prongs is best so it fit snuggly.
Then thread a sterling silver snake chain on to the bail. And then it’s ready to wear or gift!
- Tile nippers (Amazon)
- Silver chain (Amazon)
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