How to Create Beautiful Earrings From Old Ceramic Crockery.
I was donated a box of chipped and broken crockery which was like a treasure trove for me! I saw so much potential jewellery in that pile and began immediately to find some designs to transform.
I use wheeled tile nippers to cut the china into smaller more manageable working pieces. Protective goggles are essential.
I am focussing on some pieces which I feel will make a nice pair of earrings. Using a sanding tool with rotary grinder to smooth the edges and shape into right size is easy. Always wear a face mask too as it gets dusty.
When the ceramic pieces are the right shape it’s time to drill holes in by using a diamond tipped drill. I use water to cool the tip and slowly bit by bit it creates a hole .
I repeat this for both pairs and soon ready to add the sterling silver ear hooks.
I use round nosed pliers to slide the jump ring into hole and add the hooks. It’s easy to squeeze tight and secure the fixings with these.
I am so happy with my little gold earrings made from old crockery!
- Round nosed pliers (Amazon)
- Silver ear hooks (Amazon)
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