How to Create Jewellery From Old Crockery

Susan Goode
by Susan Goode
2 Materials
30 Minutes

I love to repurpose old things and breathe new life into them. Discarded broken old crockery is just too beautiful to throw into landfill so I decided to make some pretty keepsakes from these.

Old crockery

A pair of earrings seem to spring out from these pieces and I use wheeled tile nippers to cut and shape the Crocker . I do Recommend eye goggles to protect eyes from flying china.

Wheeled tile nippers

Drilling hole

The drilling sometimes takes a while and so patience needed slowly slowly to drill through.


The pieces now need sanding to take away the rough edges and smooth the china to make wearable. It is easy to use this rotary hand sander with carbide stone grinding wheel. Wear protective eye goggles and face mask too.


And when both shapes and smooth it’s time to assemble earring hooks and rings with round nosed pliers.

Round nosed pliers

Feed the jump rings through the drilled holes and add the sterling silver ear hooks in. Make sure to squeeze the rings tight to stop them slipping off. It’s a little fiddly but soon they will be ready to adorn ears!

Adding hooks

The earrings are super vintage and I love the retro green pattern. They are so unique!

Vintage earrings
Suggested materials:
  • Round nosed pliers   (Amazon)
  • Wheeled tile nippers   (Amazon)

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