How to Create One of a Kind Earrings From Old Crockery

Susan Goode
by Susan Goode
2 Materials
1 Hour

I enjoy creating things out of discarded old crockery and earrings are on agenda today. The pretty designs and borders make lovely one of a kind jewellery. This box of treasure is sure to hold some inspiration

Old crockery

I use wheeled tile nippers to break and cut the ceramic pieces. Wearing protective glasses to protect from flying china.

Using these nippers are easy and snap the ceramic quickly and usually with practice nearly. They then can be used to rough shape the pieces so they look even.

Wheeled tile nippers

I choose some pieces that feel make a nice pair and start to sand the edges smooth with a carbide grind stone attachment to mini rotary drill. This takes some time to carefully curve and smooth and remember to wear mask to stop inhalation of dust.

Sanding edges

I repeat the process for both pieces and then it’s time to drill some holes for jump ring fixings.

I use a diamond tipped drill piece. This cuts through carefully and I use water to dip it into evey time to cool and protect tip. It’s best to take your time care and attention but a slow process and patience worth it.


Then it’s time to thread the jump rings through and attach ear hooks. I like to use sterling silver as this prevents ear irritation.

Ear hooks

I like to use round nosed pliers to make it easier to hold and bend and secure the jump rings. Open the ring slip it through and squeeze together tight and hook ear wire in and again close tight.

So happy with these unique pair of earrings!

Ceramic earrings
Ceramic earrings
Suggested materials:
  • Rotary drill   (Amazon)
  • Round nosed pliers   (Amazon)

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