How to Make Some Beautiful Eco Friendly Earrings

Susan Goode
by Susan Goode
5 Materials
1 Hour

With old crockery some of it vintage lovely pieces of history I love to save it from landfill and make eco jewellery with it.

It’s surprising how much is discarded and unloved and becomes out of fashion etc and these lovely pieces are with pretty designs that I am going to turn into jewellery keepsakes


Old crockery

First I cut the pieces of crockery with wheeled tile nippers. Use safety glasses to protect against flying shards.

Cutting ceramic pieces

The wheeled tile nippers are so easy to use and make cutting ceramics quite therapeutic in a way!

I get some pieces I like the designs on to sand smooth with an mini electric hand drill with carbide stone wheel attachment.

Sanding the china
Smoothing the edges

I love the flower design on this plate and begins to make two earrings from the flowers. I go carefully into the outline a little of petals and make edges smooth to touch.

Drilling hole

I use a diamond tipped drill piece to make a hole in to put jump rings and earwires connection. The best way is slowly push through with water to cool the top and prevent burnout.

Round nose pliers

Using round nosed pliers to open jump rings ready to put ear hooks onto is easy. The little rings go easily into the hole and use pliers to tighten up the fixings.

I am so happy with these cute blue flower earrings.

Flower earrings from old crockery
Recycled crockery earrings
Suggested materials:
  • Old crockery   (Amazon)
  • Wheeled tile nippers   (Amazon)
  • Mini dremel hand drill with attachments   (Amazon)
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