How to Turn Your Old Teacups Into One of a Kind Necklace

Susan Goode
by Susan Goode
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Vintage ceramic tableware is so full of beautiful designs I can’t bear to see them go into landfill. I have so many ideas for this lovely lot!

Old crockery

Wheeled tile nippers are an easy tool to cut through and shape ceramic . Remember to wear some protective goggles as china chips can fly.

Wheeled tile nippers

At this stage is ok to roughly get the shape as the rough edges will be all smoothed with a sanding stone next step.


I use a carbide stone wheel attachment to a rotary mini drill and it makes light work of smoothing all the rough bits. Wear protective mask to prevent inhalation of dust.

Epoxy resin glue

Next I mix up some epoxy resin glue that is in equal pea size blobs and mixed together well with a stick to smear on both ceramic and silver cabochon.

Make sure your piece is shaped to fit snugly into the recess by sanding the back of ceramic to make it sit flat.

Smooth back.

Once the piece is dry which takes just a few minutes and you’re happy that it’s glued in place securely, it’s ready to thread onto a chain of choice. I’ve chosen a sterling silver snake chain.

oh how beautiful that rose looks!

Ceramic pendant
Ceramic pendant
Suggested materials:
  • Silver snake chain   (Amazon)
  • Rotary sander   (Amazon)

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