How to Create A Beautiful Brooch Pin Heirloom Using Vintage Crockery

Susan Goode
by Susan Goode
2 Materials
1 Hour

I love to wear quirky items and what better for environment than to reuse old crockery and make unique jewellery from it! Create heirlooms too from your families old plates!

Broken crockery

I look for an interesting pattern or flower to begin cutting with wheeled tile nippers and remember to wear protective wear goggles when cutting as shards can fly out.

Wheeled tile nippers

Old crockery is often so pretty and with a lovely design it’s so nice to try and preserve a piece of history by recycling it into a new loved again piece. Sometimes it’s a family heirloom that can be transformed into a keepsake jewellery item.

I choose a pretty floral piece to smooth and make into a brooch pin.

It’s a good idea to sand smooth the edges using a mini hand held drill with a sanding attachment .

Hand held mini sander

I go around the whole piece taking away the sharp edges and leaving it smooth and tactile.

Sanding edges

I then need to sand a strip on the back of china to allow the brooch pin to adhere well with glue.

Sanding the back

And the two

part epoxy resin glue is mixed up In equal parts and applied to the back of the china brooch where the pin is going.

Mix glue
Apply glue

Then brooch pin put into place on the glued back and after a few minutes it sets hard.

Hey presto! The pretty brooch pin is ready to wear proudly .

Vintage china Brooch pin
Vintage china brooch pin
Suggested materials:
  • Mini hand held drill sander   (Amazon)
  • Wheeled tile nippers   (Amazon)

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