I just love to repurpose old crockery and discarded vintage ceramic into lovely one of a kind jewellery. Apart from the stopping so much going into landfill the creations are so unique and pretty durable keepsakes.
How to Create a Vintage Brooch Pin From Recycled Crockery
Vintage ceramics are so delightful and varied so many designs to choose from!
I use wheeled tile nippers to cut the ceramic into smaller pieces. These are so easy to use. Safety goggles is a must.
I like the floral and patterns and decide on a few shapes to nibble and cut with tile cutters. Then it’s time to shape and smooth the edges with a rotary hand drill using a carbide stone to smooth all the rough bits.
When I’m happy with shape and edges it’s time to also rough up a little patch on the back of the ceramic ready to glue the brooch pin firmly. This helps with sticking securely.
The two part epoxy resin is made up and spread evenly to the brooch pin. Then onto the back of brooch and I push gently into central horizontal place. Making sure that the piece is going to lay in correct position from the front design .
I let this dry for 30 mins and then hey it’s ready to wear proudly!
- Rotary hand drill sander (Amazon)
- Epoxy resin glue (Amazon)
- Wheeled tile nippers (Amazon)
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