How to Create Amazing Brooch Badge Pin From Your Old Broken Crockery!
I love to re use up cycle old crockery and some of the beautiful designs from vintage mid century ceramics are just too beautiful to go into landfill. I got given an old box of ceramic that was chipped and cracked and thought it was such a treasure trove to create new momentos from.
I begin to cut some pieces that attract me from the box and I use wheeled tile nippers to break through the china and make sure to wear protective eye goggles.
I keep nibbling with the wheels to shape the ceramic and create a nice balances shape. It’s so therapeutic to do!
Using a grinding stone attachment to a mini hand held drill is next step to create a smooth edged piece that feels nice and takes away any sharp bits. As well to create a nice rough back to help stick the brooch pin too.
Wearing a face mask is going to stop inhalation of dust particles whilst sanding.
Sanding a strip on the back ready to give good sticking power to pin.
I use a two part epoxy resin to glue the blank brooch pin by mixing an equal pea sized blob and mixing well then spreading a layer onto the back of the china and also on to the brooch pin. It sets hard within minutes.
The result is beautiful
- Wheeled tile nippers (Amazon)
- Brooch pin backs (Amazon)
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