How to Create on Trend Accessories for a Fraction of the Cost
i am always on the look out in junk shops garage sales and auctions for bits and bobs that would be useful to be up-cycled make a good jewellery or accessory pieces. So when I saw these broken bits of crockery I was so excited about what I could make and create!
I decide to cut some pieces for brooch pins and look at a range of pretty designs that would work for a decorative piece.
I use wheeled tile nippers to cut the crockery up into smaller pieces.
So many pieces so many choices!
I love that it’s recycling vintage pieces that are now given a new lease of life.
I then need to smooth and sand edges to create a nice easy to wear piece. I use a small rotary drill hand held with a sanding attachment. Goggles throughout all process from cutting and sanding to protect eyes is a must.
The lovely china pieces begin to come to life and then it’s time to glue the pin on the back. Firstly i sand the back of the brooch to create a good bonding surface for the brooch pin to adhere to .
I just create a rough strip to glue the pin to.
musing two part epoxy resin glue for jewellery making I mix up the two parts in equal blobs before spreading on to the back of brooch.
Place the pin in position on top of glue and press firmly.
- Epoxy resin glue (Amazon)
- Wheeled tile nippers (Amazon)
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