How to Make a Vintage Rose Brooch Pin From Old Crockery

Susan Goode
by Susan Goode
2 Materials
30 Minutes

I love to transform old vintage crockery into jewellery and so when I was donated a box of crockery all cracked and in pieces ready for the bin, I was thrilled!

Old crockery

I found some interesting china with beautiful florals on that I began to cut shape and smooth.

Wheeled tile nippers

I use wheeled tile nippers to cut the ceramic and shape as they are so easy to use and of course wear protection for eyes.


I prefer using a wheeled granite stone Sanding attachment on a rotary drill as this really helps smooth the raw edges and shape it too.

I wear protective face mask against dust which is important to prevent inhalation of dust..

The next step is to add a brooch pin to the back. I also sand a little patch on the reverse to ensure good adhesion of pin.

Glue pin on

The metal pins are available I. Various sizes and colours and I choose one which is big enough to fit the width and glue it centrally with epoxy resin. It sets hard in minutes and your brooch is ready to wear.

I think it’s such a unique red rose that will capture attention and admiration wherever it goes!

Rose brooch
Suggested materials:
  • Epoxy resin glue   (Amazon)
  • Brooch pin   (Amazon)

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