I am really attracted to the vintage patterns and designs on ceramic from yester year and so when I was given a lot of broken china crockery I was so happy to try and make some nice items to wear and gift.
Transforming Ceramic Plates Into Lovely Jewellery
I use wheeled tile nippers to cut and shape the ceramic pieces easily into jewellery shapes always remembering to wear eye goggles for protection against splinters of flying china.
I choose a few pieces to make into brooch shapes florals people and patterns I like and next step is to sand smooth the rough edges with a mini hand held rotary drill. I use a carbide stone sanding wheel attachment.
It’s a nice process to transform into nice smooth tactile pretty jewellery item. Perfect for gifting unique family heirlooms and often granny’s china can be remembered into keepsakes.
I sand a patch on the back of the china to allow the pin to stick well.
I then start to glue a brooch pin to the back of the ceramic. This is by using two part epoxy resin which is like a super glue for ceramics . Mixing two equal parts thoroughly ans smearing it on to the brooch pin and back and holding it in place .
It dries very quickly and soon the pin will be set hard and ready to wear.
I’m so pleased at the result. Such a unique piece that’s great to wear or gift.
- Mini hand drill (Amazon)
- Brooch pin (Amazon)
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