How to Create a One of a Kind Vintage Ceramic Pendant Necklace
I adore vintage ceramics and the charity shops and car boot sales are full of beautiful designs that may otherwise go in to landfill. I received as a freebie this box of treasures and wanted to create a special pendant necklace as a keepsake gift.
I use wheeled tile nippers to cut through the ceramic it makes the job of breaking easy! I keep cutting and nibble away at the china so I can get the desired shape.
After I’ve got the rough shape it’s time to sand the raw edges smooth so it feels nice and can be worn safely.
I prefer to use a carbide stone wheel attachment to a rotary hand drill.
It starts to come together and I see my little ceramic butterfly pendant beginning to come to life and take shape.
I choose a sterling silver snake chain to hang the pendant on which needs a bail to connect it to.
i use a drill with a diamond tip point to cut a hole into the ceramic. This is a slow process which I keep the tip cool by dipping it in and out of water.
Once the hole is done it’s a silver bail which fits into the holes and pliers to pinch it snug .
Now all that remains is to thread chain onto the pretty ceramic.
What a gorgeous keepsake.
- Wheeled tile nippers (Amazon)
- Silver chain (Amazon)
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