Transforming Broken Crockery Into Keepsake Pendant
I love working with old vintage broken crockery and all the vintage English designed ceramics are so delightful to breathe new life into.
Recent bargain buy box. I choose a few pieces I think will make nice shaped pendants. Using wheeled tile nippers and protective eye goggles I begin to cut and shape the pieces to the size I want.
Slowly and carefully I nibble at the ceramic pieces until i get shape I like.
When I’ve got some pieces roughly the shape it’s time to sand smooth edges with a mini hand held drill with carbide stone. This whizzes around the sharp pieces and smooths it all in no time.
I also drill a hole into the china using a diamond tipped drill piece and keep the tip cooled in between drilling into the ceramic with water .
It’s slowly slowly drill into china for a count of 5 and rest to cool for count of 5 too. Otherwise the tip burns out and this helps preserve.
At last I have a piece I’m happy with and all that I need to do is choose a silver bail to loop into the hole to thread the chain into . It just pinches either side of hole and I use round nosed pliers to squeeze into place .
Just thread chain through and I choose a sterling silver snake chain.
so happy with the results!
- Crockery (Amazon)
- Snake chain silver (Amazon)
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