How to Make a Pretty Keyring From Old Crockery

Susan Goode
by Susan Goode
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1 Hour

Recycling old unwanted crockery is such a great thing to transform into gifts as well as stop so much ceramic going into landfill.

There are so many pretty designs on tableware which are ideal to make jewellery and keepsakes . So I thought I’d show you in this tutorial how to make a keyring fob from some pretty rose English vintage bone china.

A donated box of broken bits I choose a few pretty pieces to cut and sand.

Broken ceramic

I use wheeled tile nippers to cut a piece into a shape that’s about the size I would like. They are so easy to use and make it a therapeutic experience! Remember to use eye Goggles for safety.

Wheeled tile nippers

Once the piece is shape required I sand it smooth along the edges with a small rotary drill with sanding wheel attachment. This takes off all sharp bits and helps shape it further so it’s a useable piece. Wearing a face mask too for safety.

Rotary hand drill sander

I like to also drill a hole through as way of fixing the chain however you can do an easier version with glued bail direct onto the back of the china.

I drill using water to cool the diamond tip drill piece as it helps it last longer. Safety goggles a must .

Hand drill

I then assemble the piece together with silver jump ring and keyring chains are easy to buy online.

Putting jump ring in
Attach keyring

I’m so happy with the pretty result.😁

Vintage China keyring
Vintage China keyring
Suggested materials:
  • Mini hand drill   (Amazon)
  • Key ring   (Amazon)

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Susan Goode
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  • Bet ! Bet ! on Oct 07, 2022

    Love it ! I don't have the right tools but would try it if I did !!