I have a lot of antique English fine bone china that I've collected over the years. Most of them are in excellent condition but sometimes I do come across old, worn out pieces or broken pieces.
Accidents do happen. Take for example my antique Foley Wileman set below. When I heard the ching of broken china my heart nearly stopped. My husband accidentally dropped something on it. This set was from the early 19th century.
So what do I do with all my broken or old pieces? Well I used to make mosaic pieces with them.
But recently, I've discovered broken china jewellery. They are exquisite so I've decided to try my hands at a few.
To make the brooches, first I drew the shape onto the china then used a glass cutter to cut it out. I then sanded the edges so that it became smooth. After this I attached the brooch attachment to the back.
Pendants & Necklaces
To make the pendants, first I drew and cut the shape out of the broken china and sanded the edges. Then I attached the jump ring to the bail plate using a jewellery plier. Next, I glued the bail onto the back of the broken china piece. When it dried I threaded a chain through it.
You could, of course, drill a hole into the broken china shape and then attach a jump ring but I haven't learnt how to use a drill yet without breaking the china. I am working on it.