Another use for broken!

January 26th, 2009 in member junk     
piecesofthepast piecesofthepast, member
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I make quite a bit of jewelry with the typical elements such as buttons, other pieces of jewelry repurposed, typewriter keys, etc...but I love to make pieces with pieces of dishes such as these. 

Pattern or design used: My own design
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Comments (16)

piecesofthepast writes: Hi Joaniemic, I just now noticed your post...not ignoring you! I get mine from "abuttonlady" on ebay. She has tons of them. Good luck and sorry so long getting back. I hope you get this! Posted: 6:35 pm on May 26th
Joaniemic writes: Does anyone have a source for bracelet blanks. The ones I've checked have been a little pricey. Or, Piecesofthepast, where did you get yours? Thanks much. I have been stockpiling dishes and can't wait to start this. Posted: 3:38 pm on April 9th
piecesofthepast writes: Grammie25, you can see some instructions for this in this thread of comments from me. All you need are blank bracelet forms, E6000 glue (I get mine at Walmart) and the pieces of dishes the right size to mount on the bracelet. I sand them with a dremel tool. You can intermingle buttons, coins, anything you want with the plate pieces. Have fun!! Posted: 3:13 pm on February 3rd
grammie25 writes: I just saw your jewelry and this is absolutely beautiful. Do you have a web site where you give directions on how to attach the bits of china. Ohhhhh, I hope so.

Have a bless day
Karen Posted: 11:57 am on February 3rd
MimiToria writes: Hey - I just left you a follow up to your question about my button pendant post. Just saw your question now. Sorry.
I have 2 plastic tubs full of china/dishes that I did/do broken china mosaic with and took a soldering class thinking I was going to solder pendants of broken china. The soldering is so much work for what you can sell them for that I didn't pursue it further. Looks like you've come up with a more simple version of what I had thought I would do.
Creative way to do this. Good luck with selling your jewelry.
Gretchen Posted: 1:07 pm on January 28th
missartgurl writes: Did you place them in a bezel? Id love to learn how to do that! Ive used a stained glass method with a shard of china. Do you sell them? Can we see more? Posted: 6:10 am on January 28th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: This is so unique. Great idea!
Candy Posted: 5:41 am on January 28th
suewhitney writes: Hi Piecesofthepast,

This bracelet is wonderful. Very creative and unique idea. Love it!

Take care
Sue Posted: 10:04 am on January 27th
fellowjunker writes: This is a gorgeous re-purpose for vintage plates. I love what you have done and would love to see more of your creations. I think I will have to try this...thanks so much for sharing it with us.
xojanis Posted: 5:48 am on January 27th
piecesofthepast writes: Hello all...thanks for your kind words. This is actually very easy to do. I use tile nippers to go around the edge of the plate. Probably the hardest thing is cutting pieces that are shaped suitably for mounting. Sometimes they break apart to small. After getting an appropriate size, I simple take a dremel tool with a sanding attachment and go around the edges until they are smooth. I use E6000's the best (sorry Gorilla!). I've had people give me plates from their family to create pieces. This is one of my favorite kinds of jewelry to make. Just be careful though..starting out I really sliced my hands up! OUCH! Posted: 9:15 pm on January 26th
lovecrafting writes: I would love to make one of these. Would you please share instructions? It is absolutely gorgeous! Posted: 9:07 pm on January 26th
plumberdaughter writes: This is Beautiful, did you use a glass grinder to smooth the edges? I love the colors and the use of the vintage button. Posted: 9:03 pm on January 26th
JunkArchitect writes: You did such a great job with this bracelet. The combining of the dish fragments and the vintage button is so original…great colors. Posted: 8:43 pm on January 26th
csudderth writes: This is a very pretty piece of jewelry. Would never thought of using china! I'm curious as to how you finish the edges also.
Christy Posted: 8:38 pm on January 26th
irishrovr writes: This is great! I also wondered how you finished off the edges. Posted: 8:16 pm on January 26th
judithomas writes: This is beautiful! I would love to do this with my china!

Do you mind telling us what you do to the edges of the china pieces so that the bracelets are safe to wear?

Also....I would love to see pics and read your how-to directions about the typewriter keys! Those sound really fun!

Thanks for sharing!

Posted: 7:12 pm on January 26th
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