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Initial post: Aug 24, 2009 4:22:15 AM PDT
Chickenmom says:
Any suggestions for basic instructions on creating broken china jewelry? I am a total beginner, but have some broken dishes from my great grandmother I would like to make into some sort of jewelry so they might be preserved in the family.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2009 7:08:20 AM PDT
Viv says:
Using PMC, which is like clay in the beginning. You can make a frame around the broken piece by pressing the clay onto the edges of the china, create an eye(for hanging a chain) with the clay firing it at 1450 deg and with a bit of polish you have a neat way to create a pendant or a pin. You do need instructions on use of PMC, but that can be found at

Posted on Nov 1, 2009 11:56:19 AM PST
AngelHugs4JC says:
instead of using PMC (which requires a kiln) try using polymer clay.

Posted on Nov 22, 2009 10:58:04 AM PST
Vicki Moyer says:
Have you entertained the idea of wrapping the edges of the broken china with copper foil and running a bead of silver solder around the edges? A jump ring can also be soldered on opposing sides to link pieces together for a bracelet. It takes some time but the results can be quite pleasing.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2009 9:35:01 PM PST
A crafter friend has been making some darling pins out of boken china After she "smashes" her china she selects pieces that have an image on it It does not need to be a perfect image(this gives it personality). add a pin back and she also uses the silver or gold tape around the outside of the china piece This gives it a nice finished look. Just put yourself into your creation. Go Girl!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2009 3:25:29 AM PST
gail woodman says:
Use it in the center of a piece; as a "bezel" and using small seed beads you could peyote stitch around it, or try wire wrapping. The other ideas were good too.

Posted on Jul 14, 2010 4:49:59 PM PDT
puppy lover says:
Making jewelry from broken china

I'm interested in making jewelry from broken china. Does anyone know where I can get jewelry settings (earrings, bracelets, etc.) into which I can set my own broken china? In other words, I'd get "empty" settings into which I would put my own broken china.


In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2010 11:15:46 PM PST
Ann Lemerise says:
There is a site called, where artisians can sell their wares. Someone on that site sells jewelry made from broken china. I think the name she sells under (on the site) is Ibreakplates. Maybe that's a lead for you. Good luck. I am sure you will find something on the web with a little research.

Posted on Jan 13, 2011 10:16:51 PM PST
Nonimoku says:
I agree, Etsy is the best place to start. Just do a search under "supplies" for "settings" and tons will come up. My great Aunt had "Queens Rose" china, what beautiful jewelry that would make. good luck.

Posted on Jan 14, 2011 8:35:42 AM PST
Chickenmom says:
Thanks for all the great suggestions. I got totally off track with some health issues my husband encountered. I did find a good little pamphlet I downloaded. I believe the web site was The e-mail address was The booklet has 36 pages, diagrams, color photos and seems very clear. I hope to get back to having time to try this in the future.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2011 4:23:33 PM PST
hi there, chickenmom:
I can have the dishes made into jewelry for you. You can see pictures of some of the jewelry I sell, here:
pls feel free to contact me @ Sarah @
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