Broken china jewelry is usually soldered using copper foil tape (stain glass supplies). Check out the earrings tutorial I reviewed a while ago. But what if you like the look but don't want to use a soldering iron? There is indeed a way! This easy no solder or faux broken china necklace tutorial is by CuriouserCreations8.
The tape she uses is aluminum foil tape. She used 1/4 inch aluminum memory foil tape by Rangers which can be bought via Amazon or from any craft store which stocks it. The tape is self- adhesive. You can also use it for glass tile jewelry.
A better way to cut up the china is to use wheel glass tile nippers (below) which are used by stained glass artists and tile cutters. This gives greater control for cutting shapes. If you find sanding the edges by hand a bore, use a Dremel tool.
This is a good way to rescue accidentally broken heirloom china so you still have a memento. But the best source for pretty patterns is your local charity shop!
Hat tip to reader Aims for this find.
Before You Go:
- How to Make Broken China Jewelry the Easy Way (using leather)
- How to Solder Using a Soldering Iron
- Table Wear Jewelry by Eszter Imre
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