Now that my Mom has safely gotten her parcel in the mail, and is enjoying her necklace, I can show you. It all started with a trip to Goodwill. (It usually does.)
I found a really pretty teacup saucer that was chipped.
I wondered if it was possible to save this lovely pattern from a trip to the dumpster.
So yes, I took my cute little chipped plate, put it in a sealed plastic bag & dropped it on my tile floor.
Post-smash I chose my favourite little remain and drilled a hole in it with my rotary tool.
|About an hour of cautious drilling later.|
I also used the tool to sand down any rough and sharp edges, then added a jumpring and some chain.
And there you have it - the necklace I made my mom for her birthday, which just happened to look perfect with the purple sweater I bought her too.
p.s. I toyed with the idea of adding some beads or little charms, but knowing my mom's taste, I kept it simple. However, I do have a few pieces of pretty plate left, and may make some other variations.
I've also since found some more chipped plates and saucers - score!