Friday, November 4, 2011

Making my Mom's Birthday gift (Saucer turned necklace)

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!


  1. This is a really neat idea! I'm glad she liked it :D

  2. Oh that is an amazing present! So cute and really creative. I would be so hesitant to smash that little baby up, but it was worth it.

    I gave my mom a jug one year in almost the same pattern. Cool.

  3. holy shit mel! this is an amazing idea.

    i love it so much! brilliant. it looks so cute:) & verrrry creative.

    love love:)

  4. sooooo pretty!! my gram (who is 102!!) has a violet cup and saucer in this same pattern that i've always LOVED!!
    thanks for coming by chinamommy!!!

  5. Amazing idea and it looks beautiful! Love how it started with a goodwill find. :) I do think a thrifting expedition would be a lot of fun with you!

  6. You just showed your creativity in making this unique and beautiful necklace! There’s no doubt that your mom loved it! This is a great idea. I hope I can read more about your DIY projects. They inspire me to be creative and resourceful as well.

    Tucker Inman


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