For my up-cycle project I wanted to find a way to repurpose one of my favorite mugs I recently broke. I did some research, and found a bunch of projects where broken porcelain was repurposed into jewelry. Shown in the images below.
For my own design I chose some pieces of the cup that were about the right size and shape and drew up what I wanted the final product to look like in the image shown below. To create the holes I wanted to use a hand drill, and sand paper to smooth out the edges and get the shape that I desire.
Unfortunately, when I attempted my first hole, the porcelain shattered even with a health helping of lubrication. My two ideas moving forward are to either coat the porcelain in epoxy before drilling, or to drill underwater.
On a final note I plan to use debarred fishhooks for the earrings and a regular chain for the necklace.
Credit https://louhortonsculpture.com https://www.pinterest.com/pin/276197389620839191