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« on: October 18, 2012 03:12:52 AM »

I have a bunch of china plates and saucers with chips and some of them are smashed. I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out what to do with them?

My first thought was break them into little pieces and make some mosaics, but I seriously have LOADS of plates and I don't think I need mosaics that are THAT big! I was wondering if maybe I could cut them into shapes to make stuff out of, like necklaces, wind chimes etc? Or, possible make them into beads somehow? No idea! Any suggestions of what to do with them (and best of all, how to do it) very much appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2012 09:50:09 AM »

You could choose the prettier patterned pieces and turn them into charms/pendants.  I have not done it myself, but I would probably wear gloves and eye protection, and sand down the sharper edges manually or using a Dremel.  Then you could support the piece with tape and drill a hole through, or glue/solder a bail on the back to hang it.  I have seen some people solder the edges too, to add a silver coloured frame so to speak.  If the piece is a bit curved, I would also be tempted to use it as a base to make a resin collage.  If they are small pieces with interesting colour or pattern, you could use it with beads or micro elements and make a mini mosaic pendant, using a metal bezel.

With Halloween/Christmas/holidays coming up, I would also be thinking what could be done to turn them into ornaments.  If cups and bowls are small and relatively whole - maybe they could be set on their side and mini seasonal dioramas made inside.  Pieces could be shaped and using ceramic paints, paint them too, and add hangers, depending on how heavy they are (I would choose thinner china for tree ornaments, rather than stoneware for example).  Or they could make a neat wind chime.

I have seen where people have used tea cups and saucers, or bowls to make bird feeders, gluing them together and setting them on poles, or making hangers for them - that is pretty cool.  Or add wax and wicks and make them into candles.

Or on a practical note, you could use bowls and cups to start seeds, grow small plants, or use them for holders for fresh herbs and water, and put plates and saucers under pots to keep water from overflowing and damaging tables/floors.
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