Ever break a glass or dish you love? Happens here all the time…..and I can never bring myself to throw the pieces away. I always have big plans to one day make a big mosaic wall or table…..but in the meantime I’ve decided to use the pieces for some smaller projects. This jar holds every single piece of porcelain from a Tiffany vase I broke a few years ago:
Note: Make sure to wear protective eyewear!
First, I ground down the sharpest edges and then smoothed down the sides as much as possible:
Then I used an abrasive finishing buff attachment to smooth the edges even more. Wetting the tile edges with water helps in the smoothing process.
A thinner silicone carbide grinding attachment is perfect for grinding a hole through the porcelain shard:
Every few seconds as I ground through the tile, I dipped it in water:
The water cools off the tile and helps the rotary tool cut through the piece:
A perfect, smooth hole:
This piece looked like it would make a great keychain and all it needed was the metal ring:
Pretty and so simple. I love that it reminds me of that Tiffany vase too……
A broken china dish would make great sentimental family gifts!