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Did you ever have a pretty mug or plate break beyond repair? Instead of throwing those broken ceramic pieces away, you can create beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry!

By using tools and materials that can be found at most hardware stores, the women at our partner agencies learned how to create unique pieces of jewelry out of shards of broken plates and mugs.

First, the women learned how to safely shape their broken ceramic piece. After that, they wrapped the piece in copper foil tape. Next, they learned how to make a jump ring from salvaged electrical wire. After all that, they got to try their hand at soldering by carefully soldering a jump ring to the copper foil tape around their ceramic piece. The women from Bilingual International Assistant Services created pendants and earrings that were ready to wear!