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How to Repair a Mug With Kintsugi

How to Repair a Mug With Kintsugi

“We came into a broken world. And we're the cleanup crew.” - Kanye West It’s something that no one wants to face… I dropped and broke my favourite mug.   There I was.  Relaxing one Saturday afternoon. Feet up. Sipping a chuck back cappuccino with my favourite mug: The Reindeer.  A beautifully designed and all-round unique mug by Sami Rinne Design.  And, well you can guess the next part.  It fell to the floor and smashed all over my stone floor. However, here’s the thing. I wasn’t overly upset. I was actually secretly excited. “Why!?” I hear you cry.  See, here’s the...

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What is Kintsugi?

What does Kintsugi mean? Kintsugi is a Japanese art form in which breaks and repairs are treated as part of the object's history. Broken ceramics are carefully mended by artisans with a lacquer resin mixed with powdered gold, silver or platinum. The repairs are visible — yet somehow beautiful. Kintsugi means "golden joinery" in Japanese. How do I make Kintsugi? Step 1: Choose your Kintsugi object. Choose the ceramic you wish to apply the Japanese gold repair to. ... Step 2: Prepare the adhesive. If you are using the colour powder, mix equal parts colour powder and epoxy resin on scrap paper....

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