In the style of kintsugi, a creative Japanese process of reconstructing pottery, and totally absolutely inspired by these I worked up my own little version here. I'll go ahead and let you choose a tune with a rough edge to it, but if you need a reco - I'd totally go for some old school Cranberries. Supplies:
This whole project will take about 60 min or longer and there's a lot of waiting in between as glue and paint dry. I'd suggest pairing up with this project and working on each as the other is drying.
1. Go ahead and gather your supplies on a clean work surface.
2. Wrap your plate in a towel and make sure your plate is laying flat with the bottom facing up. Choose an off center place on the plate and give a good strike. Feel if the plate is broken...if not give another harder hit. You only really want to break the place once. So if it's broken, don't strike again or the pieces will be to small and you'll literally be sitting here all day and night glueing them back together.
3. Unwrap your plate and set hammer and cloth aside. Reassemble your plate on a flat surface. Now start matching the pieces. Once you've got it all laid out...
5. Do all the large pieces/sections first and let them dry for 15-20 min. Then glue the large sections to each other. Once done and totally reassembled let dry for a full 25 min or longer.
Framing/Styling: You can use a plate hanger or I just used museum mounting putty to try different configurations with my other art. I love the idea of this being used on a wall of all black and white plates and just a few broken ones. Perhaps a photoshoot is in my future.