When a family heirloom breaks, like irreplaceable china or an expensive Tiffany vase, don't cry over broken pottery. Instead see it as an opportunity to get creative and make little keepsake key holders that you can have with you always.
In her tutorial, Ashley of Lil Blue Boo explains how to smooth out the edges of the jagged pieces and slowly drilling a hole for the keyring while constantly dipping the piece in water so as to create a perfectly round hole while managing not to crack the pottery. Create a few of these key chains using different sized pieces and let everyone in the family have a sentimental heirloom with a stunning, China pattern design.
You can also use the broken pottery pieces as vintage pendants on a necklace.