Wednesday, February 6, 2013

I Made Tea Cup Rings

One of my fav things to do when I'm not paper crafting is bargain hunting at Estate Sales!  Yes, it's an obsession with me.  Estate Sales.  I check them out almost every weekend looking for items that are vintage, old, and anything I can re-purpose.  (NOT that I actually ever get around to re-purposing them, but I DO collect them just the same!! ) LOL!!  

One of the many many things that I've come across were some mini, ceramic tea sets.  And little bag of ring blanks (I don't know if that's what they're called but they are rings with no focal piece so you can glue something to them to turn them into rings!!)  So one weekend I put them both together and wa-la!!  I made Tea Cup Rings.

I sent them to my sisters and mom for Christmas, and they loved them.  My mom wore hers to church and her friend loved it and asked my mom if I would make some for her.  Of course!  She "ordered" 8 o them!  So I sent her the 8 rings and included a matching "pin" for her friend as a thank-you.  And then she ordered 6 of the pins! 
I started making her 6 pins, but by now I was out of the little tea cups from the sets I had, so I used the little pitchers and sugar bowls that were with the sets.  When I ran out of those, I went ahead and put a few little "saint" trinkets on the pins instead of tea cup pieces.  I'm told she was thrilled with them, thank goodness, and plans to "order" some for Easter!  Wow, talk about the accidental businessman (gal)!

 TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!


Anne Temple said...

These are adorable and oh so creative!

Dianne said...

Wow these are sooo cute love them, thanks for sharing..