It is always important to discover your own style, one that makes a statement about yourself. I have never been one to have the popular cookie cutter look, I would rather express myself genuinely, finding a lasting satisfaction.
I saw a posting on my wall today, someone had “liked” a post of Pinterest, a teacup curtain tie-back. I knew instantly that it was for me, and any reason to fire up my drill with my favorite diamond bit, is a good day ! After I thought about it, I had forgotten that I don’t have any tie-back curtains in my house. I went on with my day, laundry, cleaning…..and I noticed that I have a tie-back framing my towel shelves in the bathroom, project back on !! I found a teacup with the colors of my bathroom, and if I say so myself, it is cute !
Last fall I found a pin on Pinterest showing a teacup bracelet and I instantly fell in love with them. I went to the artists site on Etsy and knew I could never afford one of her beautiful bracelets. I have a very large collection of teacups, but I didn’t want to “attempt” making one out of my collection, so off to Goodwill I went. I found a few and began the journey on how to make them.
I googled it and found a few threads on how people had attempted to make them, but not one had complete success. I spent many sleepless nights trying to figure this out, and attempted to cut a few with my dremel, but without success, just added more pieces to my mosaic collection 🙂 I decided a wet tile saw would be the solution, not realizing what I was getting into. I built a jig to hold my cup and fired up the wet saw, did I mention I have never operated one before, lol. My kitchen was coated with ceramic dust, mixed with water, what a mess !! I did end up with a wonderful bracelet that just needed some fine sanding to finish it off.
If you have been following my blog, you probably noticed that I am never happy with 1 of anything. I managed to get Don involved (what a great sport) and we moved the project to the basement, covered the area with drop cloths and cut a few more. I am totally in love with the finished product, and love wearing them when I get dressed up.