Sunday, March 4, 2012

Antique China and Glass Jewelry Stands

This is how it happens.

I do one craft . . . in this case, the cake stands.

Then the idea starts to evolve.

And the next thing I know . . .

I find myself at garage sales, antique malls, and flea markets looking for odds and ends china and glass pieces to help make my vision reality. And before I know it . .

. . . what started out as a cake stand . . .

. . . has morphed into a jewelry stand . . .

A Rose Chintz demitasse cup and saucer on top of a . . .
Cut glass votive on top of a . . .
Haviland china plate on top of a . . .
Crystal vase

And all it took was my handy-dandy tube of 100% silicone glue. Lock up your china girls. It's not safe around me.

Zajecar Yugoslavian demitasse cup and saucer on top of a . . .
Cut glass votive on top of an . . .
Ironstone Shakespearean Cottage Plate on top of a . . .
Cut glass vase for the base.

Haviland Limoge demitasse cup and saucer on top of a . . .
Cut glass votive on top of a . . .
Haviland Limoge plate on top of a . . .
Crystal vase for a base.

And then just for fun I made a compote and candy dish . . .

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  1. Ha, ha- and a new crafting obsession begins!!! That must be some STRONG glue to hold those bits and pieces together!! Awesome!

  2. Thanks Bronwyn. I have a friend who makes art cars and he uses the glue to adhere things onto his cars. His testing methods involve leaving the cars outside in the Ohio weather all the time. So he has convinced me that this glue will hold up through anything!

  3. Those are really creative pieces! I love the different types of chine and glassware that you pieced together. It gives it such a whimsical look!

    1. Thanks Andi! I made a total of 3 jewelry stands, a compote, and a candy dish. I'll post some more pics so you can see the others. Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Replies
    1. I'm so glad you love them. Thanks for visiting and commenting!

  6. Great mix of stands there! Very creative and colourful!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

    1. Thanks for visiting and commenting, Jill! I will try to link up regularly and come visit your blog. Congrats on the local press you got. Well done. I'll be visiting your site regularly for helpful hints and advice.

  7. Your designs are all stunning! I can't imagine having all of those beautiful pieces! Thanks so much for sharing at our link party this week!

    Take care,


    1. Thank you for hosting a weekly shin-dig! And thanks for visiting!

  8. Peg these are so cute! Is there a certain brand of silicone glue you prefer? I've wanted to put some pieces to make lamps and serving pieces but wasn't sure what adhesive to use. You are so creative. I definitely understand on getting hooked on another craft obsession; its how I started making my own jewelry! lol

    1. Hey Barbe, I've been using GE Premium Silicone Glue. It's clear so it is not as visible. A friend of mine uses it to glue things to his art cars, so I know it stands up to weather. Not that my cake plates are seeing much of the outdoors, but you never know. Good luck! Let me know how they turn out!