I’ve had this little (13mm) silver teapot charm for some time. The style of the pot suggests the 1940s so I think it has seen a fair few decades come and go. I mentioned it to a customer (a fellow blogger) who was interested in a commission for her anniversary. We hatched a plan for a tea-themed necklace.
Having been to ceramics evening classes years ago I knew how to attach a handle to a teacup but this was on an entirely different scale. Then came a spoon. I moulded the bowl of the spoon around a tiny freshwater pearl. My Gran’s 1940s teaspoons had a row of dints round the edge so I half inched that idea.
I had a partial pixie tea service. I waited a while but no pixies came round so out came the wire and the necklace took shape. Fingers crossed that it ticks the right boxes.
After a couple of months of full-on jewellery-making I think I’ve got a dose of making fatigue. I’m in need of a bit of semi-horizontal time now so I’m off for a sit down. I’ll be back in a week or two with tales of brooches and holidays.