I've had cake stands and jewelry and making things on the brain. So on my way back from brunch today, I stopped at the local thrift store, Boomerangs. My original intention was to look for a back pack for my trip to Hawaii, but of course I found myself browsing through the random pieces of deserted china and glassware with thoughts of delicate cake stands a'la Esther Coombs. I started playing with some plates and glassware and soon enough I had chosen the material for the design of 3 or 4 stands.
Next, I headed next door to the hardware store where I picked myself up some china + glass cement.
Once home, I got right to it. This project couldn't be much easier. The "hardest" part was being patient enough to allow the cement to set (which doesn't take very long). Step 1 was to figure out which pieces should be glued together first. Again, this isn't brain science and it really doesn't matter. And I guess if you really want to be accurate about it, you should measure to find the center of the plates to more accurately place the other pieces, but I think I have a pretty good eye, so I just went for it.
The one on the right is a little more mid-century and I think it will be a gift. I might try to find a nice little cup to fit on top.
Dressed in jewels: