This little teapot doll will have a special spot in the front window of Sunrose Gallery here in Seaside, Oregon as soon as owner Cathy sees her. I have made quite a few teapot dolls with the theme “The Sea is Her Cup of Tea.”
I actually have two teapots, but for today I am going to make the largest one. It needed a quick cleaning with Tarnex and a little elbow grease.
I like to start at the bottom and don’t usually have a plan. I just play and see what works. I like the shell surrounded by the tiny shells. After I got it started, decorating the rest of the bottom went very fast.
Dollar Tree has cheap “ping pong” balls that are actually pliable plastic balls that I poke a hole in to attach to the teapot finial. I glue on a clip art face and make a window screen crown that is decorated with moss and shells. Her “collar” is little shells and a border of crushed abalone shells and a string of pearls decorates her neck.
I run a 20 gauge wire down the spout to attach a cascade of prisms and glass beads.
Last, a parchment banner says “The Sea is Her Cup of Tea”.
These are really fun to make and some nice tourist will be taking this piece home one of these days.