Trio of Teapots

teapot trio feature

I found all these darling teapots sitting in a row on the shelf at Goodwill. To my surprise I discovered some cute salt and pepper shakers in the ceramic section that would make a fabulous match in the same store! It was an exciting find because teapots make lovely windchimes. They are not only fun to make but they are easy and inexpensive too!

I spray painted some flatware a pretty lime green. I don’t worry about exactly matching colors because differences add to the whimsy. When the wind chimes are finished I am hoping the look is harmonious.

It is so fun to produce three wind chimes at the same time because I can cut the wires for each step and assemble them in “mass production”.  This trio was completed in less than one hour.  FYI: I use 17 gauge galvanized wire, but if you can’t find that use 16 or 18 gauge wire.

I cut the wire for the salt shaker “clanger” about 8″ long and loop one end.

Insert the end through the bottom.

Pull it through one of the holes in the top and fill with coordinating beads.

Cut two more wires 8″ long and bend one in a loop. Next, place the other wire into the top loop and bend it into a loop. Last, attach the salt shaker wire to those loops. Set aside while you prepare the teapot.

Cut a wire 24″long. Make a large coil at one end and insert into the teapot spout from the inside. Pull it through the spout and curl the end.

Hang the shaker assembly on the teapot coil and attach the flatware on one looped wire and make a coil on the other loop.

The last step is attention to the bottoms of the teapots. A thorough cleaning wouldn’t remove the stains.

I used a gold felt pen to decorate the bottom.

teapot trio feature

 

One hour later I had these little teapot wind chimes finished…ready for Sunrose Gallery here in Seaside, Oregon!

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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