These are incredibly simple to make and luckily, I live close to Replacements Ltd. For those of you unfamiliar with this place, it is essentially a huge building full of almost every china pattern ever made! It’s fantastic just to browse all the amazing china, crystal and silver they have.
The best part is that Replacements Ltd. has an overstock room and a clearance room where you can pick up the most amazing pieces for great prices without having to buy a whole set.
In addition to Replacements Ltd., I stumbled onto a great estate auction where I picked up four boxes full of crystal candle sticks, stemware and milk glass for $17!
I first chose my china patterns. This was almost solely based on budget and availability. You could spend a lot if you wanted a specific pattern but I stayed open minded.
I then chose my bases. This was almost solely based on budget and availability. You could spend a lot if you wanted a specific pattern but I stayed open minded. I picked up wine glasses, candlesticks, and goblets.
Next, I washed all my pieces very well and then decided on the combinations of plates and bases I wanted. I used E6000 adhesive instead of the Epoxy I used last time I made these. E6000 is serious stuff so open the windows and wear gloves! I even used a small paint brush to apply it.
E6000 needs 24 hours to cure.
Simple as that!