I love it! I think it looks better like this than if you had added homemade teacups because it is so clean and plain yet still interesting. If there were clay teacups that would be adding another material and possibly another color and it would have detracted from the overall piece I think. It looks so sophisticated and modern/victorian like.
Lovely! I like the way the last jade one is containded inside the circle. And I think the copper looks better for being a tree trunk but I bet that cost more. Good luck with your college but keep up the crafting to. You good.