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beautyproof
« on: August 15, 2009 06:31:58 AM »

Drilled a hole in the bottom of  a small tea cup. Just enough to fit a bulb through it to go into the socket.

Cute, no?


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Took me forever to make the hole, but I probably didn't have the best equipment. If anyone reading this knows a good way to make holes in porcelain, please let me know. It would be awesome to simply cut the hole out in a perfect circle, one could cut out pieces of the decoration and use for jewelry or buttons?
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2009 07:32:43 AM »

Thats so cute!!  I tried something similar once with a vase but it shattered when i tried to drill through it.
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2009 12:05:31 PM »

I love this! It looks great lit up.
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2009 02:54:50 AM »

Thanks Cheesy

Thats so cute!!  I tried something similar once with a vase but it shattered when i tried to drill through it.

I used drill bits that are made for porcelain, ceramics, glass etc. Diamond drill bits? You sort of polish the porcelain away. I did it in the kitchen sink to have water handy and to avoid the dust from spreading too far...
 
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2009 06:41:56 AM »

Thanks Cheesy

Thats so cute!!  I tried something similar once with a vase but it shattered when i tried to drill through it.

I used drill bits that are made for porcelain, ceramics, glass etc. Diamond drill bits? You sort of polish the porcelain away. I did it in the kitchen sink to have water handy and to avoid the dust from spreading too far...
 

It didn't even occur to me to look for special drill bits.  I just used old ones I found in my dad's toolbox.  Thanks for sharing theses, I'm going to have to try again with the right tools because this project is just too cute.
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2009 12:13:53 PM »

I love teacups and I love your project.  I would have never thought of this!
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2009 10:30:55 PM »

My mom has a collection of tea cups she found at various second-hand shops that would look great as lights. Lovely idea.

Where did you hang it?
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2009 10:53:00 AM »

Ahh!
So CUTE!
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« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2009 03:03:17 AM »

This is awesome.. I could just see a string of these like fairy lights.
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