I started with a trashed chandelier. I bought five tea cup saucers and a vintage plate from Goodwill.
I began to take a part the chandelier cutting all wires. and unscrewing the pieces that I didn't want.
I got rid of what I didn't need and kept some things I thought I would use in a different way. I turned the arms of the lamp up and that became the "legs" of the piece.
I kept this screw and used the bottom piece as a pedestal. This screw holds it together.
I decided on pink to go with the vintage feel of the plates.Then I sprayed the brass away!
I used pearl beads and wired them to each cup. There were three screws in the cup. I removed the two side screws and that became the wholes to thread the wires. The front one I screwed all the way in and painted over it so I didn't see a hole.
I washed the plates and used E6ooo glue to glue it to the cups and the center cap.
I used books to weigh the plates down to get a strong hold.
I glued more pearls around the pedestal base.
Love the look and will use this so much I know! Makes a great Mother's Day gift too! I love this outside the box project!
For little cost I have a beautiful dessert stand that I can use for any occasion. I think it would look good as a cupcake stand too! My daughter and I already had a tea party using it! Yes we still have tea parties and now that she is home from college we can have more of these fun days!