Teacup Bangles

Dear reader, beware!

If you have a weak spot for vintage china teacups,

you may want to sit down for this.

First of all, this post involves cutting fine bone china into pieces …

I know. It’s hard on the ears.

But, there’s also an imminent risk to your pocketbook should you continue reading.

Do you dare?

I thought you would.

So, now you’re dying to know how tearing apart teacups could spur a spending spree.

Well, take a look at this:


Photo courtesy of StayGoldMaryRose

No, your eyes don’t lie.

Those beautiful bangles are …



English artist Abigail MaryRose Clark has perfected the most perilous process of transforming porcelain cups into must-have jewelry.


Photo courtesy of StayGoldMaryRose

Lest you still feel faint imagining your grandmother’s mint-condition china set being rendered into wrist rings, let me assure you that all of the china used in Abigail’s work is sourced from the UK’s biggest china manufacturers as seconds and damaged items.

“I believe strongly in preserving, upcycling, and reusing beautiful objects that have outlived their previous lives or intended use,” she says.


Photo courtesy of StayGoldMaryRose via Colour Me Vintage

Abigail has been designing and making her Repurposed Vintage Teacup Bracelets since 2004 and is currently supplying them to Anthropologie and other stores throughout the US and UK. You can also find an irresistible variety on her Etsy shop, StayGoldMaryRose, for about $45 to $65 each.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you!


  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Now this is truly ingenious! What a way to repurpose unwanted, mismatched tea cups. My question would be, would they break easily if you clanged them by accident? Some of the bone china is quite delicate.

  2. Terry Steinmetz says:

    Imagine all the different colors to go with all your colors of clothes, swimsuits, etc.! I love the idea of re-purposing things that others are going to throw away. And beautiful they are!

  3. Laurie Dimino says:

    Oh how sweet! The possibilities are endless in color/pattern etc! WOW! I must confess that like Winnie I would worry they might be too delicate to wear? Sure wouldn’t want to break one of those beauties! Hmmmm. I must refrain myself from visiting that etsy site! LOL.

  4. Karlyne says:

    I’m often astounded by the brilliance of “some people”. Like right now!

  5. Juli Becker says:

    The bracelets are beautiful and reflect the ingenuity and creativity of the human spirit, but I like the recording of your grandbaby singing Happy Birthday on your voicemail just as well. My grandbabies do the same. 🙂

    Thank you for sharing,

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