I think all of us have been seduced by lovely a teacup, but the romance may only be a one night stand when you come to find out your cup lacks a handle and is hotter than your fingers can't stand to hold on to. Maybe the lovely cup gets delegated to the back of the cupboard, maybe it ends up holding pens and pencils. How sad.
Well 6 years ago a dear potter friend made me two very special cups, but alas I could not use them because there was nothing to hold the heat away from my fingers. They sat, forlorn and unused in my cupboard - until Sugru came along - and made me happy and my teacups happy. Especially because what I did to make them useful in no way took away from their beautiful and simple design. This 'ible will help all sad forsaken teacups out there - and with very little instructions - it's all in the photos.
If you don't yet know about Sugru I will give you a little information here, otherwise move right along to the steps. So, Sugru is a really great new product made in London. It acts like sticky clay for a few minutes, then acts like clay for half hour or so, then it hardens and acts like rubber. In fact it is silicone rubber. The hardest thing about using it it to open the package and think what to do with it - once you do that though the ideas just keep coming. But don't open the package until you know what you want to do.
It bonds to itself, aluminium, steel, ceramics, glass, wood, leather and some plastics. Go to their website to find out how to buy it and for lots of great ideas on what to do with it at Sugru