I have been asked how to hang an 18-23" platter and today have quickly decided to show you what I do and recommend to my clients.
First, obviously, choose your platter.
I've chosen this Spode Byron platter because I've been working on a wallscape since this will be one of the patterns I plan to talk about when Etsy is here filming the documentary next week.
Look at my floor!
For such a large piece you will want to use two of the largest, #5 disc hangers available HERE. These are for sale in my shop, as well as four smaller sizes. Email me if you need several sizes including the smaller ones and I will create a custom listing for you.
Remove from the cardboard hangers and follow directions on the back, which tell you to wet the back of the disc and allow it to set for about five minutes. This allows the glue to become tacky.
After five minutes have passed and you can see that the glue has gotten tacky (it will appear somewhat white-ish) simply apply them to the back of the platter, side by side, like I show below. Firmly rub the disc with your fingertips or a slightly damp towel to remove excess glue or air bubbles.
Allow to dry overnight.
Get a medium gauge picture wire and cut a little less than twice the distance between the two metal hangers.
Next, simply loop the wire through each of the hangers (I wrap it around a few times) and wind the extra wire around itself as shown. I don't know that this is absolutely necessary, I'm just extra cautious.
Now you are ready to hang your work of art, aka platter!
Guess where I hung this one?
You're going to have to wait to see the end result until after the film crew leaves next week or the video is released.
Again, be absolutely sure to let the discs DRY OVERNIGHT lest you become hurried and anxious as I did, beckoning the weight of the pottery to pull away from the disc causing mortal tragedy to ensue thus breaking your poor transferware lovin' heart.
Time for reconstructive surgery. Can there be half mortal?
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