PDA

View Full Version : The Art & Beauty of Spoons...


kcm
04-06-2011, 10:13 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Apr-2011/96588-IMG_1806-1.JPG
I love spoons... old spoons... I go on a treasure hunt, find wonderful antique spoons and make them into what you now see. Repurposed and embellished with Sterling and crystals to shine once again.

I know others have made spoon jewelry, I have tried to make them special by hand making the S clasp and chain along with redesigning the spoons and forks to form and complement the piece of jewelry.

I also make earrings from the some of the pieces that are left over.

What do you think ? Do they look like spoons ? I have about 35 patterns... I love to do the research on each pattern too.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Apr-2011/96588-IMG_1799-1.JPG
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Apr-2011/96588-IMG_1809.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Apr-2011/96588-IMG_1808.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Apr-2011/96588-DSC08493-1.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Apr-2011/96588-DSC08498-1.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/06-Apr-2011/96588-Heritage_1953_History-1.jpg

ann chavez
04-07-2011, 10:33 AM
absolutely GORGEOUS!!

ligal
04-08-2011, 08:19 PM
They are just gorgeous. I love spoon jewlery and this Summer I purchased a necklace and the spoon is filled with beach glass and sliver umbrella and beach chair. It is a spoonful of Summer, my favorite season. I have gotten many compliments on it.
Sue

kcm
04-20-2011, 07:26 PM
Ann and Sue,
Thanks for checking them out... I love to find the spoons and turn them into what you see here. I just had no idea that spoons could look like this, "What once was old is now new again."
Sue, your jewelry sounds like Summer. Could you post a photo of it? I would love to see it.
Kcm

kcm
05-07-2011, 10:11 PM
Here is a couple of more...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2011/96588-Sweetbrier.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2011/96588-Fredericksburg_1968-1.JPG

Gudrun
05-08-2011, 11:08 AM
Here is a couple of more...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2011/96588-Sweetbrier.JPG

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/07-May-2011/96588-Fredericksburg_1968-1.JPG



Absolutly fantastic...

allin121
05-09-2011, 10:28 AM
Hello,

really awesome jewelry thanks for shown the picture to make its look more beautiful.

thanks!!

kcm
06-13-2011, 02:22 PM
Hello,

really awesome jewelry thanks for shown the picture to make its look more beautiful.

thanks!!

Allin 121,
Thanks for making my thread your first post and welcome to WC. I think you will really enjoy the site.

Kathy

kcm
06-13-2011, 02:27 PM
Thanks Gudrun, I'm surprised every time I try a new pattern, at how wonderful they end up looking.
Kathy

Kurlie
07-18-2011, 08:04 PM
These pieces of yours are really nice, I like it that you include the information on each spoon in your pictures. I think I got the 1968 Oneida set as a wedding present, back then. Most of it has gotten "lost" , as it was our everyday set, used by our 4 kids. This would be a nice way to use what is left. Great work! Kurlie :-)

radesigns
07-21-2011, 01:06 AM
Can I ask what kind of tool you use to bend the spoons? I've tried with no success. Thanks.

Rose Ann

kcm
07-29-2011, 11:23 PM
Can I ask what kind of tool you use to bend the spoons? I've tried with no success. Thanks.

Rose Ann

Mostly brut force... now that that's been said !!! I start by hammering the handle in a curved piece of steel that I have ... I use another piece of steel that fits in the groove of the first piece. One is concave and one is convext (not sure if spelling is correct???) but this bends it just enough to place it in a gizzmo that helps me bend it around a piece of PVC pipe... I made it with... a cyclone fence bracket, a door hinge, pvc pipe, duct tape and two screws with wing nuts... I also use a plastic hammer that I use on the door hinge to force the spoons to bend. My hands can't do it by them selves. It isn't easy but I do get a consistant bend by doing it this way.

I have tried to think of other ways to do this but so far this seems to be the best way and the most consistant as far as fitting the wrist... the thicker the spoon the harder it is.