Monday, March 19, 2012

Spoon Rings and Things

I've been wanting an old spoon ring for awhile now. But I am just way too cheap to order one online. So I took the money I would have spent and bought a metal stamping kit from Michaels. {yes yes, I used my discount card AND a did get the part where I said I am cheap right?}

Anyways so I have this ridiculous stash of vintage silver plate and plenty of hand tools  so I just went to town hacking away at this poor spoon. I used some heavy gauge wire snips, pliers,  and a hammer and that was pretty much it.
 You can see the tool marks mainly because I really had no idea what I was doing the first time around.

Then I was stuck with the bottom of the spoon and not wanting to be wasteful used it as a practice piece for my metal stamping kit.

{Note to self~when trying out a craft you have never done before, it's generally not a great idea to do it outside in the dark.....just sayin}
 At any rate, I learned a bit of what to do and what not to do, so tomorrow I am setting out to make some garden markers!

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  1. Oh my Goodness.... I use to have a Spoon Ring back when I was in high school... Now you've got me wondering what in the world I did with it... :) Well, if I don't find it I guess I will have to do what you did... Make another one.. :)

  2. i would love to win that beautiful gift wrap and thank you for the chance to do so. I follow your blog and enjoy it a lot joy brow

  3. I have been trying to drill thru flatware for a project, using my Dremel Tools, with no luck. Have any suggestions? Also what worked best to 'bend' the ring into shape.

    1. You just need a better or stronger dremel drill bit. I make silverware jewelry and had the same problem. To bend the ring, use a metal pipe, socket or ring mandrel. Put the piece you cut off next to the mandrel and put both in a vise. I use a hammer with leather taped on it to bend the ring around the mandrel or whatever you are using.

  4. I am the same way to cheap to buy one I thought you had to have heat to bend them but well I see you did it so I know I can try my hand at it I love it and I also have an entire old plastic ice cream bucket full of silverware that was my grandmothers so plenty to practice with thank u for sharing! Hugs from Ohio

  5. How nice are these. Very clever idea. I love it.

  6. Looks great- I love the little marks, adds character! Great Job!

  7. That's really cute! Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays!


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