If you've been following my blog this spring, you know I've been learning to make jewelry and even went as far as flying to Ohio to learn new techniques from Brenda Sue Lansdowne, aka B'sue, owner of B'sue Boutques, a supplier of mostly made in USA materials for jewelry makers. I've got numerous projects in the works right now, including decoupage jewelry, collage jewelry, and spoon jewelry, the project I'd like to show you today.
I come across a lot of pretty silverware in different patterns in my travels as an antique dealer. I've taken an assortment of old spoons in various sizes and shapes and combined them with old costume jewelry bits to make pendants. This project is really easy and fun, so you might want to give it a try!
I started with assorted spoons:
The spoons can be put in a vise grip and partially bent, then cut with a hack saw. Finish bending after cutting to make a loop for the chain:
I always use E-6000 glue for such projects. The proper way to use E-6000 is to apply the glue to the area, then slide your item onto the glued area. It creates a better bond to slide the item rather than simply placing it onto the glued area.
Some of the items I glued into the spoons were earrings with the backs removed. Some of the other bits were small brooches. The pinbacks can be easily removed with wire clippers.
I had so much fun picking out the jewelry bits from my stash:
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