Thank you so much everyone!! These are super fun to make, you can put anything you want in them - little mini collages. . . although sometimes I drive myself crazy trying to find the perfect thing to put in a spoon.
As for the spoons, I usually buy spoons that are easy to bend. It's easy to test the handle by applying a little pressure to it to see if it has any give. Some spoons are just never going to bend so just walk on by those to avoid frustration! I remove the handle first by bending it all the way over. Then I use a pair of mosaic tile nippers (bought for a craft I never got into). Grasp onto the bend handle and bend it back and forth until it snaps. Sometimes it takes a couple of times, sometimes lots and lots more. Oh and depending on how long it takes to break off the handle, the spoon can actually get really hot (some scientific heat principle I have long since forgotten I'm sure).
I use Easy Cast resin. It works the best and gives a super shiny and clear finish. I've tried Castin' Craft brand in the past, but it just doesn't seem to give the same effect.
I put a bit of epoxy on the back of the spoon where the handle was broken off so that it is nice and smooth and won't slice open my neck.
As for the question about a shop, if I read the board rules correctly, I am not allowed to put that info iin a post. However, I can post a link to my blog where you can see pictures of spoons, spoons and more spoons if you would like: http://gorilladustdesigns.blogspot.com - and that only includes about half of the spoons I have made so far if you can believe it. . . I may be addicted to making spoons, hmmmm. I don't want to spam this post with my bazillion pictures of spoons, so check out the blog instead.
Thanks again - if you have anymore questions, please ask.