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Topic: Tree of life Collar necklace  (Read 1679 times)
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functionalflea
« on: January 05, 2011 07:31:31 AM »

I made this necklace using 5 silverplated ice tea spoons.  It is strung with African turquoise (aka jasper) and black glass beads.  I made the clasp from one of the spoon handles.
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loca4crafts
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2011 11:27:26 AM »

I love this!  What a creative way to use old spoons.
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notanotherxerox
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2011 01:21:03 PM »

That looks amazing! What did you cut the trees out with?
Great job!
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functionalflea
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2011 02:41:33 PM »

I used a jeweler's saw to cut the trees out of the spoons.
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2011 01:22:50 PM »

So I seen this and was like  Shocked PRETTY!

I love it. I seen that you used a jewelers saw to cut out the trees.

I looked up jeweler saws and I cannot figure out how you used to to get that effect. Where can I absorb the knowledge you possess?
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functionalflea
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2011 07:09:08 PM »

So I seen this and was like  Shocked PRETTY!

I love it. I seen that you used a jewelers saw to cut out the trees.

I looked up jeweler saws and I cannot figure out how you used to to get that effect. Where can I absorb the knowledge you possess?
Thanks.  I haven't had any formal training.  I just mimic what I see.  I drill small holes in the spoon with a rotary drill then I put the saw blade through and cut.  You can see a few pictures of how I do it in a blog posting I did.  http://functionalflea.blogspot.com/2011/01/work-in-progress.html
hope this helps.
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