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« on: July 03, 2011 04:12:56 PM »

I like to make rings outta old spoons Smiley These are solid silver spoons, so I'm able to solder things on them, like stone settings.

These are my most recent ones, but I've made quite a few now hehe.


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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2011 05:10:38 PM »

gorgeous! love them! thanks for the reminder to break out my soldering iron again Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2011 07:37:58 PM »

Let it be said that I HATE gemstones. They usually look so gaudy and not "me."

On that note, I rock the shit outta that peridot ring all day everyday. Seriously.
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2011 08:26:03 PM »

I recently found a ton of silver spoons in my garage and this is wonderful inspiration.
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2011 09:23:06 PM »

I recently found a ton of silver spoons in my garage and this is wonderful inspiration.

are they real silver? i'd buy some off you if they are, haha. Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2011 12:29:25 AM »

All three of them are stunning!
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2011 06:49:45 AM »

Fabulous- and the stones are perfect for each one.
If you don't mind my asking, how do you shape the spoon? I have never worked with silverware (I wear it rather than work it), but I have wondered how the shaping is accomplished without damaging the pattern.

Gorgeous rings.
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2011 07:22:05 AM »

I love spoon rings, they are funky because they are found/repurposed objects, but feminine at the same time because of the patterns on them.
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2011 07:45:59 PM »

The black one is so beautiful. I dont really wear jewelry, but I need a ring like this lol. 
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2011 09:30:30 PM »

those are beautiful!
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2011 08:21:31 AM »

Beautiful. You've balanced the stones with the rings so well
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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2011 04:40:13 AM »

These look great. Had you not said they were spoons, I would have thought you did intricate work on a regular band. They are beautiful! I love that they are spoons.
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2011 12:11:13 PM »

nice work!  Tremendous work ... all of your rings are gorgeous.  Did you mount the stones?  I've only worked with cold connections, rather than heat, but I may have to try it out.
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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2011 05:07:26 PM »

so cute! love them!
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« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2011 01:59:10 PM »

ohh jeez, for some reason i stopped getting email notices that there were more comments on here, sorry! i wasn't trying to ignore Cheesy

If you don't mind my asking, how do you shape the spoon? I have never worked with silverware (I wear it rather than work it), but I have wondered how the shaping is accomplished without damaging the pattern.

typically, i just use a nylon hammer to shape it around a mandrel. the inside gets a tiny bit flattened, but that actually makes the ring more comfortable to wear without being too visually obvious. the outside meanwhile isn't affected at all by the nylon.

Did you mount the stones?

yes, i make the settings (usually bezel settings) and mount the stones myself Smiley

everyone else, thanks for your kind words! Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2011 03:26:49 AM »

Wow, love the moonstone one!
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« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2011 12:34:54 AM »

I think they are lovely. But how can you have the heart to cut a silver spoon? ok, the ones I have seen are antique Tongue wanted to buy one but I knew I wouldn't be able to do anything with it. I love the gems. I think the rings are amazing Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2011 07:56:36 AM »

I think they are lovely. But how can you have the heart to cut a silver spoon?

hehe i know what you mean. honestly most of the spoons i use are "rejects" for some reason (broken, bent, monogramed, etc) and i never use any of the super-nice antiques. they're too expensive anyway haha. so most of what i use is the stuff that would've been sent out to be melted down as scrap. i give them a second life Smiley

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« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2011 11:06:54 AM »

very nicely done :] the sodering was done very neatly.
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« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2011 12:40:38 AM »

Those are so pretty! I might have to give that a shot someday. Hmm...I wonder where my boyfriend keeps his soldering gun...
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« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2011 05:57:43 AM »

 Shocked these are just simply stunning... love the moonstone and onyx ones Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2011 05:09:20 AM »

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« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2011 07:43:45 AM »

These are all so gorgeous! I am so jealous of your skill!
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« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2011 07:03:47 PM »

Those are fantastic.  I checked out your etsy shop as well and all your work is stunning.  Thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2011 04:18:48 PM »

These are so pretty! Do you sell them?
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« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2011 04:07:35 PM »

I have a crap ton of antique silver spoons and forks. I recently went into making bracelets but its quite difficult more so than I thought this is a really neat idea. If i had a mandril and the right equipment i would try it but i do not so they will wait until they can be loved Smiley

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« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2011 09:55:00 PM »

This rocks!! Where do I find how to make these???
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« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2011 10:07:21 PM »

These are awesome.  I wouldn't even know where to begin to know how to make them myself though.  Good job.
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« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2011 11:23:58 PM »

 These are really beautiful! As for using nice old spoons, I inherited by Grandma's old silver and used a few stray spoons to have bracelets made. I love them and feel close to my Grandma when I wear them. I definitely wear the bracelet more than I use the rest of the silver! Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2011 07:18:15 PM »

I love all of these, such a nice update to the more traditional plain spoon ring!
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« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2011 02:02:57 PM »

I love spoon rings, they are funky because they are found/repurposed objects, but feminine at the same time because of the patterns on them.

I agree! These are great
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« Reply #31 on: December 10, 2011 11:53:33 AM »

Whoa, those look awesome!
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« Reply #32 on: December 13, 2011 04:44:43 AM »

Just stumbled upon....but wow! Shocked Just gorgeous here! Beautiful job you've done with these!!
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« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2011 09:27:34 AM »

Gorgeous - they are stunning.
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« Reply #34 on: December 29, 2011 11:09:09 AM »

What a clever idea! The textures of the spoons make them perfect for ring bands.
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« Reply #35 on: January 07, 2012 11:03:04 PM »

beautiful work and your gem choice really accents your pattern combinations Smiley going to check out your etsy store now woo hoo!!!
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« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2012 03:43:33 AM »

these are awesome!! they don't even look like spoons upon first glance.. or second, or third... very skilled Smiley
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« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2012 02:47:07 PM »

These are so awesome! I wish i could make something this cool!
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« Reply #38 on: May 04, 2012 12:03:01 PM »

I am crazy about that moonstone ring! So pretty.
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« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2012 09:45:33 PM »

The addition of stones is so stunning!  I never would have thought they were spoons at first.  Very cool and elegant.
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« Reply #40 on: May 16, 2012 08:53:09 AM »

I have now reviewed your etsy shop.  Oh my, your work is absolutely stunningly gorgeous.  do you ever teach classes?

I'm taking a one day metal smithing class this Saturday.  I will at least get an intro to this technique.

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I really love these, the're so beautiful
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