…they can also be used for jewelry and as bookmarks.

So lately I have been doing a lot of food, and this time I thought I would try something different. Every member in my family has some form of a spoon ring. I think they are absolutely beautiful. To know that you are wearing something antique and vintage is just amazing. I saw some tutorials online on how to make your own spoon rings and fork bracelets.

For this project you will need the following items:

  • Pliers
  • A soft cloth
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Charms (optional)
  • The strongest strength that you can muster up.

This was a fun project for me. I decided that stamping metal would be a pretty awesome thing to do, so I bought a metal stamping kit of the alphabet. I decided to make my sister, Amy, a fork bracelet. I didn’t have the right pliers or the strength to bend the fork in the smooth manner that I wanted to, but I was able to get the point across. I sure hope she likes it…even though it is bent awakwardly.

Amy stamped in the fork

Amy stamped in the fork

I just went to Goodwill and bought some forks that had a pretty design on them and that were easy to bend. I think the more rustic, and more wear and tear on the fork, the better. I believe it shows more character. Every mark has a story to tell. Working on this project took a lot of strength, and not to mention, I am sure it was driving my roommate nuts with all the hammering. So my sister will get this beautiful fork with her name on it for a bracelet. And then I also decided to make a bookmark out of a spoon. I just bent the spoon part off of the handle and then I curved in the edge to make a loop.

Curved

Curved

Spoon

Spoon

Loop

Loop

Ribbon

Ribbon

Just attach some ribbon and some charms, and you are on your way to a beautiful, stylish bookmark!

WALA! Bookmark!

Voila! Bookmark!

Bookmark

Bookmark

I have been using this for the past couple of days, and I can say that I haven’t lost my page since! This is really simple to do, and I thought it was a lot of fun. I am going to make my own spoon ring next. If you are interested in making your own spoon ring, you will need sand paper to soften the edge of the spoon that you bend off. If you use a spoon that is pure silver, you will need to use heat to help bend the spoon, but if you just get a cheap spoon from Goodwill or Walmart, you should be able to bend it pretty easily.

If you happen to have a metal stamping kit, you can also stamp your name or your family’s name on pennies and quarters that have their birth year on it. Fun fact for you: it is not illegal to disfigure American money as long as there is no intention to duplicate or forge it. There are a ton of things that you can do with forks and spoons. I don’t recommend using butter knives. Those can get dangerous! HAHA!

I hope that you all try this project or something similar to it. Have you done this type of project before? What tips and ideas do you have to make this more fun and more creative? I hope that each and every single one of you are having a wonderful summer!

Love in the Dove!!!

–Lisa

 

 

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3 Responses to Forks and Spoons are not Just for Eating…

  1. Anne Boodheshwar Anne Boodheshwar says:

    I have always wanted to do this! Maybe this summer I will give it a try…:)

  2. Billie says:

    Cute idea, I have a spoon ring but I will need to try making some of my own!

  3. Alisa Jordan Alisa Jordan says:

    I used to love spoon rings as a kid- I should try to dig them up, or make myself some new ones!

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