Silver spoon jewellery allows you to make a beautiful pendant while recycling old silverware. With the use of propane heat, an old spoon can become a boutique style necklace. Using the bowl of the spoon, you can embellish your spoon pendant with an array of embellishments. Items such as small photos, beads, wire and remnants of broken jewellery can turn your spoon into a tiny work of art.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Challenging
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Things you need
- Small propane torch
- Safety glasses
- 2 pairs of needle nose pliers
- Small container
- Steel wool pad
- Small cutting saw
- Two-part epoxy glue
- Embellishments of your choice
- Chain or ribbon
Place safety glasses over your eyes to protect them from the heat of the propane torch.
Heat spoon over propane flame while holding the spoon with your needle nose pliers.
Remove spoon from flame. Bend slightly below the spoon's bowl using needle nose pliers while holding the handle with an extra pair of pliers. If spoon does not bend easily, return to flame and continue to heat until the spoon bends easily.
Return spoon to flame and continue heating and bending until the bowl of spoon almost touches the back of the spoon handle.
Cool spoon in container of water once you have bent the spoon to your satisfaction.
Cut handle from spoon using small cutting saw or rotary tool. The spoon should appear to have a "hook" that curves around the back.
Return spoon to flame and continue bending the "hook" until it meets and touches the back of the spoon's bowl.
Place spoon back into container of water and cool.
Remove any discolouration caused by the flame with a steel wool pad.
Add beads, embellishments and other items to the spoon's bowl using your two-part epoxy glue. Allow the glue to set for 24 hours before handling.
String spoon onto chain to wear the pendant as a necklace.
Tips and warnings
- Always use caution when working with propane heat. Tie up hair and avoid wearing loose clothing while working with the flame.
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