How to make a silver spoon ring

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How to make a silver spoon ring
A basic silver spoon can be turned into jewellery. (spoon image by Bram J. Meijer from Fotolia.com)

Silver spoon rings, having been popular years ago, are sometimes found at jewellery vendors on sidewalks or at craft fairs. Since silver is flexible enough to bend, silver spoon rings are relatively simple to make. Silver spoon rings can be made using a basic spoon or an antique spoon handle.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

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Things you need

  • Silver spoon
  • Ring mandrel or small piece of copper pipe
  • Emery board, metal file or sandpaper
  • Silver polish
  • Rubber mallet
  • Hacksaw
  • Pliers
  • Hammer
  • Electric drill

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Select a ring mandrel that is approximately the same size and circumference as your ring finger. This way, the spoon handle will be able to fit well on your finger.

  2. 2

    Cut off the "bowl" of the spoon using a hacksaw.

  3. 3

    Use the emery board, metal file or sandpaper to file the rough end of the spoon's handle until it's completely smooth. Smooth the rest of the spoon handle if needed as well.

  4. 4

    Place the copper pipe or ring mandrel against the spoon handle. Wrap a small part of the spoon handle around the ring mandrel using the pliers.

  5. 5

    Hold the spoon handle in place against the ring mandrel. Curve the spoon handle around the ring mandrel using the mallet.

  6. 6

    Hit the spoon handle with the mallet until the spoon handle curves and fits well around the ring mandrel.

  7. 7

    Remove your spoon handle ring from the ring mandrel. Sand down your ring using the emery board, metal file or sandpaper.

  8. 8

    Use silver polish and a clean rag to polish the silver spoon handle ring.

Tips and warnings

  • Turn the spoon's "bowl" into a pendant for a necklace. Hammer the spoon bowl flat or leave it as is. Use a drill to create a hole. String the spoon bowl onto a necklace and wear.

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