I have been seeing spoon jewelry everywhere. They are really cute and the fact you make them yourself makes them really special. You can make them for fun or to remember a loved one. I have a friend who recently lost her grandmother and as a way to keep her close at all times she took one of her spoons and made a ring out of it.
So if you have an antique spoon, or just a broken one you do not use anymore, here is how you can recycle it into some unique jewelry!
You will need the following tools: a hammer, pliers, a file, a socket wrench that is the same size as your finger, wire cutters or tin snips, tape or cloth (to measure), a heavy piece of fabric, and most importantly, a spoon with a decorative handle. The handle does not have to be decorative, you could just make a simple silver ring, but having a decorative one is way cooler. You could also use a fork instead of a spoon.
First what you need to do is measure that socket size with some tape or cloth and cut the spoon/ fork using the tin snips or wire cutters to match this length.
Next, use the file to smooth out the edges.
Then, this is the hardest part, take the spoon and lay it over the socket. Use a heavy piece of fabric to cover the spoon and prevent scratches. Take the pliers and bend the spoon around the socket.
Take the hammer and tap the end together.
Now you have a spoon ring!
This last step is optional, but I recommend doing it especially if your ring is older. Polish it! Buff it first using a buff wheel and then polish it with tarn x.