Spoon Me

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!

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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.

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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.

Five Pieces of Jewelry You Need to Add to Your Collection ASAP

Fashion is always changing, and it can be hard to keep up with the latest trends. But these five jewelry staples are whats in right now and you need to add them to your collection before you miss the boat!

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    Knuckle rings: and I do not mean the brass knuckles you wear when you are in a cage fight. I am talking about these dainty digit accessories. These babies are everywhere and it is easy to see why. They are small, and kind of unnoticeable at first but once you spot them you cannot take your eyes off of them. They add a hipster-chic feel to any outfit. A small accessory like this can take your outfit from OK to OH WOW in seconds. This particular pair of knuckle rings can be found on Etsy for $12.oo.

  2. dcd8a777ff31c6e539855fb60f06b1d7Ear Cuffs: These babies can be spotted on just about every celebrity from Cara Delevigne to Sandra Bullock so you know they are a must. Much like the knuckle rings from above, ear cuffs can go slightly unnoticed at first, but that is what makes them great. They do not outshine the outfit they simply add a trendy touch. When you wear an ear cuff you look like you know what you are doing when it comes to fashion. They are edgy and chic at the same time. This ear ornament is another great find from Etsy for $23.00
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    Bikini Chains: Also known as body chains, are the perfect accessory for summer. While it is hard to imagine that right now seeing as I am currently staring at a blizzard through my window, it is a nice visual for what is soon to come: warm weather. Either wear it with a low cut neckline as pictures above or with a swimsuit to give a BOHO feel to your beach-going outfit. This chain above can be yours for $45.00

Customizable Puzzle Piece Necklaces

Here’s a gift that will work for either your best friend, boyfriend, mom, grandma or really anyone who appreciates a well thought out sentimental gift. Its a personalized puzzle piece (try saying that three times fast) necklace from Things Remembered I feel as though people tend to shy away from Things Remembered unless they are shopping for a wedding gift or their grandma, but it is actually a really neat store with a lot of sentimental trinkets. And I love anything sentimental.

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What I love about these necklaces is that even though the puzzle piece is girly, the chain gives it a masculine feel. I got these necklaces for me and my boyfriend on our one year anniversary and he likes it (he does not really wear it but he carries it on him).  These may work better for a best friend or for a guy that you know will wear it, but even if he does not wear it (like mine) he will appreciate it.

These stainless steel puzzle piece necklaces with a 40″ adjustable chain are $40.00. I believe the engraving costs $5.00 for the first word and $3.00 for each word after, at least that is how much it cost when I got mine done two years ago.

The fact that these necklaces are so customizable and work for any gender make it a truly versatile gift. Tis’ the season for letting that special someone in your life know how much you care.

You do not have to get them engraved. It is still an attractive piece of jewelry without it. The puzzle pieces will still fit together whether or not you added words to it, so people will still know you belong to each other.

If necklaces are not your thing but you still like the puzzle piece idea, there is a key chain option for the same price. They are still customizable, but you do not have to wear them around your neck.

I Picked Out My Dream Engagement Ring at Kay

Screen shot 2014-03-27 at 6.30.33 PMKay Jewelers has always been one of my favorite places for jewelry. I love their selection of rings, necklaces, watches, bracelets, earrings, and pendants.

I’m incredibly picky about engagement rings. This is an important piece of jewelry that I hope to wear forever, so I want to make sure mine is something that I’m completely in love with.

This is the one that I found that I can’t get enough of. I think it’s the perfect size, is right in our price range and budget, and is something that I could see myself wearing forever.

If you’re in the market for a ring and you don’t see what you’re looking for, you can also do a custom-designed ring that matches your taste and likes. You can pick from different settings and choose your own diamond, picking the shape, size and clarity.

Kohl’s Has It All

blog-kohlsI absolutely LOVE shopping at Kohl’s. I shop there for all sorts of occasions from clothes and home goods for myself to gifts for others. I love when I go to weddings and the couple is registered at Kohl’s because I know the store well and almost always have a coupon to use here to save money!

They have things for the home including kitchen and dining items, appliances, decor, bedding, other linen, electronics, and furniture, clothing for men, women, kids, and baby, shoes, jewelry and watches, beauty and fragrance, sports and fitness items and so much more.

Save big by signing up for their e-mail list and sign up for a Kohl’s Charge Card for more savings.