Posted on September 17, 2015 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments
Silver Spoon Ring
A spoon ring is a special piece of jewelry for several reasons. It’s rare that two handmade spoon rings will ever look alike since even spoon rings from the same silverware set will have slightly different curves. Spoon rings can be made with vintage spoons with intricate designs on their handles. Alternatively, a spoon with a spare design can be dressed up with an engraved initial. Because spoon rings are adjustable (with the aid of a madrel and plastic hammer), they make excellent gifts that you can prepare ahead of time and then adjust for the lucky individual receiving you gift.
Finally, spoon rings are special because they provide an opportunity to make something beautiful out of something we no longer use and that we would otherwise get rid off—in other words, they’re eco-friendly! If you don’t have an old spoon lying around, head to your local second-hand store to hunt down some pretty silverware. Wherever you find your spoons, make sure that you find silver or silver-plated spoons. Spoons made of nickel are problematic for those with a nickel allergy. If you’ve chosen to use a silver-plated spoon, give it a quick spray of clear spray paint when you’re done shaping it. This will help prevent any nickel alloy from contacting your skin.
Here’s a little secret: You don’t have to make a “spoon ring” with an actual spoon. If you’ve found a fork with a handle-width that matches the vision you have for your ring, then you can use that fork!
You will need:
A silver spoon
Silver polish (if your spoon is looking a little tarnished)
Clear spray paint (if using silver-plated spoon)