Thursday, April 16, 2015

Spoon with me

I decided to try making a bit of jewelry after all.  I was hoping I could cut and bend these spoons.

I gathered a few spoons that had no decorations on their handles.

I made one indentation cut on the spoons using my flush cutter pliers, then bent the handle back and forth until each snapped off.  That was much easier than I anticipated.

Using my needle nose pliers, I bent the spoons backward.  That took much more time and effort than I imagined.

I had hoped to have them decorated today, but I could barely move my fingers after I did all that manipulating.  I hope to be able to finish them tomorrow.  I want to use my metal stamps on a couple, make a collage or two on the bowl, and after looking at a couple of them, I think they would make a good bezel for collage embedded resin.

This is Day 16 of 22, and I cut and bent the handles of six spoons with the hope of eventually turning them into necklaces.  I have to admit, the hard part is out of the way and the fun part will be when I decorate them.  Again, I appreciate your kind remarks and how well you have supported me in my recycling efforts this year.

12 thoughtful remarks:

Rebeca Trevino said...

you ARE an amazing recycler . . . i cannot wait to see them after the 'bling'!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. you did this very clever and I can't wait to see such a bit as a jewellery .

My favourite Recycling
"Queen Elizabeth of Reutilisation"
Happy day!

Annie said...

Looking good and I can't wait to see the finished pieces, especially as you plan to use Ice Resin.

TFS and best wishes
Annie x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Another wonderful project on its way I predict!! I shall see even if if I can't comment! Still here at the moment! Chrisx

voodoo vixen said...

I can imagine the effort it took to bend those back on themselves so neatly and feel for your poor hands today! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the bowls, sure to be fab!!

Sami said...

Waiting to see what is going to come out of these spoons...I can just imagine how sore your hands would be!

massofhair said...

WOW Elizabeth loving your spoons, the effort it took for you to manipulate the handles into a hook must have been very painful, i do hope you can use your hands again very soon. I have a similar project needing to be done here but after seeing how much it hurt your hands i am wavering...

Sorry i am so thick that i managed to get your Birthday date wrong, doh! Sometimes i miss the more obvious things lol.

I do love the title Susi has bestowed on you, it is perfect. Hope you have a lovely day :-) xxx

Anonymous said...

Great idea with the collage and resin. Can't wait to see how they turn out. I bet your fingers are sore! xox

TwinkleToes2day said...

I'm sorry the initial stages hurt your hands, but I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with these.

I think you are probably right about Easter eggs being on my mind when I decorated the circles in my Anti Journal Elizabeth, lol.
Im glad you like the faux stitches I added to the second page. I get a lot of satisfaction from doing something that was inspired by someone I admire.
Wishing you a wonderful and creative weekend ahead {{Hugs}} :o)

Carol said...


Halle said... are a glutton for punishment...abusing your hands in that way. You should have asked Scott to do the bending for you...but then of course you'd be on his time table and not yours. Hope your hands are feeling better.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Ouch, I feel your pain! These will be fun to decorate though!