After my previous post about jewellery made from cutlery, I have had two requests for more information on this type of jewellery.
As I wrote previously, I like this kind of jewellery because it is inexpensive, unusual, good quality, made of recycled material, and some of it is hundreds of years old. Silver (and also things such as huge bone china dinner services) is not such a huge thing these days when you can go to IKEA and then shove whatever you bought into the dishwasher, so it is nice that beautiful household items are getting a wonderful new life. You can have your own beautiful silver cutlery (also known as flatware) repurposed into jewellery and household items for your family. In Sweden we have a local artist who takes your family silver and makes them into jewellery for you. He has a Facebook page, Silver by Matte. In the US, Silver Spoon Jewelry does the same thing.
The thing I like about fork jewellery is that you can turn the tines into swirls, flowers and claws. For me though, because I love wide rings, spoon rings are my favourite because they have a plain smooth surface in most cases with any detailing on the band.
You can find tutorial videos and texts on making this jewellery yourself, or you can look on Etsy. Some is silver plated, other is solid sterling silver.
Here are some interesting examples I found, with links to the shops and sites in the captions.
And Anomali spoon jewellery, from South Africa
And it doesn’t have to be jewellery!