munrodeb1 on Jan 12, 2017
I love my little Ellefork Necklace! My 23 mo old granddaughter picked it out because she loves elephants! It's very dainty and lovable a fun addition to my unique collection of Spoonfest Jewelry. Thank you! The fabric gift bag with tissue they come in is always a nice presentation too'
munrodeb1 on Jan 12, 2017
I love my new spoon necklace it's delicate and beautifully designed with a pearl accent. Can't wait to order the matching earrings!
Heather Stevenson on Jan 10, 2017
Excellent and Beautiful! Very pleased
Bonnie on Jan 10, 2017
These are fabulous. I had bought yhis one and liked it so much bought another and also one of a different pattern. All 3 were gifys and evetyone loved them.
Vintage Spoon Rescue & Re-creation
Welcome to my specialty spoon jewelry shop!
I wasn't always obsessed with spoons. In previous life, I did graphics and was a nail tech & instructor.
I mention this because it's pertinent to the story. After years of creating painstakingly detailed nail art, only to have it walk out the door and return in 2 weeks to be removed and then replaced with new designs that would in turn be removed, I wanted a more permanent vessel for all my hard work. Something people wouldn't be gardening and opening soda cans with.
Thus, the 3-dimensional 'Optical Infusions' collection was born. After much experimentation that resulted in really big messes (because I needed a mold that couldn't be found), I stumbled upon an online tutorial where they placed watch parts and resin in a spoon. That was it! Utilizing my experience of working with small details, I made little, layered 3-D works of art in demitasse spoons, teaspoons, soup spoons and everything in between. After creating nail art using a brush with 4 bristles, working with spoons was a huge palette!
Before I knew it, I had a few hundred spoon handles lying around and thought it might behoove me to learn how to do something with them. So now, I use all parts of the spoon — nothing goes to waste. The handles are made into spoon bracelets, spoon neckaces, key rings, spoon rings, tie tacks, and suncatchers.
I'm inspired by color and love dressing them up. I suspect I'm a bit ADD, so silverware jewelry is perfect for me. There are hundreds of beautiful patterns to work with, and I like to do many different styles. Everything from hammered and rustic, to blinged-up and flashy. I do have designs that are unembellished, featuring simply the spoon patterns too, but I admit that it's not easy for me to leave them alone.
Close as I can figure, there's about a bazillion things you can do with a spoon, and if I could just give up sleep, I could try them all. I'm working on that.
Thanks so much for visiting my shop — stay as long as you like...
Note to Spoon Huggers:
No spoon families were harmed or separated in the creation of this jewelry. All spoons were orphans; either put up for auction, or abandoned and left to tarnish in a bin of a second hand store.
But now, they’ve been given another chance to shine. They once again sparkle and gleam proudly— but in a new, more colorful form. While they no longer hold food, they now contain spoonfuls of all your other favorite things, and wait once more to be adopted — never to be forgotten again.
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Owner, Designer, Photographer & Janitor
Feel free to browse around and discover the difference. I hope you like what you see.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
All items are shipped via USPS mail. Priority Mail is also offered as an upgrade.
Shipping charges are a flat fee for the first item, and the rest ride along at no extra charge as long as they're mailed together.
• IMPORTANT INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING NOTES:
I ship using the United States Postal Service First Class International shipping.
Please be aware that your country may incur extra fees, duties, or taxes that I, as a U.S. seller, have no control of.
Below is a handy calculator to help you estimate the costs for your country if any:
I truly value my International Customers and want your shopping experience with me to be a good one from start to finish.
PLEASE NOTE: I have disabled automatic shipping to the UK/EU. If your country is not on my 'ship to' list and would like to place an order, just send me a message that you are aware your country charges extra fees. I'll then be happy to open up shipping for you.
Refunds and Exchanges
Basically, if there is a problem, just let me know and together, we'll work out a solution. I'm easy to work with and want you to be 100% happy with me, your spoon creation, and your entire shopping experience. If you feel I've let you down in any way, just contact me for the best solution.
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging
All items include gift packaging at no extra charge.
If you'd like to include a note, just let me know in the 'message to seller' box at checkout.
Do your prices include VAT, GST, duty fees or customs fees?
No, my prices and shipping costs do not include any VAT, GST, duty fees, customs fees or any other fees of any kind. If you are an international customer, and your country assesses any fees on your package, those fees are the customer's responsibility to pay.
Here's a link to a handy calculator to help you estimate your extra costs if any:
Do you a offer multi-item discount?
•♥• Yes! Order any 4 or more items at the same time and enjoy a 15% discount. Just put all items in your cart. When you're finished shopping, checkout, and enter the coupon code: 4PLUS
Your discount will be applied automatically.
Plus, you still only pay shipping on the first item and the rest ride along for free.
What can I expect from vintage silverware jewelry?
Although I choose and refurbish spoons very carefully, they do show small signs of 'vintage character'. Taking into consideration their age and previous history; it's pretty amazing that they shine up as beautifully as they do. I do not use any spoons that have plate loss or extreme signs of use, but please expect a few slight signs from their previous life.
Custom and personalized orders
I accept custom orders on a limited basis. If you'd like me to create jewelry from your silverware, please contact me via Etsy 'convo' and let me know what you have in mind.
If you don't know the name of your pattern, please include a quick picture of one of the handles. I'm very careful and cautious when working with your family heirlooms and there are a few patterns that are harder to work with, or could be problematic.
I prefer to work with either sterling silver or silverplate. Stainless steel pieces are often too thick, and therefore too hard to bend.
No custom orders can be accepted after September 1st.