A few of you had asked for a tutorial for the silverware pendants, so today I thought I would show you how I make them. Now, by no means am I am a professional jewelry maker! SO, if you have a better way of doing something PLEASE leave me a comment letting us know.
Here are two different silverware jewelry tutorials.
1. Quote Pendant
Supplies you will need: stamping set, hammer, scrap of wood, drill w/metal bit, sharpie, steel wool, side-cutters, rubber mallet.
You can find the stamp set at most hardware stores. I got mine at Harbor Freight for about $
And of course, you will also need a beautiful piece of antique silverware.
The piece Im using is a serving spoon. I love the detail on the scoop part!
First you need to set the scoop flat. I start by using the rubber mallet and hammering the front. Then I normally turn it over and use the hammer to finish flattening it.
Once you have it somewhat flat, use a sharpie to mark out where you want the letters.
Use the metal stamping set to add the letters. My suggestion is to practice on a scrap piece of metal first. You just hold the letter very sturdy (easiest to hold closer to the bottom) and whack it with a hammer. The thicker the metal the harder this is. This piece was pretty malleable.
To get the sharpie off, use steel wool to buff it off.
If you want the lettering to stand out a little more, just fill in with the marker then buff again.
Use the metal drill bit and make a whole to hang it. This is easiest on a scrap piece of wood.
Now is the somewhat difficult partcutting the silverware!
The best solution I came up with is using side-cutters. The thicker the metal the harder. You just have to keep working it until you have it scored well. Then hold the piece steady with the side-cutters on the finished area and use another pair of pliers to break it off.
Make sure the whole is fairly close to the top, so the o ring you hang it with will fit! 😉 I made this mistake TOO many times.
To smooth out the edge, I just scrape it on concrete. It will work like a grinding stone.
You can use it as a necklace or key chain!
I added a little pearl for a little something extra.
Supplies needed: drill w/metal bit, side-cutters, piece of silverware and a scrap of wood.
Start by making a whole where you want the top to be.
Just like the above tutorial, use the side-cutters to score and break the metal.
This type of pendant is fairly easy to make. I added a pearl drop on this one too!
Introduction: Flatware Jewelry
- Dremel tool with:
- fine sanding disk
- small dia high speed cutting bur
- polishing wheel
Step 1: Get Amongst It
Begin by flattening out your chosen fork with a hammer. Next, pull the middle two tines up to make it easier to cross the outside tines behind them. Do one outside tine and then roll the tip around before crossing the other side over and rolling it. When finished they should form a heart shape, you can tweak them in the vise a little to bring them closer together.
Next, we want to bend the inside tines outwards similarly to how we bent the outside ones inwards. Curve them around the outside of the first two, and then put a little outward scroll in the tip of each one for good measure. Now congratulate yourself, the worst is over!
Step 2: Finish It Up
I thought the junction between the tines and the handle of the fork was a little plain, and decided to put another heart there. Draw a horizontal line, centerpunch a couple spots and drill them out so that the holes just touch. Use the high speed bur in your Dremel to flush out the bottom of the heart.
The last step in the formation is to shape it into a bracelet. I used a vaguely arm shaped branch from the firewood stack and bent the fork around it by hand, but a few of the thicker sections needed a good whack from the hammer.
And lastly: polish it up! I made up a couple sanding wheels for the Dremel out of different grades of wet/dry paper with duct tape on the back for support to take the tool nicks out of the tines, then it was on to the polishing wheel.
Just to show you a different design, the last photo is a commission I did for a friend recently out of 2 forks
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I have always wondered how to make silverware jewelry. The first time I saw silverware jewelry was when I was a kid. My sister had a spoon ring. Now I see really creative silverware jewelry at local boutiques. (As great as it is to support local vendors, I really wanted to learn how to make silverware jewelry on my own.)
After doing some research about silverware jewelry, I learned where to get the right kind of silverware (it must be real silver plated flatware), and the right tools needed.
I must admit, most blogs will say something like It is so easy! but it was a pretty big challenge with a huge learning curve. Because I had not made silverware jewelry before, I had a lot to learn by trial and error. I hope to share my mistakes with you so that you can do it right the first time;) unlike I did. (I bought a lot of silverware so I had plenty to practice on)
Tools used to make Silverware Jewelry
- Electric Sander
- Towel or thick fabric
What tools I wish that I had before I started and why:
(I made the ones shown without these tools but it would have been nice to have)
- Mallet Hammers leave marks! Use a Nylon or rawhide mallet.
- Anvil For pounding on a really flat surface.
- Vice because it is hard to bend the thick parts and it would be nice to have something to really hold it in place for more leverage
- Rubber Coated Pliers or Rounded Jewelry Pliers because my pliers left marks on the soft surface of the silverware
What I learned about making Silverware Jewelry as a Beginner
- Silver is softer than most of your tools, and the tools will leave marks scratches and dents if you dont protect it with a thick towel (my little remedy) or buy the right kind of tool in the first place;)
- Silverware is easy to bend on the thin parts but very difficult in in the thick places. Use a vice as your best friend and remember to protect the soft silver.
- Use a solid flat surface for flattening the silverware.
- Use a metal specific drill bit when drilling holes, wood ones will do the job but will ruin your bit.
- Have patience. You are just learning!
Beginner Steps : How to Make Silverware Jewelry
- Select your piece of silverware and your project.
- Protect the Silverware with a towel and bed into desired curve. (I bend before cutting to have more leverage and more to hold onto.
- Measure the Silverware and cut off the excess.
- Drill holes if needed. Depending on where the hole needs to be, you may be able to do this first while the silverware is flat.
- Sand off rough edges
- Flatten if needed.
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Old or new, silverware can do way more than you previously thought it could. Silly me, I thought forks were for eating dinner. Think spoons are for eating ice cream, soup and cereal? Think again! Turns out silverware is one of the hottest new DIY trends when it comes to cool materials you can repurpose. If grandma left you with a few lovely but random pieces of silver that you’ve been holding onto all these years, we just found the perfect ways to use them. We found 30 ways, in fact, that you can make something amazing with old silverware. Whether you are looking to update and continue to use your old forks, knives and spoons for eating or you want to try your hand at making some super creative home decor, you are sure to find some projects you love here. Check out the nifty plant markers, the fun wall art, cabinet hardware, photo holders and even a lamp shade.
1. Silverware Wind Chime
Wind chimes are very beautiful to listen to. But instead of buying one, why not create your own just by using old silverware you don’t use anymore? Check this tutorial out from Songbird Blog to help you out! All you need is some old silverware, wire or thread, needle nose pliers, flat nose pliers and some beads and pearls for decoration.
2. Dining Room Starburst Mirror
What better way to decorate your dining room but with silverwares! Create your very own Dining Room Starburst Mirror with this simple steps from Flamingo Toes. Check out the tutorial now to rock your dining room decoration with style!
3. DIY Fork Photo Display
Looking for creative and inexpensive way to display your photos? This DIY Fork Photo Display is the most inexpensive and easiest to make! All you need is a nice old fork, bend both ends forward to hold the photo, and bend the two middle ones to make it stand. Now all you are going to need is a cute photo you want to display and you’re all good. And if you want you could add a little bling to it like beads and stuff.
4. Stamped Spoon Handles
DIY Stamped Spoons are really easy to make, and they are really charming! Sometimes its really frustrating when handles from our drawers get detached. But instead of buying a new one that does not match the old one, why not replace all of them with this creative idea from Thistlewood Farm! Where you could use your old spoons to create Stamped Spoon Handles. It’s really cute and creative and it would go best on your kitchen drawers!
5. Paint Dipped Silverware DIY
Just in case you need a little organizational inspiration, here is a fun new project you could do. Paint Dipped Silverware! You can use it for birthday parties, play dates and theme parties! It’s really easy to create! All you need are some silverwares and paint! You can choose whatever color you want to dip it into, and it’s really fun to make! and it would be a unique way to celebrate an occasion! Check out this tutorial from Jessica Demaio!
6. Silverware Spoon Flowers
DIY Stamped Spoons is one creative idea. It’s really charming, they make for really great favors and gifts! But here’s another idea you could do with stamped spoons, DIY Vintage Spoons Table Numbers! If your planning your next party, or planning your wedding maybe? You could use these really cute and classy vintage spoons that has table numbers and you can stamp it with the names of the guest that are seated at that table too! Check this step-by-step tutorial from Green Wedding Shoes and see how cute and amazing it is.
7. DIY Vintage Spoons Table Numbers
Don’t you just love the idea of old spoons with words on it and think they would work perfect with herbs in a teacup? Check out this really cool idea from Intimate Wedding and see the step-by-step tutorial on how to make your very own DIY Stamped Spoon Plant Markers to display as a center piece or maybe put it on your coffee table at your front porch! This is a really cool idea to label your plants!
8. DIY Stamped Spoon Plant Markers
There are a lot of thing you could use a spoon for aside from of course putting food in our mouth, you can use it as markers, handles and many more. And in this tutorial from Hutch Studio you will learn to use your old unused spoons as hangers! Who would have thought you could use a spoon as hangers right? Go ahead and check it out! It’s a really cool way to hang your coats, hats, or even plants in your garden!
9. Painted Spoons Wall Art
Here’s another fun tutorial for you to check! It can sometime be really boring using a plain old silverware when eating. So in this tutorial from DIY Joy, you will learn to creatively decorate your silverware with beads or maybe some pearls if you want to give it that sassy look, whichever way you want! Then you could eat your next meal with style.
Here is another great way to decorate your dining area. Instead of getting rid of those old spoons and forks you never use anymore, why not make it into something really creative? Like a Silverware Lamp! All you need ate some wires, a lamp rack, a light bulb and of course those old silverwares! Here is a tutorial from Four Corners Design that you can check to help you get better results.
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